Cincinnati Streetcar

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Re: Cincinnati Streetcar

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:55 pm

And then there's Boston, requiring doors on the left side of unidirectional vehicles (including trolleybuses) because of underground configurations which long predate the use of unidirectional vehicles. On the other hand, there is a streetcar line in Gmunden am Traunsee in Austria, connecting the town square with the OeBB station halfway up the hillside and meeting all trains; it's single track, without turning loops, all platforms are on the same side of the track, and it has (or had when I was there) bidirectional vehicles with doors on only one side.
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Re: Cincinnati Streetcar

Postby lpetrich » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:58 am

Cincinnati Bell Connector - Streetcar -- it is finally open.

It's a go: Streetcar finally opens notes that it opened on September 9.
Cincinnati's long-awaited streetcar opened its doors to the public at noon on Friday, and began running along the 3.6-mile loop through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. It was the first time in 65 years Cincinnati had an operating streetcar.
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Re: Cincinnati Streetcar

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:43 pm

Just got my November Trains with a short article about Cincinnati. A nice historical touch: their first car is 1175, while the last car retired in the 1950s was 1174.
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Re: Cincinnati Streetcar

Postby justalurker66 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:53 pm

The cars are double ended with doors on both sides. The line shifts from one side of the street to the other depending on where you are on the line. There is a turning loop that runs through the yard ... so even though the line is unidirectional the cars could be turned and run from the other cab.

I was in Cincinnati in August when the cars were still testing. Nice vehicles. Traffic signals help with turns across traffic and lane changes ... the streetcars follow transit signals at those intersections. The streetcars also have turn signals to let people know when they are turning or changing lanes.
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