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Offline richard

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light or heavy to Newstead
« on: August 15, 2006, 06:38:13 PM »
I am amazed at the development around Newstead, New Farm and Teneriffe, and the endless cars parked on the side of the road.  Part of me thinks that the area is best served by regular light rail, but it would be impacted by traffic, and would impact traffic.  Threading heavy rail through the area would be nigh on impossible unless we burrowed.  

Is there anywhere in the world where light and heavy rail share track, wires, signals and platforms?  I know Seattle (and probably other places) have trolley buses with diesel engines so they use the former in the CBD and the latter in the burbs.  If there was, the trams could service the area and use the Brunswick St- Roma St rail corridor (and even be based at Mayne

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light or heavy to Newstead
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 06:41:20 PM »
My own preference would be for a light rail system, which could actually track  back through Valley and a loop service in the City proper.  Light rail is a proven performer and in fact has the highest carrying capacity of all transport systems in such environments.  Check out here if interested http://www.lightrailnow.org/home.htm

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Re: light or heavy to Newstead
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 08:44:26 PM »
http://www.lightrailuk.com/pdf/axel_kuehn.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tram-train
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Offline stephenk

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Re: light or heavy to Newstead
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 08:48:59 PM »
Sorry Mr TramTrain, but 100% low floor trams would be the best solution for Brisbane. There is no need for medium/mixed/high floor Tram Trains in Brisbane.
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