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RE: [carfree_cities] Why do trams have so few seats?

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  • Ronald Dawson
    ... If a tram has 75 seats chances are that it s articulated. ... Yes, but for the situation that you re describing, that seems to be more of a question of
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2001
      cjb121@... wrote:
      >Most trams seem to have around 75 seats, about the same as a double
      >decker bus.

      If a tram has 75 seats chances are that it's articulated.

      >There's lots of room for standing, but wouldn't people rather sit?

      Yes, but for the situation that you're describing, that seems to be more of
      a question of what kind of operating environment that the vehicle (tram or
      bus) is in.

      >Instead of trams, wouldn't it be much cheaper and easier to have a
      >fleet of double decker trolley buses? Check out
      >http://www.tbus.org.uk/home.htm for more information.

      It's a very nice site and those buses are quite impressive, but also let's
      not forget that double decker trams are out there too. Dawson
      http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/pix/gb/trams/Blackpool/SJS2.jpg
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