Re: Newcastle light rail
From: prescottt@...
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With this short distance and probably very leisurely operation, battery trams are perfectly feasible. If the operation ramps up in future and gets extended into a network there will be issues. Hopefully there will also be a tow/recovery vehicle purchased! For this distance, recharge at each stop is no longer necessary due to advances in the technology (some systems have longer runs than this on battery) but no doubt CAF will convince the gullible ignoramuses at TfNSW that it's necessary. Tony P