Sunday, December 06, 2009
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.
Posted by Owner and Doggy at 10:30