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Old August 14th, 2016, 12:48 AM   #3301
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #3302
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Old September 19th, 2016, 01:30 AM   #3303
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I've read up on the Brenner Base Tunnel which aims to improve connections between Germany/Munich and southern Europe.
But is there any plans to have a tunnel between Munich and Innsbruck?
Seems strange not to bypass that big mountain just north of Innsbruck?
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Old September 19th, 2016, 12:01 PM   #3304
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Nope, Austria is kinda doubling the line between innsbruck and Kufstein to 4 tracks, with the 2 New tracks sometimes along the Old line but also bypassing villages by going Underground. Thuis New line has a Max Speed of 220 kmh. On the german side nothing has been het as far as i know.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #3305
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Yes, the DB is working real hard to make itself the worst national railway company in the larger neighbourhood. Deliberate destruction of entire services (like the complete car train or night train system), minimal maintenance of tracks and almost systematic violation of track upgrade agreements, where neighbouring countries have invested billions in extremely long tunnels. We are seeing this with the St. Gotthard base tunnel and its German feeder lines and it looks like they are going to repeat that with the Brenner base tunnel feeder line just as well.
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Old September 19th, 2016, 11:58 PM   #3306
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Old September 20th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #3307
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Yes, the DB is working real hard to make itself the worst national railway company in the larger neighbourhood. Deliberate destruction of entire services (like the complete car train or night train system), minimal maintenance of tracks and almost systematic violation of track upgrade agreements, where neighbouring countries have invested billions in extremely long tunnels. We are seeing this with the St. Gotthard base tunnel and its German feeder lines and it looks like they are going to repeat that with the Brenner base tunnel feeder line just as well.
That's nothing new.


Back in 1992, way before the construction of the Betuweroute freight corridor started, the Netherlands and Germany signed the Warnemünde Agreement, in which both countries commited to improving the rail links from the Port of Rotterdam to Germany.

While the Netherlands have constructed and commissioned the Betuweroute in 2007, it was not until last year that the Germans started to upgrade the Emmerich - Duisburg part on their side. Construction is estimated to be completed in 2023, and this is currently seriously hampering the growth potential of the Betuweroute.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 07:46 PM   #3308
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Nope, Austria is kinda doubling the line between innsbruck and Kufstein to 4 tracks, with the 2 New tracks sometimes along the Old line but also bypassing villages by going Underground. Thuis New line has a Max Speed of 220 kmh. On the german side nothing has been het as far as i know.
The so called New Lower Inn Valley railway is basically one continuous tunnel anyway. 32 km of the 40 km built so far are tunnels.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 08:34 PM   #3309
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That's nothing new.
Sadly not, but I think it doesn't hurt pointing it out from time to time. They earned it.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 08:36 PM   #3310
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The so called New Lower Inn Valley railway is basically one continuous tunnel anyway. 32 km of the 40 km built so far are tunnels.
Was a more direct, continuous tunnel towards Munich ever considered? And what where the arguments against it? Higher costs, no advantage for "corridor connections" to the rest of Austria?
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:28 PM   #3311
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It was considered to upgrade the route via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make it the access route to Innsbruck instead of the way via Rosenheim. Although the Garmisch route is somewhat shorter, it was discarded. I believe it was considered too expensive. Another aspect might be that improvement of the Rosenheim route will in part benefit the Munich-Salzburg line.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 11:28 AM   #3312
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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/p...rder-rail.html

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Passenger name regulation could destroy cross-border rail

BELGIUM: The European Commission, train operators and passenger representative groups have expressed grave concern over draft legislation introduced into the Belgian parliament on September 19 which could threaten the viability of cross-border passenger trains.

Proposed as a reaction to the terrorist attacks in Brussels earlier this year, as well as attacks elsewhere in western Europe, the regulation would extend the airline-style Passenger Name Record requirements to all international trains crossing Belgian borders.

Operators would be expected to collect and submit information on all travellers 24 h in advance, which would preclude same-day ticket sales and completely destroy any prospect of a walk-on service competitive with other surface transport modes.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 12:44 PM   #3313
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Astonishing really. I know the Bataclan murderers drove, can the authorities provide any evidence of how this would have prevented any of the recent terror attacks or mitigate against future ones?
A depressing piece of knee-jerk legislation, introduced on the basis of needing to be seen to be doing something. How much resources will administering this rubbish consume?
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 01:42 PM   #3314
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Is the policy really any different from intra-EU air travel?
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:38 PM   #3315
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That would be horrible. Pretty much overnight destruction of all cross border rail traffic (minus 80-90% minimum). And no, it's not the same as airlines at all. Cross border train traffic could be as little as 5 km trip.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 01:25 PM   #3316
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The inclusion of intra-EU flights into PNR data was a rather hotly contested topic, and has been finagled in such a way now that member states can, but do not have to collect intra-EU PNR data (a general requirement for that was pushed for by the Tories).

Belgian government officials announced last December that it's planned legislation for the directive would include both rail and ferry travel; at the time the EU Commission also already rejected such notions. The Belgian idea stems from the attack onboard a Thalys train last year.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 05:29 PM   #3317
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So if the Commission is against that, and only the Belgian government talks about it in a knee jerk reaction, how likely is this to happen?

And what is the basic idea behind that proposal? If internatioanl rail services are completely crippled also the risk of attacks is severely reduced? Maybe we should just all move back to caves.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #3318
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Highly unlikely for it to make it as a European directive, very likely to be adopted by member states in a similar fashion on an individual basis.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:21 PM   #3319
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It would devastate regional cross border routes, such as Heerlen-Aachen or Emmerich-Arhem. The EU has pumped huge huge amounts of money into such schemes to improve cross border links. What about Luxembourg, nearly every train there crosses the border? This sort of rubbish would take us back to cold war era type borders.
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Old September 25th, 2016, 05:21 PM   #3320
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Sadly not, but I think it doesn't hurt pointing it out from time to time. They earned it.
To be honest, part of the reason is that the Germans can't spend that much money on infrastructure because they are paying for everybody else's infra...
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