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Old June 8th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #1281
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If I'm not mistaken, first 20 trams should be delivered till January/2011
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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #1282
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^ Well, this sounds impressive, but so unbelieveable on the other hand.. Why is necessary for them to deliver 17 trams in the time between October and January? Couldn't they stretch the terms? Sure, the faster the better, but who needs them si much if only few would be operating the route? Also, as the new depot isn't yet constructed, where would they be staying?
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Old June 8th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #1283
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If Radio iela - Jugla takes 35min we have about 70min without breaks. Add some minutes for turn around in Jugla and you would get 78min with 6min intervals = 13 trams.
Add 2 as a reserve - 15 trams for T6.
This just means that they have planned whole 2 extensions. To Ausekļa iela it could be some extra 18min and to Berģi 12min, so that would make up the 5 extra trams. But these extensions aren't even decided, even less built (to Berģi).
A bit weird, what will they do with those trams until then? No other routes will be prepared for them.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #1284
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How long is the route that 15T traverses, how many stops along it and how long does it take for the journey?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #1285
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Triceratops, I don't quite understand your question about deliveries. I'm working for manufacturing company myself, and it is perfectly clear, why it is absolutely fine to deliver 17 trams from Oct till Jan - it takes some time to produce the volume of ordered machinery, and then it is just about logistics, what it is to stretch there? And they've announced before that first 20 trams will operate No6 line only. It makes me assume that old skodas will be removed from service, probably sold or will replace/join cars on other lines. Do you have different information?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:30 PM   #1286
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historyworks, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...77162&t=h&z=14

21 stops (including first and final), ~35min (one way)
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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #1287
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21 stops (including first and final), ~35min (one way)
Thanks vanniken.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #1288
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Today experts from škoda arrive in Riga to investigate strange smell in 15T. Tram salon for unknown reasons smells like "bums". RS believes that source of this smell is one of mechanisms.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1289
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Found strange smell source of low-floor tram.

In friday's examination, Czech company Škoda agents discovered what distribute strange smell in new Riga low-floor tram. It was found that the smell appears when heating system is switched on. Experiment was turned on the heated system, which contributed to the technical fumes from which came the smell.

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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #1290
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Source: http://www.tvnet.lv/zinas/latvija/33...anas_noslepumu

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The Czech specialists discovered the causes of odd smells low-floor tram - to blame might be the heating system turned on for inspection, said the Riga road "spokesman Victor Zaķis.

New low-floor tram during the technical survey in the Czech specialists today searched for the causes of the odd smell, which residents expressed their dismay.

Zaķis said that during the inspection specialists any defects or sakusumus not found. The main suspicion falling on the heating system, which occasionally turned on for inspection purposes. "Apparently not completely dried of an oil or glue, which, by the action of heating system begins to evaporate," says Zaķis.

"Riga Traffic" representative expressed the hope that winter, when the tram turned Heating, odors will already izvēdinājušās. Now for the odors no one complained.

As reported, the new low-floor tram in Riga this month started to carry passengers, there was a strange smell, informed the agitated residents.

"We are glad dunes in the new tram, but suddenly I felt that something stinks, almost like a" bomžiem. "All the roads were uncomfortable ride, while the tram is a convenient and neat," LETA said indignantly rīdziniece Lāsma.

Zaķis confirmed that the company's employees have noticed the smell.

Riga, the first low-floor trams were delivered in late March.

First 20 low-floor trams to Riga on 52 million euros (36.4 million lats), the company will deliver "Škoda Transportation sro".
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Old June 11th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #1291
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Riga City Council in close corporation with Rīgas Satiksme made me speechless today. Last month I read that high tram platforms will be built on Barona street but what I see today near Meža kapi:
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Why to spend money on low platforms if line 11 have high possibility to get some new trams and high platforms are employable with old trams and trams will be forced to do so in Barona street anyway?

Or does planning is needed only for projects bigger that EUR 10m?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #1292
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Old June 12th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #1293
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Oooh, no!
Typically RS! They still renovate route 6 by putting tracks on just sand, so this is no surprise at all. They don't plan more than one month ahead...

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Old June 12th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #1294
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Oooh, no!
Typically RS! They still renovate route 6 by putting tracks on just sand, so this is no surprise at all. They don't plan more than one month ahead...

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That's route 11 in the pic

as far as I know the route 6 was renovated by putting the tracks in sand
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Old June 12th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1295
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So what is the air conditioning for if there is a separate heating system and presumably your summers are not too hot?
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Our summer temperatures are identical to yours
Avg. Temperature Prague

May 13
Jun 16
Jul 18
Aug 18
Sep 13

Riga


May 11
Jun 15
Jul 18
Aug 17
Sep 12
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Old June 12th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1297
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Our summer temperatures are identical to yours
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I understand. I think you are being specially privileged because DPP in Prague doesn't consider aircon necessary! I guess I understand why you have separate heating system because I don't know that aircon will function well even on heating cycle in minus 40

I am also from Australia and I have a different view of "heat" - what you call hot we call mild (and probably what we call cold you call warm)

Anyway enjoy aircon while you have it.
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as far as I know the route 6 was renovated by putting the tracks in sand
Did you expected concrete blocks? That's a solution for tracks in center, but in dedicated lanes gravel+compost like on railways would be enough - and less dust, more grass, no short-cutters like on sand filling.

Is the new platform on line 4 near RRR the same as this? See the 2 tubes coming from pavement - that's power supply for two shelters while the most of other shelters have supply from above; nice done, isn't it?
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Is it that those new platforms are made for the completely new stop and the one further (Brāļu kapi) will be removed there? Are they at least building them with the intention to adapt it for the requirements of the low-floor trams?
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Is it that those new platforms are made for the completely new stop and the one further (Brāļu kapi) will be removed there? Are they at least building them with the intention to adapt it for the requirements of the low-floor trams?
They are relocating the stop from that central island due to "safety reasons". And I don't see any sence in bulding tram stops in two phases.

Meanwhile RS announced that tram line extention to Berģi is to start after 1.5 years and 2 P&R sites will be investigated - one near Garkalne municipality council, other near Jugla canal.

Interesting why this site is not considered:
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Also I'm wondering how will RS make suburban people to change their habits - I think everyone who don't want to pay for parking in the centre and have no alternatives can park in Alfa or elsewhere already now, but how to convince the rest?
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