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Old December 22nd, 2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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This thread is about public transport in Tallinn. Tram map from urbanrail.net:

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Old December 22nd, 2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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New CAF trams for Tallinn:
http://rus.err.ee/v/estonia/81d6855c...e-6efd5472d288
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 07:33 AM   #3
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Why the hell 2.30m wide tram needs seats 2+2? there is no space in it.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 05:38 PM   #4
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Maybe Tallinn wants to make such an outstanding quality public transport, where you will never have to stand? And as such they've put in as much seats as possible?


Or maybe it's because the space underneath the seats is taken by bogies so they couldn't have put anything else on top?
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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They could do something like this:
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Old January 10th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #7
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Testing of the new tram:
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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #8
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Why do the tram tracks look like that? Is it dual gauge or something from a long forgotten Soviet project?
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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #9
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The tram tracks are the ones in the middle The outer ones are just curbs, although I agree that they look an awful lot like tram tracks as well.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #10
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Why the need for the curbs altogether? The best reason that I can see would be that somebody important has a concrete factory and the city didn't want to disappoint him
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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:48 PM   #11
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Why the need for the curbs altogether? The best reason that I can see would be that somebody important has a concrete factory and the city didn't want to disappoint him
If a tram derails, the outer rail stops it from doiing anyhing worst, falling from bridge or damging cars, it's just a precaution.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:10 PM   #12
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Why the need for the curbs altogether? The best reason that I can see would be that somebody important has a concrete factory and the city didn't want to disappoint him
I'm not really sure. This section is on a viaduct and was reconstructed a while back.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #13
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Interesting, the usual configuration is to have extra rails on the inner side of the usual rails, but this would of course also do.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #14
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That tram hoist is so cool, any videos of it in action?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #15
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That tram hoist is so cool, any videos of it in action?
Here you go - http://tv.delfi.ee/eesti/uue-trammi-...le?id=70382371
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 08:04 PM   #16
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Hi!
I want to ask a question. 2 years ago my city's (Ankara) transport authority(EGO) decided to buy articulated buses. 250 Mercedes Benz Conecto G, and 250 MAN Lion's City G CNG. Total 500 bus. But it's a huge number, and more than needed. But the authority noticed that thoso buses are too much, but they noticed too late. Then they decided to not to buy 50 MAN and 50 Mercedes buses.

Later, these firms sold those buses to other cities. For example MAN sold them to Kayseri, Gaziantep. And Mercedes sold them to Denizli, İstanbul. And I saw that Talinn's buses have the same design as Ankara.

They are Talinn's buses;
http://www.pealinn.ee/newset/tallinn...ibussid-n17017

And it's Ankara's buses design. It's Conecto, but Lion's City's' buses have the same design. Municipality did a poll, and we picked this one.


I wrote too much things, I know. But I saw in a Turkish forum that MAN sold the buses also to Talinn which Ankara decided to not to buy. You know something about it?

And i'm sorry for my English but I really wondered this case, and tried to write as much as I can.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 08:11 PM   #17
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I never know that... were the Ankara MAN buses fueld by CNG?
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 10:56 PM   #18
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Sometimes a buyer just selects an already available design - that is usually a good way to keep prices low.

For example NS (dutch state railways) ordered 6 Bombardier Flexity Swift trams in almost identical configuration as the trams delivered to SL (Stockholm public transportation). When NS didn't need the trams any more they were sold to SL mainly because they were almost identical to the trams SL already had. If NS had bought some unique design they would probably had a harder time selling them.

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexity_Swift_A32
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 11:03 PM   #19
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I never know that... were the Ankara MAN buses fueld by CNG?
Yes they are. CNG tank is over the bus, visible on the photo below.


(photo by onurnazliaka, wowturkey.com )
They were bought in 2013-2014.

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Do you know how much money they paid for buses? Can you or anybody find it?

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Old January 24th, 2015, 03:14 PM   #20
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That's an... unusual colour scheme for a tram. Looks like an emergency vehicle. Any reason they went with it instead of the more friendlier looking blue?
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