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How to speed up trams

filed on: 28.07.2016 (28th Jul 2016)

An old article, and one I had been meaning to post but that somehow slipped my mind. According to this January article from Tages Anzeiger, the average speed of trams in Zürich is 15.6km/h, with downward tendency. The slowest route is the 6 (13.7km/h) and the fastest Glattal route 12 (25.9km/h). The gradual ersion of speed is caused by traffic as well as increased numbers of pedestrains, cyclists, and slower loading times due to increased passenger numbers.

Various measures have been put forward. These including moving the transponders for point control further ahead so points can be approcahed at higher speed. The maximum permissible speed in curves is also being evaluated on a case by case basis.

This news item is from the 2016 newslog.

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