Tram trip, Alexandria
I've chosen the Subway/Metro as what the Tram would fall under. It goes on tram tracks through the city.
The price of a single Tram Al Ramlh ride is uniformly 25Piastre, except on the single-car touristic heritage tram that runs from Boulkly to Mhatat al-Ramlh, for which fare is 1LE.
My friend and I weren't going very far so we decided to take this mode of transportation. The man who was sitting across from us wasn't functioning on all levels. He began to remove his clothes. My friend made me sit with my back to the man undressing. My friend asked me if I had any small bills with me and I said I had 3 dollars. He shook his head, that would be too much, he looked in his wallet but only had 10LE and that was too much. I said why is 3LE not good enough? My friend thought I meant 3USD - no wrong currency. We got off at the next station and my friend said something in arabic to the man and put the 3LE's in his pocket. Quite and interesting ride.
Alexandria is a unic place wth its trams in Africa.Tunisia is another place wth urban rail system but that is kind of light metro.There is no tram routes in any other African place. And it is a great pleasure to watch the trams running on streets in Alexandria.Inside of tram the Egyptian people in their own style riding the tram.
The tram is the oldest means of transportation in Africa. I did not have the chance to ride on the tram in Alex but had the chance to see them running few streets from the seafront in Corniche. It consists of 2 systems - the blue which is the Tram Al Raml and the yellow tram which is called Tram Al Madina. The Blue System or the Tram Al Raml serves 38 stations
Tram , Which is the cheapest and almost the fastest transportation in Alexandria as nothing stops it.
It's the best choice if you are a tourist as it will show you the whole city it can take you almost every where
There are 2 types of trams blue and yellow one.
But blue one have 2 routes and yellow have one route but every tram number in yellow takes you to a different place.
But take care you cant take the tram when it's crowded because you will find students beating each other to be inside i will update with some pics asap.
The best about Tram that it have a fixed price and it's very very cheap.
In the blue tram there is a car for women only
blue tram is 3 cars , yellow tram is 2 cars only
Trams are the oldest (the network was built in 1860) and cheapest, but the slowest means of transport in Alexandria.
There are two kinds of tramways: the yellow ones and the blue ones.
The yellow tramways go in direction to the West (nr 14 goes to Masr Station and nr 15 passes by Abu al-Abbas Mursi mosques, the Qaitbey an Ras at-Tin).
The blue tramways go in direction to the East (nr 1 and 2 go to Montazah, 3 and 7 to Sidi Gaber and nr 5 and 8 to San Stefano).
There's one more thing - the first car is usually women only!
I love trams, and wherever I go, if there is one, I will always make it a point to use them. Alex was no exception - so with some friends, we took the tram from the Eastern Harbor near Sidi Gaber back to downtown. It was a sloooow ride, alright, but I enjoyed the sights along the way, and the local flavor that went with them. It was cheap, too, 25 piastres (their equivalent of cents) per person.
If you're not in a hurry, trams are a great way to see the sights from downtown area to the eastern side of the city such as the Mahmoud Said Museum and the Royal Jewellery Museum.
Alex's tram network is one of it's glories. Theyre not fast - in any sort of traffic you can can outwalk them. But they're ridiculously cheap - 25 piasters for a short journey and riding on one is a geat way just to see Alex's street life.
Note that they have one carriage reserved for women. Just look before you board!
There are blue and yellow trams in Alexandria. I never travelled with the yellow line, which goes west from Mahattat Ramla. But I travelled with the blue line east from Mahattat Ramla to San Stefano, and later back the same way. The tram is slow and stops very often and it probably took more than 40 minutes to San Stefano.
The fare was 25 piasters.
Alexandria has tram! They are not too clean also not too fast but they exist! Some trams have 3 coaches and one of the is just for women! If you are male and you get on it ... well they will lough but they will like it!
One of Alexandria landmarks : Raml Station. The terminal of the popular Alexandrian mean of transportation, the traditional tram/
There are a few trams cruising through Alexandria, trains of three coaches, the middle one reserved for women only.
Alexandria has a pretty good Tram system. Once you have got used to your surroundings and got your bearings, this is a great an in expensive way of getting around.