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LARGE PHOTOS - A look at transit in Bratislava

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So I've been looking through some of my older files and found a ton of photos taken in Bratislava, of trams and trolley/buses. Since European systems are held to a high esteem here, I figured I'd post some photos. Two are from 2005 when I was living there, the rest are from 2008.

 

I will be heading down here this summer so more photos will be posted then.

 

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(The sign says 'break')

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And this is for those suffering from the delusion that European systems are kept pristine 100% of the time...

 

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(Every time I see graffiti I feel a strong urge to club somebody, preferably the lowlife who did it. x100 if on transit vehicles. <_<:angry::angry: )

 

Those were my select photos. To see all of them go here: http://www.majhost.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=274830

 

As a bonus, here is a GO Transit cab car prior to being rebuilt. Very glad I found this photo.

 

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Nice pictures and very large as you said.

The modern looking green tram are a new stock or refurbished cars ?

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Nice pictures and very large as you said.

The modern looking green tram are a new stock or refurbished cars ?

 

Thanks!

 

I'm assuming you are referring to 7107, the one with 'break' on its destination sign. It is a refurbished unit - what it looked like in its original form can be found in photos of 7076 and 7084. No such units of that variety exist - all the articulated ones are either retired or heavily modernized (thankfully, I got photos of them). Luckily, two historical units remain. 7085 is also a modernized unit, but retains much of its original heritage, thank God. Sadly, it does not run on many full time routes (no clue why), and the photo I took of it above was because of celebrations occurring that day, and they brought it out of the carhouse, along with some older stock.

 

I had the choice of riding either the very old streetcar or 7085 that day, and I went with 7085 :lol: I did get photos of the older one though.

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Thank you ! 

 

This is what I figured because while the front is very modern, sides seem more ancient in design. 
I know that in some Eastern European countries they do big refurbishment of old train stocks. I saw pictures the incredible transformation of old Polish suburban trains into  modern looking trains.
In Western Europe, the refurbishment is mostly inside with very few change at the exterior.

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Thanks guys!

 

Cool pics! LOL at those tram operators with casual clothes.

 

Yup, the transit there doesn't have uniforms. So long as it's not offensive, you can pretty much wear whatever you please. :P

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lol... This is Eastern Europe, not Western Europe and in the East, their transit systems aren't as elegant, nor efficient as in the West.... You want to see elegant and efficient, go to Switzerland, Belgium or Germany. 

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lol... This is Eastern Europe, not Western Europe and in the East, their transit systems aren't as elegant, nor efficient as in the West.... You want to see elegant and efficient, go to Switzerland, Belgium or Germany. 

 

Might not be the most elegant system but it does its job and does it well, there's no question about that.

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They don't leave them running around wherever they please like they do here... they take them to appropriate institutions for their respective conditions.

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lol... This is Eastern Europe, not Western Europe and in the East, their transit systems aren't as elegant, nor efficient as in the West.... You want to see elegant and efficient, go to Switzerland, Belgium or Germany. 

Or Athens! At least the metro..

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lol... Very true... I see you're back in NYC huh... Visiting or here to stay for a while??

I'd say it's quite more than a visit, but it all depends on how things work out..

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I'd say it's quite more than a visit, but it all depends on how things work out..

The way things are in Greece these days (and in Europe in general) you should consider staying here and I'm not laughing when I say that either...

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@ttc: Do they have any old Karosa buses left over there? I miss those.

 

Yup - though there have been retirements, 65 articulated and 15 standard sized ones still remain.

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