Started by Sylvan Loves Buses, December 09, 2017, 05:39:25 AM
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Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 09, 2017, 05:39:25 AMI have a basic understanding of how trams work and know that the turning radius is rather limited due to the concertina and carriages length compared to articulated buses. There's that, but from what all the signs say I've worked out at the busiest time there's going to be at least 4-6 active lightrail services running at the same time up and down Northbourne/Flemington, but from what I've seen, it looks as though there are two tracks (excluding whatever is being used to with the depot) and only the signs of the trams using the two tracks meaning they use the same track but in the opposite direction after each terminus like where it use to at Lilyfield in Sydney. ([EDIT] although that's apparently changed to Dulwich Hill since I was last there). So unless there's a loop like at Central Station or something plus the use of Vernon Circle, I don't quite get how this could work. Can someone please explain this for me. Possibly with pictures and photos even
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 09, 2017, 01:26:16 PM...there's a lane switch just after each starting point.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on February 02, 2018, 01:45:01 PMJust read the TC E-news email, with the confirmation of My Way being used for both buses and trams with tag on/off machines at the stations. The one thing I'm still wondering though is will the light rail be cashless, do any of you know?
QuoteThe MyWay (tag on – tag off) system, currently used on buses, will be installed on platforms at all light rail stops.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on February 03, 2018, 02:47:09 PMYes, makes sense. It also said...Which makes me think, wouldn't it be better to have the My Way machines in the actual trams at each door like they did on the Melbourne trams? That way it would prevent people from cheating, tagging on at the wrong time or forgetting when they get off, unless the system makes the My Way machines switch from red to green when the trams pass some sort of detection point. Any ideas for that?
Quote from: Busnerd on November 15, 2018, 02:29:44 PMFor those who have somehow avoided social media today, LRV007 was towed to Dickson last night, as posted by CBR Metro and annoyingly re-shared by one PTCBR related individual with an excessive need to use emoji's.It is understood gauge testing will take place over the next two nights between Dickson and Alinga (assuming the track is free of crap/debris/tools/holes) by then. This should see the LRV being dragged by the Unimog with the large foam 'collar'/thing around the outside to test clearances on the line, presumably before they do final platform concreting, set the poles in place along the alignment etc.
Quote from: Busnerd on December 04, 2018, 06:35:42 AMCorrect, it was placed there to get local residents/motorists ready to see LRV's in the area, it won't be moving anytime soon, it's just trying to show how far along they in the project that they could get it there.
Quote from: Busnerd on February 27, 2019, 09:34:14 AMAlthough personally I would've preferred they named the stop Civic or City Interchange or something.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on March 03, 2019, 08:09:05 AMThe stop should be named as the City Tram Station; this is in line with the adjacent City Bus Station.`
QuoteThe best option is to fit boom gates to the crossings
Quote from: ajw373 on March 09, 2019, 09:23:08 AMBut really people are bloody stupid. How you can miss a big red tram is beyond me.
Quote from: triumph on March 18, 2019, 10:59:02 PMTerminology.Light Rail or Tram? Both terms are being used for the same thing and it is bugging me.Unfortunately, many commentators are attempting to belittle the system here in Canberra by calling it a 'tram', so despite the convenience of the word tram, perhaps Light Rail and LRV are more appropriate for this Forum.
QuoteTerminology.Light Rail or Tram?What I do think is that this forum needs to decide whether to refer to the infrastructure as a Light Rail or Tram system; and the vehicles as Light Rail Vehicles or Trams.
Quote from: Busnerd on March 19, 2019, 08:49:21 PMNot sure how Paris's system is different from the new Sydney system, in most cases you'll find a metro is (more often than not, underground, but doesn't have to be) is usually a high frequency 90 seconds - 4 minute peak frequency high capacity train, travelling at normally no more than 50-60km/h and stopping every 1-2km, most usually have sideways facing seats to increase standing capacity meaning more people can be moved per hour, obviously paris has a LOT of lines, with different rolling stock on different lines, theirs also have a lot more seats than a traditional metro system such as those used in most developed asian cities and London to name a few.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on March 26, 2019, 04:26:10 PMLight rail frequency across the day according to the riotact
QuoteSo in peak times (7-7.30am) they will run every 6 minutes to civic - but every 10 minutes back to gungahlin. So they will be "banking" up in civic. So in 30 minutes - 5 will arrive but 3 will leave. So 2 sitting there.