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Bordeaux Trams

I visited Bordeaux in 2002, when the city was a huge building lot as they struggled to install their new tram system. I visited again in 2004, and the transformation was astonishing. Controversially, the city decided to go for a new hidden third rail system, as it was concerned to preserve the aesthetic and architectural feel of the city by avoiding overhead wires. This was not without problems (see the the ALSTOM Press Release ), but the resultant effect is wonderful. The trams are very comfortable to ride, and run quietly (even more quietly when the third rail system fails!) and effortlessly through the city streets. I was very taken with the overall design - but I have to admit, I still prefer the look of the Lyons trams ...

  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 1541246 bytes, 1704x2272 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16398
  • Description : Detail of the third rail system used in the new Bordeaux tram system.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 90479 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16423
  • Description : One of the new Bordeaux trams at Quinconces, about to depart for Meriadeck


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 97192 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16424
  • Description : One of the new Bordeaux trams at Quinconces


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 94604 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16464
  • Description : One of the new Bordeaux trams at the Opera House


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 105419 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 10 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16466
  • Description : One of the new Bordeaux trams approaching the Opera House


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 90003 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 17 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16469
  • Description : A Bordeaux tram passes the Bordeaux Opera House


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 102293 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 17 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16486
  • Description : A Bordeaux tram waits at the Quinconces terminal.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 89168 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 17 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16501
  • Description : A Bordeaux tram approaches the Pont de Borgonne interchange.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 98257 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 17 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16504
  • Description : A Bordeaux tram at the Pont de Borgonne interchange.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 80299 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jul 2004, catalogued 17 May 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_16505
  • Description : A Bordeaux tram heading for Meriadeck, at the Pont de Borgonne interchange.


Lyons Trams

  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 91622 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 23 Jun 2004, catalogued 11 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13511
  • Description : A 5-unit "rame" leaves Lyons Perrache


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 63851 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Jun 2004, catalogued 11 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13561
  • Description : A 5-unit "rame" lying over at Lyons Perrache


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 103795 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Jun 2004, catalogued 11 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13760
  • Description : A 5-unit "rame" bound for IUT-Feysinne in Rue de Marseille, Lyon


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 93719 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Jun 2004, catalogued 11 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13769
  • Description : A 5-unit "rame" from Porte des Alp passes Place Jean Mace, Avenue Berthelot, bound for Perrache, Lyon, while the photographer's wife, Barbara, looks on.


  • Image : dir=europe/france/ page=trams 88006 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Jun 2004, catalogued 11 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_13771
  • Description : Two 5-unit "rame" pass each other at Place Jean Mace, Avenue Berthelot, Lyon


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