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Posted by Buslist on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:12 PM
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Posted by Buslist on Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:10 PM

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DB Schenker (the German Federal Railway) is a major train operator in the UK, do they stay post-Brexit? Another opportunity for G&W owned-Freightliner?

 

 

I'm certainly no expert, just an observant Yank with some experance working for them. But I expect Briexet will have no affect on operating contracts (after all MTR Hong Kong is bidding on one with no EU connection) but may  have an effect on where things are built. The current proposal for additional 801s for Great Western has them built in Italy. How might this change?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:16 AM

Southern Italy collision evidently today count is at 20 & 50 injured and rising.  Note this  link updates without any other imput so click the link will give latest updayes,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/12/at-least-10-dead-dozens-injured-in-train-crash-in-southern-italy/

now 22 

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:50 PM

"The local train line is run by a private company, Ferrotramviaria, based in Bari. The trains were travelling in opposite directions on a single track." 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:20 PM

Rail Journal report says 27 dead. Says telephone block system.. Maybe some kind of manual block system ?

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/europe/at-least-20-dead-in-italian-collision.html?channel=537

 

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:53 PM

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Rail Journal report says 2 dead.

Typo?  It says 23.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:33 PM

now 27

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Posted by beaulieu on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:45 PM

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Rail Journal report says 27 dead. Says telephone block system.. Maybe some kind of manual block system ?

For all practical purposes there is no safety system on the line.

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Posted by beaulieu on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:51 PM

Schweizerische Südostbahn AG has expressed interest in taking over operation of the InterRegio service over the Gotthard Pass once all SBB passenger services are routed through the Gotthard Base Tunnel in December 2016. SOB operates S-Bahn services around St. Gallen in Eastern Switzerland and the Voralpen Express linking Romanshorn on the Bodensee and Luzern.

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Posted by NKP guy on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:27 PM

According to The Man in Seat 61, the EuroNight train between Cologne and Warsaw is to be discontinued after December 10, 2016.

 Does anyone here know what to expect in Spring, 2017 as far as EuroNight or other overnight European train service?

 

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Posted by schlimm on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:53 PM

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According to The Man in Seat 61, the EuroNight train between Cologne and Warsaw is to be discontinued after December 10, 2016.  Does anyone here know what to expect in Spring, 2017 as far as EuroNight or other overnight European train service?

A lot of sleeper services are ending.  City Night Line is one of the main ones:  https://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/prices/europe/overnight-travel.shtml

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Posted by beaulieu on Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:56 PM

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According to The Man in Seat 61, the EuroNight train between Cologne and Warsaw is to be discontinued after December 10, 2016.

 Does anyone here know what to expect in Spring, 2017 as far as EuroNight or other overnight European train service? 

ÖBB has said it is interested in picking up some of the night trains that are being discontinued in Germany, Switzerland, Italy. The board of ÖBB approved the acquisition of 60 second-hand sleepers and couchettes, almost certainly from DB, and 15 car transporter wagons. Also approved was the conversion of 20 surplus passenger coaches to a new configuration of Couchettes. In their 2015 Annual report ÖBB said that they handled 1 million passengers on night trains and that they represented 17% of their passenger revenue.

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Posted by beaulieu on Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:19 PM

The French Council of Ministers has rescinded the Declaration of Public Utility for the planned Poitiers - Limoges LGV.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:09 AM
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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:13 PM

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The French Council of Ministers has rescinded the Declaration of Public Utility for the planned Poitiers - Limoges LGV.

Not sure anyone really needed a high-speed pork-barrel branch line, regardless of how carefully 'planned' with stakeholders it was.

Who has a summary, or even an English-language technical description, of the POLLT "alternative" (Paris, Orléans, La Souterraine, Limoges, Toulouse)?

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Posted by beaulieu on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:24 AM

I can't find a useful English translation. SNCF-Reseau uses "POLT" for the project.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:36 AM

China reaches 20,000+  KM  HSR or ~ 12,500 miles.  Just took 3+ years to double number of KMs.  12.5k miles in the USA would cover what ?

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/high-speed/chinese-high-speed-network-reaches-20000km.html

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, September 23, 2016 3:19 AM

Belgium trying  to apply airline type screaning on cross border trains which could kill train travel.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/policy/single-view/view/passenger-name-regulation-could-destroy-cross-border-rail.html

 

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Posted by schlimm on Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:50 PM

Reaction from the Brussels terrorist bombing, I suppose.  But it would severely damage multi-country trains.  In the days before the EC and elimination of passport checks at borders, the next country's border agents got on the train at the station prior to the border and got off at the first station past. This would require X-rays and magnetometers.  Seems a misguided effort.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:27 PM

China is at it again.  Going to build a large HSR station directly under the great wall.  This line being built for the 2022 winter Olympics.  Just think only 5+ years from concept to completion ?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/29/china-plans-worlds-deepest-high-speed-rail-station-right-under-the-great-wall/

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:54 PM

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China is at it again.  Going to build a large HSR station directly under the great wall.  This line being built for the 2022 winter Olympics.  Just think only 5+ years from concept to completion ?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/29/china-plans-worlds-deepest-high-speed-rail-station-right-under-the-great-wall/

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, October 14, 2016 2:47 AM

Eurostar to cut service and jobs.With a dip in passenger travel the company is cutting some jobs and capital projects.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/eurostar-to-cut-services-and-jobs.html

 

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Posted by Buslist on Friday, October 14, 2016 5:42 AM

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Eurostar to cut service and jobs.With a dip in passenger travel the company is cutting some jobs and capital projects.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/eurostar-to-cut-services-and-jobs.html

 

 

This isn't really unexpected. What are the capital projects? Didn't see them mentioned, did I miss them? Eurostar doesn't have many they are like Amtrak, a tenant on other folks Railways.

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Posted by schlimm on Friday, October 14, 2016 12:39 PM

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Eurostar to cut service and jobs.With a dip in passenger travel the company is cutting some jobs and capital projects.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/eurostar-to-cut-services-and-jobs.html

 

 

 

 

This isn't really unexpected. What are the capital projects? Didn't see them mentioned, did I miss them? Eurostar doesn't have many they are like Amtrak, a tenant on other folks Railways.

 

I wonder if they are thinking ahead to the possible impact of Brexit on travel between the UK and the EU?

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Posted by Buslist on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 10:05 AM

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/great-western-electrification-projects-deferred.html

 

More delays and cost over runs on the Great Western Main Line electrification.

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:48 PM

But they only deferred some sections (some of which are branches), not the whole project.

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Posted by Buslist on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 8:16 AM

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But they only deferred some sections (some of which are branches), not the whole project.

 

No one ever said they did. But the delays have resulted in the necessity to convert the entire order for 800 series train sets to bi mode.

And the estimated cost is now more than £2.1B than originally planned.

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/financial/great-western-modernisation-to-cost-%C2%A321bn-more-than-planned.html

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:09 PM

China approves another 1200+ Km of HSR ( pres take note )

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/asia/china-approves-five-more-new-lines.html?channel=540

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:13 PM

Hey let us reinvent the wheel (coupler in this case ) .  OOPS did not expect that !.

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/rolling-stock/coupling-defects-lead-to-withdrawal-of-nob-fleet.html?channel=529

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, December 02, 2016 7:34 PM

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