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Old September 23rd, 2016, 04:52 PM   #3081
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Those are nice steps but they just look like a moving version of These. Guess which ones wont cause issues it they get stuck in the open position?
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Old September 24th, 2016, 05:49 AM   #3082
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Those are nice steps but they just look like a moving version of These. Guess which ones wont cause issues it they get stuck in the open position?
They can not get stuck in the open position with a simple manual override to help push them closed.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #3083
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Believe me, if it can move, it can get stuck.Whats wrong with the ones in the picture which are already on locos? They are the exact same but do not require any operation.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #3084
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New technology is going to be using in German railways.Australian company Frauscher has expanding it's rail detection technologies. Frauscher Tracking Solution (FTS) has the ability to detect intruders on the railway as well as identify each wheel impact on the rail at 10m intervals.

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Old October 10th, 2016, 11:27 AM   #3085
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Is the old Fries-bridge damaged beyond repair ?

The future of the longest german railway drawbridge is unsecure.

The 335m long Fries-Bridge over the Ems-river near Weener in East Friesland was severly damaged in early December last year, after a cargo-ship had crashed into the steel structure.

The closure of the bridge has cut off the main rail-gateway to northern Holland from Germany.

A working group of the Deutsche Bahn in Berlin is discussing the future of the bridge this Monday.

The discussion is about if it's worth to repair the bridge or if it's better to replace the old steel-bridge with a new one or if it's worth to build a tunnel.

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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #3086
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Its sad that after this length of time their still haven't even decided what they want to build yet.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 02:48 AM   #3087
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Its sad that after this length of time their still haven't even decided what they want to build yet.
These things take time.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 07:55 PM   #3088
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Lots of it apparently..

Compare the timeframe for a collapsed bridge in Ireland, I appreciate it was a trunk route and it wasn't a shipping channel, but still, Ireland is not noted for being very proactive when it comes to infrastructure.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #3089
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Up till summer it was unclear whether the bridge could not just be repaired.

The counterweight of the bridge couldn't be lifted from the river till June (on the third attempt - the crane first used could only lift 250 tons, there was no mass estimate of the 370-ton counterweight from construction available, and no, it's not that easy getting a crane able to lift that down that river to the bridge). The counterweight apparently fell against one of the bridge pillars and scraped it on the way down, then resting against it; hence its removal first before anything else was necessary. In late July and throughout August they then evaluated the parts of the bridge still standing.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:45 PM   #3090
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No worries. The working group has claimed that the bridge will be repaired until late 2020, at a cost of 30 Mio. €. The damaged parts will be rebuilt, the rest of the bridge completely renovated.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:11 AM   #3091
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Good, only 5 years then.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #3092
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During the last months of this year they will begin to circulate between Moscow and Berlin three compositions Talgo with 20 trailers.
Getting back to our fierce argument (in Aug) about the introduction of regular Talgo service between Moscow and Berlin "during the last months" of this year (2016), I would like to raise an important point.

The Russian government apparently is prohibiting non-Belarussian or non-Russian citizens to cross the border between Belarus and Russia. We all know that there is no physical border as of today.
However, the Talgo train would pass Osinovka(Gr), which is the border point between Russia and Belarus, hence Polish and German citizens are not allowed to cross from Belarus to Russia (even if they have a visa both for Belarus and Russia) on this train. In my eyes, this is a major blow to the entire Talgo project.

http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/for...php?30,7966100
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Old October 16th, 2016, 02:27 PM   #3093
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Eh ? Is that new ? I was in the night train Paris-Moscow less than 3 weeks ago and had no problem at all...

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Old October 21st, 2016, 10:52 AM   #3094
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Officially it is not allowed to cross the border between Belarus and Russia, if you do not hold citizenship of Russia or Belarus.

You were just lucky to not have experienced a random check.

My statement is supported by warnings by the German and Austrian foreign ministries.

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufent.../land/belarus/

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/La...heit_node.html
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Old October 22nd, 2016, 08:42 AM   #3095
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But if that is official, why are travellers not warned about the problem by polish and belarus border guards when the train is inspected at Terespol and Brest ? And why even the belarus consulates still deliver transit visas with train tickets for russia as justification ? Really looks like total nonsense...

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Old October 24th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #3096
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Officially it is not allowed to cross the border between Belarus and Russia, if you do not hold citizenship of Russia or Belarus.

You were just lucky to not have experienced a random check.

My statement is supported by warnings by the German and Austrian foreign ministries.

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufent.../land/belarus/

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/La...heit_node.html
Bullshit. You need transit visa for Belarus and Russian visa.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #3097
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And this is the story of opening the EU railway market in Germany. German authorities clearly know how the game is played.

https://www.ft.com/content/3d00c8b6-...6-568a43813464

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Germany’s biggest effort to privatise a big city’s suburban rail services collapsed on Tuesday when National Express, the preferred bidder, said it was pulling out of a contract to run Nuremberg’s S-Bahn amid legal challenges from the incumbent operator.

National Express, the UK group that runs bus and coach services across much of Europe and the Middle East as well as some rail operations, announced its decision to pull out in an otherwise positive trading statement.

The company said the “lengthy challenge” by Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned incumbent, meant the introduction of new trains for the service would be “substantially delayed”. It could also lead to National Express’s incurring “prohibitive” additional costs, it added.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #3098
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B******. You need transit visa for Belarus and Russian visa.
You should look at your language.

As I said before, it is not allowed for foreigners to cross the border between Belarus and Russia. A transit visa won't change that fact.

This is the official statement from the German foreign ministry:

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Im Reiseverkehr an der Grenze zur Russischen Föderation ist es in letzter Zeit zu Zurückweisungen von Reisenden aus Drittstaaten gekommen, da die dortigen Grenzübergänge rechtlich nur für die Nutzung von russischen und belarussischen Staatsangehörigen zugelassen sind. Dies hat auch Auswirkungen auf Flug- und Bahnreisen über Belarus in die Russische Föderation und umgekehrt. Der Güterverkehr war bisher nicht betroffen. Russische Regierungsstellen haben das geänderte Grenzregime an der russisch-belarussischen Grenze bestätigt. Um Zurückweisungen an den russischen Grenzstellen zu vermeiden, wird bis auf Weiteres empfohlen, nicht über Belarus in die Russische Föderation und umgekehrt zu reisen.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #3099
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But since I'm aware of this, I scan the net, and I have yet not seen any single report of a train passenger that has been turned down. So may be a little bit exaggerated ?

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Old October 26th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #3100
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And this is the story of opening the EU railway market in Germany. German authorities clearly know how the game is played.

https://www.ft.com/content/3d00c8b6-...6-568a43813464
A sad evidence of how a monopolist can do a lot of things to hamper competition. Even with NX being the rightful winner, they simply can't make up on their offer anymore due to the lengthy procurement process.

Maybe they could've done so if Stadler FLIRT EMU's had been a part of their bid, as that model has already been certified for operation in Germany. The Skoda RegioPanther which NX wanted to use however, is not.

Let's see what the authorities do next. They'll probably extend the contract with DB Regio for a few years while they start up a new tendering process, maybe taking the rolling stock aspect out of it altogether.
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