Tram-Train Technology Debuts

European cities are experimenting with trains that can switch from heavy rail (to reach suburbs on existing tracks) and street-running fixed link systems (to reach city centers).
June 25, 2009, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Germany is at the forefront of implementing tram-train systems, with France and the UK not far behind.

"Stadler, Alstom and Siemens vehicles are already on the market so it seems manufacturers are confident of a niche in mainland Europe."

"Vehicles can be supplied to operate in dual-mode. Customers can choose between diesel on the heavy rail system with 750DC for street running and the all electric 25KV or 15KV on heavy rail with the 750DC on street."

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Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in City Mayors
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