InTramCities with Gordon Stewart
Nurnberg (Germany) : 29th September - 2nd October, 2018
1994, the city council of Nurnberg decided to retain its tramway
despite its original plan to replace it with an underground railway
system. Whilst several routes have subsequently fallen victim to
expansion of the U-Bahn, there have been modest extensions elsewhere.
A short link between Hauptbahnhof and Aufsessplatz actually
duplicated a U-Bahn alignment, but provided much-needed connectivity in
the shrinking network. The most recent extension, from Thon to Am Wegfeld, could
possibly be the first stage of a much longer inter-urban light rail
line to Erlangen and Herzogenaurath, a decision on which is due in the
next few years.
: The historical city of Nurnberg has cut its tram system back as its
U-Bahn has developed. Nevertheless there
remain many good opportunities to photograph trams against a
historical background, such as this view of the city's walls at
Mohrengasse with the tram entering Spitteltorgraben from Westtorgraben.
The castle dominates the background.
Photo details to follow
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