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Old June 7th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #81
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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #82
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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, 07:45 PM   #83
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So info not related to the 15T for a change

Two new summer bus routes:

24A Sarkandaugava - Vecāķi
http://saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv/?a=...8&t=xhtml&l=lv
Already in service on weekends. Bus leaving Sarkandaugava at 10:00, 11:25, 12:45, 15:35, 17:00, 18:25)

45 Mežciems - Carnikava
(no official map on rigassatiksme.lv, but here is my made) http://maps.google.lv/maps/ms?vps=6&...3c27f4afc2fe77
Daily service with one leaving every hour between 6:00 and 21:00
Bus leaving mežciems at: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:30,
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Old June 13th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #84
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Hystorical: http://forum.transira.ro/viewforum.php?f=116

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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #85
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Some pics from 9 years ago ... Riga public transport in 2001

Tatra T3A in Mežaparks


Škoda 15TrM in Purvciems


Test drives of Škoda 21Tr (in Purvciems)










Belkomunmash ASKM-333


Solaris Trollino 18 (one of the first)


Trolleybus depo #1






Tram Depo #3






Solaris Urbino 12 (again one of the first)




Mercedes Benz O530G (Citaro G)


Mercedes Benz O345


Ikarus 280 (one of the last ones)








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Old September 2nd, 2010, 07:23 PM   #86
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The second 15T has been delivered on the nightfrom 30th to 31st august.

http://aculiecinieks.delfi.lv/news/w....d?id=33833003
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Old September 21st, 2010, 05:29 PM   #87
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From: http://www.rigassatiksme.lv/index.ph...la=325&id=3714
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On September 21-24 Berlin hosts the world’s largest show of the latest rail transport models and technologies, Inno Trans 2010, where a new low-floor tram will be exhibited before being delivered to Riga. It has been sent to the show by its manufacturer, Škoda Transportation.

„Riga’s new low-floor tram is a new generation vehicle whose concept, design and technical features meet the demands set in the 21st century by passengers in a large city,” says Tomašs Krseks, director general of Škoda Transportation.

The new low-floor tram is based on a number of original technological solutions, which not only increase passengers’ comfort and safety, but also allow sparing the resources and time necessary for the tram maintenance. In the process of manufacturing the new tram, Škoda Transportation used but certified materials that meet today’s environment standards.

Since the first Inno Trans show held back in 1996, this show of rail vehicles and technologies has been the most important event for the whole industry worldwide. In 2008 it was visited by more than 100 000 guests and displayed nearly 2000 exhibits from 41 countries, which occupied all the pavilions of the show and 3.5 km of rail tracks.

The list of participants of Inno Trans 2010 include globally known companies like Deutsche Bahn (Germany), ÖBB (Austria), SBB (Switzerland) and SNCF (France), as well as Infrabel (Belgium), PKP (Poland) and RZhD (Russia). Riga’s new low-floor tram will be on display at the Škoda Transportation stand.

It shall be reminded that by the end of January 2011 Škoda Transportation will deliver to Riga 20 new trams, of which eight will be received until the end of October, this year. The trams are being delivered according to the schedule.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #88
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Just some graphs about Riga public transport (Trams, Trolleybuses and Buses) I made today . The info is only about vechichles which have not been withdrawn from service.

By manufacturing year


By manufacturer


Trams by age


Trams by model


Trolleybuses by age


Trolleybuses by model


Buses by age


Buses by model
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Old January 10th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #89
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I have enjoyed reading the BUS HISTORY, thank you so much for sharing such wonderful information and the pictures are really look great. Nice shot.

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Old January 30th, 2011, 04:37 PM   #90
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Here is a map of the current tram network:


(Click to see larger image - 2164x1724)

And today I made a small phototour of two tram lines - 11 and 6. Here is the above map with highlighted parts of the network included in this tour


11 Stacijas laukums - Ezermalas iela

At A/S "Laima"





At Tallinas iela



Between Tallinas iela and Mēness iela





At Kazarmu iela















On Brasas Tilts



At Brāļu kapi (old location of the stop, the new stop is a few meters further)









At 2. Meža kapi (with a not used loop)













At Gaujas iela









At Visbijas prospekts





At Mežaparks



At Ezermalas iela







6 Jugla - Stacijas laukums

At Jugla















At Meža skola

















At Sporta akadēmija



At Krustabaznīcas ila







At 45. vidusskola (with an unused loop)



















At Gustava Zemgala gatve



At Rūpnīca "VEF"







At Brīvības iela





Between Brīvības iela and Pērnavas iela




Between Sporta nams "Daugava" and Tallinas iela
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Old July 31st, 2011, 12:11 PM   #91
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Some pics from miestai.net, © udrius:





























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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #92
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I visited Riga for a couple of weeks ago, so here are some photos...



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http://www.youtube.com/embed/bzhcVKobDjg A short video.

My first message to Skyscrapercity...

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Tram videos from Riga

Some videos from Riga in April 2012...



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Old May 27th, 2012, 04:18 AM   #94
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What are those ACS machines for? Are they for ticketing or is it for tracking the location of the tram using beacons?
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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #95
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First four section Škoda 15T tram is here and it is HUGE (compared to other trams in Riga). It's 41m long an has a capacity of 430 passanger. It's the biggest tram in history that's been used in public service.







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Old June 8th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #96
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First four section Škoda 15T tram is here and it is HUGE (compared to other trams in Riga). It's 41m long an has a capacity of 430 passanger. It's the biggest tram in history that's been used in public service.

You mean biggest in Riga cause in the world there are trams larger in public service.
7 section Citadis trams are 42 meters long.
In Budapest Combino trams are 54 meters long.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #97
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Yes of course I meant the biggest in Riga :p
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:35 PM   #98
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Since today is the "Day without a car" Rīgas Satiksme has made the rides for car owners free and I just had to use this to make small trip around Riga.

Purvciems (end point for trolleybus routes 17 and 23)


Solaris Trollino 18 (3rd gen) arriving at Purvciems


Route info display of Solaris Trollino 18


Mežciems (end point for trolleybus routes 14, 18 and bus routes 5, 19, 29)






Road works on Brīvības gatve (tram route 6 usually went here, but since april 2012 till mid 2013 it's replaced here with bus route 6T), near Murjāņu iela crossing




The tram tracks are still un-replaced here


Jugla (end point for tram route 6 is now under reconstruction which will result in a much larger area for tram to turn around)


















Brīvības gatve near the stop ""




Brīvības gatve/Ropažu iela near shopping center "Alfa", new tracks










Old tracks on Ropažu iela


Solaris Urbino 12 route info display


Škoda 15T on the temporary end point (45. vidusskola)






Inside Škoda 15T


Stop for the Retro tram


13. janvāra iela


Tatra T3A


New tracks near Nacionālais Teātris were placed last year for the possible extension of tram route 6 to Ausekļa iela








Kronvalda bulvāris


Ausekļa iela (end point for tram route 7)




Unusual sight - Tram on route 5 turning around on Ausekļa iela. Due to some water pipe accident it can't go to it's normal end point in Mīlgrāvis.


Ausekļa iela loop






Tracks leading to Eksporta iela and further to Mīlgrāvis are unused today and probably tomorrow






Tram stop sign at Kronvalda bulvāris


Inside Tatra T3A driving on Kronvalda bulvāris


Radio iela (end point for tram routes 6 and 11)




Retro tram
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Old February 10th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #100
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Škoda 15T and 15T1 start servicing route #11 (Stacijas Laukums - Mežaparks)

January 11th, 2013 - Night test run with a modified Tatra T3. It can use both - pole and pantograph. This test was meant to see if the overhead wires are ok.

[Photo by Wuriks, transphoto.ru]


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January 19th, 2013 - Daytime tests with Škoda 15T1. On this day the tram run on "express mode" with only two stops (Stacijas Laukums and Mežaparks) and the ride was for free. The route info panel shows "Uz pikošanās čempionātu 2013" ("To Snowball Fight Championship 2013" - a yearly activity in Mežaparks).

[Photo by Wuriks, transphoto.ru]


[Photo by DieselLocomotive, transphoto.ru]


[Photo by ER2-130709(01), transphoto.ru]


[Photo by Road_Runner, transphoto.ru]


[Photo by Kristian Grambergs, transphoto.ru]


[next photos by me]
Near the loop at Mežaparks




Near stop "Rusova iela"




Near "Brāļu kapi"




Near Lielie kapi




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February 7th, 2013 first day of daily service of the Škoda trams on route #11

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