Tango trial a success
filed on: 29.04.2009 (29th Apr 2009)
During BLT Tango 154's stay in Zürich, it covered 2777km in 158 hours of operation. It ran in public service on route 7 from 31st March to 17th April, during which time it only suffered one failure (caused by an an auxiliary control device). 14,000 questionnaires were distributed to passengers on the tram of which 3200 were returned. 70 percent of passengers liked the tram with only 7 percent disliking it. Praise was received for the low noise levels, the comfortable ride, comfortable seats and the large windows. The seat arrangement, however, was criticised, as was the yellow livery. VBZ wishes to commence the acquisition process for new trams this year. A tendering process will take place, so it is by no means a foregone conclusion that the new trams will be Tangos.
This news item is from the 2009 newslog.
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