Re: Canberra- CAF
  Malcolm Rowe

I am impressed.

Canberra seems to me to encapsulate everything that a light rail system
should be.

The service is fast and smooth with priority at traffic lights and complete
track segregation. Even when the track swings over to the side of the road
for depot access it is under traffic light control with priority.

There was no sign of rough ride or wheel squeal on curves. It seems that
fixed truck trams can work if the track geometry is designed for them.
Speed and acceleration was good - with the trams running just below
the local speed limits of either 60 or 70 km/h as measured with my mobile
phone app.

Here are a couple of pics - both in Flemington Rd. The overhead structure
is not overdone. Ignore the apparent sharp curves - that's due to me using
a telephoto lens.

Mal Rowe - who has a bit more respect for CAF design in the right setting.

On Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 10:19 PM Malcolm Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:

> Today's pic shows CAF 14 at the Civic terminus in Canberra.

> I'm planning to have a ride tomorrow.


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> Mal Rowe - AU


Mal Rowe - AU

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