Talk:Urban rail adventures
Dresden suspension railway and funicular
I don't know which heading they belong in as they are a fully functional system, but draw a lot of tourists and have a somewhat special fare structure. the Dresden public transit agency and some other guys have made German language pages about them. Taking a ride on either or both comes highly recommended for every trip to Dresden, especially in good weather. Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:18, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
- Interesting. I didn't actually know about those.
- I guess it is similar to San Fransisco] trams, in that it is mostly for tourists, but are still more than relevant for citizens as well. I put San Fransisco in the first list only because it was the best example I could think of for North America. Europe has many candidates! --Andrewssi2 (talk) 23:46, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Urban rail vehicles used for not commuting
I know the formulation is a bit clumsy... What I want to say is this: There are some systems that have one or several vehicles either to special events or (semi-)regularly that have a primary job different from getting people from A to B as fast as possible. This seems particularly common in light rail / streetcar systems. The purposes can either be city tours (sometimes with historic rolling stock), rolling cafés / restaurants or something akin to a rolling party as this German language article announces for Nuremberg. Certainly these can be interesting to mention either in the destination article or here, if and when they are relevant to travelers Hobbitschuster (talk) 01:24, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
- Yes, I have seen 'party trams' in both Melbourne and Munich used like this. My feeling is that adding these would remove the focus from the article somewhat, and may be better placed in a new related article instead? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:29, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Would that system count as an "urban rail adventure"*? There are a mixture of brand new and very historic tram cars that run up and down Blackpool's famous (if rough-looking) seafront, and it functions as both a tourist attraction and a public transport link.
- I don't know much about the Blackpool tram actually, but up to you if you think it belongs in the list. I notice that it isn't in Urban_rail yet? It could be a could a good addition to the 'historic metro system' section?
- I was hoping that we could keep this article fairly discrete, since I think everyone agrees that Urban_rail is rather pointless in its completeness. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:26, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
La Paz cable cars?
Do the cable cars in La Paz and neighboring El Alto count as urban rail? If so, I think they'd make a good addition to this article, because an urban transit system based on gondolas is unusual and riding them is an experience in itself and allows for great views of the city. —Granger (talk · contribs) 05:53, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
- As it's a genuine form of public transport with multiple 'lines' like a metro system, and quite unusual in that regard, it would be a worthy addition to the list. On the other hand, tourist cable cars that exist in many other cities shouldn't, in my view.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:58, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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