Sänfte + Pony pairs?
filed on: 07.12.2009 (7th Dec 2009)
This newslog has in the past reported on the possibility that Sänfte + Pony pairs might be deployed. The Sänftes are Tram 2000 numbers 2099-2121 which were extended by adding low-floor centre sections in the years 2001-05. The Ponys (2401-35) are short non-articulated Tram 2000 units with two bogies. The idea of pairing Sänftes and Ponies has been around for some time, but such a formation would be slightly too long for many stops. One solution that is being evaluated is that of shortening the front and rear couplings of such a pair.
It is reported on Bahnhofplatz.net that Sänfte 2120 has now been fitted with such a front coupling, modified from the rear coupling of a withdrawn cabless Mirage (1691-1726).
This news item is from the 2009 newslog.
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