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Old August 9th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #401
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It's a pity that no direct connection from the airport to the main station (hlavni nadrazi) will be enabled.
So there will be no improvements for those who want to reach the airport from other cities in the Czech Republic (e.g. from C. Budejovice, Olomouc, Brno)...
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Old August 10th, 2015, 04:33 AM   #402
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Three minutes with CityElefant:

Why do they call it the CityElefant? I guess it must run on the trunk line.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #403
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Why do they call it the CityElefant? I guess it must run on the trunk line.
The "brand name" of this train type has been chosen in a public competition. As these trains are used predominantly on the suburban lines around Prague, this is most likely the reason for "City", and "Elefant" maybe because the double-deck train is so tall and massive.

The newer train type with single-deck construction was named "CityPanter", and the newest variant for longer distances got the name "InterPanter".
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It's a pity that no direct connection from the airport to the main station (hlavni nadrazi) will be enabled.
So there will be no improvements for those who want to reach the airport from other cities in the Czech Republic (e.g. from C. Budejovice, Olomouc, Brno)...
The construction of a direct rail connection between the line to Airport and the line to the Main Station would be extremely expensive. We are talking about a new tunneling beneath the city center, with buildings very densely built and with already existing underground tunnels. There are discussions about a kind of "people mover" or a "conveyor belt" as they can be found on many large airports. This mean of transport should connect the Masarykovo Nádraží Station and the Main Station as they are really "behind the corner" to each other.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #405
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The project will involve upgrading and electrifying the existing line from Prague Bubny to Hostivice and Kladno, with the construction of a double-track branch serving the airport, which will diverge from the existing line near Ruzyně station.
There is one feature I don't like in this project. In my opinion it would have been possible to plan the through station so that the tracks would extend further towards Kladno not terminating at the airport. There are certain advantages in such planning, including better use of the railway stock and the infrastructure. In the simplest model, every second train would terminate in the airport, others would continue to Kladno, thus being more versatile and improving the load factor.
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Old August 12th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #406
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Czechs develop plans to eliminate 3kV dc electrification
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THE Czech Ministry of Transport has launched a tender for a contract to develop a concept for a transition to a single electrification system as part of plans to convert all lines currently electrified at 3kV dc to 25kV ac 50Hz

The Czech Republic has 3217km of electrified lines, 1796km of which are equipped with the 3kV dc system and 1374km with 25kV ac. The 3 kV network covers the northern part of the country reaching the Polish and Slovakian borders, where connecting lines are also 3kV. Slovakia is planning to convert its remaining 3kV lines to 25 kV, including the main corridor through the High Tatra Mountains to the steel city of Košice

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Old August 12th, 2015, 04:50 PM   #407
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There is one feature I don't like in this project. In my opinion it would have been possible to plan the through station so that the tracks would extend further towards Kladno not terminating at the airport. There are certain advantages in such planning, including better use of the railway stock and the infrastructure. In the simplest model, every second train would terminate in the airport, others would continue to Kladno, thus being more versatile and improving the load factor.
It would indeed be much better, it would be yet much better if there would have been a study that would try to include such underground airport station in the future HSR towards Dresden. The costs of the underground station are higher, but the costs of the land in the area is high as well, so you save something on the costs when you put it in the tunnel.

We discussed the possibilities of running the airport line to the main station at the czech forum. It could be possible, but there are problems with elevation. But I guess it would be possible to finance such a huge project at least partially by developing the Masaryk station area. However, the main station capacity would need to increase significantly, and there are limits as to how many tracks the Vinohrady tunnels can take. Don't also forget that many CD trains are not units, but pull trains, which further reduces the capacity.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:58 AM   #409
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South Bohemia train operating contract cancelled
19 Aug 2015


GW Train Regio train

CZECH REPUBLIC: Competion authority ÚOHS has cancelled the award of a KC2·25bn contract for the operation of regional passenger services on three lines in the Šumava mountains.

In April the Jihočeský regional authority had selected the GW Train Regio subsidiary of bus company ČSAD Jihotrans for the contract, which covers 1·3 million train-km/year and was to have run for 15 years from December 2016 (RG 5.15 p7). Price was the principal criterion for the selection, with GWTR’s bid of KC88/train-km undercutting Arriva (KC89·9) and national operator ČD (KC100 to 110, reduced from an initial 160). RegioJet and National Express had opted not to bid

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Old August 26th, 2015, 04:32 PM   #411
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Building the 4th railway corridor near Tábor. You can see a train crossing the construction site on the old line that was abandoned just few days ago. The picture is from 11 August.

source: http://www.k-report.net/presmerovani/?prispevek=3405440

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Old August 30th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #412
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190th Anniversary of the Horse-Drawn Railway České Budějovice - Linz.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #415
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Old September 13th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #416
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Since 11 September is in service a new section of 4th railway corridor Chotoviny-Sudoměřice. The construction is not fully finished yet and will last until May 2016. The construction of Sudoměřice-Votice will follow.


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