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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #621
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Have any current maps or plans of HSL in Spain and maps of planned lines?
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #622
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here is a very big one..

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you can also check here..

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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #623
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President Obama's economic stimulus package includes $8 billion for speeding up train travel. America is far behind other industrial countries in high speed rail. A few years ago, Spain was also behind the curve. But the Spanish network is expanding fast, and the trains are beating planes.

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Old March 28th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #624
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President Obama's economic stimulus package includes $8 billion for speeding up train travel. America is far behind other industrial countries in high speed rail. A few years ago, Spain was also behind the curve. But the Spanish network is expanding fast, and the trains are beating planes.

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True, but AMerica isn't going to make the long-term spending commitment to HSR the way Spain did. The total amount of money Obama plans to allocate to HSR in his first term is only $13 billion.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #625
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Don´t know if this has been posted alredy but here is a link with some usefull videos concerning the HSR construction in Spain, they are all in spanish though.

http://video.adif.es/

This video is an exception, it's publicity for the new line Madrid-Valencia with english narrator.

http://video.adif.es/video/iLyROoafJTV_.html

One more video in english about the implementation of ERTMS

http://video.adif.es/video/iLyROoafJ-aG.html

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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #626
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Thanks for the links, very interesting.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #627
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If only the USA and Canada would follow suit in Spain's plans, hell India is going to have world class high speed rail at this rate before North America!
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #628
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If only the USA and Canada would follow suit in Spain's plans, hell India is going to have world class high speed rail at this rate before North America!
India can afford it better. Instead of financing the US deficits they can better invest the money themselves.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #629
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If only the USA and Canada would follow suit in Spain's plans, hell India is going to have world class high speed rail at this rate before North America!

well, the US are much, much bigger than spain is and even more than twice the EU, 9.826.630 km² to 4.324.782 km²..

there are many traces where it would make sense, like LA-SF, NYC-Philadelphia-Washington DC, NYC-Chicago. so you just have to move the governors of the different states and let them think that that´s exactly what the voters want..
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Old April 21st, 2009, 11:27 PM   #630
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Some amazing pictures of the access to Valencia taken by ALGIROS.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...140615&page=46

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Old April 21st, 2009, 11:42 PM   #631
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Great pictures.

When is the Madrid-Valencia high speed line expected to open?
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 10:47 AM   #632
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:03 AM   #633
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well, the US are much, much bigger than spain is and even more than twice the EU, 9.826.630 km² to 4.324.782 km²..

there are many traces where it would make sense, like LA-SF, NYC-Philadelphia-Washington DC, NYC-Chicago. so you just have to move the governors of the different states and let them think that that´s exactly what the voters want..
there will be 2 high speed rail routes under construction in California--one approved by Californians (LA to San Francisco) and one in federal "stimulus" package recently approved (LA to Las Vegas)
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Old April 26th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #634
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Some photos of HST in Spain.

Madrid Atocha:






Valencia:



Zaragoza:





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Valladolid Campo Grande:



Ávila:


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Irun:



In the foreground three rail tracks for french and spanish cars:



Barcelona Estacio de França:


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Those last few pictures show engines of a design I haven't seen before. Are they made by Talgo?

I love Spanish HSR.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #637
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Those last few pictures show engines of a design I haven't seen before. Are they made by Talgo?

I love Spanish HSR.
Yes, they are. They´re the S-130 series, called "Alvia". The whole train (engines and carriages) can change gauge in less than a minute. That´s why they are used on all routes that use both European standard gauge rails and Iberian gauge rails. Whenever a new stretch of HSL is opened, gauge changing facilities are placed at the end of it, so that trains of this type can continue their trip to further destinations on Iberian gauge. For example: at the moment, the Madrid-Santander Alvia uses the HSL up to Valladolid and there changes gauge and continues to Santander on Iberian gauge track. On HSL lines this model can drive at a max. speed of 250 km/h and on Iberien gauge tracks, 220 km/h.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #638
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Yes, they are. They´re the S-130 series, called "Alvia". The whole train (engines and carriages) can change gauge in less than a minute. That´s why they are used on all routes that use both European standard gauge rails and Iberian gauge rails. Whenever a new stretch of HSL is opened, gauge changing facilities are placed at the end of it, so that trains of this type can continue their trip to further destinations on Iberian gauge. For example: at the moment, the Madrid-Santander Alvia uses the HSL up to Valladolid and there changes gauge and continues to Santander on Iberian gauge track. On HSL lines this model can drive at a max. speed of 250 km/h and on Iberien gauge tracks, 220 km/h.
Are they compatible with French LGV, too?
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Are they compatible with French LGV, too?
Some trains will be prepaired for 1500 V to enter Perpignan. They will use the LGV Perignan - Figueras once it will be connected near Figueras to the Iberian gauge network. Theoreticaly they can operate also on the 25 kV in France if the singaling system of the trains is adapted. The train is a joint product from Talgo and Bombardier. The powerheads are build in the Bombardier factory in Kassel, Germany. Engineering work for the electrical equipment of the power heads was done in Switzerland. The power head body shells are built by Talgo in Las Matas, Spain. The coaches are built by Talgo, some are remodeled Talgo 7 coaches.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:25 AM   #640
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really lik the Zaragoza Station
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