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Old August 26th, 2013, 01:58 AM   #1801
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Finally, it would be great if the line could be extended from Blanes to Lloret de Mar, this town needs a rail connection.
But Lloret de Mar doesn´t want it.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #1802
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But Lloret de Mar doesn´t want it.
Idiots.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #1803
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Renfe (that was before the split between Renfe and Adif) had made the land reservations to build it, but the town rejected it, because they feared that the tourism would go to Barcelona instead of staying at Lloret.

It has to be said that there is a good bus link between Blanes station and Lloret de Mar, and that a branch to Lloret de Mar would have been expensive and would have involved tunnels, too.

Those reserved lands were returned to their previous owners. Part of it was built and it´s imposible to use nowadays.
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Seville-Cadiz line.
Pictures of the upgrade works.
This is the last section in which the 'heavy' part of the works started, between Utrera and Las Cabezas de San Juan stations.
The rest of the line between Las Cabezas de San Juan and Cadiz is finished or at a very advanced stage.

The line is being double-tracked and adapted to 220 km/h.

Photos were taken some 3 km south of Utrera station:
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I´ve edited the former post with some photos.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #1806
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Will it be Spanish gauge or standard? The current travel time is about 1 h 40 min (renfe.com) for just 125 km. What kind of improvement is likely to be achieved here?

By the way the landscape in those photos looks really nondescript. One could convince me that it's in Sweden instead...

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Old August 28th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1807
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Will it be Spanish gauge or standard?
Spanish, with polyvalent sleepers. 3 kV.

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The current travel time is about 1 h 40 min (renfe.com) for just 125 km. What kind of improvement is likely to be achieved here?
Double-tracking. The sector in the picture sees a regional train almost every hour, plus commuter trains, plus Alvia.

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By the way the landscape in those photos looks really nondescript. Once could convince me that it's in Sweden instead...
Yesterday they had 47ºC in Seville. So no, not like Sweden.
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Seville in summer or Sweden in winter? Tough decision, but I think I'd opt for the cold
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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #1809
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At least you don't need a fridge to cool your beers hahaha
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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #1810
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Seville-Cadiz line.
More photos of the upgrade works.

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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #1811
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Seville in summer or Sweden in winter? Tough decision, but I think I'd opt for the cold
Me too, but you don´t have to leave Spain to have cooler weather. The Atlantic northern coast can do, and so do the Pyrenees...

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At least you don't need a fridge to cool your beers hahaha
Today some Burgos tourists have told me that yesterday in Burgos they had 7ºC.

You know... "en Burgos sólo hay dos estaciones, el invierno... y la del tren" (for translators, in Spanish "estación" means "station" but also "season" ).
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This line looks unusually straight for an old railway, no wonder it's possible to upgrade it for 220 km/h.
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This line looks unusually straight for an old railway, no wonder it's possible to upgrade it for 220 km/h.


Many lines of the railway network in Spain have long alignments.

But it´s also the second most mountainous country in Europe after yourselves, so we get a mix of everything.
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Yera station.
Santander-Cidad Dosante line (unfinished, never opened).

The station is the building "on top", on the other side of the valley.
This line was supposed to run between Calatayud, Soria, Burgos, Cidad Dosante and Santander.
The section between Cidad Dosante and Santander was never finished.
The rest of the line (which had no level crossings, btw), was closed in 1985.

I love this picture.



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This line looks unusually straight for an old railway, no wonder it's possible to upgrade it for 220 km/h.
Well, they are building an entirely new superstructure beside the old track that I guess will be dismantled and turned into a Vía Verde. http://www.viasverdes.com/GreenWays
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Madrid-Cáceres-Valencia de Alcántara line.

Trains near Griñón station and between Griñón and Illescas.
Griñón station (now closed) will be upgraded, as well as the line, which will be electrified and quite possibly double-tracked between Humanes and Illescas, for one of the next extensions of the Madrid Cercanías Renfe commuter network.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 02:51 AM   #1817
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Alicante-Denia narrow gauge line.
Cab rides from Denia to Alicante-Luceros.

Those who know the Costa Blanca might be aware of this line.

Part of it is now a tram-train, the rest is yet to be modernized... but there´s also some plan to finally build a 'classic' line from Gandia to Alicante, maybe by upgrading this line (bits of it, at least), or maybe by building an entirely new line.



From Alicante-Luceros to Sangueta:



From Sangueta to La Isleta, and Lucentum:



From La Isleta to Lucentum, and Carrabiners:



From Carrabiners to El Campello:



From El Campello to Cala Piteres:



From Cala Piteres to Venta Lanuza:



From Venta Lanuza to Montiboli:



From Montiboli to Creueta:



From Creueta from Hospital Vila:



From Hospital Vila to Benidorm:



From Benidorm to Alfàs del Pi:



From Alfàs del Pi to Altea:



From Altea to Olla de Altea:



From Calpe to Olla de Altea:



From Benissa to Calpe:



From Teulada to Benissa:



From Teulada to Gata de Gorgos:



From Denia to Gata de Gorgos:

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Santiago-Vigo line.

This line is being upgraded, as part of the additional works for the Madrid-Galicia HSL, it includes some rather spectacular new sections, which make it almost a HSL.

New section Pontevedra to Arcade, and also view of the pillars of the viaduct over the Estuary of Arousa and the upgrade at Vilagarcia de Arousa station:

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After passing the new Arcade station and the false tunnel the line crosses the new viaduct over river Verdugo:


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Viaduct over river Ullo and Fontequente tunnel, south side. Freight train Pontevedra-Taboadela:

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Viaduct over river Ullo, seen from the north:

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Viaduct of O Marco (Figueirido), seen from the south:

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Vilaboa, entering Pontevedra:

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Arcade station:

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Scheme of the future rail yard of Pontevedra station:

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Pictures taken between the Lérez tunnel and Pontevedra station:

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Tunnel and viaduct over river Lérez:





Pontevedra-Universidade station:




Just before Pontevedra station:



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Old September 9th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #1819
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Corunna station.

A Barcelona-Corunna "shadow" Trenhotel, entering Corunna station pulled by a class 334 loco.
We can also see a class S-730 Alvia, and another class 334 loco.
A "shadow" train in Spain is one that doubles the official train in peak services (Christmas, for instance), with a more or less similar timetable, and sometimes different stops.

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Old September 9th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #1820
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Thanks for all the photos you post here, and thanks to those who take them

I know that on the Imperial railway (Madrid-Irún-Hendaye) and his branches trains run on the left unliek in the rest of Spain, but how about the other lines (I suppose on new liens trains run on the right)? Is it planned to switch the running side on the Imeprial line?

(even if this junction would have to be rebuilt)
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