Tramway Live Cams
From Ukrtelecom we get a view of Cathedral Square in Cherkasy, Ukraine where trolleybuses pass by. Cherkasy is a 94 km trolleybus system with around 130 vehicles running on 11 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software.
From Chernigiv (Chernigov) in Ukraine this camera from Ukrtelecom shows a central square, titled Perekhrestya on the web page, where trolleybuses pass by in the foreground and use the road on the right. Chernigiv is a 94 km trolleybus system with around 130 vehicles running on 11 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software.
In Chernivtsi, Ukraine this camera from Ukrtelecom shows the University area, where trolleybuses pass by the gate. This fairly new trolleybus system opened in 1996 with around 25 vehicles running on 2 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Java software.
This Ukrtelecom camera gives a view of the Opera Theatre in Dnipropetrovsk (Yekaterinoslav) in Ukraine. Trams and the occasional trolleybus pass by. The city has an 88 km tramway with over 300 cars on 15 routes and a 189 km trolleybus system with around 300 vehicles running on 20 routes. The camera gives a "Windows" movie picture.
An Ukrtelecom camera which shows Artema Street in Donetsk (Stalino, Yuzovka) in Ukraine, where trolleybuses run. The city has a 162 km trolleybus system with over 300 vehicles running on 16 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software.
This camera in Kharkiv (Kharkov), Ukraine, looks out of a window at the 'Real Bank' showing trolleybuses at Pavlovopolsky Market with the building site for a metro station in the background. Kharkiv is a 272 km trolleybus system, Ukraine's second largest, with over 650 vehicles running on 40 routes. The camera automatically updates every 5 seconds, but clicking on the link below the image slows this to 16 seconds.
Here in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine is a traffic camera that shows the city's trolleybuses. It is located in the Lenningrad Square district. The picture updates very frequently and switches between four different views. The trolleybuses are probably on route 30.
Kiev (Kyiv) has both 130 km of tramway routes and a 318 km trolleybus system, Ukraine's largest. This is a huge series of traffic cameras of the city. A large number show the trolleybuses, but some (e.g. cameras 25, 27, 29 and 64 - a very good one where our snapshot was taken) show the tramway. The first page gives you a random view together with a map of all the cameras. There is a series of views below from other cameras, but the "All Cams" option below gives a list of them all. Most give a moving picture. The "see on the map" link below the camera zooms the map in to show the camera's position. Hover over the picture and you are offered an option for a larger moving image.
Mariupol (Zhdanov) in Ukraine does have a tramway, but this camera from Ukrtelecom shows Lenin Avenue, where trolleybuses run. The city has a 88 km trolleybus system with around 130 vehicles running on 15 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software, but it is sometimes off-line.
Zaporizhzhya (Alexandrovsk, Zaporozhye) in Ukraine does have a tramway, but this camera from Ukrtelecom shows Zhovtneva (October) Square, where trolleybuses pass. Zaporizhzhya is a 175 km trolleybus system with around 270 vehicles running on 23 routes. The camera gives a movie picture using Axis camera control software. This camera is sometimes off-line.
Not a live camera, but the BBC have provided us a view from the driver's cab of one of the new trams in Blackpool, England. The run is from Pleasure Beach to North Pier.
The new tramway in Edinburgh, Scotland, is due to open in 2014. This moving picture camera is on the roof of Starbucks Coffee House at 128 Princes Street. 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 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. Pointing into the street below shows the trackwork of the tramway. The camera is sometimes off-line.
This camera is in Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland between Frederick Street and The Mound. The camera points in several different directions, each for a couple of minutes. There is an automatic update giving a moving picture. Three views show trackwork of the new tramway, including the one in our snapshot which looks east and shows a new tram on display in 2010.
Transport for Greater Manchester, the Metrolink operator, give us a view down London Road away from the City Centre, with the tram tracks in and out of Piccadilly railway station undercroft. The view updates every 30 seconds.
This camera comes from the BBC in Manchester, England and looks down along Oxford Street towards St. Peter's Square and beyond towards the Town Hall and suggests that you "Look out for passing trams!". It automatically refreshes every 5 minutes. Also from the BBC in Manchester, to see a series of videos from the driving cabs of Manchester trams, click here.
Here we are in Manchester, England, looking down onto the St. Peter's Square tram stop. There is a very good view of the frequent service of Metrolink trams. The image automatically refreshes every minute.
This camera is on the 11th floor of the Peninsula Building in Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, England. It looks down onto the north side of Victoria station, where Metrolink trams and main line trains run. The image automatically refreshes every couple of seconds.
Not a tram, but from the BBC we get this view of the Transporter Bridge which spans the Tees in Middlesbrough, England. It is 851 feet long (570 feet between the two towers), 225 feet high at the tallest point, and was opened on 17th October 1911. A gondola carrying 200 people (or 6-8 cars) is pulled across in 90 seconds by cables winched by two 30 hp electric motors. The image automatically updates every five minutes.
The new Nottingham Express Transit opened in March 2004. From the menu of traffic cameras, select city centre and then the one at Theatre Square which gives various views, but sometimes shows the tram tracks crossing at Wollaton Street where trams may often be seen. The image automatically updates every 90 seconds. To see a "high speed" ride from the cab of a new tram as filmed by the BBC, click here.
Not a live camera, but from the website of the Seaton Tramway we get a "high speed" ride taken from the platform of tram 14 showing the whole of the route and also a number of 360° views of the trams.
The first page gives you a choice of a list or a map of locations of traffic cameras in Sheffield, England. The cameras 8 - direction Park Square South; 9 - Park Square North; 10 - Infirmary Road / Hoyle Street; 11 - Ridgeway Road; 12 - Ridgeway Road; and 16 - Middlewood Road; certainly show Sheffield Supertrams, others may do as well. The camera directions change, so the tramway may not always be visible, but a there is a map next to the image and a small panoramic view with street names, so that you can identify the direction that the camera is pointing. The images are updated every minute, but you will need to use refresh on your browser.
At 3,650 feet long, Southport Pier is the second longest in the UK (after Southend at 7,080 feet). The pier was recently restored and from 2005 a battery operated tramway has run along it, as can be seen from this camera. The image updates about every second, but at frequent intervals the view switches away from the tramway and towards the promenade.
As well as its main line railway exhibits, the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, Illinois, USA, has a large range of interurbans, streetcars and trolley coaches. On running days examples can be seen from the web cameras around their site. They have a variable automatic update which defaults to 8 seconds, but with a 2 second option for high speed lines.
This camera is in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from "Fat Harry's" bar looking across St. Charles Avenue, close to its junction with Napoleon Avenue. The grass median strip carries the heritage streetcars and the view between the trees shows the uptown trolley stop on the far track. The image automatically updates every 20 seconds, although has recently given a moving picture. For a long time service was suspended due to Hurricane Katrina storm damage to tracks and overhead power supply, but we are pleased to say that the streetcars are now back.
This camera is in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in a district known as Chase Field. It shows the Valley Metro LRT system. In the centre of view is an LRT stop. The view is updated from time to time but you will need to use refresh on your browser. There are links to an adjustable 'Time-Lapse' option.
From an office in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA, we can see a single track on the streetcar system. The camera is located at the corner of SW Washington Street and 11th Avenue. The view automatically updates every 20 seconds. There is also a video option and an archive of views from the previous 24 hours. This camera is sometimes off-line.
After leaving Portland, Oregon, USA, the MAX (the marketing name for the light rail system) runs along the side of the Banfield Freeway, partly sharing the right of way with the Union Pacific Railroad. This link is to a map and a series of twelve traffic cameras on Interstate 84, in some of which the tramway can be seen. Clicking on the individual small view or the map gives a larger image which automatically updates every few minutes.
This link is to a set of traffic cameras in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. where there is a main map showing the freeways and interstates in the city area and the route of the Trax LRV. You will see dozens of little 'cam' symbols and those next to the tram route will show the tramway. The time in Salt Lake City is GMT -7.
Here are a number of traffic cameras in Seattle, Washington, USA, which show both the LRV operated tramway and the trolleybus (trolleycoach) system. The trams are visible on the cameras at "MLK Way S & S Alaska St - EW", "MLK Way S & S Othello St - EW" and "MLK Way S & S Othello St - NS", the last of which also includes trolleybuses. The trolleybuses of this large system can also be seen on a number of the other cameras on the list given. Image updates are every minute but you have to refresh manually. The time in Seattle is GMT -8.
A panoramic view from the top of the One America Plaza Broadway at India Street downtown San Diego, California, USA. Controls allow the camera to be zoomed and it can be re-positioned by clicking on either the image or the viewfinder below it. Use refresh on your browser for an update. The camera should be turned to the right of San Diego Bay where the light rail line can be seen alongside the tracks of Amtrak and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Also from the selection box menu just above the picture select "C.St.Trolley Station" for a good view.
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