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From an engineering point of view, a tram is a vehicle that takes electricity from somewhere (overhead wires or third rail underneath), use motors to convert this into torque, and spins wheels to move the tram. The obvious solution is put all this machinery at ground level, right next to the wheels, and put the passengers on top. Ta-dah, a high-floor tram. ...


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Cost, and speed. Some public transport companies report that low floor trams have 15% higher maintenance costs for the rolling stock, and 20% higher maintenance costs for the infrastructure on average (source in German). The low-floor designs typically also decrease the speed at which a tram can drive through a curve (usually 4–15 km/h in 20 m radius ...


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There is! But there aren't any signs to tell you... As explained on the PTV Airport Buses page, the SkyBus ticket office at the airport sells the myki Visitor Value Pack. That costs $14, and comes with $8 credit (plus a few other bits). There are no signs at the SkyBus ticket office about myki, it isn't listed on any of the prices shown, but if you queue ...


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In lieu of a link-only answer... A signal failure can refer to a number of situations... It can be down to a track circuit failure which means that the signaller cannot guarantee the safety of the train as he is unable to see on their screen or panel that the section of line is clear of any other trains. It could be down to one of the Train ...


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A signal failure is the failure of a signal and associated equipment. The most important thing to realize is that a train at full speed cannot stop on sight so operators need to know that the way ahead is free. There are several different systems to deal with this difficulty and regulate traffic on railroads but most of them depend on signals in one way or ...


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The general answer is, because rail-borne rolling stock is expensive, it is only rational to expect trams to have a long life cycle. It is not unusual to see trams which are 30 years old, and in some places you can meet trams built in something like the 1930s and still in use. Thus, because low-floor tram designs are relatively new (introduced in 1980s and ...


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You can actually buy a ticket on the bus itself. I've done it, and as you can see on the official website, it is one of the published official outlets. From: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/buying-your-myki/ Where you can buy a myki You can buy a myki At over 800 retail outlets including all 7-Eleven stores and selected retailers where you see the ...


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Picking a random date in the future, Rome2Rio shows that flying to Larnaca and then going by airport shuttle is probably the cheapest option in terms of paying. However, if you're searching elsewhere for flights, check out both Larnaca and Ercan as options, and flying out of both CDG and ORY in Paris, as they seem to produce quite different prices. Other ...


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No, taking a bike on the bus is not allowed with any of the bus operators in the area: RET, Veolia and Connexxion, except for folded foldable bikes (IIRC the bus from Rotterdam Centraal to the airport is currently operated by RET). There isn't that much space in the bus either. In fact, bikes are so ubiquitous in the Netherlands that it's simply impossible ...


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As per some other reviews online: Some of the trains are fitted with luggage racks and toilet facilities (usually located behind the drivers cabin or near the guard's cabin) And last year there was a drive to improve the toilet facilities that did exist, where they existed: Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said it is reasonable ...


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I'll try to explain in layman terms. Also see Wikipedia article for more details. The idea is that the whole track is divided into sections (several hundred feet long in underground). When a train enters any section its wheels electrically connect the rails and this can be electrically detected and semaphores can be adjusted automatically and the data on ...


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There's also a vending machine within Melbourne airport where you can buy (and presumably top up) a myki.


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No Non-Foldable Bicycles on Buses Looking on the English version of the RET website, I found the General terms and conditions urban and regional public transport 2014 which explicitly mention bicycles on trains and subways, but not buses. I think it is safe to assume that non-foldable bicycles are not allowed on buses, since these are not mentioned in the ...


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Yes, there are several, and most run multiple services a day. Most will stop along the way though - rather than being a direct service. Henry's Airporter The Pickup Company Sun Air Cooloola Connections Prices and times vary, so it's best you have a look and choose the best for you and your group.


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The Ethipoia Heritage Trust has a list of "Twenty One-day trips from Addis Ababa". I'll leave you to read the full document, but the destinations by name are: Aba Samuel and the Akaki River Adadi Maryam and Melka Kontoure Addis Alem Ankober Awash River and Koka Bekele Recreation Park Bishofu (Debre Zeit) Bole River Chilimo and Gaji Forest Debre Libanos ...


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An alternative not mentioned in @Gagravarr's answer is that you can purchase a myki online from the PTV website.


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Get the bus. Edinburgh's trams are a local disaster story. Given contracting disputes, failed planning and key individuals resigning (see this BBC article for more info), Edinburgh council has spent 7 years and £1 billion building a single tram line that is both slower and more expensive than the existing airport bus service. If you get the express ...


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Now there are buses in every 20 minutes from 5.15am to 5pm from kandy.from a,pura 4.45am to 5.15 pm.there normal 3 buses in route 43 and other buses in route 42.most effective normal bus i have seen is gampola-anuradhpura ctb bus from a.pura depot.if u wish to take it from gampola 12.30pm,kandy 2pm reach a,pura at 5.45-6.10pm.i dont know the time from ...



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