How Smooth is the Ride on a Modern Streetcar?

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According to Jake Mecklenborg who recently took a trip out to Seattle and Portland, “Totally smooth. Less vibration and less noise than the tram at Cincinnati’s airport. The other thing is when you’re at a stop, there is no noise whatsoever aside from the chatter of other passengers since the motors turn off. No squeaking brakes, no surge when it accelerates.”

One thought on “How Smooth is the Ride on a Modern Streetcar?

    Randy Simes said:
    March 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    This is something that even surprised me about modern streetcars. They are incredibly quiet and smooth. More so than even high-end cars. The rails help with this, but it’s the suspension systems in the modern streetcars that make them so nice.

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