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View Poll Results: Should the US build or improve it's HSR network?
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Old February 25th, 2015, 09:54 PM   #5401
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When did they get rid of the 700?

As far as I know they have started to eliminate the 700 from Nozomi services, because the 700 lacks the tilting needed to go 285 km/h on the Tokaido (without tilting you're limited to 270 km/h, just like the 300 and 500 were) and it's 285 km/h top speed causes time loss on the 300 km/h Sanyo sections. As far as I know the 700 is still used for Hikari and Kodama services, but given the congested situation on the Tokaido it wouldn't surprise me if they have started to eliminate the 700 from the Tokaido completely.

Note that a N700/N700A is only a few minutes quicker over the entire Tokyo to Hakata stretch compared to a 700. That a good indication that raising speeds further on the Tokaido/Sanyo will only yield minimal gains. That in turn explains why so much effort is put into building the Chuo Shinkansen.
You are correct. Eliminated from Nozomi services. I believe they have run N700 exclusively on Nozomi and many Hikari for a few years now. Kodama run quite infrequently in comparison. On the Sanyo, it's hourly, I believe. Note, the 300-series no longer are running on the Tokaido, so it's pretty much 700 and higher.

The Chuo line will be a straight-shot with no intermediary stops for MOST services. There will be an all-stops service, but all signs point to it running hourly with the non-stop service being every 20 minutes.

From what I've heard, the plan is then to discontinue Nozomi services on the Tokaido line... though what that means is ultimately up to interpretation.

Imagine a direct service between SF and LA with no stops.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #5402
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Imagine a direct service between SF and LA with no stops.
Planes on that route don't have intermediate stops, so if enough people would travel the HSR end to end, why wouldn't a direct service be viable?
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Old February 26th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #5403
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Actually there are several non-stop HSR services around the world already albeit not quite that lengthy.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #5404
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Actually there are several non-stop HSR services around the world already albeit not quite that lengthy.
The distance between Paris and Marseille is slightly longer than it would be between San Francisco and Los Angeles. And there are regular non-stop services on this route.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 08:30 AM   #5405
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Old March 4th, 2015, 12:25 PM   #5406
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California

A life-size model of the HST Siemens Velaro could be visited in Sacramento, on 25 and 26 February in 'Moving California, an initiative on the possibilities of transportation in this American state. With this event, Siemens has introduced its cutting-edge products in mobility for the purpose of applying its technology to change the way how cities are connected and boost the economy.



Siemens has hosted the event 'Moving California "in the State of Sacramento, an invitation to the future of transport and innovations that will change the way Californians move. Infrastructure improvements will make California consolidate its position as a power economic.

The actual model of its high-speed train allowed to know the innovations of this company in the management of public transport, given that the future of transportation in California must pass through improving the quality of life, avoiding congested roads current and seeking more time for other activities. To this end, measures passed by reducing travel times, improve traffic flow in cities and reduce the effects of CO2 emissions.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 01:01 PM   #5407
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Siemens would be wise to put it on display near Pier 39 and Market Street I think.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:35 PM   #5408
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Some videos from HSR construction at Fresno, California:
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Old March 4th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #5409
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I like that private companies are building these systems. I can only imagine how bad it would be if the government was doing it.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #5410
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I like that private companies are building these systems. I can only imagine how bad it would be if the government was doing it.
It's private contractors hired by and working on behalf of the government.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #5412
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I like that private companies are building these systems. I can only imagine how bad it would be if the government was doing it.

Yeah. Imagine if we had government build the interstate system in the 60s. Good thing private companies initiated that, huh?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:36 PM   #5413
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The French, German and Japanese system's weren't up and running from day one as they do today. Build piece by piece and over time you will get there. Even though the first Shinkansen started operating over 50 years ago, Japan is still building their network and integrating new sections when they are completed. Same will happen to this project. Key is to have trains from day one that do the entire journey and speed them up every time a new sectio of the line is ready to use.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #5414
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Maybe this topic has been dealt with already, but I have a question regarding the rolling stock: Are there any intentions to change the silly US regulations so that there won't be a high speed tank rolling down the tracks?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #5415
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Maybe this topic has been dealt with already, but I have a question regarding the rolling stock: Are there any intentions to change the silly US regulations so that there won't be a high speed tank rolling down the tracks?
As I recall, there area lready changes on the way.
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some more footage from last years testing... I will try to get some Catenary replacement photos along with photos of the upgraded tracks and New substations in the coming weeks...

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I'll be on the train to NYC tomorrow, and I'll look out for some of the work going on
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Old March 12th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #5418
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some photos from yesterday

New Substation in Hamilton


Traveling along the Northeast Corridor - New Substation in Hamilton,NJ
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New Poles!!!

Not just new wires, new poles!!!!

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All new catenary?!? NOICE!! This is constant tension catenary, right?
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