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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:15 AM   #61
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ha ha ha, I told you that Germans were sexy

Especially Bavarians. Munich is 'da bomb'.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:40 PM   #62
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I think every large city (cough Austin) should have a maglev line from the city center to the airport.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #63
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Station Photos

Where can I find more photos of this station? Is there a thread on this station in SSC ? Can someone post some detailed photos on this thread. Amazing station by the way.

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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #64
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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #65
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Where can I find more photos of this station? Is there a thread on this station in SSC ? Can someone post some detailed photos on this thread. Amazing station by the way.
You find a few picture at **************. And flickr is reliable source for station images too.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #66
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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #67
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wow...german stations are realy huuuuge!
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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #68
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why is it so important that the station is a cross station?
That is basically not important. It just makes the station unique in a certain sense.
It was simply the cheapest way to create a main station in central Berlin that all long distance and regional trains pass through as no-one really wanted to re-erect the old termini that were in use until the 1940s.
The Stadtbahn-line alone doesn't provide enough capacity to carry all train through the central part of the city. So it either had to be widened or a new line had to be built. Widening would have been extremely expensive while the only extensive work for a new line was to bore a rather short tunnel under the Tiergarten to connect the still existing approaches of the defunct termini in the south (Potsdamer and Anhalter Bf) and in the north (Lehrter Bf).

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I mean, how many important trains are running on the stadtbahn viaducts?
In the end, those few regional trains could also use the new tunnels, no?
Well, all trains are important. And those regional trains are the backbone of the rail traffic in Brandenburg and carry most of the passengers to and from Lehrter Bf.
These trains could all use the Tiergarten-line which they do in case of disruption on the Stadtbahn-line. However, the Stadtbahn-line is more popular as it passes Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstrasse and Alexanderplatz. These three stations are way better connected to the underground and suburban rail network than Lehrter Bf will be in the next few decades. And the Stadtbahn-line is simply shorter for lines that passes the city from west to east and the reverse direction.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #69
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PROJECT CANCELED!

Reason: Germany is too poor...





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Old March 27th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #70
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Old March 27th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #71
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Good decision!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #72
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The price rose from 1,85 billion to 3,4 billion ...
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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #73
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guesss how the price for the alternative S-bahn will rise, now that it must be built...
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Old March 27th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #74
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Good decision!
I totally agree. I'm glad the craziness is over.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #75
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the craziness is not over...it just started....
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Old March 27th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #76
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GERMANY SUX
...exactly my opinion...

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Tiefensee said he sees a future for Transrapid technology. He said similar projects could work in other countries and praised industry's pledge to continue work on developing the technology.

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He also said the technology has particular promise in countries where the rail system is not as developed as in Germany and the rest of Europe.

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We see chances there that we'd like to pursue," said Tiefensee, noting that the government will continue to work with the Transrapid consortium to find customers in other parts of the world.

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I am happy that Siemens AG (SI) and ThyssenKrupp AG (XET) will maintain the consortium for this technology and pursue its development in China and beyond, he said.

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He noted that talks for Transrapid projects in China were proceeding well.
Tiefensee, you are such a mother****ing nerd!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #77
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Can you please watch your language and calm down, Tyron?

It wasn't canceled for fun. The project has become way to expensive (3.2 to 3.4 Billion Euros) and there was so much resistance against it. Even the city of Munich was against it, including 10 other municipalities along the way.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #78
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But actually Tyron is right. Mr. Tiefensee is one of Germany's biggest fools - a complete miscast!
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #79
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But actually Tyron is right. Mr. Tiefensee is one of Germany's biggest fools - a complete miscast!

There are NO plans for any alternative airport link. It will take at least 7-8 years to get an adequate airport link. I completly agree with pflo: Any express s-bahn will be very costly.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #80
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