On 09/08/17 11:05,prescottt@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> The question about the C2s was whether they were taken from a stock of
> unused surplus cars like Madrid or whether they clocked up quite a bit
> of use in the original city. Edinburgh must also have a lot of unused
> or little-used CAFs lying around too!
When Mulhouse opened their 'tram train' service to Thann the Avanto
tram-train units effectively took over one of the routes, rendering some
Citadis surplus to requirements - as their diagrams had been taken over
by Avanto railcars.
Mulhouse would eventually have 'consumed' them, but the opportunity came
up to earn some money leasing them to Melbourne - who eventually
purchased them. The original intention was that they would return and be
used to make up additional car numbers as routes were extended.