Sunday, 7 August 2016

Seville Trams

Seville 304 heading south on the catenary free Avenida de la Constitución
Seville is the capital of Andalucia in Spain, and since 2007 has operated a short tramway in the city centre that goes under the name MetroCentro. The line is only 2.2 km long with five stops, and since 2011 the section that runs through the historic quarter past the cathedral has been catenary free. The original cars that were purchased to operate the route were replaced in 2011 with five new Urbos 3 articulated trams manufactured by CAF. The new trams run in battery mode on the catenary free section, charging up at the tram stops via a pantograph that raises to connect with a short section of overhead.

Seville 304 on the Avenida de la Constitución with the cathedral at the right
Seville 301 arriving at the Archivo de Indias tram stop
Seville 302 leaving the Plaza Nueva tram station at the northern end of the line
Seville 301 northbound on the catenary free Avenida de la Constitución
Seville 301 charging its batteries via the pantograph at the Archivo de Indias tram stop

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