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Old September 22nd, 2016, 11:14 AM   #461
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Operation of rebuilt double decker Hong Kong tram with AC traction:


It is interesting to note the changes in operating style that the rebuild program has brought to the tram system. On the DC traction cars, braking is purely pneumatic, and done by using the manual lap brake handle only. On the rebuilt cars, dynamic braking is incorporated, and can be commanded for by using the combined throttle/brake controller. Braking can be done simply through that handle alone, as it automatically applies air to bring the train to a complete stop, or it can be done using the old fashion method of air-only via the brake handle. Max speed reached = 30 km/h. Enjoy the ride =)
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 10:02 PM   #462
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*clunk clunk*

Man... time for continuous welded rail...
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Old September 25th, 2016, 07:12 PM   #463
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For a system that barely travels over 25 km/h 90% of the time, such an investment would not be fiscally justified.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 09:24 PM   #464
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Whether an investment is fiscally justified is not dependent on the speed. It depends on whether it draws in more finances. Which I think a smoother ride would.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 04:56 AM   #465
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The system already hauls to capacity; a smooth ride isn't a part of the factor that draws the crowds to the system.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:05 PM   #466
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It keeps me from using the system more often.

As far as I know ridership is declining. They need something (several things, actually) to curb the decline.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 03:07 PM   #467
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Ridership is declining because of rail expansion, not because the rides are not "smooth".
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Old September 29th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #468
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So you gotta do whatever you can to get more people to ride the tram. Like I said, the discomfort has kept me from riding the tram several times.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 07:33 PM   #469
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Old October 7th, 2016, 08:48 PM   #470
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So you gotta do whatever you can to get more people to ride the tram. Like I said, the discomfort has kept me from riding the tram several times.
Expanding air conditioning to the entire fleet would probably go a longer way than replacing the rails.
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Expanding air conditioning to the entire fleet would probably go a longer way than replacing the rails.
Also a good idea. Shouldn't be an either-or.
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Old October 9th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #472
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I don't know--the new Hong Kong trams with AC traction motors sound like slow-speed version of the Japanese 227 Series commuter trainset now running in the Hiroshima region. I'm going to miss the very distinct "hum" of the older traction motors.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #473
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