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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:54 AM   #481
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I suggest that the discussion about the accident in Spain should perhaps be moved here.

I want to post news about the high speed rail in Spain thread, but since it is sort of hijacked by people debating about the accident, and I don´t want to get those posts lost in the flood of the accident-related posts, I don´t post.

So please, if any moderator could move that.

Why do people don´t use the thread index?
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Old August 5th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #482
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I wouldn't say hijacked, since --from what I've read over there-- that Spanish, accident-prone track segment is a temporary measure preceding implementation of HSR service in the district.
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No it isn´t, it´s permanent, what is temporary is the speed limit there, the kind of trains that use that section, and the signalling (unfortunately).

But you´d rather carry on talking about the accident here in this thread if you don´t mind, please.

I´d like to post some new stuff about HSR in Spain, and I feel a bit uneasy to post it while there´s other folk talking about the accident.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #484
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By temporary, I mean for HST services.
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No, they only have four axles.. the double decker RENFE's max out at 86 tonnes per car, (74 Tonnes tare) plus I don't know the name of them but these new italian double deckers max out at 95 tonnes per car (78 tonnes tare weight) Pic below (Also used in Morroco)

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1024&bih=605

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Plus the new Italian ETR train weighs 58-62 tonnes per car. .
ETR500: locomotive 68 tons (17 T/AXLE), carriages 42 T (empty) = 10.5 t/axle.

http://www.ansaldobreda.it/Portals/0...ITA_ETR500.pdf
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An AVE on fire in France.

An AVE on the route Marseille-Madrid caught fire this morning (at about 9AM) at Lunel station (between Nîmes and Montpellier, in France).
It was the AVE number 100.022. Looks like it will need a new engine. The fire only affected the engine.
Seven injured though, probably frightened passengers who got hurt when they tried to break the windows in panic.

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There was a train crash in Barcelona yesterday.
Incredibly, images have leaked already:



It was harder than I thought.

A 10-car class 465 double EMU (5+5 cars), on a Sant Vicenç de Calders to Barcelona-Estació de França R2 service, crashed at 07:15am at the end of platform 11, all platforms at Estació de França are bay platforms.

56 injured, some grave (among them the driver). Let's hope they'll recover as quickly as possible.



Only two possible explanations:

a) human mistake (lack of attention or sudden illness).

b) train failure (brakes).

Note how the buffer stops in this station are hydraulic.
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Note how the buffer stops in this station are hydraulic.
They really don't have that much give.
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Note how the buffer stops in this station are hydraulic.
Hydraulic system was already withdrawn due to high maintenance costs.
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I was just looking at the system in Frankfurt Main Hbf the other day and I thought it was a little bit too much. Now after watching that clip, I'm of the opinion that too many stations have woefully inadequate buffer systems.
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