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My first experience of the railways of Europe was at Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof, which happens to the busiest railway station in Germany – and the scale of the station was amazing, with a total of 32 platforms across three levels.
My journey across Europe started in the German city of Frankfurt am Main, and my second stop was the Austrian capital of Vienna, with a seven hour long train trip between the two.
Over in Frankfurt I spent some time photographing the straßenbahn network. On seeing tram below, my thoughts went back to the Australian city of Adelaide, where almost identical trams are in service. So how are the two related?
I didn’t spend much time in Frankfurt, but I did manage to take a short trip around their underground railway (U-Bahn) network. Along the way I came across what looked like a disused platform, with the only clue being a ‘Feuerwehr Übungstunnel’ sign on the steel gate – so what was it?
In Germany trams are called ‘Straßenbahn>’ and the places they stop are called ‘Haltestelle’ – which come in a number of different designs. The ‘Überfahrbare Kaphaltestelle‘ (traversable Kaphaltestelle) is the one of most interest to someone from a tram network such as Melbourne.