First day in revenue service
At last, after extensive test runs it was time...
... for everybody to try the new 54-meter-long Siemens "Combino Supra Budapest" (the long name is there to suggest it's not one of the "normal" Combinos, but a new design with bogies and a welded stainless steel car body) in real life.
In the stop Rákóczi tér. The platforms were raised a bit to make boarding more convenient.
Number 2003 climbing up to the Petőfi Bridge.
One of the doors of the new tram.
The other Combino (only two - number 2002 and 2003 - were used on this day) in Margit körút.
In front of a typical 1960/70's office building near Széna tér.
At the crossing of Podmaniczky utca.
The new cars are so shiny that they act like mirrors: if you take a picture of the sides, you wont see the tram itself, but only the surroundings being reflected back :)
I conclude this page with a short video (30 secs) of number 2003 entering the Fehérvári út terminus via a scissors crossover. Boy, this long thing snaking left-to-right-and-back looks really cool from the inside!
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