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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:39 AM

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The Brenner base tunnel construction is in a 1 billion Euro dispute.  The subcontractor for a section of the tunnel has been served with a notice of termination.  However the sub contractor has refused to continue construction on its segment as it believes the tunnel liner is too thin for the loads predicted.  

So either the original design is faulty or the sub has calculated wrongly or maybe a combination of both ?  I can see why each side has much to loose in reputation if they are wrong.  Plus liability of both is also consideration if there is a failure in the future with the present design.

Maybe an independent design review ?

https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/legal-challenge-looms-after-e966m-brenner-base-tunnel-contract-cancelled/ 

Bean counters vs. Engineers 

Better order some popcorn this will be a long one.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:37 PM

Brenner base tunnel progress or lack of progress.  tunnel  expected to be in service 2028 ?  Notice the 90 degree tun to the east and the Emergency tunnel / station at that location.

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Brenner Base Tunnel - Wikipedia

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:27 AM

A blog about China HSR development all since 2008.

The Unstoppable Growth of China's High-Speed Rail Network (theb1m.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:22 PM

France  in the process of banning flights between cities that can be covered by rail in less than 2 - 1/2 hours.  Title of link slightly misleading as proposal has not completely cleared the legislative process.

French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights | Reuters

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 16, 2021 10:22 PM

good article on how to get around on Japan's railway system.. Many common sense items but also info about the Japan rail pass.  One thing about the pass that was not clear is if you can buy it in the US ?

How to Navigate Japan’s Railway System (msn.com)

EDIY  Link to how to purchase pass in US or in Japan.

JAPAN RAIL PASS: From purchase to travel | JAPAN RAIL PASS

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:28 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:54 PM

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Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm]

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:21 PM

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Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm]

As so many have pointed out here over the years, you can't steer a train off its tracks...

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, April 19, 2021 7:12 AM

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Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm] 

As so many have pointed out here over the years, you can't steer a train off its tracks...

A wind storm can do it!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 14, 2021 8:31 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, June 4, 2021 8:42 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:31 AM

UK government having difficulties due to decrease of paying trains.  Putting pressure on operators to reduce maintenance among other items.

Rail’s growth agenda evaporates as Treasury takes control | Rail Business UK | Railway Gazette International

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