The Anonymous Widower

The Trams Of Seville

Like Casablanca’s, Seville’s tram system is fairly new.

Note that it is unusual in that it doesn’t use overhead collection of power, but relies on batteries, which are charged at the termini. This is probably only practical because the line is short, but it does make it quiet and probably it doesn’t frighten the horses.

Modern Railways this month, is actually saying that this might be a cheaper way of running urban trams.  Nice uses a system, where in the centre it runs on batteries, which are charged from the overhead power supply on the outer ends of the line.

March 30, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


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  2. […] I think it shows how in the future we’ll see more trams using battery technology and other wireless propulsion methods, like I saw in Seville. […]

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  3. […] battery or catenary-free technology, through the historic centre, as is done in Bordeaux, Nice and Seville. Incidentally the Seville trams were built by the same manufacturer as those in Edinburgh; CAF. It […]

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  4. […] is not new technology as the trams’ builder; CAF have used Urbos 3 trams in Seville for some […]

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  5. […] Seville’s Short Battery Tram Route Across The City Centre, that I wrote about in The Trams Of Seville. […]

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