Railways / Germany: Diesel Locomotives / Siemens Eurorunner ER20 (223)
Die "Eurorunner"-Lokfamilie ist eine Serie vierachsiger, dieselelektrischer Lokomotiven von Siemens. Sie wurde ursprünglich für die Österreichischen Bundesbahnen entwickelt, fand jedoch auch auch unter den deutschen Privatbahnen und Lokvermietern mehrere Käufer. Das erste Baujahr dieser Lokomotiven war 2002.
Public Transport / Germany / Leipzig
The city of Leipzig is located in the northwest of the German federal state of Saxony and has more than half a million inhabitants. It possesses an almost 150-kilometre-long tram network, which is the second largest in Germany after Berlin and has a special track gauge of 1,458 millimetres. The trams as well as the city buses are operated by → Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB).
Public Transport / France / Strasbourg
The city of Strasbourg has almost 300,000 inhabitants and is located on the Rhine river, which also forms the border with Germany. The tram was abandoned in in 1960, but it was reintroduced in 1994. Since then, the tram network is being constantly extended. Today it has a route length of more than 40 kilometres served by six lines. In 2017, even a cross-border line to the neighbouring German city of Kehl was inaugurated. It is operated by → CTS (Compagnie des transports strasbourgeois).
Public Transport / France / Valenciennes
The city of Valenciennes is located in northern France, close to the Belgian border. It has only about 45,000 inhabitants, but together with the neighbouring municipalities it has a population of over 350,000. The tramway network was opened in 2006 as a successor to the first tram, which was abandoned in 1966. Two lines arranged in a Y-shape, which lead far into the surrounding area, operate on a route length of almost 34 kilometres.