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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:10 AM   #41
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The double-decker buses serve an inter-city line between Gothenburg and Borås (a town which is quite close to the city and many people travel to/from there during the rush hours every day).
Also Göteborg -Öckerö.
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Old October 27th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #42
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A nice picture of two 25 m. long buses meeting in the street of Gothenburg:


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Old January 9th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #43
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Some more pictures:

Carrus, Hjalmar Brantingsgatan

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Carrus 9700HD #BLS-540 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr

Fiat Ducato, (such small buses serve as the connectors between the main public transportation routes)

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Fiat Ducato #9416 BXU-337 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr

ASEA/MGB M31 tram, near Chalmers University

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ASEA/MGB M31 #318 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr

AnsaldoBreda Sirio (M32) tram, Guldhedsgatan

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AnsaldoBreda Sirio (M32) #411 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr

AnsaldoBreda Sirio (M32) tram, Linnéplatsen

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AnsaldoBreda Sirio (M32) #415 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr

A suburban train at Sävenäs station

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Västtrafik X61 #61411 par Amir Nurgaliyev, sur Flickr
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Old February 16th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #44
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The possibilities of developing of a subway (metro) system are finally under serious consideration.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 02:21 PM   #45
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Gothenburg city tunnel moves forward
Tuesday, July 01, 2014



SWEDEN's Environment Ministry gave its approval on June 26 for the Västlänken suburban rail tunnel beneath Gothenburg on June 26, allowing infrastructure manager Trafikverket to develop detailed plans for the SKr 20bn ($US 2.99bn) project

The 8km link will branch off the Halmstad – Gothenburg line in the district of Almedal, looping beneath the city centre in a 6km tunnel before emerging to rejoin the existing network east of Gothenburg central station. The project will include new underground stations at Korsvägen, Haga, and Gothenburg Central.

Trafikverket says it expects the environmental impact statement for the project to be approved by the provincial government by the autumn before the review of the rail plan for the project, which is scheduled for December. Construction is expected to start in 2017 or 2018 and the link will be commissioned in 2026
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 04:53 PM   #46
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This seems interesting!

http://gbg.yimby.se/2014/07/framtide...rafi_3529.html
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Old August 21st, 2014, 01:22 AM   #47
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... or (partially) not.

The Allélänken is IMHO crap as it takes the trams away from the central part of Gothenburg. If the trams move too slow in the central part of Gothenburg, remove the cars, people and buses that are in the way for the trams.

As interesting as it may seem, there will probably never be an elevated tramway in Gothenburg.

An aerial lift, like the Arabfly Dangleway in London, is IMHO a really crappy idea. There is almost no pros compared to the existing local commuter ferrys/boars across the river, and it would cost a lot to install. Maybe as a tourist attraction, but not for public transit.
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3D simulation of impact after constructing Vastlanken:

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Old September 5th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #49
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Another video about Vastlanken:

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Old September 5th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #50
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... or (partially) not.

The Allélänken is IMHO crap as it takes the trams away from the central part of Gothenburg. If the trams move too slow in the central part of Gothenburg, remove the cars, people and buses that are in the way for the trams.

As interesting as it may seem, there will probably never be an elevated tramway in Gothenburg.

An aerial lift, like the Arabfly Dangleway in London, is IMHO a really crappy idea. There is almost no pros compared to the existing local commuter ferrys/boars across the river, and it would cost a lot to install. Maybe as a tourist attraction, but not for public transit.
I disagree about Allélänken. It wouldn't remove trams from the inner city, it would move a few lines from the streets, yes, but only the lines who's suburban parts are segregated from traffic. The rest would keep using the streets. That way the lines that move underground turn into pre-metro and the lines that stay in the streets get higher reliability and the possiblity of more trams during rush hours.
It's not about giving space to cars, it's about creating more space for trams.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:07 PM   #51
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The problem with Allélänken is that it mostsly connects residential areas (Frölunda) with residential areas (northeast), and therefore doesn't fill much purpose.
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It would also have stations in the tunnel section. One at the Central station, one at the new Haga station and iirc a couple more. Most cross-city rail lines connect residential areas to residential areas - via the core of the city where there is more than just housing and where there are transfers to plenty of other lines.
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Self-driving cars are being rented and tested in real conditions ('Drive Me' - a project by Chalmers and Volvo Cars):

#instagramoftheday #2014 #maj #lindholmen #driveme Selfdriving car visiting Lindholmen. #itshappening by Perch63, on Flickr
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Old September 17th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #54
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I disagree about Allélänken. It wouldn't remove trams from the inner city, it would move a few lines from the streets, yes, but only the lines who's suburban parts are segregated from traffic.
That´s what I always found useful for Gothenburg. There are plenty of lines already having LRT-Standard in the outer parts of the city. Let them go underground for a few stops in the center is a relieve for the tram-system and gives the opportunity to have longer trains running a metro-like service on the LRT-lines. It´s not Stockholm to have a real metro but it´s a classic city for having something in between. There have been several attemps for this idea during the last decades. Unfortunately the design was planned to substitute tram-system by having some circular tunnel-sections in Gothenburg which turned out not to be effective. I suppose that a cross of two lines with a few tunnel stations would be the best, existing tram-lines still at the surface.
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I disagree

It's so great to have LRT speed in the outskirts and still have stops around each corner in the central parts of the city, so you can travel rather fast between your home and all central places.

There is only one big obstruction for having longer trams, and that is the stop called Chalmers. Currently there are reconstruction works going on there. I'm not sure if it will be possible to extend from todays 30m to 45m (or even 60m).

All other stops can either already handle 45m or longer trams or can easily be converted for 45m or longer.

30m is the standard lenght today. Two coupled M28/M29 trams is 30m, a single M31 or M32 is 30m.


When the "Västlänken" railway tunnel will open, the western and southwestern parts of the tram network will be connected to a rail station without having to travel through all slow stops in the central parts of the city.


P.S. a new line linking Järntorget with Brunnsparken, going near the river, is already being buildt right now. It will speed up travel times between the central area and the western/southwestern parts of Gothenburg.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 10:58 PM   #56
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Kära 'Volvo' will present a new model of an electric-hybrid bus in a Bus and truck fair which will take place in Hannover, Germany, next week. The new electric-hybrid Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid was developed with the main focus on reduction of pollution and noise.


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More information: Volvo lanserar ny elhybridbuss
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...was developed with the main focus on reduction of pollution, noise and security.
Reduction of security?

(If they really wanted to reduce pollution and noise, and improve security, they should make trams instead... The real reason behind this developement is of course that they need to keep up with the competition and want the busses to appeare better in comparision to for example a tram or trolleybus network...)
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Corrected! Sorry.
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A new tram line Kämpebron - Stenpiren with a new universal terminal in Stenpiren is under contruction!

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