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Re: Staten Island North shore cars (Re: And the R-179 contract goes to....)

Posted by WillD on Sun Mar 25 17:51:24 2012, in response to Re: Staten Island North shore cars (Re: And the R-179 contract goes to....), posted by Joe Saitta on Sun Mar 25 17:14:42 2012.

Yes, I've been there, I've ridden both the older -100Cs and the newer -100Ds, and I'm not sure what you're referring to because that's really not the case. The GT8-100C/D "high" platform capability mostly consists of having a fixed bottom step just 15 inches above TOR for the 'high' platform and a fold out step below that for on-street boarding. It is completely different from the MUNI Bredas and Cologne K5000s which are definitely capable of high/low boarding. At either high or low platforms the Karlsruhe tram-train stock does not offer level boarding and thus is not a viable alternative for pretty much any other operation in the US now that the ADA has decreed level boarding.

GT8-100D Door closing.


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