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Austrian Trams - Graz & Gmunden

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Austrian Trams - Graz & Gmunden


The city of Graz is the capital city of the Austrian federal state of Styriain and the second largest city in Austria. This industrial city has a very pretty preserved historic city centre. Electric trams started here in 1899 and today, though owned by the city are operated by Graz Linien, who also operate the bus network. There are eight routes on standard gauge track of 1,435mm. We now turn our attention to the smallest tram fleet in Austria, the small town of Gmunden. Gmunden was built on a hillside and is surrounded by mountains, it is an idyllic location to film trams which date back to the 1950s and 1960s. The tramway opened in 1894 and is the oldest and shortest tramway in Austria. The line is only 2.3km long and is metre gauge. It has a maximum gradient of 9.6% making it the world’s steepest surviving adhesion-only tramway. It is operated by Stern & Hafferl. The route links the OBB Hauptbahnhof at the top of the town to the lakeside in the centre of the town at Franz-Josef-Platz.

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Stock Code: VI1678.0
Publication Date: 1 Oct 2016
Publication Status: Available
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