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Old August 4th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #1861
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That's crazy. Love the ICE train too. Can't wait!

Thanks for your answer KingNick.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 04:22 AM   #1862
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A diesel ICE no less. Enjoy that, since they'll probably disappear soon
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Old August 4th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #1863
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Eurostar CEO on expansion plans...

http://edition.cnn.com/video/standar...s-petrovic.cnn


...summary: We're getting new trains but we haven't quite worked out where we're going with them yet.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #1864
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...summary: We're getting new trains but we haven't quite worked out where we're going with them yet.
Makes sense. ORdering and having delivered tunnel-fit trains is more difficult and time-consuming than setting up new routes.

Maybe they could operate a handful of daily direct trains to Lyon, Dijon, Strasbourg, Orleans, Tours.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #1865
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Or Frankfurt and show this one to DB before they make it to London:



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Old August 4th, 2013, 03:15 PM   #1866
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Makes sense. ORdering and having delivered tunnel-fit trains is more difficult and time-consuming than setting up new routes.

Maybe they could operate a handful of daily direct trains to Lyon, Dijon, Strasbourg, Orleans, Tours.
I would expect a fully developed business plan before spending a billion dollars on new equipment but maybe he is keeping his cards close to his chest.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1867
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I'm heading to Europe later in the year and I just did a ticket search on the DB website for a train from Berlin to Copenhagen. I found a great one that goes through Hamburg, but it looks like the train goes onto a boat between Fehmarn and Rodbyhavn! Is this true, or does it mean I get off the train, catch a ferry, then get on another train in Denmark...?

Meanwhile, SSC is so handy for organising holidays. You guys know everything. Can't wait to get back to Germany!
You stay in train, while it's stationed on ferry:
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Old August 4th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #1868
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And after the train is loaded onto the ferry, you can get out of the train and enjoy the upper decks on the ship for about 20-30 minutes.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:09 AM   #1869
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And after the train is loaded onto the ferry, you can get out of the train and enjoy the upper decks on the ship for about 20-30 minutes.
I do think it is bit of a waste getting the train on to the ferry, when everyone is getting out anyway. Why not get them to walk on to the ferry and have another train on the other side, saves having to carry a few hundred tonnes of train back and forth. That is what they do on Pembroke-Rosslare but there is also a gauge change and much lower traffic.

I took the train-ferry to Hainan island a few years ago and they don't let you off. I wandered up and down the carriages and only one spot let you see out, it was quite claustrophobic and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a tragedy there someday as there is no escape route.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1870
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A diesel ICE no less. Enjoy that, since they'll probably disappear soon
It´s called InterCityExpress but it takes 4,5 hours from Copenhagen-Hamburg. The ferry takes 45 minutes. The attendant is usually stressed out when the train enters the ferry and all passengers must leave the wagon immediately , so there is not much time thinking about what to bring with you up on the deck.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #1871
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Good news: the EPSF (Établissement Public de Securité Ferroviaire) has authorized the class 100 AVE trains to run on the Perpignan-Figueres HSL and on classic French lines under 1.5 kV.

(in French) http://www.securite-ferroviaire.fr/f...p?mod=1&id=193
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Old August 28th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #1872
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Looks like Sncf and TP Ferro have been testing an 860 m long push-pull freight train between Perpignan and Llers, near Figueres, end of the TP Ferro-owned section.

It´s related to what´s called in Spanish and French "the rail motorway".

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Old August 28th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #1873
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It´s called InterCityExpress but it takes 4,5 hours from Copenhagen-Hamburg. The ferry takes 45 minutes. The attendant is usually stressed out when the train enters the ferry and all passengers must leave the wagon immediately , so there is not much time thinking about what to bring with you up on the deck.
Stressed out???,

The times I have taken the train to Hamburg the procedure has been very relaxing.

But it is for safety reasons that no one can be on the cardeck (well train deck in this case) during the crossing.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #1874
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New international TGV service between France and Germany:

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TGV Rhine-Rhône – new TGV Paris-Freiburg high speed link

From 26 August 2013, SNCF will operate a new international service linking Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).

The new Paris-Freiburg route will mark the expansion of the TGV Rhine-Rhône service to European destinations.

The present Paris-Mulhouse daily return journey will thus be extended to Freiburg im Breisgau from 26 August 2013. This new route has been open to reservations since 16 July and complements the connecting TGV/TER service which has operated since the reopening of the Mulhouse-Mulheim line in December 2012.

http://www.uic.org/com/article/franc...thickbox_enews
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Old September 4th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #1875
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What's the latest news on start date for the Paris - Barcelona TGV? At the moment I can't seem to book even Figueres past Oct 15th. Is that a hint?
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What's the latest news on start date for the Paris - Barcelona TGV? At the moment I can't seem to book even Figueres past Oct 15th. Is that a hint?
It seems so.
Apart from that (and before I check a post), no news.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 12:45 AM   #1877
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Quick question: Does anyone know if there is a fixed direction for the ICE from Brussels to Cologne/Frankfurt? In other words, is first class always in front (in the Frankfurt direction) or vice-versa?
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Old September 21st, 2013, 11:37 AM   #1878
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Normally the first class is situated in front of the train running from Brussels to Frankfurt; but there are a lot of exceptions to this rule.

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Old September 27th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #1879
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in "Transporte em revista" »» portuguese magazine


The block train all week part of Portugal to Germany , operated by DB Schenker and is a partnership with CP Cargo and Contren ( former MERCANCIAS Renfe ) , may be at risk of failing to accomplish.


When the transport magazine could ascertain , the problems at the level of infrastructure in France and Spain have taken the train to arrive sometimes in Germany with more than a week late , a situation that has led some customers to place service concerned. Problems begin soon in Spain when the trains entering the rail terminal , managed by ADIF , the Spanish company counterpart Refer. As this train is not considered a priority and ADIF gives preference to other services , change operations traction are constantly delayed , and there is also by the Spanish infrastructure manager hourly flexibility within the terminal , to expedite the process . When it comes to France , and the resulting delay has occurred in Spain , the train of DB Schenker is faced with the lack of channel -wise to get going again , having to get systematically waiting for a new channel - time is available , a situation which may last up to several days. For some of the customers who use this service , the current transit -time is not compatible with their needs and are already considering the possibility of re-use road transport. Remember that DB Schenker has even move there about a year , with a doubling of rail service through the circulation of two trains in each direction between Portugal and Germany . However , the German company decided to end the second train, by ignoring the reasons for this having happened . Note that in the Transport Magazine tried to talk to the leaders of DB Schenker in Portugal but this was not possible .


Remember that this service started in January 2012 , following steps taken by AICEP ( Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade ) along four logistics operators , inviting them to present a solution for the railway industry exporting Portuguese where AutoEuropa included , who wanted an alternative to road transport ( the main factory suppliers are more than three thousand kilometers ) .


During the year and a half , Schenker developed the project , joining several partners , including Deutsche Bahn to terminals in Germany , the CP load to terminals in Portugal and Transfesa for wagons , boxes and mobile cranes in Irun .

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Old September 27th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #1880
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A map of the Iron Silk Road (Eurasian people/cargo rail) by Theo Deutinger and Kit Chow. It seems to have missed at least the breaks of gauge between EU and CIS countries.

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