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Sjoerd
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Re: Rijndam

Post by Sjoerd » 09 Apr 2018, 19:14

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Okey.... Where was I a few days ago? :mrgreen:
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Re: Rijndam

Post by Jim2016 » 09 Apr 2018, 19:17

Dénia? Is the station renovation almost finished?

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Re: Rijndam

Post by Sjoerd » 09 Apr 2018, 19:57

Yes :D
Looks finished to me... (too bad the trees are gone from the platform)

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But one station down the line, Alqueries (I think "Denia West" would be a better name), they haven't even started yet; the high platform is still there, and I even found a list of train fares for 2014 in the 'shelter';

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For reference; it is 6 zones to Alicante. That is 95 km from Denia. And they ask 12,20 euro for a return ticket! :shock: In the Netherlands a return ticket for a similar distance (Leiden - Breda) costs :? 31,40 euro.
The FGV has ordered 6 diesel-electric Citylink trams for this line, to run a direct Alicante Luceros - Denia service. That will be the longest tram connection I know off. :D
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Re: Rijndam

Post by koeleboe » 10 Apr 2018, 08:46

//Voor zover ik weet is de kusttram in Belgie ( met 67 km en 60 haltes), de langste tramlijn ( zonder overstap) ter wereld, voorlopig nog.//
As far as I know, The Kusttram ( Coastal tram) has the longest route with no change in the world, for now ;)
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Re: Rijndam

Post by BritDriver » 10 Apr 2018, 11:11

Wrong forum - it's the one at the bottom for Dutch users. Also, quite amazingly long for a tram route, I wonder what the drivers are feeling doing a route on those? :lol:
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Re: Rijndam

Post by luka23 » 10 Apr 2018, 11:20

In Rotterdam I see lots of subway drivers with a JBL speaker in the cab, whilst trams have a car radio installed. But I guess there's enough to do by focusing on the route. And there's always this:
https://youtu.be/Av_Kkh3mp4E

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Re: Rijndam

Post by Sjoerd » 10 Apr 2018, 11:50

BritDriver wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:11
Also, quite amazingly long for a tram route, I wonder what the drivers are feeling doing a route on those? :lol:
I think they will like it; with those distances, you won't be driving the same stretch of track 6 times per day, but only once or twice. :D
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Re: Rijndam

Post by MattH » 11 Apr 2018, 03:11

I don't quite like the new CGL station, the roof is too long, and not modern enough for a station built in 2017. I like the benches and hedges though.

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Re: Rijndam

Post by koeleboe » 11 Apr 2018, 18:11

BritDriver wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:11
Wrong forum - it's the one at the bottom for Dutch users. Also, quite amazingly long for a tram route, I wonder what the drivers are feeling doing a route on those? :lol:
Jep Excuse me; I edited the post ;) Well they are paying attention ;)

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Re: Rijndam

Post by LosAngelesMetro56 » 11 Apr 2018, 18:46

I just figured out that the checkered tram platforms drops my phrames dramatically. I'd say below 5fps.
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