Modern Alstom Trams in an Old French City; Valenciennes—22 April 2016 Part 2.

As a follow up to this morning’s post on SNCF at Valenciennes, I thought I’d post a few Lumix LX7 photos I made of the city’s modern tram system.

This is a show-case system of Alstom’s tram technology and features street running, trackage in grass-covered central medians, and tram lines on old SNCF railway lines.

The Citadis trams are very similar to those employed on Dublin’s LUAS network, albeit with different styling.

The day started out with pale thin sunlight, which was gradually replaced by a even dull overcast.

Valenciennes on 22 April 2016; Lumix LX7 photo, unaltered JPG image (except for scaling).
Valenciennes tram on 22 April 2016; Lumix LX7 photo, unaltered JPG image (except for scaling).
Valenciennes tram on 22 April 2016; Lumix LX7 photo, unaltered JPG image (except for scaling).
Valenciennes on 22 April 2016; Lumix LX7 photo, adjusted RAW file, with contrast, exposure and saturation altered to improve balance and interest. LX7 photo.
Espace Villars terminus on the Valenciennes tram system.

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I exposed the cover photo in Germany’s Rhein Valley using my FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm lens.

Tracking the Light posts Daily and sometimes twice!

See my earlier post:

On this Day in 2016; Valenciennes, France.

On this Day in 2016, I visited Valenciennes, France.