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Old February 25th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #261
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A bit late but still ....

Rīgas Mikroautobusu Satiksme recieved 15 VW Crafter minibuses who are modified to allow access for handicapped people
These buses are in service since 06.02.2015.







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Old February 25th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #262
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Public transport network maps made by Road_Runner from transphoto.ru and busphoto.ru.

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Tram and Trolleybus

(Source http://transphoto.ru/photo/662767/)
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:54 PM   #263
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Are they new ones? "Ķengarags" still seems to be shown as "Višķu iela". EDIT: They're dated from early 2014

BTW That stop name in Voleri - "Jaunā pietura" ("The new stop")

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Old April 10th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #264
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Free WiFi at stops



Finally! The first 7 bus stops have been fitted with routers for free WiFi (courtesy of Lattelecom)!
Although there still doesn't seem to be any progress on on-vehicle free WiFi and Riga Eye project, this is a very important addition.

If I remember correctly, then some termini already had free WiFi provided by Rīgas Satiksme, but now there will be WiFi on other important stops too.


Altogether Rīga has more than 4500 Lattelecom free WiFi access points.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #265
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From Railway Gazette:

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Tram investment planned in Riga
14 Aug 2015



LATVIA: Riga operator Rīgas Satiksme has announced plans to build a 3·6 km tram extension Riga, as part of a larger project that includes infrastructure renewal and additional rolling stock.

The extension to the northeast of the city centre would run along Pērnavas iela, Senču iela, Zirņu iela, Skanstes iela and end at Sporta iela. Work would be carried out in conjunction with the reconstruction of 3 km of routes 5 and 9 and the depot on Brivibas iela. The project also includes the procurement of 12 low-floor trams

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Old August 18th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #266
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Trolleybuses. Very good system.

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Trams.

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Old August 23rd, 2015, 10:00 AM   #268
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[LDZ] two Latvian Railways commuter trains meet at Kemeri station.




[LDZ] Riga bound commuter train calls melluži station.

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Old August 31st, 2015, 01:57 PM   #269
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New RVR tram development

Rīga's factory RVR in cooperation with Peterburg's FormaForma industrial designers are developing a new tram project.

The tram, designed for cities with historic tram networks, will look something like this.

Original post from RVR's Facebook (in Russian)
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Old August 31st, 2015, 06:37 PM   #270
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Any plans for a second river-crossing for tram, even longterm?

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Old September 1st, 2015, 01:45 PM   #271
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Any plans for a second river-crossing for tram, even longterm?

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In one far fetched long term vision there are two perspective river crossings for trams: Hansa crossing (Iļģuciems-Hanzas street) and a bridge at the end of 13th January street (besides the existing railway bridge).

But, to be honest, I'm not a fan of their plan. Nor the tram line that they want to build in the coming years through Skanste
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New tram tender


Reconstructed "M. Ķempes iela" stop and 15T1 tram - photo by me

Rīgas Satiksme has issued a tender for the purchase of 20 new low floor trams for service on line 4.

15 of those trams will be 3-section and 5 will be 4-section trams (so it seems this tender is made specially for Škoda).

They will cost around 70 million euros (which I find a lot, since the previous 20 trams cost 52 million euros) and the first could be in service as soon as late 2016 (which I doubt)

Info from RigasSatiksme.lv
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Old March 17th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #273
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Rīgas Satiksme presented Solaris electricbus which will be tested on 1., 25. and 23. bus routes.
All my photos of this event available here (on Flickr)

_3175575 by Karalis Arturs, on Flickr

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Rīgas Satiksme stated that from now on only zero emission vehicles will be bought. But for now they are skeptical about these Solaris electric buses as the technology is still in early stages (it would have to be recharged for hours 3 times per day). And it won't be so soon until new vehicles will be bought.

By 2017 Rīgas Satiksme plans to receive 10 Solaris-bodied Škoda 27Tr trolleybuses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells for off-grid operation.

Source http://www.delfi.lv/news/national/po....d?id=47199527
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Riga chooses Škoda for tram order
Wednesday, April 27, 2016



RIGA Transport (RS) has awarded Škoda Transportation a €62.6m contract to supply 20 15 T ForCity low-floor LRVs for the Latvian capital's 124km tram network

The 1524mm-gauge 600V dc vehicles will be used on Line 4, which links Riga Central Market with Imanta

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Happy for Riga, I was expecting that, Skoda is the best.
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It would be interesting to know what Stadler and Pesa put forward as so far 15T is the only modern 100% low floor articulated tram that can run on these track conditions and without destroying the track even more:

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I suppose that Stadler had put forward 85300М


While Pesa probably put forward the Fokstrot

pictures from transphoto.ru

But yes, we do like the 15T, because it's not bad for the tracks. Though our tracks (except switches) are in quite a good shape – that part in your picture is one of the only places with bad tracks where new trams go and it's planned to be reconstructed in the coming years as part of the new Skanste tram line construction project.
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This too ugly and low quality models from Pesa and Stadler wii never compare with Skoda 15T!
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I suppose it's so. The 15T is cool. Too bad that RS doesn't use them at full potential – at places they have to wait up to 3 minutes, because traffic lights favor cars, even if a 4-section 15T carries more people.

And there is a lack of high platforms – most stops have 0cm high platforms. Which means that many older people prefer buses, because the roadside curb is ~12cm high.

But people like the 15T. Since it's introduction passenger numbers on line 6 have more than doubled.
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