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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #61
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ChME3 owned by railway construction company Leonhard Weiss RTE, in Tallinn at Rahumäe-Nõmme section of Tallinn-Keila railway.



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Old June 14th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #62
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Old June 29th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #63
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Rebuilt Viljandi-Türi railway line.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #64
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Rebuilt Viljandi-Türi railway line.
The distance between passig loops seems quite important. Also, I see that the
passing loops themselves do not have platforms, so passenger trains cannot
use them. And also, between passing loops, there are no intermediate signals.
This indicates to me that the overall flow on this line must be quite limited.
How many trains, passenger and freight, are timetabled per day over there ?
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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:46 PM   #65
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The distance between passig loops seems quite important. Also, I see that the
passing loops themselves do not have platforms, so passenger trains cannot
use them. And also, between passing loops, there are no intermediate signals.
This indicates to me that the overall flow on this line must be quite limited.
How many trains, passenger and freight, are timetabled per day over there ?
3 passenger trains per day on each direction and 2-3 freight trains. Passenger trains schedule will be changed in late 2013-early 2014,but I doubt that even then there will be more than 6 passenger trains running on each direction.
And yes,lack of signalling seems odd,but it might be installed later - entire line is owned by private company,who didn't exactly rush their work (reconstruction was delayed over a year )
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #66
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Few fresh photos of our new trains assembly.

Exterior.
[IMG]http://i46.************/k3pppu.jpg[/IMG]

DMU interior.
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EMU interior.
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Source: http://uus.elektriraudtee.ee/11123/
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #67
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Excuse my ignorance, but is anyone actually living next to that new rail line? I watched that whole video (nice music), and all I could see was forests, meadows and nothingness with some road crossings and platforms.

Who is supposed to use that line? Commuters who get to the stations by bike or car?
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Excuse my ignorance, but is anyone actually living next to that new rail line? I watched that whole video (nice music), and all I could see was forests, meadows and nothingness with some road crossings and platforms.

Who is supposed to use that line? Commuters who get to the stations by bike or car?
Surrounding areas next to Türi-Viljandi railway have rather low population and those few villages are located slightly further away from railway line.
It's highest importance actually lies in line's terminal station - Viljandi town. Lots of passengers use the line to get to Viljandi. Thanks to it's obscure location in the middle of Estonia and rather crappy highway links it's one of those rare places here where train service is competitive enough to compete with buses.

Oh,and even though it might not look much,Tallinn-Türi-Viljandi line has the highest passenger numbers in Estonia
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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #69
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Excuse my ignorance, but is anyone actually living next to that new rail line? I watched that whole video (nice music), and all I could see was forests, meadows and nothingness with some road crossings and platforms.

Who is supposed to use that line? Commuters who get to the stations by bike or car?
This video pretty much is Estonia in a nutshell.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #70
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new train for Estonian Railways... from China:


China's CNR delivers locomotive to Estonia
(China Economic, July 27)

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China CNR Corporation Limited, one of the country's biggest train manufacturers, on Friday began delivering a freight locomotive to Estonia, marking the country's first such export to the EU nation, according to the company.

The train has left a workshop in southern Beijing and will be loaded onto a container ship in the nearby city of Tianjin before heading for Estonia, the company said. The DF7G-E locomotive had to meet 173 stringent quality standards throughout the design, manufacturing and testing process, the company said.
more: http://en.ce.cn/Business/Enterprise/...23533887.shtml
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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #71
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First Stadler Flirt ordered by Elektriraudtee is nearly completed:

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ja esimene rong ongi valmis :P
This specific train is DMU. Very first Flirt DMU. And no,it ain't Stadler GTW.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:32 AM   #72
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First Stadler Flirt ordered by Elektriraudtee is nearly completed:


This specific train is DMU. Very first Flirt DMU. And no,it ain't Stadler GTW.
Care to comment more, about the technical details? I have personally speculated that Estonia is even now preparing for possible AC-retrofitting that can come within decade or so.

.. With condition that Latvia really execute the AC-infra plans AND Russians build electric infra all the way to Ivangorod.

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There are no signs of Estonia switching to AC in the next 10 years. The specs of the new trains are here http://uus.elektriraudtee.ee/data/
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There are no signs of Estonia switching to AC in the next 10 years. The specs of the new trains are here http://uus.elektriraudtee.ee/data/
Yep, you are right, not for decade, but what beyond that?

No one can really predict the spin-off effects if Latvia honestly would change into AC and expands shown in this map 2011-LV-93133-S Preliminary design of Latvian railway network electrification European Commission Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency

Other thing, that is bit further in future is Rail Baltica. If it would be build it would be most definately AC- because RB is mostly freigt project.

Tough.. How many trains would be running in RB track? Would some of the operating trains be retrofitted Flirts?

I am actually quite certain that someone in Elektriraudtee have given this operating train question tought or two.

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If Rail Baltica gets built, it will have completely different trains. The new RB is supposedly going to have an operating speed of 240km/h which would require semi high-speed trainsets.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:51 PM   #76
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I wouldn't really count on Latvia investing anything in passenger rail in the next 1-2 decades. Short of some economic miracle that is or massive subsidies by EU. Estonia these days are quite a bit wealthier...
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No one can really predict the spin-off effects if Latvia honestly would change into AC and expands shown in this map 2011-LV-93133-S Preliminary design of Latvian railway network electrification European Commission Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency
Note the choice of electrified railways.

The existing DC lines - Riga-Tukums, Riga-Jelgava, Riga-Aizkraukle, Riga-Skulte, of course.

And then a number of new ones - Jelgava-Ventspils, Jelgava-Krustpils-Rezekne, Aizkraukle-Krustpils-Daugavpils.

Note omissions.

Not Jelgava-Liepaja. Not Jelgava-Meitene. And not Riga-Valka - not even the suburban Riga-Sigulda part.
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Rail Baltica discussion and replies moved into Rail Baltica thread.

--> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7#post94745587

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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:38 AM   #80
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Skulte is not so far away from Pärnu. Only 130 km. See map

So basically Skulte-Jelgava part is part of Rail Baltica. ..Or how many times these tracks should be build over and over again?
Well, Skulte-Rujiena-Mõisaküla-Pärnu railway is badly out of order.
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