It's hard to see on this photo, but in front of the Tatra coming towards us, where the arrow points to, there's a side-track forking off route 1.
This is what remained of the shuttle service route 4.
The line was built in 1951 to bring the workers arriving here with route 1 further to the Tatárdomb industrial plants. It was only 1,5 kilometer long with just one track. About hundred meters are still there.
At Muhi utca the tram reached the narrow-gauge track of the industrial line we saw earlier.
Their tracks went on parallel for a while, and this is how they crossed a brook. The bridge skeleton in the middle belonged to the industrial railway, but you can also make out the remnants of the bridgehead of the tram bridge behind it.
After that, the industrial track crossed the street to head forward a few more hundred meters...
... while the tram ended in a stub terminus.
The small waiting booth for the terminus
is still there!
Many of Miskolc's traffic problems would be solved by a north-south tramline. This idea is not at all new: the line to Hejőcsaba existed until 1960, but the traffic was so big by then, that the one-track tram line was unable to cope with it. And here comes the idiotic bit: instead of converting it to two-track operation, they suplmented the service with buses! The people of Miskolc are still suffering the disadvantages of this short-sighted decision!
A few overhead wire supporting hooks can
be seen in the walls of some old houses in Szemere Bertalan utca.
After looking up the lost routes, I also took a few photos in Széchenyi utca - the main street of the city - in christmas floodlight.
Szemere Bertalan utca, where the aforementioned tram to Hejőcsaba ran, is to the left. This is where the tram routes in the original (1897-98) network with the east-west (the forerunners of today's route 1 and 2) and the north-south line have crossed.
Another Bengali. The illuminated building in the background is the 180-years-old Miskolc National Theater.
Two more Bengalis in front of the City Hall.
KT8D5 in the same stop.
Before taking the InterCity train to Budapest, I took a few more photos in the two-track terminus loop in front of Tiszai station. Bengali number 173 on route 2...
... and a Tatra on route 1. Normally line 1 is operated with the czech cars and line 2 with the old "two-rooms-and-a-bath" Bengalis, but from time to time you can catch exceptional courses. But I'll tell about them sometimes later, as this is the end for now...