Re: Newcastle light rail
From: Tony Galloway
Date:

Here’s the full stupidity in the Newcastle Herald story.

Looks to me they just want to save money by not stringing wires.

The next announcement will be they’re not going to bother with rails either - what a crock of shit.

I still reckon they have NO intention of putting LR in Newcastle, and so far Westmead-Carlingford is just talk too.

Tony G

> On 18 Apr 2017, at 4:14 pm, Matthew Geiermatthew@... [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@...> wrote:

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> On 18/04/17 15:51, 'Brian'bblunt@... mailto:bblunt@iinet.net.au [TramsDownUnder] wrote:

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> > Andrew Constance has announced that Newcastle LR will be entirely APS

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> > https://twitter.com/AndrewConstance/status/854156831823863808 https://twitter.com/AndrewConstance/status/854156831823863808

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> APS is propitiatory Alstom. CAF already have the vehicle supply contract.

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> Not going to happen.

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> CAF might do the hard sell on their ACR battery/capacitor system, who's

> performance in Seville was distinctly underwhelming.

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> If Newcastle want trams that run at walking pace and no functional

> air-conditioning system, go for it....

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