Sylwian junction


Metre gauge tram line junction less than 4 miles from Lodz city centre. Photo BTWT.

(Click image to enlarge.)

The picture above (looking North) was taken on 20 June 2010 at the boundary between the Lodz Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (Lodz City Transport Department) tram system and the tracks run by the Tramwaje Podmiejskie Sp. z o.o. (Suburban Tramway Company). The right hand curve is used by the MPK service no.9 and leads to the terminal stop and loop at Zdrowie. The left hand curve is used by TPS works cars when returning to their depot.

Driver of TPS service 43 bis to Konstantynow switches the points by hand. Photo BTWT

Another photo taken the same day at the boundary point this time looking West. While TPS drivers have to switch the points by hand, MPK drivers have infra red remote controllers to perform the same task.

Map showing (top right hand corner) the junction and boundary point at Zdrowie.
Map OpenStreetMap

(Click to access an intercative OpenStreetMap map showing a larger area of Lodz.)

The left hand curve (used only by TPS works cars) is not shown, nor are all the the tram stops. OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a map of the whole world.

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