6 most curious tram routes

6 most curious tram routes

On May 16, 1881, the world's first electric tram was launched in Germany. Today we will talk about the seven most interesting routes that you can ride on one of the oldest forms of public transport.

Most dizzying
San Francisco, United States
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Cable Car is the most visited tourist attraction in San Francisco and its business card. It was the tourists who called the local tram walks dizzy. But first about the originality of the tram itself.
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The ropes that move the cars on the line, run underground. Thanks to the whole system of underground cables, these trams are able to climb any hard-to-reach hill, which is famous for San Francisco. They will not stall even where even an electric colleague will back up.

Of the many cable routes of the past in modern San Francisco, only three branches survive. The most fantastic views of the city open along the lines of Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde.These routes link the Chinese districts of Chinatown, the aristocratic Nob Hill, the fishing pier of Fishermens Wharf and North Beach.
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Be sure to take a ride in the evening San Francisco on Cable Car. Moreover, you can jump on the steps of the tram at any time. Try to take a seat by the window, and then you will understand why tourists call these walks dizzying. At the sight of such beauty, losing your head is no wonder!

Fare: full ticket - $ 6, discount ticket - $ 3, travel ticket for one day - $ 14.

Most double
Hong Kong, China
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Is it possible today to surprise someone with a double-decker bus? But we are ready to bet that you have definitely not heard about the double-decker tram. Double ding ding is one of the main attractions of Hong Kong. The British brought a double decker here in the XIX century, during the time of their colonial rule. But if in the UK such cars were sent to the dump for a long time, then here they are very much alive.
It may seem that the old and slow trams do not keep up with the frantic pace of life in Hong Kong. However, double-decoers are still in demand among local residents and visitors to the island city. Every day, these laborers carry about a quarter of a million passengers.Tourists love to explore the life of the financial capital of Asia from the open upper deck, while not being absorbed by the bustle of the metropolis.
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By the way, especially for tourists there are separate tours on authentic retro trams. The route number 120 still goes the composition of the 1950s.
Fare: for an adult - $ 0.3, for a child - $ 0.15, an excursion on a retro tram - $ 106-226

Most maneuverable
Lisbon, Portugal
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It is difficult to imagine the Portuguese capital without these plywood yellow trailers. They masterfully wind up the winding streets of Lisbon, easily coping with the too abrupt nature of the area.
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It turns out that the secret of such maneuverability is in a special design: the cars have four wheels, and there are counterweights in their front and rear parts. All this is responsible for the steady and safe movement of the tram. Passengers hardly feel any steep ascents or abrupt descents.

Now in Lisbon there are five tram routes. The most popular among them is # 28. It connects the districts of Alfama and Estrela and passes through the historical buildings of the city.
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The whole trip takes 30 minutes. But during this time, "shaking the old fashioned way" will make you forget about the rush and bustle.You will certainly try to present yourself as a resident of the Portuguese capital of the beginning of the last century. You leisurely get to the desired stop, order a stop, pulling the cable, then to go to a cozy cafe for a cup of aromatic coffee.

Fare: € 2.85 for a ticket purchased inside the tram.

The most reliable
Jerusalem, Israel
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The tram system in Jerusalem is known as the youngest line in the world. She began to work some two years ago.
The 14 km long route connects Mount Herzl with the Neve Ya'akov region. In other words, from the window of the tram you can see almost the entire city, including the disputed territories. The tram line also crosses the suspended harbor railway-pedestrian bridge “Harp of David”.
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This masterpiece of modern engineering and architecture was built according to the project of the Spaniard Santiago Calatrava. With regard to the appearance of the tram, then there is nothing especially you will not see. These are modern tech cars, a bright sample of high-tech style.
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But once the passenger looks inside, he will immediately be surprised by bullet-proof windows and doors. Moreover, the driver will tell about the special design of the engine, which excludes the possibility of hiding a bomb in it.So the Jerusalem tram guarantees you a quick, pleasant, and, most importantly, reliable trip, like that of God in the bosom.

Fare: full ticket - $ 1.8, discount ticket - $ 0.9.

The most fun
Helsinki, Finland
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How do you look at arranging a revel in a tram against all prohibitions? Approximately so enticing passengers to the Finnish tram SparaKOFF. Instead of the conductor, the bartender works here, who will happily treat you to beer while you look at the sights of the city with enthusiasm.
For 35 years, this tram led a measured way of life. I drove passengers from the bus stop to the bus stop. But everything changed abruptly when the old carriage was repaired, repainted and equipped with a bar counter. Now SparaKOFF is known to the whole world as the only tram-pub in the world.
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A fun ride around the city lasts about an hour. The main sights of the Finnish capital are located along the route: Central Station, Market Square, the Olympic Stadium, the Helsinki Cathedral, as well as Finlandia Hall and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. TV screens inside the car show the perspective of the city from the driver's window.

Season: from early May to late August

Fare: a ticket for an adult is 8 euro, a ticket for a child up to 12 years is 4 euro. Drinks are not included.

Most shabby
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Since 1896, in the life of "Bondinho" (as the tram is affectionately called in Brazil), nothing has changed. The cars are still without windows and doors, the same color of canary and the eternal route - from Rio to the once prestigious suburb of Santa Teresa.
Tram lines run along the famous Carioca aqueduct erected in the 18th century. To this wonder of the world, and delivered to the bridge of all comers tram.
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But now, as two years old, granddaughters-bondinho on a well-deserved rest-reconstruction. It is assumed that the updated tram "Santa Teresa" will start this fall. It is equipped with a system of electronic tickets and surveillance cameras. So the most dangerous, though favorite, tourist game “jump on the move” will be a thing of the past.

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    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

    6 most curious tram routes

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