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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #61
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What can I tell you, that's what they call it, but I prefer VLT which means Light Rail Vehicle or simply tram, that would be simple and more honest, but who cares about names.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #62
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What can I tell you, that's what they call it, but I prefer VLT which means Light Rail Vehicle or simply tram, that would be simple and more honest, but who cares about names.
I know this;some people are affraid that if they call it by it's name (tram),they will be accused for introducing an old fashioned mean of transport (because in memory of many people tram exists as a PCC car or sometimes even something older;meanwhile modern trams are really usefull,fast and capable vehicles with acceleration better than busses.
Brasilia's line looks really interesting,for me is (I must confess) a little bit exotic,just like new tramline in Gold Coast (Australia).I'll be waiting for the official opening
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #63
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Yes that's what's going on in Brazil, the Portuguese word for trams ("bonde") sounds old fashioned, especially since the trams we had until the 60's when they were destroyed were from the early 20th century and quite archaic. Thus the more marketable "modern" terms like Light Metro or "VLT" (Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos, Light Vehicle on Rails)

Moreover, this new system in Brasília will have tunnels, stations with escalators, pre-paid bording with electronic tickets in turnstyles, segregated stations, etc. making the system more sophisticated than the average tram system; it will work just like a metro system except the vehicle is a tram and the lines are not fully segregated.

And yes it's a bit exotic like everything in the city of Brasília hehe
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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:59 PM   #64
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Construction of underground passage:
I'm afraid this is not the VLT works, that's a completely different part of town (construction of a flyover at EPTG).

There are some recent pics from the ongoing works on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=583
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Old December 31st, 2009, 07:29 PM   #65
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well I took it from the Brazilian forum thread...
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Old January 1st, 2010, 09:33 PM   #66
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Yes I am wondering the same thing. gabviana, you said next year but when exactly? Also, what are the plans for future expansion of the network?
Sorry this resurrecting this thread, but have since been completed stations ceilandia and fern, and are planning to make two more in those two cities and one in the North Wing [In the center of Brasilia] already has stations in the project and expand to all Asa Norte and make future integration with the VLT in W3 ...
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Old January 1st, 2010, 10:15 PM   #67
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So you just use Google Translate and didn't even bother to notice "Samambaia" should not be replaced with "fern" go learn English for christsake, that's the good old Brazilian educational system.

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Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but the new stations Ceilandia and Samambaia have since been completed, and they are planning two more in those two cities and one in the North Wing [In the center of Brasilia]. There are already stations in project and planned expansions into the whole of Asa Norte (North Wing) as well as a future integration with the Light Rail on W3 Avenue...
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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:28 AM   #68
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Another image of one new viaduct to be created for the tram to run underneath:

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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #69
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I had a dream that I traveled to Brasilia and tried to ride the metro but couldn't figure out how to buy a ticket.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #70
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That's a real SCC forumer right there!
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Old January 6th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #71
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Oh your English it's so good, Brasília's vlt it's a big project that can change the face of our city, if we did a vlp, it won't be better, because we have a bad diesel yet
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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #72
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Well, the subway system of Brasilia has grown a lot since this thread was opened, in fact, the whole transportstion system has increased and new options of it are being introduced in the city!
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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #73
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It's LRT! It's far, far better than Light Metros. Light Metros are expensive proprietery technology with little application.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #74
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Good Thread...

"Brazil's 5th Largest City" <= The correct is 4th. []
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #75
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That I know of, its

Săo Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Belo Horizonte
Salvador
Brasília

When counting metropolitan area.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #76
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Yes take a look at the Brasília Light Metro Thread on this very section:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1034877
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Old January 18th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #77
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Congratulations! Very good thread!
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #78
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After Rio de janeiro, Brasilia will be 2nd city of Brazil which will have both tram & metro. Thank you Brazil
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #79
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Well, the trams in Rio are more like "vintage" or "heritage" ones. Not really usefull for public transportation.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:32 AM   #80
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Loved this pic!
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