Tramway Live Cams
This camera is in Hong Kong Central District looking in a westerly direction with trams along Des Voeux Road Central. Road traffic seen crossing left to right is on Peddar Street and the road angling down to the right is Chater Road. There is a streaming image but the camera is sometimes off-line.
On entering the site first select "Snapshots" and then click on "Hong Kong Island" in the list of regions given. Now select "Aberdeen Tunnel Wanchai Side" from the list on the right of the screen, or on the map click the dot next to "Causeway Bay". Then the camera gives a view of a flyover, under which may be seen the Queen's Road East tram stop on the single track from Happy Valley to Hennessy Road. Trams can also been seen at "Causeway Bay Road near Hing Fat Street", "Hennessy Road near Arsenal Street", "King's Road near Tin Chong Street", "Pedder Street", "Queen's Road Central near Garden Road" and "Yee Wo Street near Hennessy Road" (our picture). Other locations may give a glimpse and some cameras change viewing direction from time to time. All the images update every two minutes, but a new image can be obtained more quickly by clicking on the "Reload Image" button below the picture. Clicking "Hong Kong Island" below the map reloads the index. Note that the time in Hong Kong is GMT +8. To hear a Hong Kong tram click here.
On entering the site first select "Snapshots" and then click on "Tuen Mun" in the list of regions given. From the same source as the Hong Kong traffic cameras above, we get this range in Tuen Mun in the New Territories. The option for "Lung Mun Road near Wu Chui Road" gives a view of the Tuen Mun L.R.T. which was opened in 1988. The image updates every two minutes, but a new image can be obtained more quickly by clicking on the "Reload Image" button below the picture. Note that the time in Hong Kong is GMT +8.
From a car park at Becsi Utca 229 in Obuda, Budapest, Hungary, we get this view of the Interspar supermarket. Crossing the scene are trams on route 17. The image automatically updates every second.
This camera shows the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. It is located near Batthyány Tér on the other side of the Danube. The moving picture has trams on routes 19 and 41 passing by in the foreground.
This 'Livescope' camera from Citylive.hu is situated in Budapest, Hungary. Click on the live picture option. When the site loads, you can gain control for two minutes by clicking the control button at the bottom right of the image. Use the the selection box below the image to choose Oktogon (zoom). Trams on routes 4 and 6 pass over the crossroads here. There are frequent image updates.
Here is a range of fine traffic cameras in Budapest, Hungary. They have moving pictures, many with trams, although some have been recorded earlier. To the right is a map on which you can click the arrows to change view at the same junction. Below the movie image is a magnifying glass to get a larger image in a new window. On the left side menu, you will see many street and district names. The junction in view and its streets are indented. Click on any of the other names to get a further sub-menu at another junction. The upper half of the listing is for cams on the Buda side, the lower half from Pest.
As well as its tramway, Debrecen, Hungary, has a two route trolleybus system running around 40 vehicles. This is a streaming camera, belonging to Ibolya Kitlei, which shows Árpád Tér where the trolleybuses pass. The camera should be on-line from 8.30 a.m. to midnight (local time), but is sometimes dead.
Here is a fully controllable camera at Kossuth Tér in Debrecen, Hungary, where tracks of the 6km single route tramway can be seen crossing the square on Piac Utca. On the screen you get an image with a set of sliders to control camera position and zoom. The view automatically updates giving a moving picture.
Viewed from the tourist office, this is the Victoria Pier Terminus of the horse tramway in Douglas, Isle of Man (summertime service only). The horses are regularly seen being walked round the tram. The page automatically updates every 15 seconds. Our photo shows a horse car departing in the background behind Douglas's preserved AEC Regent III bus No.64 (KMN 835) of 1949, which happened to be passing by.
The Isle of Man's Manx Radio website has a number of cameras and three are of interest to us. Select "Webcams" and you will get a map with dots marking the locations. Positioning the cursor over the dots gives the names. The group of four in the centre of the map are at Bungalow. Select the one at the bottom right to get a view down Laxey Valley showing the Snaefell Mountain Railway at the TT course road crossing. The railway tracks can also be seen in the foreground on the cameras in that group for "A10 North" and "Snaefell". The pages update automatically every 30 seconds. On some computer systems we have found problems in connecting via Manx Radio, but there is a alternative link via the Manx Department of Transport, click here.
Here is Milan (Milano) in Italy. It shows a road junction junction, looking north along Corso Buenos Aires with Via Lazzaro Palazzi on the left and Via Melzo on the right. Trams cross the junction every few minutes. There's a tram stop on the right and trams going to the left can often see them waiting there. The image updates every 30 seconds, but you need to use refresh on your browser.
From the same camera as the previous view, this option gives the identical picture but with a less frequent update. However, there is a useful archive of earlier shots which can be played as a slide show.
Also in Milan (Milano), Italy, are two views of Piazza Cavour where trams pass. The images update often, but you need to use refresh on your browser.
This moving picture camera is in Hiroshima, Japan. You can see the famous Atomic Bomb Dome which is the remains of a building destroyed by the dropping of the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. Bottom right of the viewing window below the zoom slider is a start button (in Japanese) - click there. If nobody else has it, you get immediate control for 90 seconds. If someone else does have it, the countdown shows how long you have to wait to take control. You can control the camera position and zoom. The tramway is towards the bottom of the scene.
This controllable camera with a moving picture is in the city of Kanoya in Kagoshima province, Japan. Bottom right of the viewing window below the zoom slider is a start button - click there. If nobody else has it, you get immediate control for 60 seconds. If someone else does have it, the countdown shows how long you have to wait to take control. You can control the camera position and zoom although the update is quite slow. Trams of the Kagoshima system are well visible.
A traffic camera in Osaka, Japan where you can catch sight of the metro where it runs between the road carriageways. The view automatically updates every 30 minutes or use refresh on your browser.
Here is a view looking down from the Hotel Irina onto the road outside the Central Station in Riga, Latvia. Trolleybuses on several routes, both single and articulated, pass by here. Riga, which also has 11 tram routes, has a 20 route trolleybus system of around 200 km with over 300 vehicles. The image updates every second to give an almost moving picture. Caution, there are onward links to adult webcams from this website.
This is the Salu Bridge in Riga, Latvia. Trolleybuses pass on the lower road in the foreground. Clicking on the link "Live webcam 01" to the right of the image takes you to a camera looking in the opposite direction. The images update every few seconds but it is irregular.
This large series of Traffic Cameras is from Vilnius, Lithuania. Trolleybuses can be seen on many of them. Vilnius operates over 300 trolleybuses on 17 routes. All the images are as thumbnails on one page, which automatically updates ever 60 seconds. Clicking on each thumbnail gives a larger image.
This site gives traffic views in Mexico City (Ciudad de México) and uses Macromedia Flash Player. From the first page's menu select "Ciudad de México", "Zone Oriente" and Calzada Ermita Iztapalapa. Here you can see trolleybuses of this system which has 45 routes and around 500 vehicles. The image automatically updates every few seconds. Note that the time in Mexico is GMT -6.
This camera gives views from Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The camera gives a moving picture which roves around the square. At one point the camera looks north along Damrak (leading to and from Centraal Station). The sequence soon zooms in to the tram stops there.
This camera looks at the renovation of the Hogesluis lifting bridge on Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The camera gives a moving picture and shows trams on routes 7 and 10 passing. There is plenty of boat traffic too, so the bridge sometimes goes up and stops the trams. Immediately below the picture are three options for displaying a still image shot: 'small' (klein), 'medium' (middel) and 'large' (groot). As it is a high-definition cam, you get a good quality, full screen image even on the 'large' option which you can then save.
This selection gives a live streaming view in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We look down onto Koningsplein where trams on routes 1,2 and 5 are regularly passing. This is one of the few cameras we have found that also provides sound. However, it requires a fast broadband connection to work well.
The Overtoom is one of the busiest streets in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as it is one of the few main roads leading from the ring (circle) to the city heart - the Leidseplein. One hundred years ago the Overtoom was open water, a canal, with streets on both sides. Now a tram travels in the middle lane. Behind the camera position stretches the famous Vondelpark, very popular with both Amsterdam citizens and tourists. In the first picture you have a good view of a tram stop. The view automatically refreshes every 15 seconds. There are two other cameras and also a Java version with more options.
This camera gives views of Van Baerlestraat from "The Society Shop" in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software. To the right of the picture are options for different views. "P C Hoofstraat" looks across the street. "Van Baerlestraat (1)" looks towards the Concertgebouw. "Van Baerlestraat (2)" looks in the opposite direction towards Overtoom. Tram routes 3 and 12 use the street, but 2 and 5 can also be seen crossing the background by the Concertgebouw. When you first select your option, if the view does not change try using refresh on you browser.
This camera gives views from "Projectburo Zuidas" in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software. To the right of the picture are options for different views. Of most interest to us is "Station WTC". Tram route 5 stops there together with Metro routes 50 and 51 and with the main line railway in the background. "Overzicht" gives a view looking down onto the tram and railway tracks with tram route 5 using the tunnel at the bottom left.
This view is at the A325 Nijmeegseplein junction in Arnhem, Netherlands. Trolleybuses on route 7 pass by. Arnhem has a 7 route trolleybus system with about 50 trolleybuses. The camera gives a 25 fps movie picture. There are a number of preset camera positions of which busbaan Pleyweg and busbaan Gelredome are the most useful.
Here can be seen the trolleybus stops at Willemsplein in Arnhem, Netherlands. There is a continuous stream of trolleybuses at this location. The camera gives a moving picture. There are buttons for snapshots and full screen viewing.
This camera is at the Centraal Station in The Hague (Den Haag, 's-Gravenhage), Netherlands. The camera a gives a 15 fps streaming view. Trams are just visible on the right hand side, but they are quite small.
From the first screen click on the "Webcams" option and you then get a choice of cameras. These are at the Frans Halsstraat tram depot in The Hague (Den Haag, 's-Gravenhage), Netherlands. This depot is the home of Haags Openbaar Vervoer Museum (Public Transport Museum of The Hague), where the historic tram collection is kept. The cameras automatically update every minute giving interior and exterior views of the depot, where on Summertime Sundays the museum trams come out on tour.
This camera shows a building site on the junction of Spui and Kalvermarkt in the city centre of The Hague (Den Haag, 's-Gravenhage), Netherlands. The camera a gives a streaming view with preset positions. Trams are visible in some shots.
This is Centraal Station in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Trams cross the scene in the middle distance. Updating is infrequent.
This camera shows the cable car in Wellington, New Zealand. The funicular cable tram runs from Lampton Quay up to the Botanical Gardens. The image updates every 15 minutes but you will need to use refresh on your browser. There is an archive of earlier shots.
This is Courtenay Place in Wellington, New Zealand. The city has a 52 km trolleybus system with 14 routes operated by 60 vehicles. Three routes pass the camera. The image updates every 15 minutes but you will need to use refresh on your browser. There is an archive of earlier shots.
This is Danmarksplass in Bergen, Norway. There are tracks of the new tramway clearly visible. The image updates every 20 - 30 minutes but you will need to use refresh on your browser.
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