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Frank

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Re: Metro

PostTue May 29, 2018 8:38 pm

Trams are usually pretty slow. How fast are these likely to go? Will there be any saving on journey time?
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Ash

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Re: Metro

PostTue May 29, 2018 10:39 pm

Frank wrote:Trams are usually pretty slow. How fast are these likely to go? Will there be any saving on journey time?


For safety reasons trams are pretty slow when they are running on the street with mixed traffic. When they're on dedicated lines they can easily run as fast as ATW's Pacers. They also have much shorter stopping distances meaning a service like Merthyr > Cardiff could include additional stops without adding to the total journey time.

Having said that, the differentiation between train and trams and light and heavy rail is rapidly disappearing. If freight traffic is excluded from the core valleys network there's absoultely no reason to stick to heavy rail.
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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Full details to be revealed tomorrow. The image below has been published on twitter, can we realistically believe we're going to get anything like this image suggests?
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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 12:44 pm

If that's a GCI from Keolis/Amey then I'd imagine that's exactly what we're getting. V exciting!

Pleased to see that the rabbit has been dropped.
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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 12:47 pm

It is. The image suggests the current Cardiff Bay station being scrapped and it being moved down the road. It looks fantastic, almost too good. You know what I mean!? Ha
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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 1:55 pm

Another teaser image from WG. Not quite sure what this one implies but it's clearly an electric or hybrid train rather than a tram.

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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 3:10 pm

Simon_SW17 wrote:If that's a GCI from Keolis/Amey then I'd imagine that's exactly what we're getting. V exciting!

Pleased to see that the rabbit has been dropped.
Oh yeah... What was the deal with the rabbit/hare? :lol: Maybe I just wasn’t aware of Wales’ rich lagomorphic history!
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Cen

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Re: Metro

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 3:12 pm

Ash wrote:Another teaser image from WG. Not quite sure what this one implies but it's clearly an electric or hybrid train rather than a tram.
Indeed... But the first image shows a tram. Perhaps these are the replacements for the Arriva rolling stock on the non-tram lines? Can’t wait to hear some real plans!

I see they’ve also changed the colour scheme. Looks much better than grey and orange.
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Re: Metro

PostMon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 am

KeolisAmey reveal new-look Wales trains and services - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44316772

Here it is folks. There's 4 new Cardiff light rail stops planned which are Gabalfa, Crwys Road, Loudoun Square and Cardiff Bay. I assume this 1 tram line will go via Cardiff Central, map to be released shortly.
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Re: Metro

PostMon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

Presumably, there will be more than just 4 tram stops? Perhaps these are the bigger stations and there will be smaller stops in between? Maybe wishful thinking. :roll: It seems odd to miss out the whole of the city centre when Cardiff Bay and Loudon Square are so close.
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