Austria - trams and metro

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Graz Linien


Graz Linien tram 605 with an added low floor middle section at Graz main station 8.7.2007. Photo by Ilkka Siissalo.


This is the same Graz Linien tram 605 as in the picture above. It's easy to note that the low floor middle section has been added later on. Photo at Graz Hauptbahnhof 8.7.2007 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Graz Linien has been renewing its set of trams gradually, replacing older models with low-floor trams of the types Cityrunner and Variobahn. This is the Cityrunner no.666. Photo at Graz Hauptbahnhof 8.7.2007 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Another Graz Linien Cityrunner, the no. 662 has received a rather ugly taping as an advertisement for ÖBB's faster train services to Wien. Photo at Graz Hauptbahnhof 8.7.2007 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Graz Linien in the old days. Motor wagon 243 and trailer 343 in the city center a long time ago.
Picture by Eljas Pölhö 2.10.1972.


In those days even these licence built Düwag trams were still young. Graz Linien tram 274.
Picture by Eljas Pölhö 2.10.1972.

IVB Innsbruck Verkehrsbetriebe


Innsbruck Verkehrsbetriebe IVB's Düwag with a later on added middle section at the end station Igls of Line 6. The Igls-Bergisel line 6 is called "Forest tram" as it winds along high hills and green forests. Once a narrow gauge steam locomotive hauled train line, it is now operated by IVB's normal trams. These Düwags are also history by now. Dark red, totally low floor trams is what you'd expect to see on the line now. Picture from Igls station 5.1.2003 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Same Düwag seen from the other side by the old train station of Igls. Picture from Igls station 5.1.2003 by Ilkka Siissalo.


A third picture of the same line 6 tram at Igls, but now showing also the beautiful old station of Igls, from the time when this was still a steam locomotive driven narrow gauge railway.
Picture from Igls 5.1.2003 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Still the same Düwag tram no.53 but now seen from the other side. This is a typical 1960s articulated tram, one of the long varieties with two bending joints. If you compare it with the other IVB Düwag tram shown below, this one is older as it has only small windows on its doors, but on the other hand it has been already once modernised as we see two square headlight lamps instead of one old round one.
Picture from Igls 5.1.2003 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Year 2003 was still the era of old Düwags in Innsbruck. Here's Düwag no. 73 in a night time shot at Innsbruck city center in the evening of 4.1.2003. Notice that this one never got the added low-floor middle section as many other Düwags did.
Photo by Ilkka Siissalo.


A classic Innsbruck Düwag tram in 2002.
Picture 15.7.2002 by Ilkka Siissalo.


IVB historic tram no.3 with three coaches ready to climb from downtown Innsbruck uphill to Igls on line 6.
Picture 6.7.2002 by Ilkka Siissalo


Same historic tram as above. Here the trailer wagons.
Picture 6.7.2002 by Ilkka Siissalo.


And there it goes... Same historic IVB tram as above. Picture 6.7.2002 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Linz Linien AG


Linz Linien AG trams run on the rare gauge of 900 mm. Their five lines serve not only the city of LInz, but also the neighbouring three communes Leonding, Pasching and Traun. This tram is a Bombardier Cityrunner / Flexity Outlook of their second generation, taken into use 2011-12. It is 40,80 metres long, has 71 seats and can take also 156 standing passengers. Picture from the Trauner Kreuzung end station of line 3 in the commune of Traun 17.3.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Same tram as in the picture above, but seen from the other side.
Picture from the Trauner Kreuzung in Traun 17.3.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Many of the modern trams of Linz are covered by ugly advertisement tapings, such as this poor Flexity Outlook no. 088 from the very last series of these nice Bombardier trams from the year 2015. It's such a shame that operators allow this kind of awful tapings, akin to graffiti.
Picture from the Trauner Kreuzung in Traun 17.3.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Wiener Linien


Vienna (Wien) articulated tram 4050 in front of Westbahnhof 22 September 1995. These are history by now. They were Düwag designed German trams built by licence in Austria. Many of these trams were sold to Poland after the Austrians replaced them. Some of them can still in 2018 be seen in Krakow, Poland, with their originally dark red underparts now painted dark blue. Photo by Erik Hjelme. Uploaded Nov 23, 1995


Vienna (Wien) articulated tram 4831 with an additional trailer 20 September 1995. Photo by Erik Hjelme. Uploaded Nov 23, 1995.


Wien tramways service wagon no. 9891 in front of Westbahnhof on 22 September 1995. Photo by Erik Hjelme. Uploaded Nov 23, 1995.


Wien tramways old non-articulated Düwag tram. These so called Grossraumwagen (large space wagons) have since long ago now been history. Photo 22 September 1995 by Erik Hjelme. Uploaded Nov 23, 1995.


Still in the 1970s the Wiener S-Bahn trams could be up to six coaches long trains with a motorwagon at both ends. Here is a four coach composition, one motor wagon, two trailers and again a motorwagon.
Picture by Eljas Pölhö 28.9.1972.


Here is an example of a five coaches long tram-train during rush hour traffic on tram line 10.
Picture by Eljas Pölhö near Heiligenstrasse tram stop 29.9.1972.

Wiener Lokalbahn


Wiener Lokalbahn articulated tram 124 in front of depot on 21 September 1995. These were also Düwag trams and they were used on the so called U-Bahn line U6 that mostly runs on bridge-like elevated structures much like a metro. In the old days these used to be steam locomotive pulled trains. In German the word Hochbahn, high up railway is used. Note that Wiener Lokalbahn, WLB, is also a train operator and an important player ín the cargo train market not only in Austria, but in Germany as well. Photo by Erik Hjelme. Uploaded Nov 23, 1995


Wiener Lokalbahn also operates a so called U-Bahn network of metro like trains. Part of the lines are electrified from a third rail and 750V (lines U1-U5) and one line with an overhead catenary and 750V DC. This train is a class U2 (the number 2 should be written as a subscript here) train of the more metro-like line also named U2. Photo 1.1.2003 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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