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Old May 16th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #641
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Have any current maps or plans of HSL in Spain and maps of planned lines?
Here is the most up to date map, it can be downloaded from the following link
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.p...mkmxym&thumb=5

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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:15 PM   #642
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A video (in spainsh) about the new trainstation that will be built in Barcelona.

http://www.barcelonasagrera.com/gale...ideo&videoID=1
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:54 PM   #643
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Actually the video is in Catalan .
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:43 PM   #644
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Actually the video is in Catalan .
In the top right corner you find Idioma CAT/ESP, just click on ESP and the video will load in spanish.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #645
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Checking the resistence of a bridge (Contreras viaduct) in the new HSL Madrid-Valencia, due to open at the end of 2010.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #646
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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!
We're going to do it
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #647
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"We're going to do it"

.....after everyone else :-p
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Old June 14th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #648
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"We're going to do it"

.....after everyone else :-p
Well, in the US of A, recently (since the early 1930's) they have prioritised car and aeroplane transport systems.

Also, the idea of maglev came from USA.

One thing is sure: when the US of A decide to do something they'll do it...., and very quickly.

Perhaps, they won't necessarily built a conventional HST's network, but a Very High Speed maglev of second or third generation, capable of travelling at hypersonic speed.

The idea of hypersonic maglev, capable of doing -let's say New York -LA - in less than 2hrs, will titillate the Americans more than an old fashion train on rail, but capable of travelling at only 220mph.

On the pipeline there are new generations of superconductors, which seems to be quite promising.

The French have been very good at pushing and marketing conventional rail technology near its envelopmental limits.

For a Country of the size of the USA, maglev technology cannot be easily dismissed.

Also, the Americans love new "gadgets".

The conventional train (on wheel and rails) is "old" technology, belonging to the last century.

But maglev is a "new" upcoming technology, belonging to the 21st century.

You might have noticed that the USA are techologically quite innovative..

Have a nice day!
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #649
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"We're going to do it"

.....after everyone else :-p
Well we can't be number one at everything, can we?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #650
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Perhaps, they won't necessarily built a conventional HST's network, but a Very High Speed maglev of second or third generation, capable of travelling at hypersonic speed.
feel free to add a few more generations..

that´s the first one. design from 1903..

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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #651
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too bad the usa cant afford anything anymore LOL
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Old June 15th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #652
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With all due respect, but:

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We're going to do it
I'll believe it when I see it. These networks take long-term commitment. Just look at Spain: they started construction in the early nineties, and finishing a network just the size of Spain's is expected to take them well into the next decade.
Sure, if/when Obama gets re-elected, I could well see the US starting construction on one line somewhere. But a real network? With a possible President Palin? Sorry, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #653
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One thing is sure: when the US of A decide to do something they'll do it...., and very quickly.

Perhaps, they won't necessarily built a conventional HST's network, but a Very High Speed maglev of second or third generation, capable of travelling at hypersonic speed.

The idea of hypersonic maglev, capable of doing -let's say New York -LA - in less than 2hrs, will titillate the Americans more than an old fashion train on rail, but capable of travelling at only 220mph.

On the pipeline there are new generations of superconductors, which seems to be quite promising.

The French have been very good at pushing and marketing conventional rail technology near its envelopmental limits.

For a Country of the size of the USA, maglev technology cannot be easily dismissed.

Also, the Americans love new "gadgets".

The conventional train (on wheel and rails) is "old" technology, belonging to the last century.

But maglev is a "new" upcoming technology, belonging to the 21st century.

You might have noticed that the USA are techologically quite innovative..

Have a nice day!
I can understand that you dream about something like that but the truth is that if convential rails has been used for HST, it is for good reasons.
You have to understand that maglev technologies or similar need a total reconstruction of all tracks. For new cities or cities getting rebuild like Shangai or Dubai, it is doable.
But try to imagine now that you need to bring a maglev line to the center of New York.
Good luck :-)
With traditionnal HST, you can use the existing tracks and take the whole advantage of the train : from city downtown to city downtown.
There is already enough to do in the Bos-Was area, in California, in Florida, ...
Let's start with this, and we'll see if one day maglev technologie can become a good solution for New-York to LA.
Until then, planes shouldn't worry at all!
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 04:35 PM   #654
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The new and the old, a very nice photograph of an AVE train, a B747 supertanker and a castle in Ciudad Real.

-> http://www.flickr.com/photos/tercera...on/3743540461/
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:56 AM   #655
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The new and the old, a very nice photograph of an AVE train, a B747 supertanker and a castle in Ciudad Real.

-> http://www.flickr.com/photos/tercera...on/3743540461/
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 03:52 PM   #656
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Embedding a picture in an unsuitable size that has already been linked is useless and pretty moronic.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 12:11 AM   #657
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Talgo’s 380 km/h Avril train to take on the airlines

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With 300 km/h operation the journey time is 2 h 40 min non-stop, or around 3 h with calls at Zaragoza, Lleida and Camp de Tarragona. According to Ignacio de Rebeira Sánchez, Head of Innovation at RENFE’s High Speed & Long Distance business, a 2 h 30 min timing is essential; he believes this will be achievable with 320 km/h running, which he considers more realistic than the 350 km/h for which the line was designed.
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Avril is intended to provide up to 700 seats in a 200 m single-deck trainset. Moving the traction equipment underfloor will release space in the power cars, and Talgo plans to capitalise on the short 13 m length of the trailers by pushing the width out to 3 200 mm, permitting 3+2 seating in second class.

According to company insiders, Avril is being designed for operation at no less than 380 km/h, with inter-car linkages helping to keep the wide bodies within the loading gauge and possibly providing a small degree of tilt in curves. While the prototype is envisaged as a standard-gauge trainset, it is also seen as a platform for a future gauge-convertible version.
A 380km/h, 700 seat, tilting, gauge-changing train? Nice.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:16 PM   #658
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Already today the direct trains can and do run the 621km in 2h 30min, the only reason Renfe stick with the inflated 2h 40min is to avoid paying refunds to the customers in case of late runs.

They could set the timetable to 2h 30min without raising the speed and still have most trains on time, but ofcause it looks better in the statistics with 99,5% of all sheduled trains on time.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:26 PM   #659
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Has anyone here seen the 1976 film The Big Bus?

Not that it's relevant to a thread about Spain's high speed railway...
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:20 AM   #660
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A collection of construction pics from around spain can be found here

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...119926&page=25
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