Re: Newcastle light rail
From: Tony Galloway
Date:

Oops - forgot the link to the story :

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4604384/light-rail-journey-set-to-be-wireless/ http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4604384/light-rail-journey-set-to-be-wireless/

Tony G

> On 18 Apr 2017, at 4:47 pm, Tony Galloway arg@...> wrote:
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> Here’s the full stupidity in the Newcastle Herald story.
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> Looks to me they just want to save money by not stringing wires.
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> The next announcement will be they’re not going to bother with rails either - what a crock of shit.
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> I still reckon they have NO intention of putting LR in Newcastle, and so far Westmead-Carlingford is just talk too.
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> Tony G
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>> On 18 Apr 2017, at 4:14 pm, Matthew Geiermatthew@... mailto:matthew@sleeper.apana.org.au [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@... mailto:TramsDownUnder@yahoogroups.com> 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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