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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:13 PM   #1781
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Well, I see inscription "April 1" at this photo. It's a pity, that Italians never heard about Fools' Day
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:17 PM   #1782
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Fake, of course, obviously edited picture of Russian Railways Sapsan train, which is Siemens Velaro.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:37 PM   #1783
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Well, I see inscription "April 1" at this photo. It's a pity, that Italians never heard about Fools' Day
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I didn't see that inscription in Cyrillic was "1 April"
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #1784
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Desiro RUS (Russian Railways designation ES1) has been delivered and is currently undergoing some tests in Moscow region.













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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:36 AM   #1785
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Russia-China cooperation on railways has huge potential: Russian official
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SOCHI, Russia, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Russia-China cooperation on development of high-speed rail and a trans-Eurasian rail corridor has "huge potential, the president of Russian Railways (RZD) said here Friday.

Under a government strategic plan, Russia will build by 2030 some 20,000 km of new railways, including 5,000 high-speed lines, Vladimir Yakunin told Xinhua on the sidelines of an international railway forum.

"Russia is expected to develop a railway network, including high-speed rail lines, from Kazan and Yekaterinburg (in central Russia) to Khabarovsk and Vladivostok (in the Far East region)," Yakunin said.

"In this field, we are willing to cooperate with China's railways and financial institutions," he added.

"China has rich experience in high-speed rail construction, which creates rooms for further cooperation between the two countries in this field," he added.

Meanwhile, Yakunin admitted that there are some delays in implementing a memorandum of understanding signed by Russia and China in 2009 on joint development of high-speed railway system in Russia.

There is no change in Russia's stance on the construction of high-speed rail, but the state-owned RZD is still seeking suitable finance and profit modes, he explained.

Yakunin, who will soon visit China with a Russian delegation led by President Vladimir Putin next week, said that he would meet with China's railway authorities on further bilateral cooperation.

On the development of a rail corridor from the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing to Germany's Duisburg, Yakunin said that China and Russia have signed cooperation documents and formed joint ventures.

Last July, the new route was officially launched in Chongqing. It offers a major shortcut to traditional sea trade routes and shorten travel time to Europe from about 36 days by container ship to just 13 days by freight train.

"This is the first step of the corridor construction," Yakunin said.

The train services are expected to be increased to once per day in the future as Chongqing's exports to Europe increase. Currently the train leaves Chongqing for Duisburg once a month.

Russia is now pondering the future transit fee policy following the development of the route and will later coordinate with the Chinese side, he said.

Besides, Yakunin said the new trans-Eurasian rail corridor is taking shape, thanks to the joint efforts of Russia, China and Kazakhstan.

Amid global economic uncertainties, such a corridor will boost the global and regional economy and enhance the competitiveness of countries of the railway routes, he said.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...a.asp?id=74624
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 04:44 PM   #1786
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I liek those stealth design trains from page 87.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #1787
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I am a frequent passenger of Moscow Aeroexpress. Checking the website I found they buy new trains: http://www.aeroexpress.ru/files/doc/...4_otbor_en.pdf
do we now also get new Desiros? does anybody has an idea what we will get and when?
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Old June 9th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #1788
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I am a frequent passenger of Moscow Aeroexpress. Checking the website I found they buy new trains: http://www.aeroexpress.ru/files/doc/...4_otbor_en.pdf
do we now also get new Desiros? does anybody has an idea what we will get and when?
These Desiro trains will be operate by Moscow Aeroexpress only after using for the Kazan Summer Universiade 2013 and Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

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Old June 10th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #1789
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These Desiro trains will be operate by Moscow Aeroexpress only after using for the Kazan Summer Universiade 2013 and Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.
Thanks, but then why they want to buy new trains now, if they can take the one from Kazan later.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1790
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Old July 12th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #1791
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I have a question for my dear Russian railfans. I am planning a trip Moscow-Beijing via the trans-Siberian railway next year and was wondering one simple thing... is there wi-fi internet service in the train? That may sound like a somewhat trivial thing but being on a train for 6 nights is a rather challenging experience and this is where internet connectivity plays a very important role in helping not to go insane of boredom and to stay updated with what's going on.

If no, then is there mobile GSM/UMTS connectivity along the route? In that case a prepaid SIM card with internet option could come to help.

I'd be thankful for the information.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #1792
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I have a question for my dear Russian railfans. I am planning a trip Moscow-Beijing via the trans-Siberian railway next year and was wondering one simple thing... is there wi-fi internet service in the train? That may sound like a somewhat trivial thing but being on a train for 6 nights is a rather challenging experience and this is where internet connectivity plays a very important role in helping not to go insane of boredom and to stay updated with what's going on.

If no, then is there mobile GSM/UMTS connectivity along the route? In that case a prepaid SIM card with internet option could come to help.

I'd be thankful for the information.
The train cars are nearly 30 years old. Don't expect such a thing. 3G is available for most part of the route. Be prepare for international roaming in Mongolia and China if you only have Russian prepaid card. (I did this this January.)
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #1793
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I never understood the fun of 6 days railroad traveling...
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #1794
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is there wi-fi internet service in the train?
90 % — no.

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In the European part of Russia —*definitely no. GSM coverage exists only around the cities and towns and along automobile roads. I think the same is in Siberia.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #1795
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90 % — no.
I can confirm there was no WiFi onboard — 100%

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In the European part of Russia —*definitely no. GSM coverage exists only around the cities and towns and along automobile roads. I think the same is in Siberia.
The coverage is pretty nice actually. I did tweet and weibo my journey onboard. MTS is the best. But I suggest you have more than one SIM card from different carriers. Beeline doesn't work beyond Lake Baikal.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #1796
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I never understood the fun of 6 days railroad traveling...
Who said It's fun? I guess I'll just have to find out what it is.
Anyway I love Russian trains. Brings back some childhood memories.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1797
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And thanks for the answers. Much appreciated.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #1798
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From the article (18.04.2010)
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Так же ведутся работы по установке интернет сети
http://mow-china.com/archives/905
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1799
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I never understood the fun of 6 days railroad traveling...
I did it last summer. It was fun, actually. Like to be on a cruise.
But it's certainly not a good idea to do it in one go. We stopped
in Ekaterinebourg, Baikal lake, and Ulan-Bator. Took us 3 weeks
to arrive in Beijing... As far as I could see, the trains are packed
with tourists during summer.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #1800
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I think you also need to stop on many places to break the trip because, AFAIK, those trains don't have showers and thus a person travelling all the way would arrive smelling like a street beggar or so.
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