Monday, November 17, 2008

MyWorld Tuesday #5

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Hamburg has a really excellent public transport system: 3 subway lines, 5 local train lines, lost of bus lines and ferries. I don't drive (can, but don't like it) and so I have to rely on it to get around. I love subways and easily found my way around the various lines from day one.

Here's the view from the front of a subway, the U3 goes aboveground for most of the time and is the best line to take if you want to see something of Hamburg, you have a great view of the port from it for example.
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two U3s at the Barmbeker Bahnhof, the train in the front is an older model.

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The S1, one of the local trains, coming into the station

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the U3 coming into the station Moenckebergstraße, near the city hall

all the train lines
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27 comments:

dina said...

Wunderbar! I'd love to ride your trains. That first shot is so realistic it gave be a dizzy feeling on first sight.
Great photos, especially those with the movement.
As I posted just now, Jerusalem has a long way to go to catch up with cities like Hamburg.

Louise said...

Terrific pictures of the train and the view from it!

Please be so kind to remember to put your country with your name when you link from the My World blog. I fixed it for you today.

Thanks so much for participating!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like a fabulous transportation system! I wish my part of Canada would learn from you. ;-)

ewok1993 said...

I love the pictures. I am envious of the public transportation system in Europe.

Sylvia K said...

You could almost feel the movement of train! Terrific photos!

Yen said...

I like the very first shot! Thanks for sharing your world today..Mines up!

fishing guy said...

Jennife: What a neat look at the transportation of your world.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shots. I've never been to Hamburg, but three times in München. U-bahn and S-bahn are great transportation.

Carletta said...

Great images! The first one made me feel like I was right there.
Great way to travel.

Carver said...

I envy you your public transportation. Great shots giving an idea of how you can easily get around.

Maria said...

So funny, Vienna's transport plan looks very similar to your Hamburg plan.
A good public transport system is a great thing, we have sold the car some years ago!

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic shots. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Rural Writer said...

You are fortunate to have such transportation available. I'd love to ride on your trains. It looks like great fun. Thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

Great to see a network of public transpost that actually works.
Germany is actually well known for it's working public transpost systems, Berlin, Muenche. Koeln, to name but a few.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful post about your trains! Her in the South (USA) we have mostly a few freight trains and almost no passenger trains.

FickleMinded said...

nice nice photo! very interesting.
My World Tuesday #2

Wren said...

Trains are such fun to ride, even to and from work.

Leslie: said...

Great shots of a system that we don't have here. It'd be fun to travel like that, but I always drive my own car. :D

Indrani said...

That did give a feeling of high speed. Nice shots!

alicesg said...

Oh, very lovely photos. I like to go on train rides. You can view this recipe for chilli crabs. http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/about_singapore/fun_stuff/recipes/chilli_crab.html

The Good Life in Virginia said...

ahh...public transportation is the best way to travel in most parts of the world.

i am looking forward to my trip to germany in the near future.

thanks for sharing.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Those first two shots are amazing, you really captured the movement. I miss public transport, there's no such thing where I live now!

jean said...

good post, thanks for sharing

Jeanne said...

We need a better public transportation system in this country. Too many cars and such on the road. The area I live in is fairly aware in this regard and with the colleges there's buses to utilize. I used to ride the bus to work for years. You have to go to Boston or New York to have the trains for commuting. Great pictures of your view.

Lifecruiser said...

Great photos, love the view from the train. I think I've heard somewhere that our trains here in Sweden very often are made in Germany.

That train map looks very much like our own here in Stockholm.

We loved the trains in Vienna when we were there, very easy to get around all over the city.

Jedediah said...

Most cities with subways use a plan like this, if I remember correctly, it was designed for the London Tube and was inspired by a circuit diagramm.

Celeste said...

Wow! Those first two shots made me feel like I was on the train with you! Great post :)