Stuttgart

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metro train at high platform, in front u can see the low one for trams
Stuttgart has something between the fast tram and a real metro/subway - but it seems to be the best solution for the city of that size. I liked it very much. The trains were so clean and so 'nicely yellow' (hahahaha). In the city itself the metro (here it is called Stadtbahn=city railway) is almost at all locations going underground, then in suburbs it goes usually above ground level. Only in very few places there are road crossings but mostly this kind of urban transportation has its own tracks - independed from other traffic. I think this is very clever and in Germany there are several cities with this transportation mean. The interesting thing (at that time was it still so - today the've converted fully to wide gauge) that at some stations the regular tram run together with metro, and since they have different gauges (different tracks width) - there were 3 rails and the platforms was divided in two - the low - for trams and the high one for metro trains. At the first day i didn't know this, so if a tram was entering i had to run, cuz i stood on the high platform - for metro only;)
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metro train at high platform, in f…
metro train at high platform, in …
tram and metro on the same tracks
tram and metro on the same tracks
Stuttgart - Stadtbahn
Stuttgart - Stadtbahn
sleeping on the longest line
sleeping on the longest line
we all with the nice yellow train
we all with the nice yellow train
Stuttgart
photo by: lapostol77