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Old March 27th, 2017, 12:59 PM   #1001
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Nice to see such enthusiasm - however technically this is not a high speed train of the definition used on these boards as it is only designed 125 mph / 200 km/h work.
I think on pre-existing lines 200 km/h is actually considered HSR.

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Minimum Speed Limit: Minimum speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) on lines specially built for high speed and of about 200 km/h (124 mph) on existing lines which have been specially upgraded. This must apply to at least one section of the line. Rolling stock must be able to reach a speed of at least 200 km/h (124 mph) to be considered high speed.
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Old April 11th, 2017, 04:11 PM   #1002
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From Railway Gazette

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/s...chise-bid.html

RENFE poised to join Virgin’s HS2 franchise bid
11 Apr 2017





UK: Spanish national operator RENFE is understood to be the front runner to join the Virgin Rail Group joint venture of Stagecoach and Virgin Holdings to bid for the government’s upcoming West Coast Partnership franchise.

Currently Virgin (51%) and Stagecoach (49%) operate inter-city services under the Virgin Trains brand on the West Coast Main Line between London, Birmingham, northwest England and Scotland, having done so since 1997 under a series of franchises and management contracts. Passenger-journeys have grown from approximately 15 million/year in 1997 to 36 million in 2015-16. Its direct award agreement is currently expected to end in April 2019

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Old April 27th, 2017, 11:13 PM   #1003
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Spanish HS2 trainsets

Talgo is preparing a specific train to present it to the tender of 60 trains for the HS2.
https://twitter.com/TalgoGroup/statu...57844744433669
http://www.railtex.co.uk/

It will be in the G4 version (the G3 version is the current prototype and the Renfe 106 and S-122 series) with partially distributed traction (there are several possibilities) and natural pendular by Talgo; it is the only manufacturer with a tilting train at 330 km/h.

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Renfe S-106 and S-122:


According to the tender each train would cost 53 M €, from Talgo tell me that includes maintenance for 12 years. The second batch (only for HS2, with normal /UIC clearance gauge) will be 100 trains.

CAF will also present its Oaris model (320 km/h today), although the one sold to Flytoget is only for 250 (it is a shuttle train to the airport: 64 km). (See the image of the previous message).


Renfe tried to introduce himself with Virgin and Stagecoach (finally allied with SNCF), and also tried with MTR, but eventually will not appear, although he will apply for the passport to operate in the UK.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #1004
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Wow, the renderings look really nice. The rail travel in UK will get into new level and after HS2 there might be HS3, HS4 and HS5 :
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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #1005
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Hitachi AT400

I present the one that surely will be the new train for the HS2:

Hitachi unveils AT400 ‘British Bullet Train’ concept
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Designed for 360 km/h operation, the 25 kV 50 Hz AT400 would have 10 to 12 cars with a nominal length of 25 m. It would have sliding pressure-sealed doors at the car ends, and interior options would include standard, business and first class, as well as catering and luggage facilities
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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #1006
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Does the 400 in the name imply it's 400 km/h capable, in the same vein as the e320 and InterCity 225?
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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #1007
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There are no 400-certified trains, the closest being 380 km / h in China.
The current Hitachi model is the AT300 and can only go to 225.
It's just a nice name.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #1008
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I think it has more to do with the series to which they belong. Hitachi have other trains in the ATx00 range:

AT100 = metro (concept)
AT200 = suburban/interregio (ScotRail class 385)
AT300 = long distance / high speed (Class 395, IEP)
AT400 = very high speed

There is a bit of a connection with HS2 though:
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HS2 has been designed with a maximum line speed capability of up to 250mph (400kph). The maximum operating speed at opening would be 225mph (360kph), with services timetabled assuming an actual operating speed of around 205mph (330kph).
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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #1009
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Where's that quote from?
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It's from the Route Corridor and Design Speed Review report.
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Thanks. I hoped it was Wikipedia, so I could change all those kph to km/h
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