The surprising thing was that in October, traffic on the abandoned section was resumed with one car doing a shuttle service between the new terminus of route 3 at Vadaspark, and the original out here at Postás sporttelep! (On the picture: 801 turning in for the (old) terminus)
The last hundred meters...
... of the original route.
The re-born section...
(.... with bumpy rails)
Car number 801.
Interior of the old articulated.
It's almost like a bus!
The weirdest part of the original (long) route 3 was a traversing (level crossing) with a railway line of the hungarian railways. The trams had had to wait here for anything up to five minutes. This of course thrashed schledules quite often because tram succession was incalculable. One of the prime reasons for truncating route 3 was this.
Back to Dugonics tér.
Time-leap: Tatra T6A2 on route 1 at Hősök kapuja. These thingies are tricky to photograph, because they're fast :-)
Route 1 is the only tram line in Szeged which is two-track all the way.
The way of route 1 accross downtown.
T6A2 number 908 arriving from Széchenyi tér.
Another coming from the railway station (Szeged pályaudvar/Indóház tér). A bit of trivia: route 1 was originally built to connect two railways stations (Indóház tér and Rókus pályaudvar) of two railway companies. Now the stations are connected by a common railway operator, but line 1 remains the spinal axis of the city on the same route.
Lost rails: abandoned tracks past the terminus of route 3.
This is where the terminus of route 3 used to be before the renewal of Dugonics tér.
Number 810 on route 4, still at Dugonics tér.
802 at the other terminus of route 4 (we saw one terminus at Tarján earlier) at Kecskés.
You can hardly spot the tram midst all these green...
Number 814 is a refurbished vehicle:
... it received interior cosmetic surgery, but below the surface it stayed as obsolete as it was :-(
Another leap through space and time (my girlfriend re-joined me by now): terminus of route 1 at Rókus pályaudvar with a Tatra and an old articulated car. Normally this line is served with Tatras, the old beast is for reserve.
Interior of a Tatra: because of the many (childish) bright colors, some Szeged people call this type the "LEGO-tram" after the famous toys...
T6A2's are great vehicles, but have one great drawback: they're small! Because of this, they also operate old articulated cars on route 1 in peak-hours (when the weekend shuttle trains arrive at the railway station with hundreds of students coming from elsewhere) . This is a bi-directional articulated car on the picture, but sometimes they even send out the very old uni-directional ones.
The same "home-made" in the inner city. And this is about it: our train was due, I didn't take more pictures.