Amsterdam: cargo trams tested
filed on: 13.04.2007 (13th Apr 2007)
Apolgy: Amsterdam may be a bit off-topic for this website, but as cargo trams are a subject that fascinate me and that I have reported on extensively before, I will for the time being, continue to use this platform to publicise important developments.
Cargo tram: Amsterdam's project has come a step closer to reality through its test phase from 7th to 31st March (extended to 3rd April). The trams used were 783 and 801 (articulated types 9G and 10G). One was specially repainted into a green and white cargotram livery and the other advertises the energy comany and sponsor Nuon. In the initial part of the trial phase, the trams ran without payload, but from 19th March cargoes were carried from De Aker to the city. Cargoes carried were Heineken beer for pubs in the city and clothes for the Mexx store. During the final week waste paper was additionally carried in the opposite direction. One of the trams was driven by retired tram drivers and the other by drivers of the museum tram line.
This news item is from the 2007 newslog.
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