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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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New Siemens SD160 light rail vehicle for Edmonton

The first three new SD160 Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles started carrying passengers in regular service on January 27, 2009.

The three cars are connected to form one train that is scheduled in with the other trains currently providing service on the line. The new SD160 cars and existing U2 light rail cars operate as separate train units because the electrical couplers are different and the cars have slightly different performance characteristics.

The SD160 is a sleek, modern vehicle with many improvements and conveniences, including:

Vehicles are powered by an AC traction motor, rather than the DC traction motors of the existing fleet, which reduces maintenance costs.
As the brakes are applied, the vehicles passively regenerate power back into the city's electrical lines, instead of wasting it away in the form of heat – good news for the environment.
Modern technology make the vehicles' systems more energy efficient.
Cars are air-conditioned for passenger comfort.
Doors slide out slightly and then to each side for a roomier entrance and exit.
Driver's cab has been redesigned to make it more ergonomic and functional.
Interior message signs inside each train allow passengers to see the upcoming stop.
Electronic destination signs in the front, rear and side windows make it easier for passengers to see which train is coming. This will be especially important as new lines are built and passengers may need to transfer trains.
Each vehicle features an onboard closed circuit TV security camera system, which is equipped with both video and audio, for increased passenger safety.
Vehicles have a redesigned interior and a streamlined exterior.
Each car is mobility aid accessible (one door on each side is equipped with a self-levelling ramp).
Each vehicle seats 60 and about 100 standing passengers will fill each train comfortably.

A total of 37 new SD160 cars, costing $3.8 million each, are being delivered to Edmonton to provide service on the South LRT Extension to Century Park and increase capacity on the existing Clareview to Health Sciences line. The cars are undergoing extensive certification testing to ensure they meet operating requirements and specifications.

More new cars will be scheduled into service as they complete their certification tests. The 37 existing U2 LRT vehicles in Edmonton Transit's fleet have been carrying passengers safely for more than 30 years. New LRT vehicles were last purchased in 1983.

Funding for the vehicles is provided by the:

Government of Canada's Gas Tax Fund;
Government of Alberta's Municipal Infrastructure Program and City Transportation funds; and
City of Edmonton, through local taxes and borrowing (the federal gas tax fund is used to help repay the borrowing).

(source of information: the http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governme...-vehicles.aspx

http://www.mobility.siemens.com/shar...nton_sd160.pdf




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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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In comparison, here are two photos of a slightly older model of Siemens SD160 train operated in Calgary:


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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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It would be nicer if you scale down the photos. They are way too large.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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these things look dated already. No offense.

I think Siemens could have done much better. Was budget a huuuge issue?
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Those vehicles look awful...
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The new Siemens SD160 trains for Edmonton:



The older version in Calgary:

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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Somehow PT vehicles from North America always look more dated than the ones from Europe, even if new. European trams by Siemens look much more modern. There seems to be a taste difference in the public administration .
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Old March 10th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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there are plenty of ways to reduce the size of a picture
this thread is already 3.6 megabytes

i have a 24" monitor and broadband but it still bothers me

use an image hosting server
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IMAGES ARE TOO BIG!
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