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Author Topic: City tram-trains trial unveiled in South Yorkshire - Rotherham / Sheffield  (Read 17444 times)
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« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2018, 01:59:34 pm »

From my mailbox this morning - a suggestion that the Tram Train be used on the Portishead line.   There is more meat on the bones of that suggestion; looks like it will get a study.   Good or bad idea?  Could you (dear reader) be more positive if it attacks funding from beyond the West of England and / or shares Sheffield technology to help make it affordable?

Clearly that would be impossible! How would the tramtrain know whether it was a train or a tram when it got to Quays Avenue? If it was a train, it could not possibly proceed any further (even at 8km/h) because that would involve crossing a road, which as we know would be outrageously dangerous; if it was a tram then it could happily run down the middle of the road without a care in the world. Its poor electronic brain would output error code 42, and then shut down.
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