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Congratulations on getting it completely wrong.

"In simplest terms, streetcars can be longer than buses. Since streetcars run on tracks, there is no danger of jackknifing. Likewise, since streetcars are powered by overhead wire, there's not a single engine distributing power. Thus there's no physical limit to their length. "

What youve done is simply assume that your local bus = all buses.

Streetcars can be powered by overhead wire, yes. They dont have to be. Some streetcars are diesel. Some are powered by underground systems.

And of course there are electric trolleybuses just as well.

And you can just as well run a 5 articulation bus without danger of jackknifing if the power is distributed properly to all the wheels.

The only limitation to the length of buses is the very same limitation to the length of streetcars - if running in mixed traffic, block sizes, stop lengths and traffic considerations.

by JJJJ on Feb 20, 2013 4:18 pm • linkreport

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