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Bern: RBS trams too noisy

filed on: 20.01.2011 (20th Jan 2011)

On 12th December, RBS's former Route G was integrated into the Bern tram network, becoming part of route 6 and being extended across town to Fischermätteli. The RBS Tram 2000 units have proven unpopular however, with residents complaining about the squeal in curves. To address this, Bernmobil will cut back route 6 at Zytglogge every day at 21:00, with the Fischermätteli section being bus-worked in the late evenings. In circa four months, once sufficient staff have been trained on the Combinos, these will take over the evening services, permitting the full tram service to return. To further address the squealing, the wheelsets of the Tram 2000s are being changed. If this fails, a total replacement of this type may be considered.

source: 20 Minuten (Bern edition)

This news item is from the 2011 newslog.

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