Comments on: Tramtastic! http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/ Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the world. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Jonathan http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-7904 Sat, 02 Jul 2011 13:05:57 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-7904 It’s been 10 years since I was at CERN, but I’d heard from people how inconvenient it had become to get there, which was a surprise as one thing I remember about Geneva is how fantastic the buses were! Always on time, frequent, lanes and signals meant they avoided traffic jams, they ran until quite late, one ticket for use on all buses, extra services on holidays (rather than none)… Quite different from buses here in the UK! The Number 9 went directly from Cornavin to CERN, although it did go all round Meyrin, so took 30 miuntes. I could cycle to Geneva in 20 minutes!

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By: TB2 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5779 Tue, 17 May 2011 15:29:27 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5779 Yes! FNAL will be an outpost of the Magic Kingdom – called “FermiLand”. A way to augment the budget monies from Congress. %^}

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By: Quantum Diaries http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5320 Tue, 10 May 2011 20:03:22 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5320 Great idea! While they’re at it, they could add another main injector ring and the lab would look just like Mickey Mouse from above.

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By: TB2 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5317 Tue, 10 May 2011 19:47:22 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5317 Now Fermilab needs a monorail! (since, of course, Wilson Hall looks a lot like DisneyWorld’s hotel :^)

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By: Eoin http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5220 Mon, 09 May 2011 18:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5220 The number nine was there until the end of 2007, and went all the way from Chene-Bougeries (the other side of Geneva from CERN, and where I lived) to CERN via Cornavin. I was sooo furious when it changed and my direct link became a trip with two transfers.

To Lubos’ point, there is a sign at the tram stop — “Le tram, l’accélérateur des voyageurs” 😉

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By: Haryo http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5197 Sat, 07 May 2011 17:23:47 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5197 David:
I’m not young but I definitely didn’t remember bus #9 going to CERN. Must have been during the tram pre-construction / LEP / SPS era ….. :) Mind telling us more a bit about it?

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By: Luboš Motl http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5196 Sat, 07 May 2011 06:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5196 Do you plan to collide these streetcars at the 99.9999% of the speed of light?

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By: David Grellscheid http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/05/06/tramtastic/#comment-5195 Fri, 06 May 2011 23:55:56 +0000 http://blogs.uslhc.us/?p=7362#comment-5195 Oh, you young ones… don’t remember the number 9 bus straight up from Cornavin. :-) The indirect connection was a temporary fluke while the tram was being constructed.

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