Railways / Germany: Electric Multiple Units / Talent 2 (442)
The "Talent 2" is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier. Although the name suggests it would be derivate of the Talent railcars (acronym for "Talbot leichter Nahverkehrs-Triebwagen" = Talbot light regional mutiple unit railcar), the Talent 2 vehicles are technically not related to those cars. The first unit of this class with a maximum speed of 160 km/h was presented in 2008, regarding its front end design it soon got the nickname "Hamsterbacke" (hamster cheek).
Public Transport / Germany / Frankfurt (Main)
The Frankfurt tram has a system length of almost 70 kilometres. In addition, there is a second system, called Underground, even if it mostly runs aboveground and often tramway-like outside the inner city. It has a network of about 65 kilometers. Both are operated by → VGF (Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt). At the Frankfurt Airport, there also is an automatic so-called PeopleMover, called "SkyLine" by the operator, which is also a tram by law and was opened in 1994. The PeopleMover is free of charge and also open for visitors.