Christchurch, Boon 4-axle motor car # 178
  ChristchurchBoon 4-axle motor car # 178 
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I think it's unique in the world: a tram line that leads into a shopping mall.

Author: focus1965 · Antwerp           Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Published 02.04.2020 00:00 MSK
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Christchurch, Boon 4-axle motor car # 178

Operator/Facility:Welcome Aboard Tramway
Model:Boon 4-axle motor car
Current state:In operation
Service:Passenger car
Remarks:Christchurch tram

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Model:Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Date and Time:30.09.2010 06:59
Exposure Time:1/250 sec
Aperture Value:6.3
ISO Speed:800
Focal Length:33 mm
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Comments · 6

02.04.2020 02:11 MSK
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There are something alike in Samara: , and in Kyiv (still under construction):
02.04.2020 03:43 MSK
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There is nothing even remotely ‘alike’ about it, except may be for the fact that trams physically operate under a roof ;) Sorry.
02.04.2020 04:46 MSK
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Some likeness could be seen in the fact that trams physically operate on a ground level of the shopping mall :) But you're right, they don't bring passengers right to the doors of a travel office :) I'd rather say that cases above are kinda "tram and car joint parking".
However, "trams under a roof" is a bit wider definition:
02.04.2020 22:00 MSK
focus1965 · Antwerp
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I visited that particular terminus in Samara one time.
Luckily you can find some pictures of what it looks like inside here on the site.

The picture above is more than 10 years old, but when I visited the place, it didn't look more cosy.

The situation in Christchurch is unique until further notice. I certainly didn't visit all the tramlines in the world, but a lot anyway. And this has no equivalent.
02.04.2020 22:15 MSK
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As far as I remember, it was planned to build a shopping mall and an office building over the “Lesnaya street” loop in Moscow.
However, that loop was simply abandoned with the whole line. Later a dead-end track was introduced; endly that line was extended (in fact, the tracks removed in 1970s were recovered) and the new loop was built further.
02.04.2020 22:53 MSK
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Цитата (focus1965, 02.04.2020):
> The picture above is more than 10 years old, but when I visited the place, it didn't look more cosy.

My comparsion with Samara and Kyiv was rather ironical. That cities simply wanted to build one more another shopping center, and for some reasons they couldn't abandon tram lines in that places, so they decided to keep tram loops in that ugly way.

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