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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, February 10, 2020 7:56 PM

Corona virus----------

Follow up of China rail loss of  passengers.  Many station report 80 % ++ reduction in arrivals and departures.  Also service to Vietnam has been suspended.

https://www.railjournal.com/policy/china-rail-traffic-plummets-in-wake-of-coronavirus-epidemic/

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, February 10, 2020 7:29 PM

Follow up about the italian HSR derailment.  This appears to be another screw up by a signal maintenance crew.  Maybe there needs a world wide push to improve protocols when switches are moved out of normal positions.  thinking of Cayce on CSX as an example. 

https://www.railwaygazette.com/high-speed/frecciarossa-1000-derails-at-high-speed/55737.article

 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:12 PM

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10-12 Deaths each day. Absolutely stunning.

Until you see Indian Railways suburban trains, with people riding outside -- 5000 per train, 52% of 12 million people a year.  And many lines are 3kV DC catenary...

Yes, life can be cheap.  This is a culture that for millennia has treated life as a boring repetitious curse, to be evaded if at all possible. 

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:14 PM

10-12 Deaths each day. Absolutley stunning. I guess all cultures are not quite equal. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:01 PM

Mumbai is working on several projects.  Note in link 10 - 12 deaths a day on the system !

https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/mumbai-metro-projects-progress 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, January 31, 2020 6:33 PM

Germany's DB suspends delivery of train sets from Bombardier. Software problems.  Are RR builders putting too much reliance on software ?.  Link says taking up to 1 hour to reboot.  Thinking of the problems with the ACS-64s software.  Know that the bouncing around has caused problems with read only cards in aircraft.

https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/db-suspends-ic2-delivery/ 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:25 PM

I was referring to that specific route extension. The new design,  replacement equipment was already planned. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:16 PM

charlie hebdo

More likely starting small and see if demand grows. 

 

 
Sorry no cigar.  They have additional equipment due in 2022.
 
 
 
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Posted by PJS1 on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:59 PM

What is the longest passenger train run from end point to end point inside of Germany?  

Rio Grande Valley, CFI,CFII

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:25 PM

More likely starting small and see if demand grows. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:13 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, January 17, 2020 6:48 PM

blue streak 1

Sweden wants to start overnight service to adjaecent contries.  However it cannot start servuce due to lack of equipment.  As well the Sweden's cars cannot go to the other EU countries.  Read somewhere that swedish HEP is not compatible with rest of Europe but not sure ??

https://www.railjournal.com/

 

Here is another short about the proposed overnight service stating Malmo - Kolon is preferred.  As well is note that swedish cars cannot operate elsewhere .  Maybe the HEP problem.  Find it strange that EU has not standardize EU wide HEP if true ?

https://www.railwaygazette.com/passenger/malmö-köln-suggested-as-first-route-for-a-network-of-night-trains/55550.article 

https://wikimili.com/en/Head-end_power#United_Kingdom 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:08 AM

The current overnight train from Stockholm to Copenhagen requires a change at Lund (across the Oresund from Denmark)  before 6:00 am. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:11 PM

Sweden wants to start overnight service to adjaecent contries.  However it cannot start servuce due to lack of equipment.  As well the Sweden's cars cannot go to the other EU countries.  Read somewhere that swedish HEP is not compatible with rest of Europe but not sure ??

https://www.railjournal.com/

 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:41 AM

blue streak 1
Of course that amount of  ~ $9.3B in USA???

To clarify, that's about what the Germans propose to spend on average each year on their 'infrastructure improvement' plan, expressed in US dollars.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:01 AM

German DB 10 year rehab plan Many billions of Euros 86B. Of course that aount of  ~  $9.3B in USA  per year for 10 years  ???

https://www.railwaygazette.com/infrastructure/the-wow-effect-is-coming-as-german-government-signs-86bn-rail-programme/55540.article 

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:38 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:36 AM

Austria Night ---Has sleeper trains patronage up 10% from last year. Are we at a cusp of more sleeper demand as well here in the US ?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/business/overnight-train-austria.html

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:49 AM

Not quite.  Anderson has restored or announced he will restore sleeping car service to the Boston - Newport News overnight train.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:37 PM

China adds 263 more HSR trains a day.  As well 7 more overnight sleeper trains.  Wonder if the 7 number was all the equipment CR had?  But of course Amtrak keeps saying overnight LD trains are not desired by the US public.

https://www.railjournal.com/regions/asia/china-expands-high-speed-and-overnight-sleeper-services/   

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:42 PM

Audio report European night train ridership now  increasing 10% year over year after several years of declines.  

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-12-31/taking-night-train-europe 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, November 29, 2019 5:07 PM

China opens 2 more HSR lines and plans to open 13 more HSR extensions by end of year.

https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/high-speed/china-opens-two-high-speed-lines/ 

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:52 AM

The red line runs from the  old windermere station  on Euclid Ave West along the old cut line to union terminal and then west to the airport. The line was extended from  w third to the airport in 1967.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:22 AM

 It has been a long time since I have been to Cleveland, but I remeber the Rapid (Red Line) working just fine for travelers and airport workers.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:30 PM

Norway report recommends expansion of night train service.  Included is for coaches with reclining seats.

https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/report-recommends-expansion-of-norwegian-night-trains/ 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, November 8, 2019 2:36 PM

charlie hebdo
HSR, local services by S Bahn and regional services currently work very well at Frankfurt and Düsseldorf now; soon in Stuttgart and the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

The same is true with SBB at Zurich and Geneva.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:51 PM

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  Does Amtrak serve the Newark (EWR) station?   

Sort of, yes, but not directly:

https://www.newarkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:29 PM

And they just opened a new terminal in MSY with no provision for rail access.

Does Amtrak serve the Newark (EWR) station?

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