Public and Commercial Transport

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Thanks! Fortunately things in Cluj-Napoca are improving. Unfortunately Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Oradea are more and more just bubles compared to other places. I hope the rest will also improve, even if a slower pace is necessary.

Because of the improvements made to the local transit, I rarely take my car now - only if I need to haul something or go shopping. Usually I take the public transit or just walk.

Talking about grass, I think that my car also likes it :)
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That looks a very nice example of the C5 you have there. Might I suggest you put some pictures in the C5 Gallery which you can find here.
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Potential spanner in the works for plans to reopen Northumberland Railway line to passengers.

Duke of Northumberland branded 'Scrooge McDuke' over £600,000-a-year demands that could scupper railway plan

Well if you have inherited half of Northumberland, you need to make it pay to keep the wolf from the door, and what better than some ancient wayleaves for rail tracks crossing your land.

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Don't knock the man Neil Network Rail is a State owned company renationalised by John Prescott and his bagman Stephen Byers back in the early Blair years, they in effect want to take his land for nowt and he rightly objects.
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The track is already there has been for a hundred years or more, and was established to serve the SE Northumberland Coal industry. Current plans are to reintroduce passenger services, no doubt with new station facilities and a general makeover. I shed no tears for Northumberland Estates on this one, or at all.

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The City of Montpellier have recently cancelled an order for 50 hydrogen fuel cell buses in favour of battery electric buses, on the grounds of operating costs and infrastructure costs.
Michaël Delafosse, president of the municipality, said that they now expect hydrogen buses to be six times more expensive than electric buses because of the cost of operation (via La Tribune and translated from French):

“Hydrogen technology is promising. But we were helped on the investment but not on the operation. However, it would be six times more expensive than with electric buses. So, for the moment, we are giving up on hydrogen buses, we will see in 2030 if hydrogen is cheaper.”
Hydrogen of whatever colour, unless the laws of physics and economics are magically overcome, will always be more expensive than its startpoint processing commodities of electricity for green H2, or natural gas for blue H2 and grey H2.

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