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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #1741
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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #1742
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Can someone explain why the preferred route Moscow-Rostov was via Kursk and Harkov rather than Vorone×?
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Old February 7th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #1743
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It would be great if the Moscow-Minsk line would get built, maybe after that it would be possible to extended that line to Kaliningrad via Vilnius
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Old February 7th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #1744
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Why is it proposed to build a completly new line Moscow-St. Petersburg? Woulden't it be more cost-effective to upgrade the existing one further?
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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1745
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Why is it proposed to build a completly new line Moscow-St. Petersburg? Woulden't it be more cost-effective to upgrade the existing one further?
Not really, since there is already quite a heavy traffic going on that track, afterall it would be only Siemens Velaro (Sapsan), which would be capable to run at 400km/h which would be like 5-10% of all that traffic, so a lot of trains would have to slow down at some stations in between Moscow and St. Petersburg, just to let 'Sapsan' pass them by.

Another reason is that there's too many level crossings on the existing line, and the barrier closes 15mins before the 'Sapsan' passes, where it closes about 5mins before the conventional trains pass.

The new track's only user would be 'Sapsan' trains, so there would be no worries about traffic intensity

The new line will have absolutely no level crossings, will be fully enclosed, and allowing trains to operate safely at the speed of 400km/h, which will shorten travel time between two cities to only 2h 30mins.

Basically, it's economically better just to build a new track, than upgrading it, the upgrading works would also take much longer, since the track is already in use, and on the new track there will be no traffic at all (while it's u/c) this will result in a bigger efficency with money and time

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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #1746
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Another reason is that there's too many level crossings on the existing line, and the barrier closes 15mins before the 'Sapsan' passes, where it closes about 5mins before the conventional trains pass.
15 minutes of a closed shlagbaum without a train passing? That's an outrage.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #1747
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It is indeed, one of the reasons, why they need that new high-speed line ASAP
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 08:30 AM   #1748
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 08:30 AM   #1749
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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #1750
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1751
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Few central railway station in Russian cities:
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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #1752
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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:26 AM   #1753
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"Aeroexpress" received major Global AirRail Award 2011



On 18th May in the capital of Latvia, Riga, the air-rail community gathered to reveal who are the winners of the first ever Global AirRail Awards 2011. Finalists of 10 entries waited with anticipation to learn who delivered the best results last year and achieved excellence in their operations.

The competition was fierce and the fight for the winning place was tense and well deserved. As the French General Charles De Gaulle said – “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great people, and people are great only if they are determined to be so”.

And there are no greater people than the ones in air-rail - determined to achieve excellence in everything they do.

Entries for the Global AirRail Awards 2011 were collected from February till March 2011 and then six prominent judges scored selected entries individually. The winner was selected summing up all judges scores and the one that achieved highest score in the category, was selected as a winner of that category.

The Global AirRail Awards 2011 Judges:
1) Ad Rutten, President, "Airports Council International Europe";
2) Andrew Sharp, Director General, "International Air-Rail Organisation";
3) Paul Simmons, General Manager UK, "EasyJet Airline Company Limited";
4) Ann Frye, Independent Consultant, Ann Frye;
5) Richard Brown, Managing Director, "Northstar Consultancy";
6) William W. Millar, President, "American Public Transportation Association";
7) Diane Burke, Head of Sales & Marketing, "First Greater Western Ltd";
8) Peter Cotton, Former Managing Director of "Scotrail and Gatwick Express".

Air Rail Link of the year - "Aeroexpress":

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LLC "Aeroexpress" was formed in 2005 and is owned by JSC "Russian Railways" and LLC "Delta-Trans-Invest". The company provides high-speed and reliable train services between all of Moscow’s major airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo) and the city centre.

It takes 35 minutes to get to Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo airports and 45 minutes to Domodedovo on the purpose built AERO trains. An in-town check-in desk operates at Paveletsky Station for passengers travelling to Domodedovo airport.

2010 was the greatest year since the launch of the company. The number of passengers travelling on Aeroexpress rose 38%, comparing to 2009, and reached 11.46 mln. Another great achievement was a 66% growth in company’s profits.

This was achieved via number of customer service improvement initiatives, including the launch of 4G mobile and Wi-Fi Internet on all Aeroexpress trains and the new business-class carriages that proved to be very popular among travellers - 3.8% of passengers choose to travel in the business-class coaches.

In 2010 "Aeroexpress" also launched innovative e-ticketing solutions and partnerships: passengers buying tickets online are benefiting from 10% discount and S7 customers can buy "Aeroexpress" tickets on the airline’s website or via S7 smart-phone app. From April 2010 "Aeroexpress" frequent travellers can benefit from the contactless smart-card tickets that also allowed to form a partnership with Moscow Metro and issue a single ticket for seamless travel. Shortly after that "Aeroexpress" has become a full partner of the MasterCard« SELECT programme, offering 10% discount on travel in Aeroexpress business class when paying using their Gold MasterCard«, World MasterCard«, Platinum MasterCard« and World Signia MasterCard« (offer ended on 31 December 2010).

In late 2010 "Aeroexpress" and Sheremetyevo International Airport introduces self-service in-town check-in service at Moscow’s Belorussky Rail Terminal.

The other finalists in this category were "MTR Corporation Ltd" (Hong Kong), Metro do Porto (Portugal), "Arlanda Express" (Stockholm, Sweden) and "Flytoget" (Oslo, Norway).


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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:52 PM   #1754
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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #1755
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When RA-2 will be finished?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #1756
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On that map it looks like a rather small section of Russia would be served, but in reality that area's about as big as the whole of Western Europe! Nice!
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #1757
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The layers in the map are completely wrong btw, just look at where St Petersburg is ...

It would be great to have a map like this which is accurate, detailed and aesthetically pleasing
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #1758
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On that map it looks like a rather small section of Russia would be served, but in reality that area's about as big as the whole of Western Europe! Nice!
actually pretty small part of russia is actually populated.

and there are almost no plans to cover western russia. mainly central and eastern russia.

do not look at routing - it's highly schematic. but at least cities located on their places.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #1759
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Yeah, I know. Like 90% of Russia's population lives west of the Urals. I was just saying that that small section of Russia is as big as all of Western Europe combined...which is pretty incredible to think about, for an American.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #1760
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Yeah, I know. Like 90% of Russia's population lives west of the Urals. I was just saying that that small section of Russia is as big as all of Western Europe combined...which is pretty incredible to think about, for an American.
America is not so small itself
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