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LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« on: October 19, 2017, 09:50:16 PM »
The first Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) for Canberra is almost ready to be shipped over from Spain!

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-chief-minister-andrew-barr-inspects-first-of-canberra-trams-20171019-gz4dyt.html



Photos from the Canberra Times


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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 07:59:01 AM »
Not a fan of the interior, but damn that’s a nice livery.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 11:21:58 PM »
Ship carrying our first tram is the Hoegh Berlin which is currently on its way down to South Africa at the moment

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 11:11:10 AM »
Hoegh Berlin is currently scheduled to arrive (and depart) Port Kembla on 11th December. Hoegh web sites have some interesting pictures of the loading system developed for light rail vehicle transport. It seems the vehicle will be loaded complete (that is, not in individual sections). The ship itself is also worth a glance.

The transport to Canberra from Port kembla, also as a complete unit?, is the next point of interest. How, when, via?


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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 11:57:24 AM »
The video posted to Facebook suggests it has been separated into two segments.

I don't think it could be transported by road in its full length.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 09:17:42 PM »
Go to https://www.hoeghautoliners.com/news-and-media/news-and-press-releases/customised-equipment-to-transport-43.5m-long-trams. This describes the development by Hoegh of an adapted 'rolltrailer' system to handle the delivery on of some complete 7 section Bombardier trams. Notably, the trams were apparently transported undivided to the ship from Austria to Bremerhaven, Germany, by road.

That is not to say that the trams from Spain have been handled the same. This would depend on the road transport to port aspect. (I am not on facebook so haven't yet seen the video mentioned.)

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 01:09:00 PM »
Could be the roads they were transported on from the factory to the port couldn't handle the full 5 section tram on a trailer; these have been split into two sections on one trailer and 3 sections on the other.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 10:01:51 AM »
Here's a photo from ACT TCCS Flickr:



And the video on YouTube:



https://youtu.be/Dgizr98K7z8

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 11:45:33 AM »
is it 7 weeks or 80 years? >:D jk

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 10:45:09 PM »
A road closure notice has gone up for light rail vehicle delivery.

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8 pm – 6 am (nightly) on periodic nights as required Sunday to Thursday from Sunday 10 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017.Gungahlin (Rural) - Lyneham - Mitchell

FLEMINGTON ROAD BOTH DIRECTIONS: From Sandford Street / Morisset Road to the Federal Highway.

RANDWICK ROAD BOTH DIRECTIONS: Will be closed from approximately 140 metres west of Flemington Road to Flemington Road.



Light rail vehicle delivery associated with the Transport Canberra Light Rail project.

Notification date: 24 Nov 2017

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2017, 02:18:13 PM »
Looks like they will be offloaded at the Flemington Road / Randwick Road intersection. An exact time and date would be helpful.

Multiple dates suggests multiple deliveries. Makes me wonder whether Höegh Berlin is carrying more than one LRV.

There is also Höegh Target which is due at Port Kembla two days after Berlin (13 December) which might also be carrying a tram or two. (It has departed Durban and is due at Reunion Island today)

Höegh Berlin's next port is Fremantle, due on 4 December.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 11:37:43 AM »
Transport Canberra have confirmed only one is being delivered in December.

The second and third are due in Feb/Mar 2018.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 05:15:59 PM »
Perhaps the multiple dates were simply due to uncertainty in the date, or indicate that the LRV is being transported in separate portions and being delivered on different evenings to minimise disruptions (they may not be able to manage multiple offloadings on a single evening).

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 06:49:38 PM »
Höegh Berlin arrived at Fremantle this morning.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 08:59:42 PM »
Looks like they will be offloaded at the Flemington Road / Randwick Road intersection.

It seems unlikely that intersection will be used, as the track is incomplete (notably the bridge/culvert for Sullivans Creek is yet to be built) between there and the Depot. It is more likely that it will be craned off straight on to the tracks at the depot entrance. A Mercedes Unimog specialist multi-purpose maintenance vehicle delivery is imminent and, if available, would probably be used to move the vehicle into the depot. It also follows that if Flemington Rd needs to be used as the unloading site, that the ordinary road access and depot area is too congested for this purpose.
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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
A Mercedes Unimog specialist multi-purpose maintenance vehicle delivery is imminent and, if available, would probably be used to move the vehicle into the depot.
I wonder if that's also being carried by Höegh Berlin.

Anyway, the ship arrived early and has already docked at Port Kembla. So Trammy McTramface should be headed to Canberra very soon.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 01:56:59 PM »
Canberra Times article on the first LRV delivery
https://amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/first-tram-gets-police-escort-into-canberra-under-the-cover-of-darkness-20171213-h03nxv.html
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First tram gets police escort into Canberra under the cover of darkness
December 13 2017 - 11:54AM

Megan Doherty

While most of Canberra was sleeping, the first tram carriage for the multi-million-dollar light rail network was being escorted by police into the national capital.
It's another tangible sign of progress on the light rail network, with work on the 12km City to Gungahlin corridor continuing apace.
The tram was being towed into Exhibition Park in Canberra at Mitchell about 2am on Wednesday. The ACT Government is expected to unofficially unveil it soon.
Fourteen "light rail vehicles" aka trams are slated to run on the 13-stop corridor.
The capacity of each vehicle  is 207 passengers - 66 seats and 141 people standing. Four bikes will be allowed per carriage.
The vehicles have been exported from Spain for use in Canberra.
Chief Minster Andrew Barr visited the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles factory in Zaragoza to inspect the first LRV before shipment.
A video of the trams leaving Spain for a seven-week journey to Australia has been posted on YouTube.
The maximum speed of the vehicles is 70km/h.The light rail vehicles will feature artwork by Aboriginal elder Uncle Jimmy Williams on their seat fabric.Emerging artist Hannah Quinlivan will have her work featured on the glazed screens at each platform.More images of the trams destined for Canberra are here.
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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 03:20:36 PM »
In addition, a video has just been uploaded to the TC facebook of the delivery.
https://www.facebook.com/TransportCanberra/videos/871359916375358/


Most notable is the fact that the whole tram was transported by road as one piece

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 07:04:54 PM »
From the Canberra Times. What a great start  :-\
https://amp.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberras-first-light-rail-tram-has-already-been-vandalised-20171214-h04j3v.html


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Canberra's first light rail tram has already been vandalised
 
December 14 2017 - 6:46PMSherryn Groch[size=78%]Just a day after it was brought into the capital under cover of darkness, Canberra's first tram has been vandalised.[/size]

The shiny new tram carriage was shipped over from Spain last month and then given a police escort into the capital in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
But, on Thursday, authorities confirmed the tram had been "targeted by graffiti vandals" that same night.
The ACT government was expected to unofficially unveil the tram in the coming weeks, the first of 14 slated to run on the 12km city to Gungahlin corridor.
The government is spending $65 million on the fleet, with each tram 33 metres long and able to carry 207 people.
The graffiti was to be removed from the tram on Thursday afternoon.
Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton called the vandalism disappointing.
"Of greater concern is that members of the community have accessed a live construction site, which puts them and others at risk," he said.
Transport Canberra and City Services said Canberra Metro had security controls in place to restrict public access to its construction sites, but would not give further detail about such measures.


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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 03:11:05 AM »
this is how we say 'Welcome to Canberra' is it now... gawd people are pathetic

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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 03:24:27 PM »
Wonder if vandals felt empowered by anti-tram rhetoric from Libs at last election and/or from Can The Tram. Or just vandals being vandals? It is an insult to the early European Vandal tribes to call these nitwits 'vandals'.

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Re: LRV Deliveries (CAF Urbos 3)
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 07:15:21 PM »
Next possible delivery vessels:

Höegh Trapper - departed Santander 7 Jan, arrives Port Kembla 16 Feb (currently off the coast of Western Sahara)
Höegh America - departs Santander 20 Jan, arrives Port Kembla 1 Mar
Höegh Target - departs Santander 26 Feb, arrives Port Kembla 8 Apr

That's assuming they'll be shipped by Höegh and that they'll be off loaded at Port Kembla.

No new road closure notification at this stage.