Comment 113846

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted September 11, 2015 at 16:14:50

The Flexity vehicles apparently automatically count the number of passengers:

"The vehicles are equipped with counters, which keep track of how many passengers they are carrying."

This will be a huge benefit in optimizing service and measuring passenger growth. Currently, planning at HSR is hindered by the fact they have no way to measure the number of passengers, apart from very rarely having people actually counting boarding passengers!

The Flexity can apparently also be run "catenary free" (i.e. no overhead wires) using induction loops in the pavement. Maybe this could be done in the downtown core, as in Bordeaux's Alstom APSL system.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-09-11 16:20:53

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