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The new Flexity tram in Zurich

Was in the new tram today. Nice.Wooden seats ¨ much cleaner in this Corona age.
You can track it via GPS here. https://vbzonline.ch/das-flexity-gehoert-euch/

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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

But it seems it's not being used at weekends. Will check again Monday.
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Old 17.10.2020, 11:17
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But it seems it's not being used at weekends. Will check again Monday.
Yes its not running this weekend. Again on Monday on the 11 line. Use the GPS tracker from my link
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

How did it sound when going round curves?

The front is kind of higher - is that better or worse for a pedestrian getting hit?
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How did it sound when going round curves?

The front is kind of higher - is that better or worse for a pedestrian getting hit?
I only went in a straight line
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How did it sound when going round curves?

The front is kind of higher - is that better or worse for a pedestrian getting hit?
It actually looks like someone could be dragged underneath.
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It actually looks like someone could be dragged underneath.
They've got advanced anti-collision detection and automatic emergency braking.
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

Its runnin today on the 11 line
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

Check the GPS to see where it is
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

I saw a couple weaseling around last week. Although both had "Fahrschule" on them so I couldn't grab a lift.

Good to see that Bombardier is still chugging along. Sad to see the names disappear from the C series jets.
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

Looks good! Saw one a few months ago doing a test run, was full of cables and computers. Is the plan to replace all the older ones with these new ones?
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Looks good! Saw one a few months ago doing a test run, was full of cables and computers. Is the plan to replace all the older ones with these new ones?
Yes, they will replace the old "tram2000" over the next couple of year.
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Yes, they will replace the old "tram2000" over the next couple of year.
That can make me feel very old . When I first came to Zurich they were just acquiring those trams, or at least the final batch of them. The oldest ones are about 16 years older than the newest ones of course .

At that time there were still plenty of the old bogie trams on the 4, 5, 6, and 10 , the oldest of which dated to the early 1940s . I remember thinking how incredible it was that something so old was still running .

The oldest Tram 2000s today are just a couple of years short of attaining the same age . And somehow I donít find that equally amazing
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Re: The new Flexity tram in Zurich

I'll miss the vintage look of the current older trams
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