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Posted by Memma on Monday, July 27, 2020 12:17 AM

Some good news over the weekend - SNCF are re-instating the Paris - Nice couchette, and Sweden has mandated the acquisition of carriages to run an overnight Brussels - Malmo and Hamburg - Stockholm service!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:54 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:21 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, June 15, 2020 10:55 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:55 PM

Another overnight service starting even with the covid-19 problems. RDC German service. Twice weekly service from the Baltic - Austria.  RDC is also going to offer an Auto Train service this summer. From northern Germany - sSwitzerland. 

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/rdc-launches-new-german-overnight-service/?RAchannel=news 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:58 PM

Sweden is doing more planning for domestic overnight train service.  As well looking for night trains to Germany in 2022  -2023,

https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/main-line/sj-to-expand-domestic-night-train-offer-as-sweden-eyes-overnight-continental-connections/ 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 1, 2020 9:47 PM

France is requirig Air France to move domestic passenger to a rail route that can be completed in less than 2 - -1/2 hours.  That is a requirement for a bail out.

https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/trains-prioritised-over-planes-in-air-france-rescue-deal/56408.article 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 17, 2020 6:55 PM

China increases its HSR passenger train miles at 3.0%+ during corvid -19 times.  Would be interesting if we could get a ridership report from eye witnesses ?

https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/high-speed/china-introduces-new-high-speed-services/ 

Note: 4970 HSR trains a day an increase of 130 trains.  Link actually list a .5 train a day   Interesting?  Wonder how many train miles? 

Also total number of train sets including spares  ?

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:01 PM

UBS=Union Bank of Switzerland

The article was vague on the connection between the pandemic and climate change.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:59 PM

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UBS who I have no idea what it is

Per google, 

UBS is a global firm providing financial services in over 50 countries. Visit our site to find out what we offer in the United States of America.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 10, 2020 6:47 PM

UBS who I have no idea what it is has a  prediction that after C-19 there will be a shift to HSR.  It only mentiones Europe and China not the USA.

https://www.railwaygazette.com/policy/ubs-predicts-post-pandemic-shift-from-air-to-high-speed-rail/56195.article 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:13 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:47 AM

Isreal is speeding up is electrification plans.  Save any comment ?

https://www.railwaygazette.com/infrastructure/israel-railways-electrification-plan-revised/56155.article 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:05 PM

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France has outfitted a TGV as a hospital train.  Interesting ?  Why not Amtrak ?


Because by the time it got there everyone would already have gotten sick or died; the restrooms would be festering; the commissary system would bring the art of excuse logistics to new highs; they would charge tens of thousands to modify each car for even the most basic invalid accommodations... 

On the other hand, what a perfect way to throw stimulus money at reactivating the moribund LRC cars, and perhaps the HHP8s and the 'old' Acela sets and the Turboliners sold off to fire departments and use those as rapid-response deployments...

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:56 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, March 23, 2020 10:52 PM

India shuts down most intercity rail service.  Much metro service also shut down.  This link is kind of light on information as to all of the shut downs.

https://www.railjournal.com/regions/asia/india-shuts-down-passenger-rail-network-until-march-31/ 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, March 9, 2020 8:23 PM

China has 2/3rds of the world's HSR of 22,000 miles.  It expect 25,000 miles by 2025.

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/high-performance/glass-half-full-or-half-empty/?RAchannel=news 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:44 AM

Read a  media report that Italy has shut down some rail travel in northern Italy. Milan appears to be center but have not been able to confirm same ?

EDIT  Venice also closed down?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:16 PM

Ceneri base tunnel testing of ECTS-2 PYC starting shortly.  The testing will hault some traffic thru the tunnel that at present just wayside signals.

https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/ceneri-base-tunnel-testing/

 

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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 BaltACD on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:35 AM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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

Miningman
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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