Re: Newcastle light rail
From: Tony Galloway
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Newcastle light rail is like the Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland - more and more of it fades away, till only the smug, gloating grins of the developers and government, who never wanted LR in the first place, only the railway destroyed, are left. It was only ever a con job to try to appease opponents of the railway closure.

I still reckon the “Newcastle” CAFs are more likely to end up on the IWLR than on Hunter St.

This is the biggest commitment to CAF battery power so far :

http://www.tautonline.com/kaohsiungs-first-steps-to-a-tram-future/ http://www.tautonline.com/kaohsiungs-first-steps-to-a-tram-future/

Tony G

> On 19 Apr 2017, at 8:51 am,prescottt@... [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@...> wrote:
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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!
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> 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.
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> Tony P
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