On 18/06/12 02:15, Brent Efford wrote: >
> shows tram-trains and DMUs at Thann, the terminus of the tram-train
> line. At 4:34 you can see the pop-out ramps deployed on the railway
> portion of the route to cover the gap between the tram-train and the
> station platform, which is set back enough to clear the mainline
> rolling stock.
This is also assisted by the fact that French 'rural' platforms are low level, so all the Avanto tram has to do is bridge the gap. The TER X 73500 DMU's are partial low floor vehicles. They have internal steps over the high floor ends. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_X_73500
At a 'high' mainline platform you have to step up out of them - but a French 'high' platform isn't that high by our standards.
With the DMU's engines being under the driving cabs, I'm not sure what the drivers think of them....