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Old November 14th, 2015, 12:29 PM   #3161
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Geological conditions are bad for tunneling and a very active seismic fault lies there as well.

A bridge would be much nicer anways, especially if they make sure that you get a good view while passing over it.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #3162
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Does anyone know where I could download .kml .gpx or .shp files of different european rail networks?
Specifically I am only looking for simple plans of routes. I have found some files on line but they contain every block section, turnout and siding much too detailed time consuming to edit and they slow my gis to a crawl. I would especially like to find one for channel tunnel link HS1 in the UK.

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Old November 15th, 2015, 10:03 AM   #3163
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Does anyone know where I could download .kml .gpx or .shp files of different european rail networks?
Specifically I am only looking for simple plans of routes. I have found some files on line but they contain every block section, turnout and siding much too detailed time consuming to edit and they slow my gis to a crawl. I would especially like to find one for channel tunnel link HS1 in the UK.

Thanks for any help with this.
Some people maintain files for proposed, U/C, and disused lines but I find it's quite easy to make your own files for active lines on Google Maps. Those files are natively in the KML format, though, which can be iffy when you transition them to ESRI shapefiles. That said, the KML format is pretty flexible in its own right.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 12:48 PM   #3164
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You can try extracting them from openstreetmap dataset.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 05:34 PM   #3165
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From iDnes.cz (in Czech):
From 100 to 20. Poles slow down trains between Czechia and Germany

"The state of the railway is catastrophic. The (Polish) railway administration have recently droped the speed limit from 30 to 20 km/h without any earlier notification."

http://idnes.cz/773D4

The mentioned line is this short stretch between Zittau and Hrádek nad Nisou through Porajķw, where international trains Liberec-Dresden are operated.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/50.8794/14.8362
The transport authority have already proposed that Czechs and Germans would lease the line and pay for its maintenance but this was rejected by Polish authorities.

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Old November 17th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #3166
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You're not happy with just having a train ferry connection with Sicily I take it?
Or maybe the connection Stockholm - Finland?
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Old November 20th, 2015, 11:57 AM   #3167
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The transport authority have already proposed that Czechs and Germans would lease the line and pay for its maintenance but this was rejected by Polish authorities.
Sounds as if the Poles want to get rid of this line altogether.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #3168
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Why would PKP PLK want to get rid of this line? They just charge their normal track access fees without bothering to invest in the proper maintenance nor to upgrade to basic standards... A bit cynical, aren't they?
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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #3169
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First e320 passenger trip en route now...
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Old November 21st, 2015, 01:50 PM   #3170
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I have posted the travel video already in a parallel thread (Russia Railways).
EuroNight Train EN 452/453 is probably the most famous international European train, connecting five European capitals (Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Minsk, and Moscow)/

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Old November 25th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #3171
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From Rail Journal:

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Rail Baltica funding agreement signed
Wednesday, November 25, 2015



THE extension of the European standard-gauge network through Lithuania to Latvia and Estonia took an important step forward on November 24 with the signing of a €734m European Union (EU) grant funding agreement for the Rail Baltica project

The deal was signed in Tallinn by representatives of the RB Rail trilateral joint venture, which is responsible for co-ordinating implementation of the project, together with the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move), the EU's Innovation and Networks Agency (Inea) and the transport ministries of the three countries

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Old December 8th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #3172
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The railway border crossing between Aš (CZ) and Selb (DE) has been reopened for passanger trains after long 70 years. 9 trains daily are now connecting Cheb and Hof.

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Old December 29th, 2015, 07:41 AM   #3173
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Some France-Spain AVE and TGV services.
Seen at Toulouse Matabiau, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Montpellier St Roch, Perpignan, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona Sants.

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Old January 5th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #3174
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A railwaytunnel Tallinn-Helsinki

A tunnel to Tallinn? Helsinki believes it's feasible

A tunnel connecting Helsinki with Tallinn would transport upwards of 11 million people a year, say preliminary figures. The City of Helsinki believes that the tunnel, which would cost 13 billion euros to build, would therefore be a profitable investment. The estimated ticket price would be 36 euros one way.



A cooperation agreement was signed on Tuesday to develop traffic alternatives between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. At present, a wide selection of boats runs the route between the two cities across the Gulf of Finland. The trip normally takes two hours, from April to November just one hour and forty minutes. If a tunnel was built under the gulf, a rail connection would connect the cities in just a half hour.

City planners have dreamt of an undersea tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn for years. Now, a preliminary feasibility study has established that the tunnel’s construction is an option that should be explored thoroughly.

The estimated cost of the tunnel, along with all of its train and traffic equipment, would be between 9 and 13 billion euros in all. According to the feasibility study commissioned by Helsinki, Tallinn and the northern county of Harju in Estonia, the expenses could be covered if the project were to secure at least 40 percent of its funding from the European Union.

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Old January 5th, 2016, 06:29 PM   #3175
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #3176
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How deep is the area they want to build the tunnel through?
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:44 PM   #3177
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How deep is the area they want to build the tunnel through?
It's very shallow between Finland and Estonia, no more than 40m. Even a bridge would not be that difficult.

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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #3178
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Considering that even the Channel Tunnel, which is much shorter, and connects bigger
cities and economies, is barely profitable, I doubt very much that there is a real business
case - except, that is, for the companies that would execute the detailed studies.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:56 PM   #3179
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Considering that even the Channel Tunnel, which is much shorter, and connects bigger
cities and economies, is barely profitable, I doubt very much that there is a real business
case - except, that is, for the companies that would execute the detailed studies.
That is probably true, but tunneling long distnaces has become significantly cheaper than in the 1980s.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #3180
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That is probably true, but tunneling long distnaces has become significantly cheaper than in the 1980s.
How so?

Might that render a tunnel to Ireland feasible?
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