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Thursday, April 3, 2014

No need to turn the tram around/Не надо разворачивать трамвай

These trams in the city of Hakodate (Hokkaido prefecture) need no tracks to turn around. They have driver's spot at both sides of the tram. It may be because Hokkaido is the northern-most part of Japan, so if the blizzard comes and the snow does not allow further movement, the tram can go back where it came from without any problems. Also, the track can just have a dead-end, no need to make a loop to turn around. a driver switches sides and ready to go again. Efficient.

Этим трамваям в г. Хакодате (префектура Хоккайдо) не нужно разворачиваться. У них есть кабина вагоновожатого с обеих сторон. Это может быть потому, что Хоккайдо -- самая северная часть Японии, и когда выпадает много снега и заметает рельсы, трамвай может самостоятельно уехать обратно. Также не надо делать отдельное место (и тратить рельсы) для разворота трамвая. Доехали до конца, до тупика рельсов, водитель перешел из одного конца трамвая в другой и можно ехать. Трамваа-ай-пятерочка, вези в Черемушки меня.




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