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Old June 7th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #101
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Not only that, the wired version suffers overhead pickup problems many times to cause lots of delays.. Lol bless Singapore...
Sorry for the double reply but I'm truly shocked. The Metropolises here in Shanghai all run without a hitch, except for the occasional inept driver having to realign the train with the platform doors.

Although the aesthetic is bleakly modern, I appreciate how bright and well lit they are. The only problem I see on a regular basis is the on-board LCDs glitch.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #102
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Well, my country bans chewing gums so chewing gum proofs are not a problem...
what a hell you live in
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Old June 10th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #103
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Sorry for the double reply but I'm truly shocked. The Metropolises here in Shanghai all run without a hitch, except for the occasional inept driver having to realign the train with the platform doors.
Well don't worry my friend , the problem for the wired version is already fixed and it now runs smoothly after three incidents I love the Shanghai Alstoms though.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #104
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #105
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #106
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #107
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Old June 10th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #108
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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #109
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Although admittedly they're not the worst trains in the UK, and nowhere near as bad as some other examples posted in this thread, the worst train I actually use on a regular basis is the British Rail Class 321.



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They're ugly, have outdated interiors with a layout more suited for a metro than a medium-distance regional train, old and cramped toilets, are usually run with too few cars, and have slam doors between coaches. Now I know some people on this board are in love with anything old such as slam doors, and I don't mind them for entering and exiting the train. But within the train, where you have to open and close two of them to pass through a single narrow, noisy and shaky passageway, they quickly become annoying.

Thankfully, on the route I usually take, it's pretty easy to avoid them and find a Desiro or Class 90 intercity service instead.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #110
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@Arun82:

You have perhaps posted the best trains of India.

The worst train in India will be Delhi-Agra passenger 362NCR which takes 11 hr 40 mins for 192 km stretch of delhi to Agra. However, the fastest train of India (Bhopal shatabdi) also runs on this stretch and covers the distance in 10 hours less time.

Though at present I can post only one, there are many such trains (Mathura-Hathras passenger, Mumbai's old local trains (running on slow lines) and several others in west bengal bihar and UP.

http://users.static.freeblog.hu/w/e/...dianTrain2.jpg
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #111
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Belgium: These are really old and suck big time, I think the red ones are from the 50ties... They still run on the les occupied lines and between smaller cities. They have no airco, only a small window that can be opened. The isolation is bad so when you're inside its all noisy...



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Old June 17th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #112
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Belgium: These are really old and suck big time, I think the red ones are from the 50ties... They still run on the les occupied lines and between smaller cities. They have no airco, only a small window that can be opened. The isolation is bad so when you're inside its all noisy...
The one in the top image was build between 1975 and 1978;
The one in the middle image is from 1962;
And the bottom one must be 1978.

The problem is that all this rolling stock is built like tanks and therefore
still OK technically, but lacks even elementary comfort. The bottom one
has been refurbished, and is now mostly OK for a short ride; they are
much better anyway than the new Siemens Desiro sets that will arrive on
the belgian rails next year (I got some insider info from someone working
for the Belgian railways who is part of the test team). And the 1975 series
should enter refurbishment soon, right after the M5 coaches overhaul is
complete.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #113
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This must be the worst in Sweden. EMU type X1 built for commuter trains around Stockholm. They are built 1967-1975. At the winter they are cold inside. Most of them are now phased out but a few are still in service, but the last are going to be phased out very soon.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #114
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The one in the top image was build between 1975 and 1978;
The one in the middle image is from 1962;
And the bottom one must be 1978.

The problem is that all this rolling stock is built like tanks and therefore
still OK technically, but lacks even elementary comfort. The bottom one
has been refurbished, and is now mostly OK for a short ride; they are
much better anyway than the new Siemens Desiro sets that will arrive on
the belgian rails next year (I got some insider info from someone working
for the Belgian railways who is part of the test team). And the 1975 series
should enter refurbishment soon, right after the M5 coaches overhaul is
complete.
Great news!
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Old June 27th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #115
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For the UK, I'd have to nominate the Class 483. They are ancient (built 1935-1940!) former London Underground stock, now in service on the Island Line on the Isle of Wight.

They are the oldest trains in timetable service in the entire UK, and the slowest... Their maximum speed is 45mph, which feels frighteningly fast in these things. The windows are usually either jammed shut (summer) or open (winter). They are incredibly noisy, so much so you literally cannot have a decent conversation when travelling with someone, even before they get up "speed".

The ride is awful. Being ex-underground trains too much suspension travel was considered a disadvantage, and being over 70 years old , the systems design life expired before most trains now in service were even on the drawing board.

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Old June 27th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #116
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As for Japan, I can easily think of the worst train operators (such as Keifuku), but not the worst train cars.

However, looking some of the pics on this thread, I remembered the former train used on JR Wadamisaki Line till 1990. It had spartan facilities, though not really dirty.




That's not saying it was the worst train in Japan, though. Wadamisaki Line takes just 10 minutes for the whole trip, so one could bear the ride. After all, this should be still much more confortable than the crowded commuter lines in Tokyo.

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Old June 27th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #117
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Austria: ÖBB CityShuttle


http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...20050710102853


Photo: Ulf Fischer


Photo v. Michael Katai

While I don't like their appearance, they are not really completely horrible. In fact these coaches were turned from long distance coaches to push-pull regional trains only in the nineties. They are decent if used on regional lines. Unfortunately sometimes they take some of these coaches and use them in intercity trains, which is horrible.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #118
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Might take the cake for worst in Europe...maybe even outrun the one from China.
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[IMG]http://i47.************/aau8ep.jpg[/IMG]
well, you could always put a flatcar behind a loco and call it a passenger train
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Old June 28th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #119
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Might take the cake for worst in Europe...maybe even outrun the one from China.
[IMG]http://i47.************/aau8ep.jpg[/IMG]
Where was that? it looks like somebody have striped the insides of the train out.

As for China, the general rule is avoid green colored trains at all cost. Even though class and price wise they same with others but the accommodations are far worse. They are in the system everywhere except express lines and it's almost impossible to tell from tickets. Sometimes you can distinguish them by air conditioned and non- air conditioned trains but not always.

They look almost the same from the outside, just the cars are painted green with yellow stripes or red with white stripes. This station in China by the way have basically no platforms, just a building that sells tickets, the train stops by that building and people get on and off...
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Typical green car hard seat (lowest class)
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if farm produces is allowed on train, it's even worse. But for the farmers at least, it's only train that allows you to transport chickens etc. to the city.(you seen this one earlier)
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Typical red car hard seat (lowest class), it is in the same line as a green car I took 3 days before this one and the ticket prices is exactly the same! I think it's actually better than soft seats (highest class) in most green car trains...
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:54 AM   #120
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Well you want to see the worst train in my country its gotta be this....
Ugly , modern , driveless and ultra expensive trains

Alstom Metropolis ( Wired version)(C751A)

Exterior


Interior



Almost the same (Third Rail version)(C830)



Interior

Yah Call this Worse?! It's a WORK OF ART. In fact driverless metros are so successful in Singapore Every one of these Future Babies are Automated.



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Ow Yes. But this will be gone sooner or later.
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