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27-03-2019, 12:26   #121
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You'd see a big rush for it when the orange lads got on though.
That's true but no doubt they could temporarily turn them off. In France, on-board scanners work well.
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27-03-2019, 12:30   #122
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That's true but no doubt they could temporarily turn them off. In France, on-board scanners work well.
There’s no need for on board scanners really, maybe an email extra couple at stations wouldn’t go amiss. If you turned them off people could just claim I was waiting my turn and it just went off.
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There’s no need for on board scanners really, maybe an email extra couple at stations wouldn’t go amiss. If you turned them off people could just claim I was waiting my turn and it just went off.
I appreciate your point but in French cities this doesn't seem to be a problem. I've had to get used to tagging on at the last minute, on the off chance that there's no space on the tram or that it doesn't arrive for a long time. On-board scanners would eliminate that.
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It should have a leap scanner on board
Needs a but more than a few screws. It would require a design change in how leap itself works with luas.
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I appreciate your point but in French cities this doesn't seem to be a problem. I've had to get used to tagging on at the last minute, on the off chance that there's no space on the tram or that it doesn't arrive for a long time. On-board scanners would eliminate that.
There's barely room to breathe on rush hour trams. How many scanners are you going to need to ensure they are reachable? Where are you going to locate them?
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Fair enough, seems you got lucky. It's not been that way for me. Now there are times it's quick but for me it's taking 17-20 odd minutes going that way around 8.30ish.
15 minutes in Friday rush hour

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Map of Dublin Trams from 1922 to see what we had. The Blue lines are heavy rail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:D...nals_pubv2.jpg
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Just shows how small the city was
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Map of Dublin Trams from 1922 to see what we had. The Blue lines are heavy rail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:D...nals_pubv2.jpg
Single unit double deckers, that network would never have survived today to that scale if kept. Anywhere that has tried to retain that kind of network is left with effectively tourist lines that are unsuited for actual public transport (Lisbon for instance) and have to build modern Metro lines also.

Amsterdam wound its extensive old network down to a single line that was retained due to unsuitable road layout for buses before rebuilding what worked for articulated trams.
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Just shows how small the city was
But then of course there was very functional multi family accommodation in Monto and similar areas which housed thousands. No need for a three bed semi out in the sticks
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