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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:41 AM   #541
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Old July 9th, 2014, 11:48 AM   #542
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It looks like an Alstom Citadis.
Similar dimension, same kind of doors layout.
It looks more similar to this one!

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Old July 9th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #543
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Old July 9th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #544
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I know this is not in topic of this thread, but it seems very interesting. Stadler and Belkommunmarsh introduced new tram design for Minsk. Link in Russian:





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Old July 9th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #545
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In Moscow, at the Bauman tram depot, presentaion was made for new 71-911 «City Star» tram model, maden in Tver. It's 100% low-floor and has 1 section. Now tram undergoes testing, before somebody would buy them. Taken from here (link in Russian):























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Old July 9th, 2014, 02:29 PM   #546
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All these new trams in Russia...It great!But the quality of the rail network seems to be soooo bad!
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Old July 9th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #547
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To the Russia Tram design, news from Railway Gazette with technical explonation:

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Russia One tram prototype revealed
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RUSSIA: An unusually-styled prototype tram was unveiled at the Innoprom 2014 industrial exhibition in Yekaterinburg on July 9. Branded Russia One or R1, it has been developed by the Uraltransmash tram manufacturing subsidiary of defence and rolling stock supplier Uralvagonzavod, in partnership with design agency OKB Atom.

According to the designers, R1 combines ‘the up-to-date achievements of the Russian transport industry with hype-generating visual solutions’. It aims to change attitudes towards public transport by providing a ‘business class’ environment described as an ‘iPhone on rails’, and to highlight Russia’s transport engineering capabilities.

The three-section prototype is 24 m long and 2 500 mm wide. There are four doors per side, with the door mechanisms and gangways being amongst the few imported components of the tram. The two bogies are designed to cope with poor track conditions and curves down to 16 m radius.

Composite materials provide a lightweight and modular body, with the ability to design and fit a unique design of cab for each city. The usual design of cab gives the driver a 180° view, and the 12° reverse angle of the front is intended to offer good visibility, reduced glare and lower solar gain. LED lighting is fitted inside and out, with the interior lighting adjusting to suit the time of day, and there are internal and external CCTV cameras.

The capacity of the tram is 150 to 190 passengers at a density of 5 m/2, including 28 seated, although various configurations are proposed including an economy version for smaller towns.

The air-conditioned interior features Glonass and GPS-based passenger information, wi-fi, and antibacterial handrails. Regenerated braking energy could be used to heat the entrance areas to prevent icing, and battery power could be used for catenary-free operation.

The black livery is inspired by semi-precious stones from the Urals, with a mirror effect to reflected the surroundings and become an ‘integral and harmonious part’ of the cityscape.

The tram on show is a conceptual prototype, but the designers say it would not require much modification to go into production. It is hoped to build production trams for Yekaterinburg and Omsk from 2017, with the manufacturer to offer a leasing package to encourage orders.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 04:21 AM   #548
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To the Russia Tram design, news from Railway Gazette with technical explonation:
But like Citadis and all the others with fixed trucks ("two rooms and a bath") it has 19th century technology underneath. So it damages track and itself and has to go around corners very slowly. And its internal space and doors are influenced by the position of the bogies. Technologically, it is no progress on this:


(credit Kozla/Ross)

On the other hand, this:




(credit Skoda Transportation)

may not look quite so sexy but it is 21st century technology with swivelling bogies, synchronous motors without gearboxes (= no noise), can go around curves quickly, has completely flat floor without steps (not even to seats), has many evenly-distributed doors because bogies aren't in the way and is gentle on tracks (due to bogies and low axle-load), hence less operating cost.

The fixed truck trams are cheaper to manufacture, which is why they are so popular, but the long-term costs and passenger comfort are a big downside that only becomes obvious when they are in service.

Looks aren't everything (though imho Skodas are quite nice-looking). Practicality should be the main consideration. After all, they're public transport vehicles, not just decorative urban accessories.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #549
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Some are ugly, and some are really ugly, San Jose for instance:

sure ... but same product by Kinki Sharyo today

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I like all three of the concept designs that Siemens has presented MUNI using their SD-200 platform

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Old August 7th, 2014, 10:08 PM   #551
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But like Citadis and all the others with fixed trucks ("two rooms and a bath") it has 19th century technology underneath. So it damages track and itself and has to go around corners very slowly. And its internal space and doors are influenced by the position of the bogies. Technologically, it is no progress on this:


(credit Kozla/Ross)

On the other hand, this:




(credit Skoda Transportation)

may not look quite so sexy but it is 21st century technology with swivelling bogies, synchronous motors without gearboxes (= no noise), can go around curves quickly, has completely flat floor without steps (not even to seats), has many evenly-distributed doors because bogies aren't in the way and is gentle on tracks (due to bogies and low axle-load), hence less operating cost.

The fixed truck trams are cheaper to manufacture, which is why they are so popular, but the long-term costs and passenger comfort are a big downside that only becomes obvious when they are in service.

Looks aren't everything (though imho Skodas are quite nice-looking). Practicality should be the main consideration. After all, they're public transport vehicles, not just decorative urban accessories.
here is the front bogie of the Skoda 15T/ForCity in action

and and the interior of the articulation joint
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Old August 9th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #552
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To contrast with the fixed bogie tram pictured above, first note that even the bogie axles don't steer radially on curves. I know some modern train bogies are articulated, with an actual pivot between the axles, do any tram bogies do this?
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Old January 30th, 2015, 04:29 AM   #553
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Cabride of the longest tram line in the World: the Coasttram in Belgium. About 67 kilometres long, frequency every 20 minutes during winter, every 10 minutes in summer. An amazing line!

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Old February 1st, 2015, 07:35 PM   #554
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Some African Cities Tramway Sytems; (or as some may call it Light rail System)

Algeria there are three Tramways in service for some years now, but still there are 17 more tramway systems under construction in all mid-sized cities over the country.

Also in Morroco there are two in service but there are two more planned to be constructed in big cities
Tunis have One tramway in service the oldest in the maghreb since the 80's

Algiers - ALGERIA







Constantine - ALGERIA








Oran - ALGERIA







Casablanca - MOROCCO





Rebat - MOROCCO







Tunis - TUNISIA





Cairo - Egypt

there are tramways but those are so Old





Alexandria - Egypt



Thats all Tramway systems I think there is in Africa .. I sincerely hope that it will more generalized to all the country's
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You forgot Alexandria, Egypt
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You forgot Alexandria, Egypt
Yeah I did !! but I fixed that I updated my post ... thanks for the remind
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Old February 1st, 2015, 09:48 PM   #557
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The Maghreb appears to be really serious about trams/light rail. And they have some really decent looking systems as well. Great for them.
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Oran - Algeria

The Oran Tramway, is a system of Public transport in Oran the second largest city in Algeria. The first section includes 18.7 km and 32 stops.
The Oran tramway runs from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. , with a train every four minutes during peak hours.

tramway system is equipped with 30 sets of Citadis 302 built by Alstom at its factory in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda , Spain, The trains with a capacity of 325 seats (72 seated and 253 standing) are equipped with air conditioning and tinted windows and a passenger information system in Arabic and french, The low-floor ensures full accessibility for people with mobility Guests

Several extensions of the tram is already set;
an extension to the north between the bus station and Hatab Benarba on 8.6 km with 12 stations and two fork extensions : one of the Senia ( current terminus ) to Oran airport for 5 km , one of the USTO station to Bir El Djir 16.5 km away. These two extensions will include 28 stations in total.

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Old February 24th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #560
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Here is a compilation of historic streetcars and modern trams serving Kumamoto Japan. The city is known for one of the only black castles in Japan, as shown in the final scenes.

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