News & Discussion: Trams

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4486 Post by 1NEEDS2POST » Tue May 12, 2020 7:50 pm

Adelaide Metro trams being trialled in the snow of Ploiești.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uO6xNnczk

I know, I know, that's not literally an Adelaide Flexity, but it looks soooo close in the same livery. A brief amount of internet research has returned nothing on why they chose the same livery as Adelaide, apart from the fact that their city's coat of arms has the same colours: https://www.eurogunzel.com/2018/12/ploi ... -adelaide/ Does anyone know more about this story?

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4487 Post by Nort » Thu May 14, 2020 2:12 pm

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Adelaide Metro trams being trialled in the snow of Ploiești.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uO6xNnczk

I know, I know, that's not literally an Adelaide Flexity, but it looks soooo close in the same livery. A brief amount of internet research has returned nothing on why they chose the same livery as Adelaide, apart from the fact that their city's coat of arms has the same colours: https://www.eurogunzel.com/2018/12/ploi ... -adelaide/ Does anyone know more about this story?
Yellow, blue, and red are the paint primary colours, I wouldn't be surprised if lots of livery uses them.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4488 Post by A-Town » Thu May 14, 2020 6:20 pm

Nort wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 2:12 pm
1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Adelaide Metro trams being trialled in the snow of Ploiești.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uO6xNnczk

I know, I know, that's not literally an Adelaide Flexity, but it looks soooo close in the same livery. A brief amount of internet research has returned nothing on why they chose the same livery as Adelaide, apart from the fact that their city's coat of arms has the same colours: https://www.eurogunzel.com/2018/12/ploi ... -adelaide/ Does anyone know more about this story?
Yellow, blue, and red are the paint primary colours, I wouldn't be surprised if lots of livery uses them.
Yes, but the livery is almost identical to ours.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4489 Post by PeFe » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:48 am

Adelaide tram painted in indigenous colours

https://www.facebook.com/DPTISA/videos/201379577633682/

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4490 Post by Haso » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:40 pm

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As our transport minister does not like trams maybe during his "home away stay" he will start thinking about something like a new Brisbane fully electric bus. The city of Bern has something like that… (beside trams)

In a nutshell - Contracts awarded for Brisbane’s $1b all-electric Metro bus project and the Metro vehicles will be an Australian-first, using tried and tested European technology that will help future-proof Brisbane’s public transport network. Each vehicle will be 24.4 metres in length and 2.55 metres wide, with the capacity to carry 150 passengers in comfort and 180 passengers in event mode with flash charging in under six minutes at the end of route.

Link to the article and short video - https://thedriven.io/2020/06/09/contra ... -project/
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4491 Post by claybro » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:49 pm

$1 billion dollars seems extreme for what effectively is a bus, trying to be a light rail.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4492 Post by rubberman » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:04 pm

It's basically a trolleybus without the overhead wires.

https://images.app.goo.gl/A7GX53ewCtiRHAU49

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4493 Post by SRW » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:41 pm

I don't know if we need these sorts of prototype vehicles, but our bus fleet should start transitioning to all-electric in the next 10 years, particularly the O-Bahn. Aside from the green credentials, the city will be far more pleasant without all the diesel engines thundering around.
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4494 Post by PeFe » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:49 am

Moderators can we please move the bus discussion in this thread to the buses thread ?.....save another thread going totally off topic.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4495 Post by rubberman » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:44 am

PeFe wrote:
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Moderators can we please move the bus discussion in this thread to the buses thread ?.....save another thread going totally off topic.
They are trackless trams.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackless_tram

Not trying to troll you here. But they really aren't buses either. So, shouldn't really go to the buses thread.

Maybe a trackless tram subject needs to be started? Trouble is, it's probably likely that it won't have a lot of traffic, so will become lost, and peolle will continue to post in tram or bus threads.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4496 Post by PeFe » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:51 am

Trackless trams are buses.....all guided by technology buses or busways are buses.

No amount of hype will convince me otherwise.

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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4497 Post by Haso » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:02 pm

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These buses or whatever we will call them or classify, as far as I know are gaining good traction in Europe, particularly in Switzerland. Maybe we can call them – Ebus or Lightram like in Bern. In Switzerland they already running in three cities, and two cities are waiting for their delivery + big interest from another three. Looks like they are here to stay and spread around…not like Stephan Knoll. He is gone.
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4498 Post by Haso » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:36 pm

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These buses or whatever we will call them or classify, as far as I know are gaining good traction in Europe, particularly in Switzerland. Maybe we can call them – Ebus or Lightram like in Bern. In Switzerland they already running in three cities, and two cities are waiting for their delivery + big interest from another three. Looks like they are here to stay and spread around…not like Stephan Knoll. He is gone.
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Re: News & Discussion: Trams

#4499 Post by Haso » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:38 pm

Haso wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Haso wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:02 pm
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These buses or whatever we will call them or classify, as far as I know are gaining good traction in Europe, particularly in Switzerland. Maybe we can call them – Ebus or Lightram like in Bern. In Switzerland they already running in three cities, and two cities are waiting for their delivery + big interest from another three. Looks like they are here to stay and spread around…not like Stephan Knoll. He is gone.
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Not sure how this went on. Can admin please remove this post and that one above. Thank you.
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