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Dynamic Capacity a blessing for Light Rail December 14, 2009

Posted by schiltec in Capacity, Dynamic Capacity, Light Rail systems.
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Matching capacity with demand brings real service while saving costs

Trams and Light Rail systems deliver always*) a fixed amount of ‘potential passengers’ to a station. For all stations, big or small, the amount is fixed and the same.

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Decency and Night Safety December 13, 2009

Posted by schiltec in Night Safety, user-friendliness.
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Trams fail the user-friendliness test

Fact: Train interiors, being unsupervised, sooner or later become vandal affected, graffiti affected, affected by uncaring food and drink consuming individuals and groups.  These leave rubbish and odours behind (more…)

Waverail – a 21st Century Tram System December 11, 2009

Posted by schiltec in Dynamic Capacity, General, Light Rail systems.
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The technology was unavailable when GCRT was conceived

Waverail - a 21st century, dynamic capacity, Light Rail systemWaverail is a 21st century tram system using dynamic capacity allocation, in other words it couples carriages on and off while travelling.  This advanced feature brings to Waverail substantial advantages across the board while suffering only minor down sides. (more…)