search the site
 daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 21st, 2012, 07:00 PM   #781
Christopher125
Registered User
 
Christopher125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 753
Likes (Received): 175

Quote:
Originally Posted by makita09 View Post
I don't understand why there is any doubt that the west coast option is THE option.
...especially when you consider that both Glasgow and Edinburgh are west of Manchester, however counter-intuitive that may seem.

Chris
Christopher125 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 6th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #782
33Hz
Registered User
 
33Hz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 435
Likes (Received): 47

HS2 route: Manchester and Liverpool win while Sheffield loses out
33Hz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #783
makita09
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,534
Likes (Received): 91

..
__________________
"There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse" - Chris Hadfield

Last edited by makita09; January 7th, 2013 at 05:37 PM.
makita09 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #784
1772
Registered User
 
1772's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,572
Likes (Received): 1438

http://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/crew...6135-32705433/
1772 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #785
robhood
Registered User
 
robhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Taiwan soon, Liverpool UK , BCN Born
Posts: 6,684
Likes (Received): 3303

robhood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2013, 07:56 PM   #786
poshbakerloo
***Alexxx***
 
poshbakerloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London, Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Moscow
Posts: 5,067
Likes (Received): 263

You can see how it was going to go through the middle of Tatton, since changed
__________________
"BEFORE WE MARRY...I HAVE A SECRET!"

I <3 London
poshbakerloo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2013, 02:39 PM   #787
GCarty
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 49
Likes (Received): 6

Won't HS2 just further increase London's domination over the rest of England?

http://fromarsetoelbow.blogspot.co.u...itan-line.html
GCarty no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2013, 05:38 PM   #788
Sopomon
Hideous and malformed
 
Sopomon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 860
Likes (Received): 148

Quote:
Originally Posted by GCarty View Post
Won't HS2 just further increase London's domination over the rest of England?

http://fromarsetoelbow.blogspot.co.u...itan-line.html
No.
__________________
And he kicked so many rosebushes at her that eventually, Sasuke turned into a log.
Sopomon no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2013, 05:49 PM   #789
makita09
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,534
Likes (Received): 91

No. The fact that London is the seat of power ensures that.
__________________
"There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse" - Chris Hadfield
makita09 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2013, 01:37 AM   #790
Kolothos
slyscrapercity
 
Kolothos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 2,968
Likes (Received): 757

Scotland seems to be pressing on with it's own high speed line:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-21521429

It's being described as a Glasgow-Edinburgh line, but the real reason for this line is most definitely the start of Scotland's 'end' of HS2.

But it also brings up some interesting thoughts.. A Scottish HS network linking the countries main population centres - Glasgow/Edinburgh to Dundee and Aberdeen - would be fantastic for the country, and hypothetically, a service from Aberdeen to London, and on to continental Europe, would be possible!

There's probably little business case for that, but seeing ICE3 and Eurostar trains pull into Scottish stations would be brilliant.
Kolothos no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 26th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #791
Busfotodotnl
Registered User
 
Busfotodotnl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Den Dolder
Posts: 1,664
Likes (Received): 500

Video of a full-length Velaro being transported from Germany to Belgium.

__________________

3737 liked this post
Busfotodotnl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 26th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #792
Silly_Walks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,922
Likes (Received): 813



What for?

I thought they were still years away from delivery?
Silly_Walks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #793
M-NL
Mixed-mode traveller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,134
Likes (Received): 262

Testing? It must be certified for at least 3 countries, the tunnel and several security systems. If they want to run to additional countries (DE, NL, CH?) that will take extra time again.

Also because of the large amount of software involved that will require rigorous testing as well. Fortunately one major potential problem is avoided: coupling of multiple sets is not supported for this model (it's already 400m long)
__________________
Public transport: Mode of transport that takes to much time to take you from the place you're not currently located, to the place you didn't want to go to, at a time that doesn't really suit you.
M-NL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #794
makita09
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,534
Likes (Received): 91

I don't like the livery
__________________
"There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse" - Chris Hadfield
makita09 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #795
Silly_Walks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,922
Likes (Received): 813

Quote:
Originally Posted by makita09 View Post
I don't like the livery
Yeah, I think everybody here agreed the original livery they showed was MUCH better than what they eventually put on the trains.
Silly_Walks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #796
Hoskins
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,397
Likes (Received): 877

Anyway... some actual news about the UK's HS2 plans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23070506

Quote:
The proposed budget for the HS2 railway has risen by nearly £10bn to more than £40bn, the transport minister has said.

Patrick McLoughlin told the Commons the new projected cost of £42.6bn, up from £33bn, included "contingency" money.

He said the final cost could be lower than the new estimate, but said revising the figure was "right".

Several MPs criticised the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill in a debate, but a bid to quash it was defeated by 325 to 37 votes.

The new high-speed railway line is intended to link London to Birmingham by 2026, with branches to Manchester and Leeds, via Sheffield, planned by 2032.

The first phase budget is now £21.4bn, with £21.2bn for phase two. These figures include a contingency fund of £14.4bn across the scheme.

(continues)
Hoskins no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #797
3737
Registered User
 
3737's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Leiden
Posts: 1,350
Likes (Received): 938

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silly_Walks View Post
Yeah, I think everybody here agreed the original livery they showed was MUCH better than what they eventually put on the trains.
True altough it looks a lot better on the old class 373 somehow.


A what if they bought the new trains from alsthom.
3737 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2013, 08:08 PM   #798
33Hz
Registered User
 
33Hz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 435
Likes (Received): 47

The first HS2 bill has passed by an overwhelming majority in the Commons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24753394
__________________

FM 2258, Sopomon liked this post
33Hz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2013, 09:08 PM   #799
Sopomon
Hideous and malformed
 
Sopomon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 860
Likes (Received): 148



Thank god, Ed Balls is such a slimy c***. Flip-flopping here and there and throwing huge projects at risk, just to further his own image.

Hopefully Labour has their act together now so that both major parties can work on HS2 constructively.
__________________
And he kicked so many rosebushes at her that eventually, Sasuke turned into a log.

Last edited by Sopomon; October 31st, 2013 at 09:52 PM.
Sopomon no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2013, 09:51 AM   #800
33Hz
Registered User
 
33Hz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 435
Likes (Received): 47

Well, it's clear that a lot of MPs abstained. I imagine that a lot of those were on the Labour benches, so there is still a lot of politicking to be done before the next bill (authorising compulsory purchase powers) in the new year.

But the Tory rebellion that the obviously biased BBC was predicting failed to materialise.

There is also set to be a further announcement about continuing the route to Scotland later. I think the BBC has got the wrong end of the stick in this article, which is fairly nondescript about what is happening: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24766765

If we aren't aiming for 2 hours to Glasgow/Edinburgh, it's a bad job IMHO.
33Hz no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
high speed rail, hs2, railways, scotland, trains

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu