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Old February 17th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #2261
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Santiago-Vigo line.

River Ulla viaduct, at Catoira:

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Old February 17th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #2262
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León - Monforte de Lemos (- A Coruña) classic line. Near Covas station
Renfe 333.3 class with a cement train to Toral de los Vados cement factory.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #2263
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Santiago-Vigo line.

River Ulla viaduct, at Catoira:

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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:46 PM   #2264
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Santiago-Vigo line.
Vigo-Urzáiz station (under reconstruction).

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Old February 19th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #2265
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Really astonishing how Vigo station is changing.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 10:58 PM   #2266
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Indeed.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #2267
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Speed of building works is certainly world class, hopefully quality as well. It seems to be in a fairly densely populated area (I've never been to Galicia myself).
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Vigo is the biggest Galician city, with a population of 297,300.
Not far are other smaller cities, like O Porriño, Redondela, Tui, and Pontevedra.
Pontevedra is the head of the province of the same name, in which Vigo is located, and the Pontevedra province has a population of 958,400.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #2269
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News!!!:

Madrid Chamartín-San Fernando line.
Image taken near Fuente de la Mora station, in Madrid.

The first class 447 EMU that has been adapted for the handicapped (the central door in the central car is now step-free). There are more to come.

Note that the Cercanías Renfe logo has morphed again to its original "C" shape (and word has it that it´s not a mistake, the old logo will be recovered).

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Old February 20th, 2014, 12:20 AM   #2270
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Really? The original logo designed by Alberto Corazón will be recovered? Why?
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Old February 20th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #2271
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Really? The original logo designed by Alberto Corazón will be recovered? Why?
Dunno, but I´ve always liked it better than the current lopsided "C" (which has always looked like a mistake or something to me).
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Old February 20th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #2272
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Not really.

It was the original design, obviously based on the C from Cercanías (Commuter train in Spanish). However, for a better fitting to the other Spanish languages which didn't used the same word (in Catalan would be Rodalies, in Valencian Rodalia, in Basque Aldiriak and for Galician Proximidades was reserved but never used), the designer kept the shape but rotated, for not being that literal and obvious.

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The point is that, even if the logo for commuter trains in Catalonia has changed, still in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Valencia and Alicante-Murcia (all of them bilingual areas) the designed has still sense.

It is a pity: I think it is a nice and sensitive decision for the linguistic diversity of the country, but never well-known...
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Didn´t know, I thought it was more of a matter of the Catalan Government having the rights for the "C" as they were already using it for their department of Culture and Renfe having to change the logo a bit (hence the lopsided "C").
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Santiago de Compostela-Vigo line.
Vilagarcía de Arousa station.


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A class 599 DMU on an MD Corunna-Vigo service:





View of the station looking towards Santiago and Corunna:





Looking towards Santiago and Corunna. As you can see, this is not a HSL, but an upgrade of a classic line:





New platform, looking towards Pontevedra and Vigo:





Looking towards Santiago and Corunna. At the end on the right, a new section, leading to the river Ulla viaduct, still unfinished:





Zooming from the same point as the last picture, we can tell the current line diverging to the left, and the new section diverging to the right, with the electrification poles already standing:





Turning around, view of Vilagarcía station, looking towards Pontevedra and Vigo. The track diverging to the right is the Vilagarcía port branch line:





In the next two pictures, the Vilagarcía port branch line:



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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #2275
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I liked the rotated C more than the normal C. It was more distinctive.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #2276
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Seville-Cadiz line.
Section Utrera-Las Cabezas de San Juan.

The line is undergoing an upgrade with double-tracking.
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Class 449 EMU serving an MD Cadiz-Seville Santa Justa:

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Looking towards Utrera/Seville:

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Closer to Utrera:

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Pannels announcing the change of block, from BAU + CTC to BAB + CTC:

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In hindsight Utrera, the Utrera station begins more or less at the first houses:

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Santiago de Compostela-Vigo line.
Pontevedra station.


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Old February 21st, 2014, 03:04 PM   #2278
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Can someone explain why in Spain poles for electric supply are grey on conventional lines while on HS lines was "concrete" period than blue than dark green and now back again blue. Why the hell there are different colors for thing which plays the same role. It is especially weird when one track is UIC and other nacional... .
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Old February 21st, 2014, 03:19 PM   #2279
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Color poles are only used for high speed lines. On conventional lines grey poles are used. Why? I guess it is just about "marketing".

The first high speed line, Madrid-Sevilla, used concrete poles as it was the first one so it is slightly different (and I think it was used a German standard). In later high speed lines there was already a different standard design: at the beginning blue was used as the public company in charge of new railway lines was GIF (Gestor de Insfraestructuras Ferroviarias), whose corporate color was blue.

Later, the new organization of public companies for railways separated the activity between Renfe Operadora (rolling stock) and Adif (for infraestructures, Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) whose color was dark green, and there you have the new color for poles.


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Adif logo

Besides, some rolling stock reserved for infrastructure maintenance was painted too.

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León - Monforte de Lemos (- A Coruña) line.
Ponferrada station. Arrival of Comsa 601 (hybrid locomotive)


Dehesas (between Ponferrada and Toral de los Vados). Renfe class 252 with 'Arco' passing at 130 km/h (80 mph).
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