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More Flexity!
#1
I happened to be at the right place at the right time, so I snapped this especially for Canard.  It's a Flexity Outlook crossing the fabulous Dom Luís I bridge in Porto, Portugal in the morning mist.
   

And a second photo of the bridge itself, in case you have never seen it.  At 172m, it's single span was the longest in the world when built in 1881.
   
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#2
Thanks Big Grin  Those are great trains.  I rode the very similar model in Strasbourg in 2008.  They're called Eurotram, if I recall correctly, and it was sort of a semi-standard design that a couple of different manufacturers agreed upon.

I like the geometry - the modules with bogies are very small, and the intermediate modules are a bit larger.  This is a great way to go for a fixed-bogie tram, because the moment of inertia of the bogie modules is much lower, so wheel wear is reduced when it navigates a curve.  The windows are huge and so are the doors.

I think I read somewhere that the operators didn't like them much though, because the single, large doors take longer to fully open than bi-parting doors.
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#3
They looked good ... I never did ride one, though, as everywhere I wanted to go in Porto was within walking distance.
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#4
High quality photos. Good eye tomh009
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