Sunday, 30 November 2014

Tram line 38 in Bytom, Poland

1st December 2014


I often use public transport which is well-organized here in Upper Silesia where I permanently live.


Yesterday I was travelling by number 38. The largest tram in Europe.

It is the shortest tram line in Europe 1350 metres only and the journey takes 6 minutes, it was built in 1913 and it still works.

Tram line 38 in Bytom, Upper SIlesia, Poland is a really unbelievable operation. It's a short line running up a hill in a single-track manner without any passing loop, and it's operated with one  2-axle streetcar of type N.

Silesian Interurbans, one of the largest tram (streetcar) systems in the world, has been in existence since 1894. The system is spread over more than 50 kilometres (east-west axis) and covers thirteen towns in the Upper Silesia metropolitan area(Southern Poland) and their suburbs (Katowice, the capital town of the region, BędzinBytomChorzówCzeladźDąbrowa GórniczaGliwiceMysłowiceRuda ŚląskaSiemianowice ŚląskieSosnowiecŚwiętochłowice, and Zabrze), which is densely industrialised (coalcokesteel and other industries; though decreasing since the 1990s) and inhabited by more than 2 million people.


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  2. Very good. I noticed the video was taken by Hamster of Budapest, a real fan of Europe's trams.

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  3. Never use public transport because I don't have to I suppose.
    The tram ride looks intriguing and it's been a long time since I have been on a tram.

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    1. I know country is completelydifferent and it is very huge

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  4. glad they have a good transit system in place!

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  5. I'm always intrigued by public transportation, since we seldom use it here in Texas. Wide open spaces are not conducive to street cars.

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    1. But Europe is very crowded and busy,, a lot of conties not too much space

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