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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #101
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Hybrid 87 I see that thanks to 15T Riga is now the international centre of transport enthusiats' attention!

Frank H I've been told that all of the Melbourne fleet (including operational Ws) now runs with pantographs. There is only a section of dual function wiring linking the Hawthorne depot where the historic fleet (trolleypole trams) is stored with the workshops at Preston. Otherwise all OHW is converted to panto.

My informant tells me that this didn't stop a former French CEO of the system taking some guests for a ride in a trolleypole W through a converted section. Apparently the pole disagreed with the curved overhead through a stop which in some places is shaped plates rather than a wire and sent showers of carbon chips and sparks everywhere!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #102
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The transphoto maps has more info on it, I just show where are the tram tracks/trolleybus wires. So I guess since each maps shows a bit different info it would be hard to say which one is more up to date.
It's good to have two good maps with differing characteristics. They complement each other.

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Thanks to you, and to Tramwayman and historyworks, for all the information you have been posting on this forum.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #103
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This is somewhat off topic, Although I hope to ride the tram..

anyways, I have a few days in Riga starting on the 28th, what should I see and do? I may hire a car and head to Sigulda on one day, but what else should I see and do? Eat? Drink?
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #104
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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #105
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This is somewhat off topic, Although I hope to ride the tram..

anyways, I have a few days in Riga starting on the 28th, what should I see and do? I may hire a car and head to Sigulda on one day, but what else should I see and do? Eat? Drink?
I suggest you open a thread in the Nordic & Baltic sub forum (in the Icebar). I guess other Latvian forumers may have a lot of ideas what to see and not. I'm not so good at giving ideas for tourists ... sorry
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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:15 PM   #106
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My first ride on the new tram, sorry for the quality (made with my cell phone)


Hope makaveli6 doesn't mind if I repost his pics here
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The new tram started taking passangers today, few pics i took inside it today.
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[IMG]http://i46.************/11qgykh.jpg[/IMG]

The tram accelerates alot faster compared to the old Tatras.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 09:37 PM   #107
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Great, thanks! Can't wait till I try it in Prague.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:02 PM   #108
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My first ride on the new tram, sorry for the quality (made with my cell phone)

Hope makaveli6 doesn't mind if I repost his pics here
Many thanks for the video and the pics.

There's another video at:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...621329&page=27
at post #524.

On a different note I was amused to find this on the BBC website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10191164.stm

All this and 15Ts too!
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Old June 6th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #109
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Had no time to publish this yesterday, but .....



And some pics from the tram and from waiting for it (some are in the video)

Tatra T6B5


Route 6 end stop - Jugla


RS logo on the displays


GPS (still stuck somewhere between Krustabaznīcas iela and Džutas iela, but jumps between the two stops)


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Stop list (Latvian and English)


Reflection games in the store windows




Radio iela


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Route display at the end of the tram (pic taken sitting under it)





Barona Street


Škoda logo on the back windows


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Ticket sellers seat (between first and second door)


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If someone is interested I can share the photos (for personal use only, as a wallpaper). Originally they are 3296X2742 px. Just PM me
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Old June 7th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #110
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Like the photographer's reflection in the window!
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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #111
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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   #112
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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   #113
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Hystorical: http://forum.transira.ro/viewforum.php?f=116

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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #114
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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   #115
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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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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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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   #118
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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   #119
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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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