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Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:10 pm

The first of Sydney new Citadis X05 trams will be on its way to Australia pictures from the Metro report international website
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THE FIRST OF SIXTY TRAMS
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INTERIOR PICTURE 1
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INTERIOR PICTURE 2
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:49 am

C'mon Tonyp, you can't compare any 'real' low floor bus to this standard , surely?!?
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Sydney_Buses_CB60 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:43 am

These are really a very nice LRV. Not too fussed about the seating fabric, but everything else definitely looks absolutely marvellous!
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:45 am

^ are yellow grab poles ever going to go out of fashion though? So 1990s modern..
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby boronia » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:08 am

DDA requirement to stop people with vision problems from bumping into them. Unless they can find a better colour........
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:14 am

Ask the King Bros :lol:
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby boronia » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:17 am

I did say "better" :twisted:
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:35 am

Pink with polka dots then. :lol:
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:14 pm

That is even worse.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm

You certainly won't miss it.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby SydRailPhotographer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:59 pm

The interior looks nice. I'm assuming the TV screen in the wheelchair area will display information about the route. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:29 pm

Property values will increase after it opens. I can see the writing on the wall.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby boronia » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:22 pm

They're already going up over the top here.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby tonyp » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:29 am

Swift wrote:C'mon Tonyp, you can't compare any 'real' low floor bus to this standard , surely?!?

Just to choose a typical European example, here is a Solaris-bodied low-floor bus:

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Yes some of the seats are up on plinths or wheel-arches, but so are this tram's seats. If you want a vehicle with all the seats down at floor level you have to go to a more sophisticated manufacturer like Skoda:

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Alstom would be the equivalent of Holden to Skoda's BMW.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:21 am

Australians would think Alstom is the Mercedes and Skoda the Skoda car before Volkswagen bought them out! We are that brand obsessed here and assume the better known name must be the better product. The mentality is Alstom are from France, that's enough for me!
While the Skoda is a dream layout for a bus it is no substitute for the tram experience, but certainly worthy of consideration for the cost and flexibility it offers over a tram.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby tonyp » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:29 am

Swift wrote:While the Skoda is a dream layout for a bus

I think you mean Solaris. The first photo with the spotty seats is a Solaris bus, the bottom picture with blue seats is a Skoda tram. My fault for not making it clear enough.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:53 am

Lol, well the same applies to spotty the bus. :lol:
The Solaris "spotty" true low floor looks considerably more cave like compared to the tram. Plus it's simply impossible for it to match the ride experience and sense of permanency.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Stu » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:16 pm

I don't think that the TfNSW chevron pattern livery suits the factory standard black paint around the window lines on the driving units and the middle carriage.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby Swift » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 pm

^ good call. I can see what you are saying.
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Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Postby AEC Decker » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:25 pm

Apparently there is one tram wrapped in white plastic at the back (Ascot St end) of Randwick Tram Depot :shock:
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