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Old January 23rd, 2014, 03:08 AM   #121
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Here's how much it will cost to ride the streetcar and when you'll be able to use it
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A two-hour pass to ride Cincinnati's streetcar will cost riders $1.75, the same as a one-way fare on Metro within the city of Cincinnati.

Metro rail manager Paul Grether announced the proposed fare for the first time on Wednesday at hearing of the City Council committee overseeing transportation projects.

A 24-hour streetcar pass will cost $3.50, the same as the cost to ride a Metro bus from Butler County or Warren County to downtown.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:25 PM   #122
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Here's the latest streetcar update. All trackwork on Elm Street is finished!

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...e&e=0eaa1d7f4c
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:12 AM   #123
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Streetcar work reaches small milestone

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Feb. 1, 2014


Cincinnati’s streetcar project reached a small milestone this week as construction workers completed track installation on the Elm Street portion of the route.

Workers have finished installing 3,500 feet of track along Elm in Over-the-Rhine extending from Twelfth Street at Washington Park north to Henry Street at the Rhinegeist Brewery, according to the city’s weekly construction update.

The Elm Street portion accounts for almost three-quarters of a mile of the 3.6-mile loop through parts of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...tone&nocache=1
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Old March 13th, 2014, 03:03 AM   #124
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About 12 blocks of rail has been laid and foundation work at the storage/maintenance facility is almost complete.

Route construction photos:
http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/streetc...-march-7-2014/

Rolling stock construction photos:
http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/streetc...manufacturing/



Also, would anyone (mods?) be opposed to turning this into a "Cincinnati Public Transport" thread? We have a large transit hub project starting soon, and a commuter rail line has been proposed to the East side. I'd love to post updates here.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:41 AM   #125
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The trench/tracks on the Over-the-Rhine section of the line appear to be nearing completion.


Photo Source: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/inde...cseen.html#new
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Old April 26th, 2014, 05:01 AM   #126
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Lots of progress on the streetcar over the past couple of weeks:

The turn from Race onto Central Parkway:



Streetcar stop at Race and Liberty:



Another angle:

All photos from: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/inde...cseen.html#new
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Old April 26th, 2014, 07:22 AM   #127
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From the looks of it, Pretty soon, Cranley will probably claim that it was his idea all along to build the thing!!
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Old April 27th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #128
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way to go Cin City, love the Viennese style platforms. Can't wait to visit.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #129
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Just curious. What's a "Viennese style platform"? I mean, I know how tram stops look like in Vienna but what is the special thing about them?
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Old April 28th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #130
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The height of the curbs alone makes it look rather un-viennese, tbh.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #131
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Now let's hope the platforms are at the same level as the streetcars. Unlike those in Portland OR, which need a stupid ramp for people in wheelchairs which slows down service. It's possible in Zaragoza which uses the same Urbos 3 train model.

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Old July 21st, 2014, 10:36 PM   #132
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^In the mean time it has been confirmed.

It has been a year since the groundbreaking of construction;

Diamond interchange. It will have switches so the two loops could stay in service independently if needed.



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14th and Race Street



Liberty and Elm Street



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Old July 22nd, 2014, 03:23 AM   #133
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I do suppose that commuter on the new (bidirectional) trams may have to travel backwards, while PT users in Cincy will be used to facing forwards, on buses, just as they did with the previous trams.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 12:18 PM   #134
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The seats will be forwards and backwards mixed (over the 'wheel wells') on either side and sideways in the middle.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:23 PM   #135
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Meanwhile in Zaragoza, Spain.



Clip of the painted carbody being put into shipping containers.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 05:52 PM   #136
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Is there any reason the new system could at least not adopt unidirectional running? Cincy had it before and it could be re-introduced without adding to the cost of the vehicles. It would reduce the cost of the rolling stock, allow more seats per car (most facing forwards), and give a gilmpse of the hypothetical present where the previous system still exists.
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The gain would be a maximum of ~6 seats. Not worth the inconvenience, as bidirectional vehicles are generally considered more practical. You don't need loops for example (when considering future expansions). Plus the vehicles are classified as light rail vehicles. So if they are actually going to run into suburbs their own right-of-way in the future, loops are considered a no-no. Also I've never seen systems which are unidirectional but with doors on both sides (the current stop figuration warrants this).
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 01:11 AM   #138
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Supposedly the train structures have arrived in NJ.

The diamond is finished and the streets have been opened back to traffic today.


Here trackwork is complete and the pavers are being restored.


More pics and info here
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 08:12 AM   #139
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The gain would be a maximum of ~6 seats. Not worth the inconvenience, as bidirectional vehicles are generally considered more practical. You don't need loops for example (when considering future expansions). Plus the vehicles are classified as light rail vehicles. So if they are actually going to run into suburbs their own right-of-way in the future, loops are considered a no-no.
Yet their previous system was unidirectional and Toronto and Philladelphia show no signs of converting to bidirectional running, and big European operators continue with looped unidirectional running.

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Also I've never seen systems which are unidirectional but with doors on both sides (the current stop figuration warrants this).
And why should the current stop configuration warrent this, most classic tramways have all stops on the nearside. If that was sufficient on the previous Cincinnati system, and still sufficient in Toronto and Philladelphia, and most European legacy tramways, why should the new Cincy system, still essentially street based be any different.
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If you mean the gain would be 6 seats per car, that adds up to 30 over the whole fleet. And even bidirectional vehicles still need loops when running at short headways.
Also, is there a very specific reason for having any platforms on the left side, such as stops on the left side of one way streets?
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