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Tag Archives: Bucharest
When I rode the metro system in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, there was one thing that struck me about the trains – how graffiti covered they are.
If you ever visit the capital of Romania, then getting around on the Bucharest Metro can be a pain thanks to poor signage and misleading maps.
As I travelled across Europe, I spent plenty of time exploring the metro networks of each city I visited. I’m not sure how I did it, but I managed to avoid the overcrowded peak hours, at least until I visited Bucharest – capital of Romania.
Our rail journey from Budapest in Hungary to Bucharest in Romania was a long one, because we made a pit stop in Transylvania to see Dracula’s Castle. So what did we see along the way?
As I travelled by train across Romania, one thing stood out to me – the stationmaster on guard as we rolled through each station.
One of the more interesting legs of our trip across Europe was the 27 hour long train ride from Bucharest in Romania to Kiev in Ukraine. We joined the train in Bucharest, where a Ca(ile Ferate Române (Romania Railways) locomotive hauled the train into the dead end station at Gara de Nord.
The metro system in the Romanian city of Bucharest is like most European urban rail networks, and uses a third rail to power their electric multiple unit trains. However on my journey around the network I discovered something odd – a miniature pantograph on the roof of some trains – so why would a railway mix two different ways of current collection?