That's a terribly confused article and seems to be a grab bag of all the
issues that have been discussed over recent years. Is it about new trams or
new electric buses? It leaps from one to the other. There isn't much chance
now of any "trackless trams", or any future transport vehicles at all,
coming from China. The shortlisted manufacturers are both tram
manufacturers. The closest either of them comes to buses is that CAF owns
the Polish bus manufacturer Solaris. Alstom's prior interest in
rubber-tyred "trams" is no longer.
The ability of a tram to go around tight curves has nothing to do with its
I wouldn't call the X class lumbering. It's acceleration figures come close
to a Tatra's!
That description of a 25 metre tram sounds exactly like the new Brisbane
"metro" buses. Melbourne would be the only major tram city in the world
buying trams of less than 30 metres length.
As for the whole power supply discussion.... Regenerative braking eh?
That's a new invention I haven't heard of before.
On Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 09:40:48 UTC+10mick...@... wrote:
> Which bridges needed to be strengthened for E-Class trams?
> Did this actually happen, or is this yet another fantasy that seem to be
> commonplace in Timna Jacks' transport articles?
> On Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 9:32:01 AM UTC+10dugm...@... wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Is the trackless bus still operational in china or did it
>> go the way of the elevator bus
>> Doug my cancer is in check
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