When other tram manufacturers talk about "off-wire capabilities" they invariably mean the ability to bring down their pantographs for short runs to cross bridges or run through areas where overhead wire is prohibited. Another example may be providing opportunity charging stations at some or all of the passenger stops. At TIG/m our mission has always been to provide street running rail vehicles that are 100% Self-Powered. That means all of the energy required for up to a full 20hr. service day is carried on-board each vehicle, requiring no wayside power equipment of any kind.
Once per day the batteries are charged and balanced and the on-board generator, if any, is refueled. Battery charging equipment is carried on-board the vehicle and each night the vehicle is simply plugged in using the supplied high-voltage charge cord.
TIG/m Streetcars operate on standard gauge track. Because the track is not electrified, all aspects of its design, installation, and maintenance are simplified.
All TIG/m trams and streetcars are designed, manufactured, and tested to comply with international Light Rail Standards. Passengers, owners, and operators are protected by compliance with EN-50126, 8, and 9 as well as all other applicable railway safety standards.
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