Re: Newcastle light rail
  Geoff Olsen

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.

Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:38 PM
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.

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

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


> Andrew Constance has announced that Newcastle LR will be entirely APS




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....


Posted by: Matthew Geier matthew@...>