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filed on: 11.12.2008 (11th Dec 2008)

In March, this newslog reported that Mirage 1675 had been fitted with matrix displays and was deployed on Einsatzwagen duties (basically a standby tram to fill in service gaps at short notice). It has recently been displaced from this duty by Sänfte 2121, the reason suggested on being that 2121 has the newer tracking system making it more suitable for the airport extension which is to be opened shortly. The low-floor area, higher capacity and automatically adjustable route numbers also doubtlessly make it more suitable for this duty. 1675 is back in regular service. However, its matrix displays cannot be remotely set from another car so these remain blank while operating as the second car of a double set.

This news item is from the 2008 newslog.

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