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Old December 24th, 2004, 10:25 AM   #81
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WTF are those formula one cars doing next to the buses? Are those street legal ones. I've never seen them drive next to buses, that's one unusual pictures.
They are promoting formula 3 racing being held at bogor's sentul circuit.
That picture must be taken on Sunday, coz that street usually packed (read: a very horrible traffic jam) with cars.
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Old December 24th, 2004, 10:44 AM   #82
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They are promoting formula 3 racing being held at bogor's sentul circuit.
That picture must be taken on Sunday, coz that street usually packed (read: a very horrible traffic jam) with cars.
They drive buses right next to them with no safety crash wall or anything, what if an accident occured and crashed right into a bus next to it. Weird.....
but interesting....
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Old December 24th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #83
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oh.. i dont think those formula 3 run that fast. it was for promotion afterall. indonesia have the best racing circuit in se asia (afaik). too bad no money to held a real grand prix.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 08:57 AM   #84
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Here's some major examples of Japan's LRTs:

Hiroshima Max 5100 (by Mitsubishi)


Nagasaki


Kagoshima


Kochi


Okayama




Even in Tokyo, Setagaya
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Old January 7th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #85
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Those are trams...
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Old January 7th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #86
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Those are trams...
Trams = Street Cars.

LRT = Light Rail Transit using the LRV trains. They can often go into the rail tracks or underground rail tracks rather than only running on the streets like the old-fashioned trams. They are also much faster and cleaner.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 04:20 PM   #87
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Yeah, the difference between tram and light rail isn't always clear. Trams used to be street running, while light rail was more like a crossover between tram and train, running faster on its own right of way and having more train-like stations with high platforms.

Nowadays, the difference between light rail and tram is fading: many tram networks also have extensions on their own right of way, modern low floor trams can now also go very fast, etc.

The vehicles in the pics above would be called light rail in some countries and a tram in some other countries.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 02:04 AM   #88
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Sound Transit streetcar/lightrail car in Tacoma, WA on 1.6 mile long route between downtown to Sound Transit commuter rail/bus station, the Sound Transit light rail will probably expand and join up with Seattle central link light rail in the future. It has been running since Sept 2003. It is a free ride, no fares neccessary. 2,000-3,000 people per day ride on them.

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Old January 8th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #89
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Sound Transit streetcar/lightrail car in Tacoma, WA on 1.6 mile long route between downtown to Sound Transit commuter rail/bus station, the Sound Transit light rail will probably expand and join up with Seattle central link light rail in the future. It has been running since Sept 2003. It is a free ride, no fares neccessary. 2,000-3,000 people per day ride on them.
There has been discussion of connecting the two systems sometime in the future; however, the Tacoma Link system would have to be modified. The rail vehicles are different widths (8'-8" for the Seattle Central Link light rail vehicles and 8' for the Tacoma Link streetcars). The station platforms would have to be modified to allow the wider light rail vehicles to fit. Also, the power supply voltages are different (1500 VDC for Seattle Central Link and 750 VDC for Tacoma Link). The Tacoma Link streetcars are much lighter than the Seattle Central Link light rail vehicles; however, I have seen statements that the Tacoma Link tracks and railbed are designed to carry the loads of the heavier light rail vehicles.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 05:43 AM   #90
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There has been discussion of connecting the two systems sometime in the future; however, the Tacoma Link system would have to be modified. The rail vehicles are different widths (8'-8" for the Seattle Central Link light rail vehicles and 8' for the Tacoma Link streetcars). The station platforms would have to be modified to allow the wider light rail vehicles to fit. Also, the power supply voltages are different (1500 VDC for Seattle Central Link and 750 VDC for Tacoma Link). The Tacoma Link streetcars are much lighter than the Seattle Central Link light rail vehicles; however, I have seen statements that the Tacoma Link tracks and railbed are designed to carry the loads of the heavier light rail vehicles.
I figured that, too. I knew the tracks won't be the same as the Seattle one. Interesting details u provided, though. It also could be possible that the Seattle link light rail will meet at the feeder station where sound transit commuter rail and buses meet, transfer to the tacoma streetcar.
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Old June 29th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #91
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Thread in french on O-bahn guided bus
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/listassoce/message/80

Other thread http://lineoz.jexiste.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7473
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This blending and interbreeding of all the transportation means seems to be mainly a tendency of the last decades.

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Old June 30th, 2005, 04:19 AM   #93
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In NA, trams/streetcars refer to regular streetlevel service much like a bus. Local movement with many stops. LRT maybe similar technology but ussually have more than one car, special stations and are used for rapid transit much like a subway on their own ROW. Stations are ussually between 2-3/km downtown and one per km further a field in the suburbs as an example as opposed to everyblock or two on a streetcar/tram.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #94
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Old October 14th, 2006, 03:59 PM   #95
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these are funny (found in spanish forum):






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Merseyrail (Liverpool, UK)

Suburban rail...


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Underground? (several stations in the central areas are underground)
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Old October 14th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #97
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Is that thing a tram, a bus, a trolleybus or a stupid thing that will never work ?
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Old October 15th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #98
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Is that thing a tram, a bus, a trolleybus or a stupid thing that will never work ?
Speaking of Translohr, the system in Clermont-Ferrand was scheduled to open this weekend < http://www.letram-clermontferrand.com/tram/index.php >. I have checked several news websites but failed to find any stories on the opening. Does any member of this forum have information?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #99
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What a great thread


It's an interesting method, but i think it's realy expensive

A new idea:

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Old October 18th, 2006, 02:45 AM   #100
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Speaking of Translohr, the system in Clermont-Ferrand was scheduled to open this weekend < http://www.letram-clermontferrand.com/tram/index.php >. I have checked several news websites but failed to find any stories on the opening. Does any member of this forum have information?
Looks like they weren't able to launch it on Oct.16th and they didn't even anounce the new launch date... not very professional... Hope you didn't plan a trip to Clermont Ferrand on the next few weeks!
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