Classic Viennese trams fading away as new stock takes over

ONE of Europe’s most numerous tram designs is fast disappearing. 

Vienna tram operator Wiener Linien bought more than 500 Type E trams, based on the German Duewag articulated design, between 1959 and 1990. 

Soon to be history: Two ‘E2’ trams outside Wien Praterstern station on April 30. The E-type trams are still relatively commonplace on weekdays, but much less-used at weekends. KEITH FENDER

The older trams have already been replaced by the Siemens-built ‘ULF’ (Ultra Low Floor) design LRVs, and most of the remaining Type E trams will be replaced by 119 new ‘Flexity’ low-floor trams being built in Vienna by Bombardier.

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