Monday, 29 February 2016

Retired VarioTrams

Typed on: Tuesday 1st March 2016

Retired VarioTrams:
Last weekend i went for a drive to take photo's of the 6 VarioTrams stored at an undisclosed location.

VarioTrams 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105 & 2107 are stored here. (Not in this order).
2106 was scrapped a while ago due to a derailment at Glebe.

When Sydney's Light Rail network was extended from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill we had Urbos 2 Trams on loan from Spain for the increased number of trams needed.
They were numbered 2108-2111.
These trams were sent back to Spain once some of the New Urbos 3 trams were delivered.
Unfortunately i never got a photo of an Urbos 2 tram.

The Vario's were retired in mid 2015 and all replaced with the new Urbos 3 Trams as seen in the photo below.

Im dissapointed with the Vario's being retired seeing they are so young.
Oh well, you can't avoid change i guess.

We have 12 Urbos 3 Trams numbered 2112 - 2124 except 2113.
Apparently 2113 was skipped because it would bring bad luck to passengers travelling to The Star Casino.

When the new Sydney City Light Rail opens we will have new Citadis X05 Trams.

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