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Old November 14th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #461
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Translohr is not a real tramway...

Which are the advantages of translohr instead of a tramway?
I live in a city where the translohr has been chosen: Padova, Italy.
It had to be in service but no... because of dozens of troubles to the track, to the brakes... absurd!
I wish Padova hadn't chosen this completely useless system.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #462
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New pictures of the "tram-train" (LRT, Siemens Avanto) of the line near Paris.



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Old November 15th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #463
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T4 in Paris??? :O!!! but where? i thought only T3 it's been building
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Old November 15th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #464
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In the northern suburbs of Paris

In fact the T4 will open before the T3
T4 November 2006
T3 December 2006

Many tram lines are planned in Greater Paris
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Old November 16th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #465
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Budapest, Combino Supra Budapest NF12B

The world longest Tram (52m)



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Old November 17th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #466
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wow that one in budapest is pretty tight!!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #467
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #468
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The Manchester trams look really ugly.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #469
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series "2700" in Ristotram version
[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/torino/apr2002-2758-030202csotortona.jpg[/img]


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I see that tram got a parking ticket
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Old July 28th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #470
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Why you all forgot athens?? It's one of the most beautiful systems over the world! I know what i'm talking about. Btw, my city would be Zurich but i can't find pics at the moment, but my favorite city is athens!

Here some of my pics:

















more:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Alexis.V...s/TripToAthens
http://www.athenstransport.net.tc

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Old July 29th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #471
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Antique waterfront trolley. Currently out of service while they rebuild the maintenance facility on another site. Trams were originally made in Australia.



Brand new South Lake Union trolley (service starts winter 2007).



Also plans for a First Hill/Capitol Hill line that will run between the Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill light rail stop that could also connect with the waterfront line.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #472
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New Brussels tram 3000:

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Old July 29th, 2007, 09:26 AM   #473
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Antique waterfront trolley. Currently out of service while they rebuild the maintenance facility on another site. Trams were originally made in Australia.

Tram W2.518 entered service in Melbourne on 2 August, 1928. Bit different from what it would have looked like back here though:


This tram was built 25 years later (the class was in production for 33 years) but has seen much less restoration work. DDA regulations will mean that these trams will not be allowed on route services for much longer though.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #474
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haha, I didn't realize they were THAT old. Anyways, for now, they've replaced them with an interesting alternative:

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Old July 29th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #475
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Here,in Budapest,we have:
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Tatra T5C5

TW 6000

Siemens Combino Supra
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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #476
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Some tram shots from Melbourne:



note the track layout in this shot:









Some decorated trams:







Our oldest, but our favourites, are the W-Class, which are gracing the streets of Seattle as well:





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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #477
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LRT which runs only by a battery

車内に搭載した電池だけで走り、停留所に止まった数十秒間に消費分を急速充電できる路面電車を、財団法人鉄道総合技術研究所(東京都国分寺市)が開発した。

11月末から、札幌市で性能を確認する実証試験を始める。

床が低いバリアフリー型の車両で、搭載したリチウム電池をフル充電すれば約15キロ・メートル走れる。減速時には、電車の勢いの7割を電気に戻して電池に蓄える。停留所では、パンタグラフを上げて架線から補い、急速充電する。現在の路面電車に比べて約1割の電力量を節約できるという。来年3月まで行われる実証試験には、ニッケル水素電池で動く川崎重工の車両も参加。よい結果が出れば、省エネ路面電車の実用化が近づく。

Railway Technical Res. Inst. (Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo) Foundation developed the streetcar which cut a consumption share by hi-charging for dozens of seconds when I stopped at a run, the stop only by the battery which I put on the inside of car.

I begin a proof examination to identify performance in Sapporo-shi in the end of November.

About 15 kilos meters can run if they charge the lithium battery which a floor was equipped with by low barrier-free-shaped vehicle fully. I return 70% of the force of the train to electricity and, at the time of the slowdown, save it to a battery. At the stop, I put up a pantograph and supplement it from an overhead wire and charge it rapidly. It is said that it can save about 10% electric energy in comparison with the current streetcar. The vehicle of kawasaki moving with a nickel metal hydride battery participates in a proof examination performed until next March. If a good result is given, the practical use of the energy saving streetcar approaches.

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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #478
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Wow, that is really cool! That might reduce the cost of construction because there is no overhead wires or 3rd rail involved to construct as technology advances and they won't need a pantograph at all. I don't know how well it performs compared to a standard LRT so we'll see how it compares in near future.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #479
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How about a tram that is powered by a flywheel that is either revved at the stations or is revved by a small onboard engine:

http://www.parrypeoplemovers.com/index.htm





http://www.parrypeoplemovers.com/faqs.htm

WHAT IS THE PPM CONCEPT?

The principle behind PPM technology is flywheel energy storage. Energy is stored in a flywheel installed in the vehicle - similar to a battery but using simpler, easier to maintain technology. This has two important outcomes:

The flywheel supplies stored energy to the wheels to power the vehicle, so the prime mover (e.g. an engine or electric motor) can top up the stored energy in the flywheel independently of the power needs for making the vehicle move

The flywheel can store braking energy, which would normally be dissipated as heat from the brakes but instead is stored and used again to power the vehicle.

The first point means that an electric PPM vehicle can take all its energy at the stops, so there is no need for electrification along the line. It also means that if an engine is fitted, it can be much smaller than what would normally be needed to move a vehicle of the same size.

PPM technology is also about making sure that products are engineered to meet the exact needs of their application - keeping vehicles light and easy to maintain and operate.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #480
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pretty cool concept it could work in cities that can't afford Metros like Miami we need that sort of system there

is overhead wires bad or good?
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