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Old October 13th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #201
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The first of the new 27Tr's are on their way to Rīga






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Old October 14th, 2014, 09:14 AM   #202
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Times change ... and so did the two trolleybus trains also "changed" ...
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Old October 14th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #203
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Are there any planns to build a metro in Riga?
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Old October 14th, 2014, 09:27 AM   #204
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Not in the nearest future.

And to be honest IMO - we don't need one. The overground transport system can be improved a lot (for example integrate railway in the city transport network, build new tram lines, build new public transport lanes, etc.)
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Old October 18th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #205
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A new minibus route to the airport


From 1st of November a new minibus route 222 City center - Airport will be opened that will give the people an alternative to the slow and uncomfortable but cheap city bus and the fast and comfortable but expensive taxis. So now the possibilities to get to and from the airport will be as follows with the new route highlighted in blue:

RS bus route 22 ............... 25 min ... 0,60 €
RMS minibus route 222 ..... 20 min ... 0,70 €
Nordeka/airBaltic minibus .. 20 min ... 4,99 €
Various taxis .................... 15 min ... 11,38 - 14,23 €
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Old October 18th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #206
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I would say that it will be re-opened. There was a minibus route 222 which was going to the Airport before Rigas Satiksme took over the routes, but I don't remember if it went to the center.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #207
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The first new trolleybuses already delivered

picture from parovoz.com

When they will enter service, the Belorussian low floor trolleybuses (in the picture on the left) as well as all the high floor Škoda trolleybuses will be written off. It's said that the new trolleybuses of park 2 will receive the Belorussian trolleybus numbering 27***
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Old October 19th, 2014, 02:33 PM   #208
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So that would mean that now all of our buses and trolleybuses are low-floor (or am I missing something?)
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Old October 19th, 2014, 03:05 PM   #209
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When they all will enter service, yes - all Rīgas Satiksme's buses and trolleybuses will be low floor.

The Citaro buses have a single step at rear doors but you can have step free access through any other door.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #210
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And when will the new busses and trolleybusses finally enter service?
Haven't seen any yet.

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Old October 19th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #211
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Well... the first trolleybuses were delivered only a couple days ago so it will still be some time before they enter service.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #212
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But the first buses came a few weeks ago and have already been presented.

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Old October 19th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #213
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I don't have any insider info so I won't be able to help you, sorry
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Old October 19th, 2014, 11:41 PM   #214
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All public transport units must complete a series of tests on site before they can go into service. Each and every bus, trolleybus and tram must complete a specific number of kilometers as test runs after they will be fully taken into service. The number of km is supposed to be mentioned in the purchase agreement since representatives of the factory must be on site to consult local mechanics on possible methods of repairs if something occurs.

Usually such tests should take about a month or so (depends on the amount of km needed, incidents and repairs needed). Just remember how it was with the new trams. The first was delivered end of march and started service only in beginning of june.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 10:14 AM   #215
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Old October 31st, 2014, 05:09 PM   #216
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BTW The new Solaris buses have been spotted already on the line going to Bolderāja
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Old October 31st, 2014, 05:51 PM   #217
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And I just found out that a couple of weeks ago
RS signed MOU with Škoda and Ballard for clean trolleybus program
MOU - memorandum of undestanding

During this program called "Hy-Trolley" Ballard - a Canadian fuel cell manufacturer - together with Škoda will undertake a feasibility study and evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell modules as a replacement for diesel generators. If successful, in 2016 27 of Rīga's trolleybuses will have their diesel generators replaced with Ballard's next gen fuel cell modules.

This will eliminate emissions from trolleybuses on routes partly without trolleybus wires such as routes 3, 9 and 27

Full article http://www.ballard.com/about-ballard...da_MOU_MU.aspx
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Old November 12th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #218
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The first new Solaris buses start daily service:
https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/news...ng-passengers/
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Old November 17th, 2014, 09:53 AM   #219
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New Trolleybuses


Source: http://transit.parovoz.com/muralista...D=55399&LNG=EN


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Old November 18th, 2014, 08:25 PM   #220
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