"TRAM 2000" - 60 NEW ARTICULATED MOTORIZED TRAM-CARS FOR ZUERICH

"TRAM 2000" - 60 NEUE GELENKMOTORWAGEN FUER ZUERICH

FOLLOWING THE DELIVERY OF 126 DOUBLE ARTICULATED TRAMWAY CARS IN 1968/69 FOR THE ZUERICH TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS, FURTHER MODERNIZATION CONTINUES WITH 60 NEW ARTICULATED MOTOR CARRIAGES, TO BE DELIVERED FROM SEPTEMBER 1976. AS TRAMWAYS ARE LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS, THE TECHNICAL DETAILS AND COMFORT WERE BROUGHT COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE, THEREFORE THE NAME "TRAM 2000". IN LINE WITH PRESENT-DAY TECHNOLOGY ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THE HABITS OF PASSENGERS, LOWERING OF THE FLOOR, IMPROVEMENTS OF THE FIELD OF VISION, AIR CONDITIONING, EXTENSIVE STANDARDIZATION (EVEN WITH OTHER RAILWAYS), ENLARGEMENT OF DOOR-WAYS, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS (NOISE ABATEMENT). THE UP-TO-DATE CONTROL IS BY THYRISTOR D.C. EQUIPMENT WITH ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS, ALLOWING EFFICIENT DRIVING AND BRAKING THAT IS INFINITELY VARIABLE, WITHOUT JERKS AND ECONOMICAL.

Language

  • German

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  • Pagination: 47-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:47AM