Green Line Type 10 Procurement

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That's a rendering, obviously, and it's a London Tube train, a system with even tighter physical constraints than the Central Subway. Note the doors that wrap into the roof so you can get in the thing without banging your head.
 

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Trick, it's the Glasgow subway.
I think thast it's just a prop to show only the mockup of the first car, giving the illusion that the rest of it is stll in the tunnel. 😊
For what it's worth, the picture of the creepy faceless train was a circa-2013 Siemens mockup of a new London Tube train design proposal. The most recent design renderings show a much more traditional-looking train (which based on the destination signs is headed north on the Piccadilly Line).

 

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Is there really a Cockfosters station :ROFLMAO:
Yup, that's a real station, the northern terminus of the Piccadilly Line. I appreciate that the rendering accurately depicted the correct line that the new trains were being ordered for, but I have to wonder whether whoever did the rendering didn't quite get why it's amusing, or if they did and ran with it on purpose. 🙃
 

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I like the type 9 design better than anything that’s been pictured in the last 2 pages. I think probably because it just looks like a natural evolution of the type 7s .
 

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The Type 7's have been given a complete face lift, but they are not ADA complient at all, making them practically useless for disabled riders to board them. :(
 

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The Type 7's have been given a complete face lift, but they are not ADA complient at all, making them practically useless for disabled riders to board them. :(
The original run of T7s (the 3600 series) predated the ADA. I assume that there was either some form of waiver, the law wasn't fully in effect, or the provision of those wheelchair lifts they had (are they still around?) was deemed sufficient for the 1997 supplemental order for the 3700s to get approved. Regrettably while Alstom's rebuild addressed the mechanical and electrical systems and a cosmetic refresh, I don't think it would ever have been possible to do anything significant about the T7s' high floor design (short of installing a low-floor center section, which I think is technically possible but probably not cost effective for cars of that vintage). Does unfortunately leave GL riders with a big chunk of cars that are much less accessible, for the time being anyway. The T7s will be the last high floor cars the GL sees.
 

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DART did it with their Kinky Sharyo cars:

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NEW SUPER DART RAIL VEHICLES DEBUT THIS SUMMER WITH ADDED CAPACITY AND IMPROVED ACCESS
DART is updating its fleet of 115 light rail vehicles (LRV) by inserting a new, low-floor insert between the existing sections of the vehicle adding seating capacity and improving access through level boarding. The newly modified vehicles began service on June 23, 2008 with car #151.
 

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That car looks brand new! Almost like the new Acela trains for Amtrack!! It certainly beats the trolleys that the MBTA has, & it pretty much has the same color as the MBTA's buses. 😊
 

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