Sunday, December 06, 2009

Vancouver Trams

Vancouver has rented two trams from Brussels to run in their Olympic Village. These are low-floor Flexity trams from Bombardier. Although the tram has been revived in Europe, North America hasn't really built any new tram lines (with a few exceptions). These tram lines in Vancouver are temporary, however, Bombardier is still trying to get the government to buy into a permanent tramway. This is Canada's chance to be a part of the revival of the tram. Once people see how well it works, they might want to bring it back to their cities. This could be a breakthrough on the tram front, or it could change nothing. Hopefully, this will open people's minds to trams.




http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/78373627.html

3 comments:

  1. what was the total cost of these tram's and of course brussels would want to sell these to vacouver because of the money they would get

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  2. Vanilla Milkshake7 December 2009 at 09:06

    I love trams with chocolate sauce.

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  3. Trams are popular here in Tokyo and add beauty to the landscape. Alas, the days of trams are over for most of the developed world.

    S Parker,
    http://wwwseoelite.com/

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