French tram driver rules Europe

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The European Tram Drivers Championships took place in Budapest over the weekend attracting drivers from 17 cities.

After a series of delicate tasks Frenchman Patrick Tribondeau more at home on the Paris metro came out winner: “The equipment is old and therefore you have to drive it differently and braking is difficult.”

Alberto Petra drives a tram in Florence: “At the beginning braking was much more difficult. There are days when its easier. It’s hard to judge where one stops.”

Out correspondent in Budapest says: “Driving a 40-ton tram is never easy, the championships are all about safety and skill.”