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I have seen one of these and all i can say is they are complete and utter runnish!!! i have feeling they burn well like the bendy busses.
 

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It's the same that Bus in York. First are making a big thing over a Pink and Purple Bendy Bus....
 

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The idea is simple-trick the punter into thinking its "as cool and as clean as a tram"....will these things have conductors or are we gonna have fare dodgers who are expected out of the goodness of their heart to pay at a machine?
 

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I'd rather they stopped wasting money on this and spent it on buying some decent normal buses.
 

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Buses are never a subsitute for a proper tram, light rail or metro system, but this vehicle does look very nice from the outside and I do like the interior pictures and if they ran properly might provide a better service where trams are unfeasable.
 

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The streetcar was originally slammed by the LRTA if i remember correctly, for basically providing a way for councils to "cop out" of building good LRT systems. There is no way, that a bus that still uses petrol and emits fumes, no matter what euro spec that engine meets can replace a tram.

IMO, Trams and LRT are never unfeasable. People said that they'd never fit tramlink back into the middle of Croydon, or NET back into Nottingham, but now those systems are the best perfroming in the country.

It's more public image than good quality transport these days, and that "thing" whilst looking good, provides a great way for people to avoid paying fares too...what with the driver seperated off, and probably never an inspector to see the tickets.

Sorry to be a bit harsh on it, but, modern Light Rail, if procured correctly, is a lot better than Superbuses.

Cheers

Dave
 

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Of course if First or whoeever built a tram line they would need a professional driver (ha!), safety standards, it would need to be on time - none of which they can do as it is.
 

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feltham2104 said:
I have seen one of these and all i can say is they are complete and utter runnish!!! i have feeling they burn well like the bendy busses.
I love nice sensible quotes!! :roll:
Care to explain your reasoning??
Also the burning bendy problem was due to a pipe problem which has now been rectified, so you're only about 2 years behind the times!
 

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OTS said:
feltham2104 said:
I have seen one of these and all i can say is they are complete and utter runnish!!! i have feeling they burn well like the bendy busses.
I love nice sensible quotes!! :roll:
Care to explain your reasoning??
Also the burning bendy problem was due to a pipe problem which has now been rectified, so you're only about 2 years behind the times!
The Burn, Baby, Burn, Bendies were a totally diffrent model from First's FTR Streetcar. It's built by Wright IIRC.
 
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