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PHOTOS: Rome Buses

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 00:46:07 2008

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I started posting teasers from the past few months of travels, and then real life caught up with me and had to be taken care of, so I apologize for any repeats.

Here are some recent Rome bus photos that I took between March and May. All the rest (and many other new photos from Europe) are on my website, orenstransitpage.com.







Repainted Iveco CityClass Cursor:


Repainted Iveco Europolis:










Repainted MAN NL223:




Tecnobus in original colors:


Solaris Trolleybus running under the wire on Via Nomentana:




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PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 01:00:43 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Rome Buses, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 00:46:07 2008.

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More teasers from my most recent update at Oren's Transit Page

Venice:










Turin:


Padova:





Bologna:







Vicenza:







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Re: PHOTOS: Rome Buses

Posted by DaRidgewoodBusbuff on Wed Jul 2 12:57:02 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Rome Buses, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 00:46:07 2008.

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cool pics. I was in Rome once and it was awesome!

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PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Rome Buses, posted by DaRidgewoodBusbuff on Wed Jul 2 12:57:02 2008.

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HESS LighTram 3 Trolleybuses have two articulated joints, three sections, and are almost 75 feet long. I stopped short the first time I saw one of them.







Other (more normal sized) Trolleybuses:







OOPS:






Buses:











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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by Bee Flexible #823 on Wed Jul 2 13:57:15 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008.

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That's What The Q53 and the Q60 need. Nice photos.

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 14:08:55 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008.

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Here is the photo that should appear where the red X appears in the previous post:



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Re: PHOTOS: Rome Buses

Posted by R33/R36 mainline on Wed Jul 2 14:21:58 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Rome Buses, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 00:46:07 2008.

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Nice pics!!

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by Parkchester (East 177th St) on Thu Jul 3 02:07:40 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008.

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I see that Geneva still takes bus transit seriously - only now they are stretching that concept, literally.

Question for WMATAGMOAGH: I was actually over there back in the summer of 2002 (never had the chance to scan my photos and get them on the web, and won't until August at the earliest), and they were just beginning to work on extending the 12 and 13 tram lines north from Cornavin to the Palais Des Nations - is that as far as they ever got? And, did they ever get to LRTs to work those lines?

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by Hank Eisenstein on Thu Jul 3 11:52:05 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008.

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What far control do they use? I notice that even the articulated buses have multiple doors per section.

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 12:04:54 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by Parkchester (East 177th St) on Thu Jul 3 02:07:40 2008.

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I was there in March. I want to say the 12 and 13 were stopping at Nations, but I can't recall. None of the tram lines go further than that point, that much I know. I'm sure the TPG website has that information though.

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 12:08:13 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by Hank Eisenstein on Thu Jul 3 11:52:05 2008.

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Fares are collected at each bus stop by a machine. You push a button on the machine located there to tell it how many zones you want to travel through, it tells you the fare, you pay in either Swiss Francs or Euros, and it gives you a receipt that is your POP. You then just board the bus. Each bus stop has a name, and they are announced as the bus travels between them. They are spaced fairly far apart, as is typical in European cities, but much further apart than you would find in the US. You may board or leave the bus from any door. Like on a light rail, when the bus stops, a button lights up indicating that the door can be opened, and you press it to open the door. At certain doors, if you are in a wheelchair, have a stroller, or need to do so for some other reason, there is a second button that you can press that will keep the door open longer than usual.

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by R36 #9346 on Thu Jul 3 12:35:19 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by Bee Flexible #823 on Wed Jul 2 13:57:15 2008.

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The Q53 and Q60 also needs the army of NYPD tow trucks and officers that are now enforcing the bus lanes along the Bx12 route.

Especially over by the Queens Center Mall.

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Re: PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses

Posted by R36 #9346 on Thu Jul 3 12:42:49 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 01:00:43 2008.

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EEW! Comic Sans on a bus destination sign!

What were they thinking?

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Re: PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 14:40:06 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses, posted by R36 #9346 on Thu Jul 3 12:42:49 2008.

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Io no so (I don't know), especially because that is the only bus that I photographed using that font. You can compare it to the others here.

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Re: PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 14:40:47 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Other Italian Buses, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 14:40:06 2008.

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And here is to hoping the Italian grammar and spelling police don't read the last post, perhaps I should have clicked preview first...

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by Parkchester (East 177th St) on Thu Jul 3 23:46:22 2008, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu Jul 3 12:04:54 2008.

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Thanks!

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Re: PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others

Posted by Terrapin Station on Fri Jul 4 00:03:34 2008, in response to PHOTOS: Geneva MEGA Trolleybuses (75 ft long) & Others, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 2 13:50:25 2008.

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pretty cool. the 5 doors per side must be like heaven.

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