Re: Newcastle light rail
From: Geoff Olsen
Date:

Noel,
As Tony said you are dealing with “Technically challenged” people. I went as far as Hawthorne and back to Central this afternoon. It was crowded between Casino and Central both ways. I can only agree that they will be flat out carrying the loads offering once all the unit blocks are built unless they lift their game.
Geoff O.

From: mailto:TramsDownUnder@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:38 PM
To:TramsDownUnder@...
Subject: RE: [TramsDownUnder] Newcastle light rail

On Ch 7 TV news, the claim was made that the Newcastle trams would use batteries to be “recharged at each stop”.

On Ch 2 TV news it was stated that the trams would use “on-board energy storage”

Noel Reed.


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Sent: Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Newcastle light rail


On 18/04/17 15:51, 'Brian'bblunt@... [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

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

Not going to happen.

CAF might do the hard sell on their ACR battery/capacitor system, who's
performance in Seville was distinctly underwhelming.

If Newcastle want trams that run at walking pace and no functional
air-conditioning system, go for it....

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