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Old February 7th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #181
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First picture is absolutely great.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #182
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Is that taken in Germany or Russia?
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Old February 7th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #183
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Электропоезд "Сапсан" Velaro RUS в депо Металлострой, Russia/Leningrad region
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Old February 11th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #184
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Velaro RUS (Sapsan) - 330kph (but it will run maximum at 250kph on present line)
Pendolino (Allegro) - 220kph (220kph on Finnish territory and 160kph on Russian territory)
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Increasing the speed on the St. Petersburg rail line requires investment in the tracks in both Finland and Russia, in addition to the new rolling stock. All border-crossing formalities are also being relocated onto the moving trains.
The Russian segment of the line will be improved between 2007 and 2010. After the rail line upgrade passenger train are able to run at 200 km/h on St. Petersburg-Buslovskaja line section. The upgrade work also includes construction of a new electrified line between Petäjäjärvi and Kamennogorsk and freight traffic will be transferred to run via Rutshji-Petäjäjärvi-Kamennogorsk-Vyborg line sections.
Upgrades on the Lahti-Luumäki-Vainikkala segment in Finland will be completed in 2010.

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http://www.transportweekly.com/pages...rticles/56985/
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Old February 11th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #185
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Website of Karelian trains:

http://www.kareliantrains.fi/fi/index.html
http://www.kareliantrains.fi/ru/index/etusivu.html
http://www.kareliantrains.fi/en/index/Company.html
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #186
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Connection between Moscow and St. Petersburg remains popular.

Russian Railways carried 6, 463,000 among passengers between Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2008, 5.5% more than in 2007.

About 54% of passengers travelled on our branded trains, but our express trains were also very popular. For example, in 2008, Trains Nos. 159/160 Aurora, 165/166 Nevsky Express and 167/168 ER-200 were used by more than 740,000 people.

Travel times currently vary between 4½ to 5½ hours, but reducing them still further is one of the goals of the Strategy for the Development of Rail Transport in Russia until 2030. The Moscow - St. Petersburg connection will be the first test route in Russia to develop and offer high-speed train services.

This year, Russian Railways plans to begin operating the Sapsan high-speed train made by Siemens between Moscow and St. Petersburg . The electrically-powered Sapsan can carry more than 600 passengers and is capable of reaching speeds of 250 kph, enabling it to cover the route in just 3¾ hours.

The first Sapsan was presented on 26 December 2008 in St. Petersburg.
http://eng.rzd.ru/wps/portal/rzdeng?...3920&id=103661
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:19 AM   #187
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Russian Railways attracted 1274 roubles billion in outside investment to implement infrastructure projects in 2008.

Last year, Russian Railways continued to attract outside investors to develop rail infrastructure. In particular, infrastructure projects costing 261.63 million roubles were carried out using funding from regional and municipal budgets.

About 1,013 billion roubles were spent on implementing infrastructure projects by such industrial and extracting companies such as LUKOIL-Permnefteorgsyntez, Petro-Granite, Mikhailovsky GOK, Kaluga Electrometallurgical Research and Production Plant, Tuapse Bulker Terminal and Abinsky Electrometallurgical Plant.

In addition, in 2008 the Russian Government and Russian Railways adopted decisions on the joint implementation of two major investment projects to develop railway infrastructure using money from Russia’s Investment Fund.

As a result, the Company will be introducing high-speed passenger trains between St. Petersburg and Helsinki and reconstructing the line between Oune – Vysokogornaya - and the associated construction of a new tunnel at Kuznetsovsk on the line between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Sovetskaya Gavan.

The total cost for the high-speed project between St. Petersburg and Helsinki based on the actual prices for the relevant years is 79.7 billion roubles (including VAT), with 35% of the cost coming from the Investment Fund (28 billion roubles) and 65% (51.7 billion roubles) from Russian Railways. The project began in 2007 and has invested more than 14.8 billion roubles so far.

Total investment on reconstruction of the Oune – Vysokogornaya line and the new Kuznetsovsk tunnel will amount to 59.9 billion roubles (including VAT).

The Investment Fund contributed 30% of the total project costs (17.6 billion roubles), with Russian Railways providing the remaining 70% (42.3 billion roubles).

The Kuznetsovsk tunnel is due to be commissioned in 2013, with work on the reconstruction of the line between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Sovetskaya Gavan to continue until 2016.

The construction of the new Kuznetsovsk tunnel and the reconstruction of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur - Sovetskaya Gavan line will ensure uninterrupted railway communication between the European part of Russia’s and its Far East region, as well as to the ports Sovetskaya Gavan and Vanino. This will in turn facilitate the development of mining and processing enterprises in Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #188
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Old February 17th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #189
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The predecessors of Velaro RUS / Sapsan (peregrine falcon):

ЭР200




ЭС-250 "Сокол" / Sokol (falcon)

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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #190
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The predecessors of Velaro RUS / Sapsan (peregrine falcon):

ЭР200


A piece of history here, Lavian made in aluminium by RVR, reached 200 km/h (but very old from 1973)?
At that time RVR was around 6000 workers, today 300 and barely surviving due to little support of Latvian Government (for example, they were not allowed to apply for new trams of Riga) and no orders from Russia...
Interesting to see, is it still rolling really?

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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:28 PM   #191
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What is the base colour of Russia: Grey... I really hope they will start to use nice colours one day...

Like one Belgian designer was saying: "Do you want to be a grey mouse in the middle of other grey mouses?"

This double car should be in thread about double-deck cars...
Would be interesting to see the inside.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #192
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What is the base colour of Russia: Grey... I really hope they will start to use nice colours one day...

Like one Belgian designer was saying: "Do you want to be a grey mouse in the middle of other grey mouses?"
I like the grey red design. But tastes are different.


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It is in the thread on double deck cars.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #193
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The colour scheme of the double-decker car reminds me of double-decker trains in Finland:
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Old February 18th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #194
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As far as I know, it will be in service till Velaro will substitute it.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #195
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New DC engine ЭП2К in service:

Sources: wiki, parovoz, train-photo.ru;






Looks like the cab of german locos:



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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:26 AM   #196
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Technical data for Velaros and ICE 3:

Velaro E (Spain)

Name AVE S-103
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200,3
Car width (mm) 2.950
Car height (mm) 3.890
Power supply 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.800
Design speed (km/h) 350
Seats Club: 37; Preferente: 103; Tourista: 264
Train control ETCS (Level 2), STM-LZB80, ASFA


Velaro RUS (Russia)

Name Сапсан (Sapsan)
Gauge (mm) 1.520
Configuration (cars) 10
Overall length (m) 250,3
Car width (mm) 3.265
Car height (mm) 4.400
Power supply 3 kV DC and 3 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.000
Design speed (km/h) 250 (330 after upgrade)
Seats Business: 104 Tourist: 500
Train control KLUB-U


Velaro CN (China)

Name CRH3
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200
Car width (mm) 3.265
Car height (mm) 3.890
Power supply 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.800
Design speed (km/h) 300
Seats 1. Class: 72; 2. Class: 529
Train control ETCS (Level 1)


Velaro D (ordered [no ICE 3]) (Germany)

Name ICE (?)
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200
Car width (mm) k. A.
Car height (mm) k. A.
Power supply 15 kV 16,7 Hz; 25 kV 50 Hz; 1,5 kV DC u. 3 kV DC
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.000
Design speed (km/h) 320
Seats 1. Klasse: 99; 2. Klasse: 386
Train control Sifa, LZB CIR-ELKE, ZUB121, Integra, Crocodile, TVM, ATBL, Eurobalise, KVB, ETCS (?)


Baureihe 403 (Germany)

Name ICE 3
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200,84
Car width (mm) 2.950
Car height (mm) 3.890
Power supply 15 kV 16,7 Hz AC
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.000
Design speed (km/h) 330
Train control Sifa, PZB90, LZB80


Baureihe 406 (Netherlands and Germany)

Name ICE 3 M
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200,84
Car width (mm) 2.950
Car height (mm) 3.890
Power supply 15 kV 16,7 Hz~ / 25 kV 50 Hz~ / 1,5 kV = / 3 kV =
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.000 AC/4300 DC
Design speed (km/h) 330
Train control Sifa, PZB90, LZB80, ZUB121, Integra, Crocodile, TVM430, ATBL, Eurobalise, ETCS (ordered)


Baureihe 406 F (Germany)

Name ICE 3 MF
Gauge (mm) 1.435
Configuration (cars) 8
Overall length (m) 200,84
Car width (mm) 2.950
Car height (mm) 3.890
Power supply 15 kV 16,7 Hz~ / 25 kV 50 Hz~ / 1,5 kV = / 3 kV =
Nominal power rating (kW) 8.000 AC/4300 DC
Design speed (km/h) 330
Train control Sifa, PZB90, LZB80, TVM, KVB, ETCS (ordered)
Now i'm sure the Chinese version can go faster than 300. As I have sat in one going almost 350, unless the LED velocity display was lieing.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #197
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ER200 -- As far as I know, it will be in service till Velaro will substitute it.
Any further information about theese trains. Are they going to be scrapped or will find use elsewhere?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #199
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Gute Deutsche Wertarbeit in Mütterchen Russland... wenn Stalin das wüsste...
Wobei, TGV wäre auch nicht besser: Napoleon war sogar IN Moskau und nicht nur davor...
So ändern sich die Zeiten, zum Glück zum Guten!
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