Rail Photo of the Month: February 2016

Siemens Combino Supra 2018

Location: Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér), Budapest, Hungary
Operator of Vehicle: BKV Zrt.
Date of Photo: May 4, 2011

These trams, which entered service starting in 2006, are among the longest in the world, measuring 177 feet (54 meters) from end to end.  By comparison, a single subway car on the Metrorail in Washington, DC is only 75 feet long.  These cars are quite impressive to see in action, especially on curves, whether watching from the interior as a passenger or from the exterior as a bystander on the street.  These were the first trams to be ordered for Budapest after the fall of communism in Hungary, so while there are plenty of older trams plying the city’s streets, these newer trams are probably the most noteworthy in the Budapest fleet.

To see more photos of the Siemens Combino Supra trams in Budapest, as well as the rest of Budapest’s tram models, please click here.

Check back tomorrow to see the bus photo of the month for February 2016!