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Old October 20th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #721
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A few more videos taken today.

Firstly, the trains at Universitetet station on the Stockholm tunnelbana (red line).




A ride between Örnsberg and Axelsberg station as well as a tour of the platforms at Axelsberg.




Another train arrives at Axelsberg.




Skärholmen metro station and bus terminal tour.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 03:22 AM   #722
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Some information about Saltsjöbanan which is a light-rail system of another type that will be upgraded in a similar way like Roslagsbanan:





More information: http://www.sll.se/verksamhet/kollekt.../saltsjobanan/.

That means, all the tram/light rail systems will be expanded/renewed in the nearest future.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #723
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New hybrid buses that have been purchased and rolled out on inner city routes. Here is an example of one of the smaller buses (they also have large bendy buses). All the hybrids are electric/biofuel combinations.

Could you (or someone else) tell me how heavy those standard and bendy busses are when empty?

Sl.se is the local transport operator right?
I assume their site also has An English part, is it for the most part or is it just the necessary travel infoformation for travelers/tourists from abroad?

@Svarmetall:

Thank you for the link & explaining the local tendering situation.
I allready had that information and -as usual these days- I forgot it, sorry for the inconvience.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #724
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Unfortunately I don't have the technical details on the buses. SL is the regional controller of public transport, but tender contracts are given out for various regions of Stockholm. This one is operated by Keolis, a French transport company. On the side of all public transport it says "i samarbete med ...... " to indicate which company operates which service. So for the tunnelbana it is "MTR".

For English, the website is http://sl.se/english
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #725
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Taken in early October by Trafikverket, inside look of Stockholm City platform:


5925-1421264 by Trafikverket Citybanan, on Flickr
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Old October 28th, 2014, 11:32 AM   #726
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[QUOTE=Dooie_Amsterdammert;118493775]Could you (or someone else) tell me how heavy those standard and bendy busses are when empty?

Hi,

You will find all details regarding this type of vehicle "MAN Lion's City Hybrid" in the web site of MAN, the bus builder.
http://www.bus.man.eu/global/en/city.../Overview.html
It appears this bus is assembled in Poznan factory in Poland
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Old October 29th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #727
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A few unique videos here. Firstly of Sundbyberg Metro Station on the Blue Line.




A view from an SJ X40 double decker regional train leaving Stockholm Centralstation all the way to Sundbyberg Station.




A view all the way from Sundbyberg station to Kungsängen station on the outskirts of Stockholm county.

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Old October 29th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #730
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Tunnelbana station Rådhuset (blue line):

Stockholm Metro by Liis Reiman, on Flickr

Stockholm Metro 2 by Liis Reiman, on Flickr
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Old November 1st, 2014, 12:05 PM   #731
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A futuristic 'baby' of the Swedish Scania and the Belgian VanHool (Scania VanHool Exqui.City) is one of the new buses premiered in Stockholm:





It does look like an updated version of the VanHool superbuses that run in the streets of Malmö.
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VanHool in Malmö (pre-tram)


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Scania VanHool Exqui.City in Stockholm


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Old November 1st, 2014, 09:37 PM   #733
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I don't know. I think I prefer bus designs that don't try to make a bus look like something that they are not. They are not a tram. One should try to make the best out of what a bus is, also when it is a very long bus. For example like that: http://www.fpdwl.at/fahrzeuge/images/ng265_middle.png

This whole "pre-tram" thing is just about taking the customers on a ride.

But at least these new busses introduce an interior design that is truly low floor. Most of the busses in Stockholm have the feeling as if you are climbing mountains in their interior. Not that I would mind "climbing" but it feels just very cramped.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 09:38 PM   #734
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I'll just quote what I said in the Swedish forum:

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I don't like the design. Drivers can no longer sweep the curb to get close to stops - so that makes it more difficult for easy boarding for the disabled etc. Not only that, but it's a bus masquerading as a tram. Why not just build a tram/light rail? I don't see the advantages of this over a standard bendy bus. Can someone point out how this would be an advantage?
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Don't they have an extending ramp or lift or the disabled?
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 12:16 PM   #736
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Don't they have an extending ramp or lift or the disabled?
They probably do, as do current buses in Stockholm. Difference is that I have seen the ramp deployed once only as most drivers are close enough to the kerb for people to get on after the bus has kneeled onto the kerb. People in wheelchaairs and people with pushchairs always manage. Deploying ramps just defeats the purpose of all door boarding and trying to speed up the bus route. Buses are slow and stupid forms of transport already. Don't make them slower...

You can see in the picture above that the bus is not up to the kerb. Also fare evasion would be a big problem. The amount of free riding on the public transport here is disgusting, at least currently buses are hard to do that on...
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Scania: Citywide LE Hybrid premiere

Another premiere by the Swedish Scania - Euro 6 hybrid run only on biofuels:

(c) scania.se

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In line with Scania’s leadership in biofuels, the new Euro 6 hybrid powertrain runs on up to 100 percent biodiesel. The SCR-only Euro 6 engine is already low on fuel consumption, but the parallel hybrid system provides impressive additional fuel savings. And unlike other hybrids, the system is optimised for city and suburban operation and allows speeds up to 100 km/h.


Source: Scania Newsroom

The one can try such buses in Södertälje, Stockholm County (bus line 755).
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:23 PM   #738
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Nice to see new busses, too bad their designs are flawed.

I do wonder about something else though.
How is tunnelbana secured? By camerasurveilance or are there a lot of people walking around in those tunnels?

Seems to me that A lot of the transfertunnels are A bit dark for good camera surveilance..
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Why is it flawed? Yes, the buses look kinda unusual/weird, but the one gets used to that. These buses will not replace the trams/light-rail or the majority of other buses we have anyway. Here are some more pictures of the premiered Scania VanHool Exqui.City:


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They are flawed because they're unnecessary and rather stupid. The bendy buses worked perfectly well, but now you have buses that can no longer sweep the curb and that don't provide for driver checking of tickets.

What are the purported advantages of these buses? What will they add that the regular bendy buses cannot? What is so special about them?
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