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Bullied double deck cars rotting in Silvertown scrap yard in the 1970s.

Bullied built 2 4-car experimental units for the Dartford lines in 1949 to help overcrowding problems and they were still in service until 1971. The units had problems in that the dwell times were longer than anticipated and the pressure ventilation was not reliable. Two Driving motor cars survive, 13003 at the former at Kent Locomotives Ltd premises, Sellindge, Kent and 13004 at the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust. Driving motor car 13003 is now in the care of Bulleid 4-DD Double Deck EMU Group, who plan to restore it.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn is a suspension railway which opened 1901 and runs a route of 13.3 kilometres at a height of about 12 metres above the River Wupper. It is a local public transport line, moving some 25 million passengers annually.  The entire trip takes about 30 minutes. In 2016 a new fleet of trains gradually replaced the ageing GTW 72 fleet. The 31 new articulated cars by Vossloh España featured a light blue livery with cushioned seating, air conditioning, information displays, LED lights, improved disabled access and induction motors with energy recovery during braking.

On 14 November 1994, Eurostar services began running from Waterloo International station in London, to Gare du Nord in Paris, and Brussels-Midi, the full daily service starting on 28 May 1995.

On 23 September 2003, passenger services began running on the first completed section of High Speed 1. On 14 November 2007, Eurostar services were transferred from Waterloo to St Pancras International. The last train to Paris left at 6.09pm, and the last train to Brussels departed at 6.12pm. In the final hours before Eurostar’s 15-hour overnight move to St Pancras International the celebrations, entitled 'Waterloo Sunset' saw live music and theatre groups performing on Waterloo International’s departures concourse. Lily Allen sang “Waterloo Sunset” to close Eurostar from Waterloo.

JXC 432 London Transport RT624. This became the last RT in normal public service when in it operated the final journey on Route 62 into Barking Garage on 7th April 1979.

Midland Metro system opened in 1999. It consists of a single route operating between Birmingham and Wolverhampton via West Bromwich and Wednesbury and running on disused railway lines and on-street running in urban areas. The line originally terminated at Birmingham Snow Hill, but extensions were opened in 2015 and 2019 and it now runs into Birmingham City Centre. Further extensions are underway due to be completed in 2021. The system is owned by the public body Transport for West Midlands.

Gloria is the most popular of the three cable cars in Lisbon. It connects Restauradores Square with Rua San Pedro de Alcántara in Bairro Alto.

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