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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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Yes there is: Google Maps, specifically the "new" version, which offers sensible alternatives automatically. For example, if you enter a query like "King's Cross station to Euston Station", it will tell you that you can take the Tube (every 2 min, estimated time 6 min) and that you could just walk it (estimated time 11 min).


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I also vote for walking. You can save a little bit of time by being in the right part of the train, and then by avoiding a couple of annoyingly slow pedestrian crossings: Travel in the frontmost carriage if you can; that'll put you closest to the ticket barriers at Kings Cross. Get up and go to the doors as the train approaches the station. You want to ...


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The official site is TFL's Journey Planner, and is quite flexible and descriptive: (source) It's also possible to use National Rail's site, depending on where you're going (I used to prefer this site when in London as it shows trains too, not just tube), and of course as jpatokal mentioned, Google Maps handles it as well.


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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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There is a direct train, and it is easy to find from the airport. You don't have to go outside. According to http://www.ns.nl/reisplanner-v2/index.shtml the one way trip will cost you €11.60. And you have two options per hour Travelling by taxi would be significantly more expensive if you take a taxi directly from the airport. I can't predict the exact ...


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It's typical, but it's not a country-wide standard or anything: the reason is that Japanese put a lot of money and effort into train research, and the latest model trains on major lines are pretty snazzy. For example, the current JR Yamanote Line trains (E231-500) have displays that show the next station, its transfers, stairs and escalators in relation to ...


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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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That's perfectly valid, as most sightseeing is in Zone 1. What you could do is buy a 7 day travel pass immediately at Heathrow (zone 1 and 2) which you put ONTO your Oyster Card. To explain - the Oyster is just a card. You then either top it up with pre-pay, or you put travel cards on to it. So step 1 - buy the card. Step 2 - get some prepay on it to ...


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You can take the airport shuttle (Airport Limousine Bus) direct from Haneda (International Terminal) to Narita (Terminal 1 then Terminal 2) for 3,100 JPY. It comes fairly regularly (roughly hourly) and takes around 95 minutes. The earliest departure is 06:25. Alternatively you can take the train. The best route depends on time of arrival, but your main ...


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UK National Rail Conditions of Carriage Restrictions Any Train Company may refuse to accept an item of luggage, an article, an animal or a cycle, even though it meets the requirements set out in Condition 47 and 48 and Appendix B, if, in the opinion of its staff: (a) it may cause injury, inconvenience or a nuisance or it may cause ...


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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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I’ve had good experiences with Citymapper for getting around London. (It also covers New York, Paris, Berlin, Washington DC and Boston, and they keep adding new cities.) You can tell it which two places you want to travel between, and it shows you a variety of routes, including buses, walking, National Rail and of course the Underground. It includes rough ...


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We returned from the Cannes-Nice-Monaco Trip in May 2014, and the answers given above have helped us. Although the starting point of Bus 100 has changed as rightly pointed out in answer by Ger: The 100 bus to Monaco now leaves from the Promenades des Arts stop outside the Musée d'Art Moderne/Contemporain near the corner of Av. St. Sebastian and ...


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Swebus also travels between Landvetter airport and Gothenburg (Nils Ericson terminalen). Prices on Swebus are generally cheaper (59-69 SEK), but buses travel less frequently: there are about seven or eight buses every day, as compared to 89 SEK on Flygbussarna, which travel every 20 minutes. Granted, prices are still more than one is comfortable to pay for ...


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One by one: Yes, Indonesian ferries are that bad. Overcrowding is rife, safety precautions are often non-existent, and the open sea can often be rough. As a simple example, Jakarta Globe's category "Indonesia boat accident" has at least 7 separate sinkings that killed people for 2014 alone, and see the links in this answer for some stories of a typical ...


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Mike Brant is buried in the Sde Yehoshua Jewish Cemetery in Haifa, also called Mahane (camp) David or Neve David after the neighborhood it located next to it. The Cemetery can be seen on Google Maps. There are two bus stations, one beneath it and one above it, different busses go to each station, so you should decide what entrance you need before. The ...


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There is no direct transfer, Avalon gets only a few flights a day and nobody books connecting flights between the two on purpose. The only remotely sane non-taxi option is to take the Sunbus from Avalon to Southern Cross (adult $22), and then switch to the Skybus to Tullamarine ($18). If you're really pinching pennies, there are zero public transport ...


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I am not convinced it is really related to travel, but in fact, there is an option if you are near Palo Alto Caltrain Station. SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District) offers some night buses between San Francisco (Financial District) and Palo Alto Caltrain station. This is the line 397 that has 3 buses per night from Palo Alto Caltrain station, ...


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Google Maps is your friend when it comes to public transport in the Bay Area. Just plug in your start and end, and it'll give you multiple options. Specifically for your route, it will depend a little on the exact time of day, but will start with catching the (free!) VTA 10 bus from the Airport to Santa Clara Caltrain Station (be careful to get the one ...


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Wikipedia is your friend with an entry on Bicycle sharing systems.


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It does not cover all the regular busses in the country but postbus.at is the main operator and does operate busses you could use. Unfortunately, it's not a part of the national train company (ÖBB) and the website therefore also includes trains, which is why busses do not show up in the search results for this particular journey… rome2rio is another site ...


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You can find the answer in the website you linked: The one-day card is valid on the date inscribed until the end of operating hours, the two-day card is valid on the day inscribed and the following day until the end of operating hours. In your case you need a two-day card.


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The Point is This special offer from DB Bahn enables visitors to travel on all scheduled trains operated by DB Bahn Buses, U-Bahns and trams are not operated by DB. In big cities like Frankfurt you can use the S-Bahn to travel inside the cities though. So you are not limited to the central stations only. The situation about using S-bahn in Berlin ...


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I have just returned from Nice, Easter 2014. The 100 bus to Monaco now leaves from the Promenades des Arts stop outside the Musée d'Art Moderne/Contemporain near the corner of Av. St. Sebastian and Traverse Garabaldi. On arriving in Monaco we got off at Places D'Armes and walked up the pedestrian hill to the Prince Palace, then around to the Cathedral ...


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Walk it! I studied at UCL (just over the road from Euston) and lived near Kings Cross. As long as there are no mobility issues, there's no way I would recommend using public transport between the two stations. You'll walk past the British Library, too, which is worth seeing.



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