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Old April 29th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #2141
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Work begins on €80m brake test centre
29 Apr 2014





GERMANY: Knorr-Bremse held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 28 to officially launch construction of an €80m brake system test and development centre at its headquarters in München.

The centre will bring together the testing and development activities of the company’s Rail Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Systems groups. It has been designed by architectural practice HENN around Knorr-Bremse’s philosophy of facilitating communication between the test systems on the ground floor, laboratories on the first floor and engineering and development above.

There will be around 100 rigs for technical testing and quality assurance, including rigs able to simulate the behaviour of 100-wagon freight trains meeting the various technical standards used in Western Europe, the USA and Russia.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #2142
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New Dutch-German regional services planned
May 07, 2014

AUTHORITIES in northwest Germany and the Netherlands have reached an agreement to finance a new cross-border regional service between Bielefeld, Osnabrück, and Hengelo as part of the new Teutoburger Wald regional concession, which is due to start in December 2017.

Under the deal between Westphalia-Lippe Local Transport Association (ZNWL), Lower Saxony Regional Transport, and the public transport authorities of the Dutch province of Overijssel and the Twente region, RB61 services currently operated by Westfalenbahn will be extended beyond the border station at Bad Bentheim to serve stations in the Netherlands. The distance by rail between Bad Bentheim and Hengelo is 26.1km, 18km of which is in Dutch territory.

Operating costs for the service are expected to be around €2.55m, of which €1.55m will be covered by Dutch public transport authorities. The German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony will contribute €250,000 and €750,000 respectively.

At present the only cross-border service between Bad Bentheim and Hengelo is the two-hourly regular-interval inter-city service between Amsterdam Central and Berlin East. In December 2013 the so-called Grensland Express, an hourly regional service operated by Dutch train and bus operator Syntus between Hengelo and Bad Bentheim, was withdrawn due to insufficient ridership. This service was funded by the European Union.

The extension of RB 61 into the Netherlands will require a fleet of trains capable of operating under both the German 15 kV ac and Dutch 1.5kV dc electrification systems.

A tender notice has already been published in the Official Journal of the European Union to invite operators to bid for the contract, which runs for 15 years from December 2017 and covers the operation of around 5.3 million train-km per year. In addition to RB 61, the concession includes four other routes in Germany:
  • RB 65 Münster – Rheine
  • RB 66 Rheine – Osnabrück
  • RB 72 Paderborn – Altenbeken – Herford, and
  • RB 78 Nienburg – Bielefeld (– Rheda – Wiedenbrück)
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Old May 10th, 2014, 02:50 PM   #2143
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Are these plans on "track". And if they are, what is the time schedule.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #2145
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A very speciel location, such a photo can not be made anywhere else :-)

Freudenstadt Hbf. by Attus74, on Flickr
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Old May 20th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #2146
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Munich Central railway station, june 2008.

A busy railway station. Very pleasant, spacious, light, clean, easilly accessible.


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Old May 20th, 2014, 01:52 PM   #2147
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And depressingly boring, if you ask me. The place needs to get a general aesthetic overhaul, every time it's like arriving into a sad industrial building.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:20 PM   #2148
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And depressingly boring, if you ask me. The place needs to get a general aesthetic overhaul, every time it's like arriving into a sad industrial building.
I dont agree. It's spacious and easy to navigate compared to Hamburg Hbf which feels crowded, dirty, gloomy, outdated, old fashioned, difficult to survey and it's hard to find your way around there as a first time visitor.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #2149
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It's neither terrible nor great: basically it's like a big aircraft hangar or convention hall. If it gets the job done efficiently, good enough.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:07 PM   #2150
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I'm not saying it's not functional, I'm saying it's ugly as hell. Such an important station must also be aesthetically appealing, after being functional.
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I'm not saying it's not functional, I'm saying it's ugly as hell. Such an important station must also be aesthetically appealing, after being functional.
Which large station in Germany do you think is beautiful? I can't think of any, but then I've seen less than half of them...
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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #2152
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Berlin Hbf, Dresden Hbf...
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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #2153
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Which large station in Germany do you think is beautiful? I can't think of any, but then I've seen less than half of them...
Berlin Hbf. looks good.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #2154
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I like Frankfurt am Main Hbf.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #2155
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Which large station in Germany do you think is beautiful? I can't think of any, but then I've seen less than half of them...
Most main stations in Germany have really nice buildings (even if sometimes the track area is not nice in the same way):
- modern ones: Berlin Hbf, the new Leipzig City Tunnel stations.
- classics: Leipzig, Dresden, Köln, Hannover, Nürnberg, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Karslruhe, Mannheim, Osnabrück, Berlin Ost, Bremen, Lübeck...

There are other ugly stations (Altona, Essen, Duisburg, Dortmund, Düsseldorf) and others I find simply boring (Würzburg, Rosenheim, Stuttgart). I'm still not sure about Berlin Zoo, it's that sort of "minimal ugly" that turns into something interesting

But München Hbf, together with Altona, wins the prize. That's not a station, that's an industrial depot of the '60s...







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They should immediately reclad those old grey walls, to make it less "boxy", and maybe introduce some light effects for the glass façade over the tracks (maybe giving it a "single frame" effect).
And do something radical outside, it seems a run-down mall or an office block of a failing company...
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:31 AM   #2156
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They could build something new above tracks... I'd suggest something from Calatrava, but his projects have been having problems on implementation due to limited executive drawings, so they could bring another world-class architect to build a new station.

However, I don't think the money is there. They even dropped the maglev to the airport
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You don't need to go that far, a simple recladding would do enough.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:12 PM   #2158
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There is movement in the project for a new central station in Munich.

The office of Auer + Weber was contracted to do the general planning for the new station. The new station will be built around the second city cross rail for suburban trains with two more platforms around 42 m deep.



Munich central has about 450.000 passengers daily as one of the busiest stations worldwide and is a local hub for metro links (U1, U2, U4 and U5).
How soon people forget. A visual improvement for Munich is underway. The prizewinner above has been asked to make revisions though in order to save cost. Nonetheless I do not think we can expect the sleek new architecture of Austrian rebuilt stations, and for the matter of price reduction, it might end up a compromise to this.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:24 PM   #2159
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Well, that's a hell of an improvement

I also like the concept of having a wide plaza in front of the station (and maybe a wider corridor from the entrance to the tracks area).
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Are there reconstruction plans for Duisburg Hbf?
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