Trams of that era weren't designed for modern platforms and in any case
level access is rather useless because there are steps inside the tram. The
Z seems to have a wider gap than others of an earlier era (e.g. Sydney R/R1
or Tatra T3), but surely it's still possible to step straight across from
the platform to the step without having to step on the road in between?
On Monday, 3 May 2021 at 01:14:54 UTC+10transit...@... wrote:
> Tony, you have nailed the problem, which has resulted in so many trams
> not having desirable end doors. But it would be possible to have the
> step section in the doorway rotate about the aft end so as to provide a
> level consistent with the platform. If trams can have power operated
> platforms to lower wheelchairs to ground level - as is necessary with so
> many of the American trams, then there should be no problem with a small
> platform being slid out.
> Dudley Horscroft
> On 2/05/2021 2:16 pm, Tony Galloway wrote:
> > Peter’s head-on shot of 195 shows the problem with tapered end trams
> designed for street level boarding and platforms for low-floor cars - the
> gap to the end doors requiring a step down to the road surface and then up
> to the doorway.
> > Tony
> >> On 1 May 2021, at 9:16 pm, Mal Rowe mal....@...> wrote:
> >> On 01/05/2021 16:59, David Batho wrote:
> >>> Okay, you’ve sold me! When are we doing a tour?!
> >> Sounds good to me - always happy to show friends around the GTCOTS.
> >> After leaving Montague St, the tramway runs through the shopping strip
> of Bridport St before turning slightly left into Victoria Pde.
> >> The pic with 2104 looks down Victoria Pde towards the terminus.
> >> The pic with 195 at the terminus is a reprise of an old Peter Bruce pic
> where he suggested that he has captured a p[ic of an experimental
> 'palmtograph' .
> >> Mal Rowe - happy host
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