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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #421
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This article appeared in the British Guardian newspaper a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008...ain.railtravel


The article suggests the top speed will be about 220mph (217 to be exact) or 350kmh.
Very interesting to know what are thinking the other countries about us...

Right now the max. speed in the HSL will be 300kmh because the ERMTS is at first level...when it will be upgrade to the second level (maybe this summer) the trains can go at 350kmh...the maxim speed in the world in a commercial service...

We are waiting for that moment...
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #422
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Yesterday by 2pm in Barcelona Sants station:

[IMG]http://i31.************/2dt7h8x.jpg[/IMG]
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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 February 19th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #423
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I love this train!
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Galería de fotos, con imágenes curiosas, de pueblos y ciudades, paisajes, monumentos, trenes y tranvías... ordenadas geográficamente.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #424
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I quote my self from the spanish forum...some pics from yesterday...


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Bueno...ahí van las fotos de esta tarde...


Sants está lista al 98%...han quitado ya todas las paredes de los andenes...y la vista desde la via 7/8 es increible...por suerte es la que cojo yo normalmente y me va de lujo...

Por fuera está listo...









Por dentro también está lista...han tirado el tabique que daba a las vias 1-6...y solo falta quitar o limpiar la manpara de cristal que delimita el pasillo de entrada...con la sala del AVE....









Entrada de la sala AVE...






Los andenes están finiquitados...




primera sorpresa...








Estaban un poco guarros...pero con la cantidad de polvo que sacaron el otro dia...no me estraña nada...




La estación estaba sumergida bajo una nube de humo/polvo...incluso arriba en los andenes...




Y bueno...os presento este papel tan importante que tengo encima de la mesa a mi lado...algo que esperaba hace mucho...y por fin podemos decir...que EL AVE HA LLEGADO A BCN...!!! :avion: :avion: :moto: :zenkiu: :zenkiu: :win: :win: :win:




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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #425
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ALViA and Velaro look alike.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #426
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ALViA train from Barcelona to Madrid and vice versa is going to finish service tomorrow, it will be replaced be the new high speed train AVE.

Today with ALViA, from BCN to Madrid: 4 hours.
Tomorrow with AVE, from BCN to Madrid: 2 hours 35 min.

The busiest air shuttle of the world is starting to die tomorrow...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #427
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The website of Spanish state railways (www.renfe.es) has an absolutely AMAZING video that goes through a trip from Madrid to Barcelona with a birds-eyes view of the vistas during the 670 km trip.

Once you get to www.renfe.es, click: "Alta Velocidad/Madrid-Barcelona/Ver el video," to see the video. You don't need to know Spanish, the images speak for themselves!

Edit: or just watch directly from youtube:

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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #428
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This will be a reality today at 6am!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #429
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This will be a reality today at 6am!

At least!!!


In 5.30 hours...the first AVE commercial train will go out from Barcelona Sants to Madrid Puerta de Atocha...at the same time in Madrid...one AVE will do the same...


Congratulations for everybody!!!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #430
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Habemus AVE !!!


Near Guadalajara... the first train Barcelona - Madrid

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Old February 20th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #431
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I was in the 4th AVE and I was interviewed by TV3.

I will post some pics tomorrow. The trip was great!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #432
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How have things been going today with the innauguration of MAD-BCN service?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #433
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How have things been going today with the innauguration of MAD-BCN service?
Everything OK for the moment. Some delays of 2-3 minutes, nothing else.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #434
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Vid on Youtube of todays first train. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHFPmUWcHSg
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #435
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Everything OK for the moment. Some delays of 2-3 minutes, nothing else.
And 8 minutes in advance in many other services, as the first ones early in the morning.

So BCN - MAD record in commercial service is now 2h 30', and it will be reduced to 2h20' in the near-mid future.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #436
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Well done to RENFE. Bring on the 350km/h
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #437
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Renfe only operates the service. Infraestructure and stations are built and run by ADIF.

Renfe pays a fee to ADIF, as other operators will do when the market is liberalised. It's just like airlines and airports.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:16 AM   #438
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2 photos of today in Barcelona Sants:

[IMG]http://i30.************/14ctvzp.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i28.************/atniv4.jpg[/IMG]
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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 February 21st, 2008, 03:03 AM   #439
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:38 AM   #440
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I was traveling:
[IMG]http://i26.************/msncw9.jpg[/IMG]


The cleaners were in the middle of the train:

[IMG]http://i25.************/2wmjhn5.jpg[/IMG]
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