Toyama Light Rail Tram PORTRAM TLR0601 (red) - Kato 14-801-1
- One (1) Toyama Light Rail Tram PORTRAM TLR0601 (red)
- Exquisite product with beautiful craftsmanship
- Powered with motor
- With one (1) pantograph
- Working head and tail lights
- Equipped with interior lighting.
- Many details and realistic reproduction, with exact lettering
- Easily runs on curve track of radius as small as R90.
- Length = 122mm
- Scale: N
- Full PORTRAM TLR0601 Set with Road bed and track Kato 40-900
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In 2006, Japan's small city of Toyama opened a new light rail transit (LRT) tramway using tram-train technology – the innovative blending of tramway and intercity railway technology that's been sweeping Europe. Toyama Light Rail Co. Ltd. started its service aiming to offer a locally based, safe, convenient, and comfortable transportation system, which would also be people-friendly and environmentally-friendly.
According to specifications on the Toyama Light Rail website, each streetcar (tram) is a 2-section articulated car, 18.4 meters long by 2.4 meters wide (about 61 ft X 8 ft). Floor height is 300-mm (about 12 in). This is a relatively small articulated car, with 28 seats and nominal total capacity of 80 passengers, plus space for 2 wheelchair passengers. In photos, it appears to have doors on one side only, but may be equipped for bidirectional operation.
Design speed of the railcars is listed as 70 kph (43 mph), although maximum speed on the line is 60 kph (37 mph). That's probably adequate for a line with an average stop spacing of 0.9 km (about 0.6 mile).