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Old February 17th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #241
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Just looked at the timetable for East Midland Trains, I can see the 3 Leeds - London services (in direct competition with NXEC - how exciting!!) but I can't see the York service? The Brighton XC is with us until May at least. I have a sorry feeling they will then discontinue it
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London d 6:20 - York a 10:16
York d 17:40 - London a 21:52

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York d 16:40 - London a 21:37 (d 17:25 from 30th March)
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #242
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I would only check monday to fridays wouldn't I!!!!
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #243
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It is not sure that the Direttissima will be converted to 25 kV.

Part of this line allow 300 km/h, but not the whole line.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #244
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This is from http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/italy/

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The Italian high-speed era began with the 252km (157-mile) Rome-Florence 'Direttissima', the first dedicated high-speed line in Europe when opened in 1978. However, with a decision to change the system from the Italian electrification standard of 3,000V dc and go for higher speeds, this pioneering line has required heavy upgrading for 300km/h (186mph) operation.
However, even the Italian wikipedia has little information to back this up. I've sent an email to the website to see if they have any further information. They seem quite reputable as they're more industry based rather than enthusiast based.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #245
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elfabyanos, you forgot in your new version that Málaga line is on service since the 24th of December. I think someone have already told you.
Great update, by the way
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #246
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Damn I knew I forgot something. I did all the updates then the computer crashed. I forgot it the second time around sorry!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #247
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Turkey and Russia also constructs high speed lines
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #248
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Hi. A few more corrections. I've reverted the direttissima until I find out any more information. It would be exciting for it to be converted. Otherwise, will the AGV be running over this stretch dual voltage?

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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #249
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Good update. You can make Barcelona HSL a solid line now

Don't forget Reading-Guildford-Gatwick and Edinburgh-Inverness too.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #250
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Madrid - Barcelona is in full service since today. No problems occured and the speed of 300Km/h was sustained for almost 600Km

The way towards 350Km/h ERMTS II starts now.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #251
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http://www.gudok.ru/index.php/news/9988
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Siemens в декабре поставит РЖД первый скоростной поезд для линии Петербург-Москва

По словам В.Андреева, к декабрю текущего года РЖД завершит создание инфраструктуры на линии Санкт-Петербург - Москва в рамках организации скоростного движения.
First "Velaro Rus" train set by Siemens will be delivered to Russian Railroads in december 2008.
Completion of upgrade of Moscow-St.Petersburg line that will allow trains to move at speed up to 250-300km/h is also scheduled to december 2008.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #252
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-The last few miles into Manchester are surely not 200km/h? (I could be wrong)
the WCRM project to upgrade the Manchester branch ended at Cheadle Hume just south of Stockport
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #253
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First "Velaro Rus" train set by Siemens will be delivered to Russian Railroads in december 2008.
Completion of upgrade of Moscow-St.Petersburg line that will allow trains to move at speed up to 250-300km/h is also scheduled to december 2008.
Will that be a continuous cruising speed between the two cities, or just a "top speed" on certain upgraded segments of the line ?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #254
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Will that be a continuous cruising speed between the two cities, or just a "top speed" on certain upgraded segments of the line ?
I don't really know. I guess it is "top speed" but i may be wrong.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #255
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Will that be a continuous cruising speed between the two cities, or just a "top speed" on certain upgraded segments of the line ?

I have been trying to determine how much of the route from Moscow to St Petersberg has been upgraded for nearly ten years. Grand annoucements of investment in this line are made in the foreign press but usually the actual allocation of funds falls far short of the these annoucments.

About 20% of the route appears to have re-routed and built to standards that might allow operations at about 250+ km/h.

About 60% of the route has probably been upgraded and re-signalled to support operations at 200 km/h. However only one train is scheduled to operate with timings which would suggest that it is actually running at speeds approaching 200 km/h.

I hope some one can cite a source which would provide specific information about the current status of this route
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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:15 AM   #256
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Grand annoucements of investment in this line are made in the foreign press but usually the actual allocation of funds falls far short of the these annoucments.
"Russian Railroads" plans to build a new high speed line between Moscow and St. Petersburg so "grand annoucements of investment" may not be related to current line.

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About 60% of the route has probably been upgraded and re-signalled to support operations at 200 km/h.
It supported operations at 200km/h before the upgrade, there was a high-speed train called "Nevsky Express" travelling at speeds up to 190-200km/h
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Old March 1st, 2008, 02:50 PM   #257
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Today that 200 km/h max train is making 639 km route Moscow - St Petersburg at 4:30 - average speed app. 144 km/h
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Will that be a continuous cruising speed between the two cities, or just a "top speed" on certain upgraded segments of the line ?
The Russians are purchasing 8 Siemens 'Velaro RUS' Trains which will run between Moscow and St Petersburg at a maximum speed of 250kmh (155mph).

Full description of trains below:

http://w1.siemens.com/pool/en/whats_...velaro_rus.pdf
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:34 PM   #259
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The Russians are purchasing 8 Siemens 'Velaro RUS' Trains which will run between Moscow and St Petersburg at a maximum speed of 250kmh (155mph).

Full description of trains below:

http://w1.siemens.com/pool/en/whats_...velaro_rus.pdf
Will the train run 250 km/h or could it run that fast if it had an appropriate track?

Reading the posts before it seems those speeds will only be reached on a minority length of the track.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:40 AM   #260
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Today that 200 km/h max train is making 639 km route Moscow - St Petersburg at 4:30 - average speed app. 144 km/h
And where in Europe do we have a line where trains travel at 250kmh average speed?
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