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Old May 18th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #321
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Mini collection, part 2: various transit agencies at El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. From my Flickr collection.
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Mini collection, part 3: San Francisco Muni historic streetcars. From my Flickr collection.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #323
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For today, several mini collections once again, all from my Flickr collection.

Part 1: San Francisco Muni buses around Market & Montgomery Streets.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:59 AM   #324
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Part 2: BART trains at various stations. Also includes train interiors and overhead destination signs.

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Part 3: AC Transit buses in Downtown Oakland.
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Great VanHool buses are showing here!

And I love those fine and well maintained vintage streetcars in SF!
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Great VanHool buses are showing here!

And I love those fine and well maintained vintage streetcars in SF!
Good to see you back again, Benonie! Indeed, those VanHool buses are still hard at work, and we've managed to convert some of them into Hydrogen Fuel Cell buses that use water to power those buses. See the interiors and exteriors of those on the previous pages, and I wonder if Belgium will also adopt such technology as well... I mean, that would be a great alternative to diesel buses to start with. Plus, using an abundant resource as hydrogen to power the bus not only saves the environment, but also less noise and fuel consumption.
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For today, let me do a little flashback as I've uncovered some mass transit images I've taken as far back as 2011... from my Flickr collection.

Part 1: Temporary Transbay Terminal.
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Part 2: around Berkeley. First three downtown, last two at University & San Pablo Avenues.
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I wonder if Belgium will also adopt such technology as well... I mean, that would be a great alternative to diesel buses to start with. Plus, using an abundant resource as hydrogen to power the bus not only saves the environment, but also less noise and fuel consumption.
Yep, The flemish transport compagny ordered hybrid buses and new and longer streetcars recently.

And there are current tram line extensions all over the country. In Antwerp, Charleroi, Brussels and the region north of Brussels.

In between cities light rail should replace the old and slow local trains in the future, but that projects haven't even started....

So there's a switch from diesel buses to enviromental friendlier trams and hybrid buses, but like most things in Belgium, things change way too slow...
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Yep, The flemish transport compagny ordered hybrid buses and new and longer streetcars recently.

And there are current tram line extensions all over the country. In Antwerp, Charleroi, Brussels and the region north of Brussels.

In between cities light rail should replace the old and slow local trains in the future, but that projects haven't even started....

So there's a switch from diesel buses to enviromental friendlier trams and hybrid buses, but like most things in Belgium, things change way too slow...
Ah yes... articulated streetcars. Are those the low-floored variant or high-floored? Plus, do the trams operate as a PreMetro service or a full-blown Metro (subway)? And yes, it takes time to replace public transit vehicles, especially from trains to trams... I've discovered lately that train-trams do exist, and I'm starting to like that concept as well! For me, I believe in system interconnections: similar to what's being done in Japan, commuter trains operated by other companies interoperate on both the traditional railway and underground Metro services, allowing passengers to enjoy one-ride services between the city and suburbs (or even suburb-to-suburb) without switching to any train type at all. To me, efficiency, speed, frequency, and design all play key roles in providing a superior public transportation network, and I truly believe that it will complement, not compete, with the highways, cars, and trucks.
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For today, various San Francisco Muni vehicles around Church Station and the Duboce Triangle, San Francisco. From my Flickr collection.
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Amazing, very nice new photos from San Francisco
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Ah yes... articulated streetcars. Are those the low-floored variant or high-floored? Plus, do the trams operate as a PreMetro service or a full-blown Metro (subway)?
Trams in Belgium are low floored trams, at least the new ones. In the Brussels region they have the Bombardier T3000 and T4000 models (and many older models ass well). In Brussels there is a full blown metro, but also an underground premetro tram network and an street level tramnetwork.

Here is a nice video showing Brussles Tramways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w8SCvqEJNA (but also has some metro trains in it)
and here it's metro with both old and new trains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV7i9Pxv3BE At the end of this vid starting around 2:14, you can see a joint underground station and platform between metro and premetro.

In Antwerp there is a premetro tram network and a street level tram network (very simalar to the one in the video about Brussels tramway) aswell. Ghent has a street level tramnetwork and all coastal towns are connected by the worlds longest single line tram called "Kusttram" The new low floor trams are the "Herlemijn" model also made by Bombardier. Antwerp has now ordered Flexity 2 from Bombardier.
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And I must add. i love this thread! It so nice to see all the differend kind of vehicules trams and trains!
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Amazing, very nice new photos from San Francisco
Thank you, Christos, for the multiple likes as well! Indeed, a new camera has improved my image quality significantly, and I really love taking pics of mass transit myself, given that I am a City Planning student.

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And I must add. i love this thread! It so nice to see all the differend kind of vehicules trams and trains!
Thanks a lot, Josh! I go to so many places to take those photos, even to a point that I travel to far-flung places (around 100km away from home) just to take the transit vehicles I want to see. But, those showcased are just a small sliver of the over 10,000 transit images I've taken over the years, and I still have so many more to share!
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very nice, great photos from the Bay Area.....thanks.
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Fields of dreams, you made my day....great collection of transportation here, it says a lot about the local culture.

I might drop off a picture or two sometime (if you don't mind) from my visits to SF.
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Anytime... Have you got any transport pics from Bacolod too that I could look at, aside from the airport?

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I might drop off a picture or two sometime (if you don't mind) from my visits to SF.
Thanks, my friend! Of course, you can share your own transport pics here from the Bay Area: just make sure it's yours! And indeed, one can discover a part of the city's culture just by looking at its transport... Yes, we still keep building and improving our network here fortunately.
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I'm loving that new camera of yours, FOD!
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