Talk:DC Streetcar

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Naming[edit]

"DC Streetcar" is the name that DDOT's materials refer to this project as. BTW, I'm (slowly) trying to get this page up to par. It's really that it was on the Metro page and I wanted it out of there, since it's not a WMAT project. Blahblah29 (talk) 16:53, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Page looks great, well referenced, well organized, well written. The only thing is, it is at least in part, a WMATA project. They are slated to operate the lines once completed, even if they aren't the lead construction agency. A few pages at the WMATA site cover the project. oknazevad (talk) 01:04, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Škoda 10T[edit]

Inekon Trio is basically Škoda 10 T, just made by Inekon. Should there be any link to Škoda 10T page, since Inekon Trio wikipage doesn't exist? Cimmerian praetor (talk) 22:47, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

I would suggest that first we'd need to find a source that says this. Then add it to this page at some appropriate point, and pipe a link from Inekon to the Škoda 10 T page. Until that source can be found and added, I don't think we can link to the Škoda page. - Tim1965 (talk) 03:26, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
I agree. The information must first at least be mentioned, and with a source backing it up, on the Škoda page. A far better solution would for you to create a page for the Inekon 12-Trio, or one for the company Inekon (in which the 12-Trio model, and other Inekon models, could be mentioned). I suggest you do that, rather than adding "red links" (for the currently non-existent Inekon 12-Trio article) to various pages' "See also" sections, which must be removed because "See also" sections are not supposed to include red links. SJ Morg (talk) 03:44, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
I've now created a page for Inekon Trams, and the three streetcars acquired for the DC Streetcar are mentioned there. SJ Morg (talk) 14:03, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Great work! Going forward, I think we need to be watchful about undue weight regarding the cars. So far, the DDOT has only purchased the one type of car from the one company, and debate is still raging over whether over-head wire or some other type of car is going to be used. The three cars already purchased can, so far, only be used on the Anacostia Line. It remains to be seen what kind of other cars are going to purchased. - Tim1965 (talk) 14:49, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. SJ Morg (talk) 15:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
(@Tim1965) Škoda already offers streetcars with ultracapacitors as they want to sell these to Rostock see this, so upgrading Astras (or Trios) with it shouldn't be problem (when it comes to overhead line issue in DC). What I personally find interesting is that they are still pushing hard to sell the design with fixed bogies, when they have already solved the issue in 15T. I guess they can do it as long as other manufacturers don't come with a better solution. However here in the Czech republic it seems they won't sell any more of the design.Cimmerian praetor (talk) 17:58, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

August 2011 updates[edit]

I changed the infobox on Aug. 23 to update the new information on a likely operation date, and to replace the Kravitz-2010 cite with the more recent Halsey-2011 cite. Since Halsey says that the H Street Line will also use overhead wires, I'm removing the "Anacostia Line only" caveat from the infobox, too. I also updated the "Development", "H Street Line", and "K Street Line" sections. - Tim1965 (talk) 19:21, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Overly detailed[edit]

I'm of the opinion that the current DC Streetcar article is over-written, containing a lot of info that probably isn't relevant, which makes picking out information on the coming public transit streetcar line quite difficult. Regular editors of this page might want to consider splitting this article into separate articles: one titled "DC Streetcar" that focuses on specifically the coming public transit service, and perhaps a separate article on "Proposed DC streetcar lines" or some such thing. Just a suggestion. If anyone has any thoughts on this, please follow up here... But a 'split' for this article definitely seems to be in order. --IJBall (talk) 21:35, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Follow-up: One partial solution to this problem may to break out the H Street-Benning Road Line in to its own article, either before or soon after it opens for service later this year. If anyone is interested in tackling that, they have my support, at least. FWIW. --IJBall (talk) 05:42, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Follow-up: All lines should be separate articles, and perhaps splitting up the update pages as well.