Spain - Trams

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One of the Alstom Citadis trams on line T4, stopping at the tram stop Forum.
Picture from Barcelona 5.11.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Alstom's Citadis trams are made at three factories, one in La Rochelle in France, on in Barcelona and one in Konstal in Istanbul. The trams all look more or less the same, but as in Spain the Iberian broad gauge of 1668 mm is used, the Spanish Citadis trams are by far wider than anywhere else. Alstom Citadis has been a very successful tram type with over 2300 trams in use. Barcelona's Citadis trams are of the type Citadis 302, which has five sections and which is 100% low-floor. Barcelona has 18 of these trams which are 32 metres long.
Picture from the tram stop Forum in Barcelona 5.11.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Detail picture of one of Barcelona's Citadis trams, here on line T4. This type would clearly never work in more snow-rich climates.
Picture from the tram stop Forum in Barcelona 5.11.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


One of Barcelona's Citadis trams running along the long street of Avenida Diagonal. This is one of the (luckily still) few trams with large and ugly advertisement tapings.
Picture from Avenida Diagonal close to the tram stop Glòries 12.11.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

euskotren tranbia - Trams of Bilbao


The city of Bilbao in the north of Spain is the center of the Basque area of Spain. There is one tram line called Line A, in operation since 2002. It is operated by Euskotren Tranbia, which is also known by the marketing name EuskoTran. The same company operates trams also in Vitoria-Gasteiz. These trams are made by CAF and they belong to CAF's Urbos 1 family of trams. They were built 1999-2006 and they looked quite nice until they were totally spoiled by extremely ugly advertisement tapings which almost totally block the view from inside out.
Picture from the Plaza Sagrado in Bilbao 4.5.2013 by Ilkka Siissalo.


The same tram as above, here crossing the Puente Euskalduna bridge over the river Nervión O de Bilbao.
Picture from Euskalduna Zubia in Bilbao 4.5.2013 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Luckily not quite all the trams of Bilbao are totally spoiled by large advertisements.
Picture of Bilbao tram no. 403 on the street Abandoibarra Etorbidea 18.6.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Same tram as above, seen from the other side. In the background the famous Guggenheim museum.
Picture of Bilbao tram no. 403 on the street Abandoibarra Etorbidea 18.6.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Tranvia de Sóller, Tramway of Sóller, Mallorca


The tramway of Sóller is a Spanish heritage tramway connecting the town of Sóller with the coastal harbour village of Port de Sóller, on the island of Mallorca. The line was opened in 1913 and the oldest tram wagon in use is from 1890. Most of the trams in use are from the time period of 1913 to 1937. This was their old catenary inspection and istallation vehicle.
Picture from Sòller 10.4.1972 by Eljas Pölhö.


Tram no.2 is one of the original trams of 1913 when the Sóller tramway was opened. The first three trams - and this was one of them - were built by Carde y Escoriaza using substructures of a Brill tram and electric systems from SSW.
Picture from Sòller 10.4.1972 by Eljas Pölhö.


Tranvia do Sóller trailer wagon no.7 was acquired in 1959 from the tramways of Bilbao. It was more modern than the others, it had a metal chassis.
Picture from Sòller 10.4.1972 by Eljas Pölhö.
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