Re: New Trams Melbourne not cutting it!

Capacity is the total carrying capacity of the tram. The number of seats is pretty irrelevant. A 15 metre tram will carry about 120 at 4 ppsm or so, a 30 metre about 240. So are they serious about substantially increasing capacity or just providing the same or slightly greater capacity with less trams?

Tony P

---InTramsDownUnder@..., <tressteleg@...> wrote :

The problem with the 1 for 2 theory is that I suspect it is crush capacity they are comparing, definitely not seat numbers.

Those D1 class have half the seats of a W, so there should be 2 of them for every W replaced.