Login: Password:
Remember me
Password not working or forgotten?
Na tej stronie używamy plików cookie Google, by móc świadczyć Ci usługi, personalizować reklamy i analizować ruch. Informacje o tym, jak korzystasz z tej strony, są udostępniane Google. Korzystając z niej, zgadzasz się na to.

Accept Reject Show me more information

Not logged in | Log in | Sign Up

Phototrans

Countries:
Manufacturers:
Transport Authorities:
-, ?, 1, 3, 5, ACTV, AdP, Amazon, AMB Transport, AMT, AMTL, Antwerpen, APT Gorizia S.p.A., ARC Atlanta, Arriva, Arriva London, ATAC, ATAP Pordenone, AtB, Atlanta Streetcar, ATM, ATM Milano, ATR Forli, ATT, Auchan, AUTGC, Autogara Internaţională Rahova, AVL, AVV, AVV Augsburg, BAGS Dobre, Banja Luka, Barcelona, Baybus, BerlinLinienBus, Bibus, BID Bratislava, BKK, BKK Budapest, BKM Białystok, BKV Budapest, Blekingetrafiken, BPT, Brakar, ? Brasov, BRU, ? Bucuresti, ? Bucureşti, Buenos Aires Ciudad, Bus Karpaty, BVG Berlin, BZPG, ? Călăraşi, Caris Lisboa, Carrefour, Carris Lisboa, Castorama Cieszyn, CH Janki, CIE Tours, Citéline, Citylink, CitySightseeing, CLA Chełm, Corendon, COTRA, ? Craiova, CTGE, CTM, CTM Madrid, CTP Arad, ČD, České dráhy, ČSAD Frýdek-Místek, ČSAD Vsetín, Daewoo, DAKK, Dalatrafik, DB, De Lijn, Deutsche Bahn, Diehl Metering, DING, Din-Tur, Divia, DP Bratislava, DP Brno, DPHK, DPMK, DP Ostrava, DPP, DP Pardubice, DP Praha, DP Prešov, DSB, DSBW Москва, D-tka, D-tka Sosnowiec, DÚK, Dunkerque Grand Littoral, DVB, Ecolines, EGO Ankara, Eko-Okna Kornice, Elektrownia Bełchatów, Elektrownia Kozienice, EMKK Miskolc, EMT Málaga, ENYKK, Eslövs Kommun, Eurobus, Eurolines, Faurecia, Fil bleu, Flixbus, Flybussen, Föli, Forum Ekonomiczne, geogooner, Ginko, ? Giurgiu, GKMKM, Gobierno de Mendoza, GPP Osijek, GRAS Sarajevo, Greenline, Gryf Żukowo, GTT Torino, Guldborgsund, GVB, GVH, Hallandstrafiken, Hämeenlinnan kaupunki, Hanil E-HWA Automotive, Hedmark Trafikk, HHV, HKL, HKL / HSL, HKL / HST, HRT/HSL, HSL/HRT, HSR, HSR Hamilton, HT, HT København, Huta Miedzi Cedynia, Huta Miedzi Głogów, HVV, IDOL, IDOS, IDS JMK, IDSOK, IETT Istanbul, ? Ilfov, IMI, INVG, IPN, IREDO, Irigo, JLT, JLT Jönköping, Kalmar Länstrafik, KA Świnoujście, KCC, Kecskemét, KG Pruszcz Gdański, KKMK, KKT, KLT Kalmar, KMKK, KMKM Białystok, KMKM Warszawa, KMŁ, KM Świnoujście, KM Szczecinek, KMT Elbląg, KNYKK, Koleje Dolnośląskie, Koleje Małopolskie, Koleje Mazowieckie, Koleje Śląskie, Koleje Wielkopolskie, Kolumbus, Kringom, KSTM Wrocław, KupiecBus, KVT, KVT Kaunas, KVV, KWB Bełchatów, KWK Pniówek, KZG GOP, KZK GOP, KZK GOP , Länstrafiken Kronoberg, Länstrafiken Örebro, Länstrafiken Sörmland, Leicester City Council, LE MET`, Leo Express, LiA, LIBERO, LIEmobil, ŁKA Łódź, LSL, LTZ Łódź, Lux-Reisen, MAI, MAI Bucuresti, MApN, marego, MBTA Boston, MCN, MDV, Meditur Medias, Megabus.com, MeinFernbus, MEL, Mercus Polkowice, Metro Los Angeles, Metropolitan Council MSP, Midttrafik, MiWay, MKP Lublin, MKS Dębica, Mobilis, MOL, Movia, MPK Kielce, MPK Kraków, MPK Łódź, MPK Poznań, MPK Siedlce, MPK Włocławek, MPK Wrocław, MTA New York, MUK Zgierz, Multi-Trans, MVG München, MVK Miskolc, MVV, MVV Munchen, MVV München, MZDiK Kalisz, MZDiK Piotrków Trybunalski, MZDiK Radom, MZDiM Jaworzno, MZDiM Jaworzno, MZDiT Częstochowa, MZK Gorzów Wlkp., MZK Jastrzebie-Zdrój, MZK Jastrzębie-Zdrój, MZK Malbork, MZK Opole, MZK Oświęcim, MZKP, MZK Piła, MZK Słupsk, MZK Stargard Szczeciński, MZK Starogard Gdański, MZK Toruń, MZK Tychy, MZK Warszawa, MZK Wejherowo, MZK Żagań, MZK Zamość, MZKZG, MZK Żywiec, NAH.SH, National Express, National Holiday, National Holidays, Neobus Niebylec, Nettbuss express, Network Colchester, Network Harlow, Nordland, North Yorkshire, NOR-WAY, NOW, nph, NRW, NSW Transport Sydney, NVV, NWM, Nysse, OCC, ODIS, OLT Express, OÖVV, Opplandstrafikk, Osijek, Oslo Sporveier, Östgötatrafiken, OSTWIND, OVBGD, PA Gryf, Passepartout, PAT Pittsburgh, PF, PGKiM Łaziska Górne, PID, PID Praha, PKP Intercity, PKS Biłgoraj, PKS Częstochowa, PKS Dębica, PKS Dzierżoniów, PKS Elbląg, PKS Gdańsk, PKS Gdynia, PKS Głubczyce, PKS Jelenia Góra, PKS Kwidzyn, PKS Łódź, PKS Lubin S.A., PKS Mława, PKS Nowa Sól, PKS Nowa Sól Sp. z o.o., PKS Oława, PKS Opoczno, PKS Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, PKS Piotrków Trybunalski, PKS Polonus Warszawa, PKS Przemyśl, PKS Racibórz, PKS Radom, PKS Rzeszów, PKS Skorpion, PKS Starogard Gdański, PKS Wieluń, PKS Wołów, PKS Zamość, PKS Zielona Góra, PKS Zielona Góra Sp. z o.o., PKT Katowice, ? Ploiesti, PNB, PNH, Polbus-PKS Wrocław, Pol-Miedź Trans Lubin, Polregio, PolskiBus.com, PostAuto, POVED, Powiat Człuchowski, Powiat Lipnowski, Powiat poznański, Powiat Wodzisławski, Private owner, Provincie Limburg, Przewozy Regionalne, PSSTM, PTV Victoria, PTZ Czechowice-Dziedzice, PZH, RATB, RATBv, RATC, RATP, RATP Paris, Real, Reims Métropole, Rhônexpress, RideKC, Rīgas satiksme RP SIA, RMV, RNN, RNV, ROPID, ROPID Praha, RTA Chicago, RTA Dayton, RTA Detroit, RTA Dubai, RTAMT Nashville, RTD Denver, RT Sacramento, Ruter, RVF, RVO, RVV, ? Săcele, Sad, SAD, SAD Poprad, SAF Autoservizi FVG, SAF Autoservizi FVG S.p.A., SAF Udine, SC Amic Transport SRL, SC ANTTS Tour SRL, SC Armin Mayer Reisen SRL, SC Astra Transport SRL, SC Autotrans Filaret SA, SC Axi Tours Izi SRL, SC CDI Transport SRL, SC Champions Line SRL, SC Chiriţă Trans SRL, SC Christian Tour SRL, SC C&I Comserv SRL, SC Comanto Trans `94 SRL, SC Dacos SRL, SC DLS Bus SRL, SC Double T Turism Transport SRL, SC Eurolines România SRL, SC Europa Travel SRL, SC Floris Trans `08 SRL, SC Floris Trans 08 SRL, SC Georgio Trans SRL, SC Grup Atyc Transport SRL, SC Grup AtycTransport SRL, SC GSM Trans - Gifan Strong SRL, SC GSM Trans SRL, SC Gym Transcom SRL, SC Ionadi Prodcom Serv SRL, SC Latino Expres SRL, SC Laudat SRL, SC Luna Tour SRL, SC Madcom DLS Bus SRL, SC Martina-Al SRL, SC Matei Unitrans SRL, SC Memento Bus SRL, SC Metropolitan SRL, SC Metrorex SA, SC Millenium Trans Impex SRL, SC Mondotrans SRL, SC Normandia Service SRL, SC Ovidius Trading SRL, SC Ridm Impex SRL, SC Romprest SA, SC Sârbu Trans SRL, SC Simpa Trans SRL, SC Sir Trans SRL, SC Tabita Tour SRL, SC Transvib Serv SRL, SC Tur Cento Trans SRL, SC Yuppi Travel SRL, Seoyon E-HWA Automotive, SEPTA Philadelphia, Sevibus, SGH, SID, Sindbad, SITRAM, Skånetrafiken, SKM Trójmiasto, SKP Strzelin, Skuleskyss, Skyss, SL, SL Stockholm, SMTD, SMTUC, Snelandia, SoundTransit, SP Bielsko-Biała, SP Skarżysko-Kamienna, SRA, SRAN, SRR, SRWT, Stalkon, STAR, STCP, STIB/MIVB Bruxelles, STIF, Student Agency, SVG, SVV, SWE EVAG, SYPTE, SZKT Szeged, SZPZLO Warszawa-Wawer, Szwagropol Kraków, TAG, Tallinna Transport, Tampereen joukkoliikenne, TAN, TBM, TCE, TCL Lyon, TCRM, TEC, Tenneco, Tesco, TESCO, TfGM, TfL, TFL, TfNSW, TGL, TGO, TIM, TIMEkspressen, TLO, TM, TMV Valparaíso, TNW, TOK Tarnów, Townlink, TPER Bologna, TPF, Trako, Trako Wrocław, Tramwaje Śląskie, Tramwaj Fordon, Transantiago, Translink Queensland, Translink Vancouver, transN, Transport for Edinburgh, Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for Ireland, Transport for London, Transport Malta, TRBK, TriMet Portland, Troleibuzul, Troms fylkestrafikk, TTC Toronto, Turun joukkoliikenne, TUS, TV-BE/SO, TVBI, TVBO, TVLU, TW Warszawa, UAB Vilniaus viešasis transportas, UG Andrespol, UG Bieruń, UG Blachownia, UG Braniewo, UG Brwinów, UG Chełm Śląski, UG Imielin, UG Chełm Śląski, UM Imielin, UG Czernica, UG Deszczno, UG Długołęka, UG Dywity, UG Ełk, UG Gryfice, UGiM Czerwieńsk, UG Inowrocław, UG Kampinos, UG Kąty Wrocławskie, UG Kłodawa, UG Kobierzyce, UG Konopiska, UG Kożuchów, UG Łączna, UG Leszno, UG Lubicz, UG Lubin, UG Mosina, UG Murowana Goślina, UG Nadarzyn, UG Nowa Sól, UG Oborniki, UG Ornontowice, UG Ostróda, UG Pawłowice, UG Polkowice, UG Pszczyna, UG Puławy, UG Rudna, UG Rudziniec, UG Siechnice, UG Sierakowice, UG Skarżysko Kościelne, UG Świdnica, UG Świerklany, UG Tarnowo Podgórne, UG Wadowice, UG Wisznia Mała, UG Żukowo, UG Żychlin, UM Andrychów, UM Bartoszyce, UM Bełchatów, UM Biała Piska, UM Bieruń, UM Bolesławiec, UM Bolesłwiec, UM Braniewo, UM Brzeg, UM Chełm, UM Cieszyn, UM Człuchów, UM Dębica, UM Działdowo, UM Ełk, UM Gdynia, UM Giżycko, UM Głogów, UM Gniezno, UM Gorzów Wielkopolski, UM Gorzów Wlkp, UM Gorzów Wlkp., UM Gościno, UM Grodzisk Mazowiecki, UM Grudziądz, UM Gryfice, UM Halinów, UMiG Czerwieńsk, UMiG Goleniów, UMiG Grodzisk Mazowiecki, UMiG Nowogard, UMiG Rawicz, UMiG Serock, UMiG Swarzędz, UMiG Wieliczka, UM Iława, UM Inowrocław, UM Jarocin, UM Jarosław, UM Jasło, UM Jawor, UM Jędrzejów, UM Jelcz-Laskowice, UM Jelenia Góra, UM Jelenia Góra , UM Kalisz, UM Kędzierzyn-Koźle, UM Kętrzyn, UM Kęty, UM Kołobrzeg, UM Kozienice, UM Kraśnik, UM Krosno, UM Kutno, UM Legionowo, UM Legnica, UM Leszno, UM Łomianki, UM Łomża, UM Lubin, UM Mielec, UM Milanówek, UM Mińsk Mazowiecki, UM Mława, UM Mrągowo, UM Myszków, UM Nowa Sól, UM Nowy Sącz, UM Nowy Targ, UM Nysa, UM Oborniki, UM Oława, UM Oleśnica, UM Opoczno, UM Opole, UM Ostróda, UM Ostrołęka, UM Ostrowiec Swiętokrzyski, UM Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, UM Ostrów Wielkopolski, UM Oświęcim, UM Ożarów Mazowiecki, UM Piaseczno, UM Piastów, UM Pionki, UM Pisz, UM Płock, UM Pruszków, UM Przemyśl, UM Puck, UM Puławy, UM Racibórz, UM Radomsko, UM Sandomierz, UM Sanok, UM Siedlce, UM Skarżysko-Kamienna, UM Skierniewice, UM Sochaczew, UM Sokółka, UM Sośnicowice, UM Środa Wielkopolska, UM Środa Wlkp, UM Stalowa Wola, UM Starachowice, UM Świdnica, UM Świebodzice, UM Świecie, UM Szczecinek, UM Tarnobrzeg, UM Tomaszów Mazowiecki, UM Toruń, UM Trzebiatów, UM Trzebnica, UM Ustka, UM Wieluń, UM Włocławek, UM Wodzisław Śląski, UM Wołomin, UM Wrocław, UM Wyszków, UM Ząbki, UM Zakopane, UM Żary, UM Zgorzelec, UM Zielona Góra, UM Zielona Góra , UM Zielonka, UM Żory, UM Żyrardów, UM Żywiec, Unico Campania, Unireso, University of Minnesota, Upplands lokaltrafik, Urbis, Urząd Miasta Żagań, USF, VAB , Valeo, Värmlandstrafik, Västmanlands lokaltrafik, Västtrafik, VBB, VBB Berlin, VBL, VBN, Veolia, VGM, VGN, VGN , VGOA, VHH, VKT, VMO, VMS, VMS Mittelsachsen, VMT, VMT Thüringen, VMV, VMW, Volánbusz, VOR, VOR Wien, VOS, VRA, VRB, VRG, VRK, VRL, VRM, VRN, VRR, VRS, VSN Südniedersachsen, VST Graz, VSW, VT-Arriva, VTO, VVM, VVNB, VVO, VVR, VVS, VVT, VVT Innsbruck, VVT Vilnius, VVV, VVW, VWM, WCC, WKD, WMATA Washington, WPK Katowice, Wtórpol, WVU Morgantown, WYPTE, YRTA, YTV, Zanam Polkowice, Zbór Świadków Jehowy, ZDiK Tarnów, ZDiK Wałbrzych, ZDiK Wrocław, ZDiT Koszalin, ZDiT Kraków, ZDiT Łódź, ZDiTM Szczecin, ZDiUM Piotrków Trybunalski, ZDKiUM Wałbrzych, ZDMiKP, ZDMiKP Bydgoszcz, ZDZiT Olsztyn, ZET Zagreb, ZGK Zator, ZG PKS, ZG PKS Rzeszów, ZID, ZIKiT Kraków, ZKG KM, ZKKM Chrzanów, ZKKM Jaworzno, ZKM Biała Podlaska, ZKM Bielawa, ZKM Ciechanów, ZKM Elbląg, ZKM Gdańsk, ZKM Gdynia, ZKM Olsztyn, ZKM Tarnów, ZKM Tczew, ZKM Wałcz, ZKM Zawiercie, ZK Pobiedziska, ZSSK, ZTM Gdańsk, ZTM Katowice, ZTM Kielce, ZTM Lublin, ZTM Poznań, ZTM Radom, ZTM Rzeszów, ZTM Słupsk, ZTM Warszawa, ZTP Kraków, ZTZ Rybnik, ZUK Tczew, ZUT Rzadka Wola, ZVON, ZVV, ZVV (Zürcher Verkehrsverbund), Δήμος Ροδίων, Ο.Α.Σ.Α., ΤΟΜ, Автобусни превози Пловдив ЕООД, „Алмус бус“ ЕООД, Делтакар, ЈГП Београд, Київпастранс, Київський метрополітен, Коско, Кримтролейбус, ЛЕТ, Меритранс 2002 EООД - Пловдив, МЕТ Харків, Мосгортранс, Одесміськелектротранс, Севелектроавтотранс, СКГТ, СКГТ София, Туртранс-Вояж, ФосАгро, ЦГМ София, Черкасиелектротранс, ЧТУ

User Statistics:
Online:

Search Photo

Cairo tram #6006

14 february 2010 - Helwan, Egypt - el Harery Street: The smell in this area was indescribable, although the goats seemed to like it. Kinki Sharyo tram #6006 is shown on a (very) infrequent journey along the Helwan tramway. I doubt that the shepherdess expected to encounter a tram and always brings her animals out onto the tracks, although at many places in the city there is rotting food, dead dogs and other delights. This scene is typical of the condition of the Helwan tramway in its last days.


Comments: 3

Cairo tram #6133

17 february 2010 - Helwan, Egypt - El Harery Street: Kinki Sharyo tram #6133 poses outside the depot, which was full of trams unlikely to ever run again, some of which had been parked there for years. A pair was occasionally tempted into life and dragged reluctantly out onto the rickety tracks, but there was no semblance of a regular service any more and the trams seemed to only run for the crews` amusement. The only travellers now preferred the frequent minibuses which ran everywhere. If you did happen to catch a tram, you had to be sure to bring a sheet of cardboard to sit on (all the seats were filthy) and have lots of time to spare!


Cairo tram #6006

14 february 2010 - Helwan, Egypt - el Teram, Al Tibeen: I have seen many different tramways, but the one I always remember with most affection was at Helwan, a city just south of Cairo. Built in the early 1980s as a showpiece of modern light rail technology, Helwan was literally run into the ground for years, until the 2011 revolution finally came along and put it out of its misery. When I visited in 2010, the system only seemed to operate because no-one in authority knew how to close it down. This is the southern terminus of the main line, situated at no-where in particular, with the tram crew posing for photographs.


Comments: 1

Cairo tram #6016

14 february 2010 - Another tramway system which closed down recently was at Helwan, near Cairo and operated by the same city transport authority. Cairo didn`t show much interest in the Helwan operation, however - when we went to see the manager of Cairo tramways to ask whether the Helwan trams were still operating, he said that he didn`t know and we would have to go there to find out! Anyway, they WERE running (just) and we found probably the most decrepit system anywhere in the world, with everything totally broken and scarcely able to move. The revolution in Egypt closed the system for good.


Comments: 4

Mercedes O302S Otomarsan #963 ???

12 january 2012 - Kair, Heluan.


Comments: 3

MCV C120 #8392

12 january 2012 - Kair (Egipt), Heluan, ulica El-Aziz. Kairskie autobusy to z reguły potłuczone wraki, toteż z rzadka spotykane nowe MCV stanowią przyjemną odmianę.


Comments: 5

Alstom

12 january 2012 - Kair (Egipt), Heluan. Końcowa stacja pierwszej linii metra wybudowanej w w latach 1987-89. Linia powstała na bazie dwóch kolejek podmiejskich połączonych tunelem pod centrum miasta. Jedynie 4,5 kilometra linii biegnie pod ziemią, a pozostałe 40 kilometrów jest naziemne. Zasilana jest z sieci górnej.


Comments: 4

Kinki Sharyo #6073

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) - Omar Ibn Abd El Aziz street. These Kinki Sharyo trams are from the same large batch as those in Cairo and it looks like some of them have been brought here from the city at some time (although there are lots of ‘spare’ trams in the Helwan depot yard, most of which are probably broken and will never run again). When Helwan was a showplace for light rail operation in the 1980s, trams ran as three-car trains (as still happens in Heliopolis today), but there are no central trailers working today – no doubt these are dumped somewhere at the back of the depot.


Comments: 3

Kinki Sharyo #6073

21 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) - Omar Ibn Abd El Aziz street. A picture by my good friend Christian Breindl shows the place where the tramway splits briefly into four tracks to cross an industrial railway. Please remember that you are looking at a WORKING tramway (even though the operation is very irregular and there doesn’t appear to be a proper timetable). The condition of the tracks is typical of nearly all the Helwan system.


Comments: 1

Kinki Sharyo #6133

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) - Omar Ibn Abd El Aziz street. A few more pictures of the amazing Helwan tramway. It is being said that this line stopped running after the Egyptian revolution in summer 2011, and may have closed down – does anyone know the true position? As we only discovered if it was still operating in February 2010 (even senior CTA managers in Cairo didn’t really know), it is clear that you will only find out by actually going there. Even then, we walked the derelict tracks for over 1km until we found one working tram. This is the junction between the ‘main line’ (joke) and branches to the railway station and university, one of which was built but never opened and the other is partly abandoned. Note the Arabic ‘tram stop’ sign with ‘ARRET’ in French underneath.


Comments: 1

Kinki Sharyo #6133

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) – El Galel. It seemed that this tram set was brought out specially from the depot, so that the European visitors could all try their hand at tram driving! Typically in Helwan, no local passengers got on or off. We struggled along on very low power (and it seemed with a faulty controller) to this point on the line to the east of the city, where a slight gradient was too much for the tram to continue. Note the luxurious café on the left!


Comments: 4

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) – The Agricultural Road, Al Tibeen. A rare section of proper street running in Helwan. The car has just been abandoned on the track, as the driver was obviously not expecting a tram to come along – understandable, as there doesn’t seem to be any timetable and nothing runs for hours at a time! The customary Egyptian drivers’ shouting match is about to commence……….


Kinki Sharyo #6134

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) – El Saif El Sehy. An amazing sight in Helwan – TWO tram sets on the line at the same time! In actual fact, 6134+6133 were just sitting there with the crew taking a little siesta, while 6006+6005 in the distance were heading for the southern terminus. Note the usual state of dereliction everywhere.


Comments: 10

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) – El Teram, Al Tibeen. The southern terminus of the Helwan tram system is here behind a steelworks. When we visited, nothing moved, and the terminus tracks themselves looked totally derelict. A tram does come here occasionally, though – we arrived with this one and I took this picture of the conductor. The tram then suddenly drove off back towards the city, leaving us standing there with a 3km trek to the depot – thanks, guys………


Comments: 3

Kinki Sharyo #6134

17 february 2010 - Helwan, Omar Ibn Abd El Aziz street. And so ends our little trip around Helwan. On our way from the depot we talked our friendly driver into going onto the other branch, but after about a kilometre from the junction he gave up saying something's not right further ahead. We therefore decided to go back to the centre of Helwan, arranging an impromptu tram driver's course. We all passed, but airbrakes are definitely not my thing - I nearly crashed into a minibus at a crossing :)


Comments: 6

Kinki Sharyo #6073

17 february 2010 - Helwan, tram depot. And into this mess came this tram - we decided to leave the accident site and drive off towards Helwan city centre.


Comments: 5

Kinki Sharyo #6103

17 february 2010 - Helwan, tram depot. The driver organised an impromptu parade in front of the tram depot, which was such a state secret that we weren't allowed to enter.... Sadly, in order to get the vehicles side by side, car 6103 had to use the crossover outside the gate. I can't honestly remember whether the catenary above the crossover was sagging badly or whether it was there at all, but you can see the result of that manoeuvre. After the old banger in the EMPC film studios, this was the second car in Egypt to be broken in our honour...


Comments: 3

Kinki Sharyo #6133

17 february 2010 - Helwan, tram depot. To continue our little story from yesterday - the friendly tram driver told us that he's just leaving the depot to make a run to Helwan. He disappeared inside the shed and brought out another train for us, including the crew (a conductor in each car). But he didn't stop there...


Kinki Sharyo #6005

17 february 2010 - Helwan (EG) - inside Egyptian trams (1). The luxury interior of a Helwan tram. Now I understand why people think a Konstal 105N is comfortable!


Comments: 3

Kinki Sharyo #6130

17 february 2010 - Helwan, tram depot. Despite the fact, that the system is in a terrible state, the security of the depot is compromised by two groups - scrap metal hunters and tram fans from Europe... After walking 3km to the tram depot, some guy appeared out of nowhere. He spoke decent English and we asked him whether he could get us past the guys at the gate. Sadly - that didn't work. Instead, we got to know a very nice tram driver, who led us to a local shop where we could buy water. While other group members were giving away free English lessons, I strayed aside and took this shot through the fence. Next to the scrapyard pictured, there was a few tens of trams standing in the shed. Generally speaking, there were enough trams in the depots to guarantee a 7.5 minute frequency on both routes. Sadly - the number of cars working on this day was around 5 or so, and the running frequency was determined by the mood of the depot crew.


Comments: 2

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan, terminus El Tabbin. As you can see by the positioning of the vehicle, the tracks in Helwan haven't seen a tampering machine since they were built in 1981. We are standing near the Nile, next to a metallurgical institute - the tram probably used to carry many of its workers. Sadly, I don't know what we did to piss off the crew of the tram, but they left before we had a chance to take pictures of the tram and jump back on board for the return journey. We did the three kilometres back to the depot on foot. Of course with the exception of Dave, who always does his own thing...


Comments: 2

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan, El Sarf El Sehy. As we were the only passengers on board car number 6006, we asked the crew to stop for photos a few times along the way. Here the tram has already left the centre of Helwan and has stopped next to the depot gates, located amongst fields.


Comments: 3

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan, Emtedad Atef El Barquqi. There is a vegetable and fruit market on this street, alongside the tracks. As the frequency of the tram is defined by a complex interaction of prayer times, accidents, vehicle condition and - last but not least - the mood of the drivers, the rubbish from the market is thrown straight onto the tracks. On this momentous occasion of a tram passing along the street, some workers got to work shovelling the rubbish from the tracks to let the tram get through. I'd rather not mention the smell... All in all, if you ever wondered what hell for trams looks like - it is in Helwan...


Comments: 24

Kinki Sharyo #6006

16 february 2010 - Helwan (Egypt). Helwan has a large fleet of these 1980s, single-ended Japanese-built trams, very similar in design to Cairo and Heliopolis tramways. Here the similarity ends, however - Cairo and Heliopolis trams, although well worn, are at least kept in reasonably good condition. Most Helwan trams never leave the depot, I suspect. Despite being part of CTA Cairo, everything at Helwan is in an appalling state of repair - you can see here that, maybe twenty years ago, this was a fine, modern system with raised platforms, passenger shelters and high-speed catenary suspension for the overhead wires. It isn't vandalism that has caused this - just neglect. A decent light rail system left to rot - what a waste!


Comments: 8

Kinki Sharyo #6006

17 february 2010 - Helwan (Egypt) - El Harery Street. The Helwan tramway was built in 1981 and looks like it has had no maintenance or repairs since then, so is now slowly dying. Maybe one tram every THREE HOURS runs (usually empty) along the shaky tracks on two lines crossing the city. More pictures soon!


Comments: 35