In seating only, they are junk!
Greg (who has had to drive and teach drivers on both)
--- InTramsDownUnder@..., jeffrey bounds <jebounds@...> wrote: >
> Citadis is a better tram.
> What are the views of group members.
> --- On Thu, 14/6/12, Mal Rowe <brill21e@...> wrote:
> From: Mal Rowe <brill21e@...>
> Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Design & technology of modern light rail vehicles
> To: "TDU" <TramsDownUnder@...>,eurotrams@...
> Received: Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 8:07 PM
> Tony Prescott is an active member of both Trams Down Under and Eurotrams
> and is also an active debater on modern tram technology & design.
> Is he perhaps also the trade envoy for the Czech Republic? <G>
> (That's an Aussie stir Tony!)
> Tony has now committed himself to print in the latest edition of
> "Transit Australia" with a most informative commentary on low floor tram
> Well done Tony! - good to see you and TA putting the outcome of all
> that on-line debate to print.
> I have a modest addition to the debate.
> Here's a pic I made this morning showing the seating and "thick wall'
> arrangement around the power truck of a Melbourne 5 section Combino (we
> call them "Bigbinos").
> The single seat in the foreground was once a double seat, but the
> bracing needed to strengthen the Combinos meant that several seat places
> were lost.
> In all, our Bigbinos have lost 12 seats to corner braces without any
> additional standee places.
> Mal Rowe - who looks forward to the maturity of low floor designs
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