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Old May 8th, 2005, 06:19 AM   #21
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High speed is 250km/h or more!
180km/h is NOT high speed...
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Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
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Old May 10th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #22
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High speed is 250km/h or more!
180km/h is NOT high speed...
? - who said that?
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #23
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The international association of railways (UIC) holds this defenition of "high speed rail":

200+ km/h on upgraded existing lines
250+ km/h on newly built lines

But of course defenitions may differ.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:21 PM   #24
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yup is trew!!
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Old May 21st, 2005, 11:49 PM   #25
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 05:43 AM   #26
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So they can do 3-point turns?

Why on Earth would a train need wing mirrors?
Well, they are very useful to me as i operate single manned trains and with mirrors i can supervise passenger entrance/exit from my seat. However, they are most usefull as they allow me to control the rear of the train for things such as obstacle clearance, end of speed restrictions, problems with brakes(just find the smoke). Fools were the british that didn't use them on their railways. nowadays even EWS is fitting them to their class 66 locomotives.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #27
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New Portuguese Railway stations

Portugal has undergone in the last 4 years a major rebuilding process of nearly all its main railway stations. It all began with the new Lisbon Railway station in Lisbon's Park of Nations - Gare do Oriente. Here are pics of the completed ones along with some still under construction. Many others have only recently began to be constructed.





























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Old June 8th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #28
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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:44 AM   #29
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I love Gare do Oriente, by Calatrava!

Nice stations, Portugal!

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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:16 PM   #30
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Portugal is improving the railway in a fantastic way!!!!!!

Oriente is simply WONDERFUL

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Old June 10th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #31
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Old June 10th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #32
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Photo #5 reminds me very much of Calatrava projest for station in Liege, Belgium, and that boat-shaped building behind of Rafael Vinoly's Tokio International Forum. Correct me when I'm wrong.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 12:37 AM   #33
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Photo #5 reminds me very much of Calatrava projest for station in Liege, Belgium, and that boat-shaped building behind of Rafael Vinoly's Tokio International Forum. Correct me when I'm wrong.
I really do not know the author of the project you refered to. All I know is that the project consists in rebuilding and expanding Oporto's main train station - São-Bento.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #34
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Some projects under construction.

City of Castelo Branco:




City of Coimbra:



City of Covilhã:



City of S. Pedro do Estoril:





City of Lagos:



City of Ovar:



City of Cascais:





City of Porto (Campanhã):





City of Porto (São Bento):

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Old June 16th, 2005, 07:42 AM   #35
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It's really impressive the effort the country is putting into renovating and rebuilding new stations. Thanks for the pics Paulo...one little reminder, can u name the first pics? some u can only tell where they are by checking the link.
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that project to Capamhã is amazing
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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:46 AM   #37
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The project of viana is amazing . very cool station ,

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Old June 16th, 2005, 02:33 PM   #38
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that project to Capamhã is amazing
its' already half built
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cool, and São bento?
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São Bento will look like this.
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