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Old September 11th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #2281
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Old September 11th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #2282
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The ETR 610 can carry wheelchair users, but only if the station has a movable lift on the platform, which will not be allowed anymore.
I think that it shouldn't be a problem. Polish ETR610 (known as ED250) has an already build lift for wheelchairs. Probably it can be added by Alstom in other EMU of these series.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #2283
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Just by random chance happened to use Railjet today traveling from Buchs to Zurich and was surprised that it originates not in Vienna, but all the way in Budapest. I looked it up of course and turns out there is one such train a day and it takes 11 1/2 hours for the whole distance.
790 km as the crow flies. Must be among the longest daily connections in Europe. I can only think of Paris - Barcelona to be longer (830 km).
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Old September 11th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #2284
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790 km as the crow flies. Must be among the longest daily connections in Europe. I can only think of Paris - Barcelona to be longer (830 km).
Italy has daily high speed trains torino_napoli. What about Barcelona Malaga trains via HS line?
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Old September 11th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #2285
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Torino - Napoli = 711 km
Barcelona - Malaga = 770 km

The detour via Madrid certainly makes it a longer overall trip though as Budapest - Zürich somewhat follows the beeline. Is there a tool to calculate train travel distances? Also quite impressive that the Barcelona - Malaga trip can be done in less than 6 hours.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 01:00 AM   #2286
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Torino - Napoli takes 891km to complete.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #2287
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Trenitalia offers daily HS connections also between Torino and Salerno, further south of Napoli.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #2288
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Work begins on reopening of French-Swiss link
Thursday, September 17, 2015



FRENCH infrastructure manager SNCF Network has begun work on a €110.5m project to reinstate the 22km link between Belfort and the town of Delle on the Swiss border, which was abandoned in 1992

The aim of the project is to provide towns on both sides of the border with better links to the TGV network and increase rail's share of local and cross-border transport in the region.

At present Delle is isolated from the French network and served only by terminating regional services from Switzerland, but with the restoration of the missing link the town will be served by through services from Belfort to Delémont and Biel/Bienne in central Switzerland

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Old September 18th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #2289
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Are there any stations in Switzerland that don't have a ticket machine?
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Old September 27th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #2290
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Torino - Napoli = 711 km
Barcelona - Malaga = 770 km

The detour via Madrid certainly makes it a longer overall trip though as Budapest - Zürich somewhat follows the beeline. Is there a tool to calculate train travel distances? Also quite impressive that the Barcelona - Malaga trip can be done in less than 6 hours.
We have Budapest-Kiiv, more than 1100 kms, more than 23 hours and runs every day. A few years ago we had a daily Budapest-Moscow, 36 hours.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #2291
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I would like to recommend you my photos I took on the Rhätische Bahn (among a few photos taken by others): http://www.benbe.hu/tagriver_eng.php...r=one&B1=Mehet
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Old September 29th, 2015, 02:51 AM   #2292
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Are there any stations in Switzerland that don't have a ticket machine?
I seem to remember some request stops between Glovier and Bemont which didnt seem much more than a sign, but than again there was a lot of snow. I forget the line operators name but I'm not sure it was even standard guage.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #2293
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I seem to remember some request stops between Glovier and Bemont which didnt seem much more than a sign, but than again there was a lot of snow. I forget the line operators name but I'm not sure it was even standard guage.
That's the CJ (Chemins de Fer du Jura) and it's indeed a meter gauge railway.




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Georg Trüb, October 06, 2013, between Tavannes and Tramelan
This beautiful short push pull train of railcar CFe 4/4 # 601 with cab car Ct # 702, built in 1953 for the CJ (Chemins de Fer du Jura), was rebuilt by association "La Traction" and is now operational again on the 1 meter gauge Jura mountain lines as "Train of the watch makers" (Train des Horlogers). It looks like new in 1953, 60 years ago.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 12:31 AM   #2294
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Jean-Marc Frybourg, March 20, 2015, Zug
Re 460-107 Alp Transit enters Zug station
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SBB to start work on new tunnel
Friday, October 09, 2015



THE Swiss Federal Office of Transport has granted a permit to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to construct the new Bözberg railway tunnel

The SFr 350m ($US 264n) double-track tunnel is the biggest single project in a scheme to increase the loading gauge on the 270km Gotthard line between Basle and Chiasso, and follows the Swiss policy of encouraging a shift of freight from road to rail.

The new tunnel will replace the existing 2.5km tunnel, which will be used for technical and emergency services

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Old October 12th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #2296
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Georg Trüb, October 09, 2015, between Auvernier and Neuchâtel-Serrières

On October 9th, 2015, the first future double deck Intercity trainset "Twindexx Swiss Express" from Bombardier for the SBB made its first longer journey under own power across Switzerland, from the Bombardier works in Villeneuve to Zürich Herdern (from Villeneuve to Vevey pulled by a Bm 4/4 diesel locomotive). RABe 502 203 is one of the 30 Inter Regio version. The delivery of this trains is about 3 years behind schedule and the first test runs in Switzerland are promised since several months. After the revised schedule, the first trains of this series (IR trains) should enter service in December 2016. On this particular trainset there are several things not finished yet, like the still missing "SBB signs" on front or side of cars or the rather disturbing red painted sheet metal part on the side of the front. In total the SBB will get 62 of this trains till 2020, in the versions IC200 (8 cars with dining car, baggage and family compartment), IR200 (8 cars) and IR 100 (4 cars=100 meter). An IC200 and IR200 coupled together as planned will have more than 1300 seats and will be 400 meter long.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #2297
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=549941&nseq=9


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Georg Trüb, October 12, 2015, Seuzach/between Ossingen and Thalheim
Today the test runs with the new double deck Intercity train for the SBB started between Seuzach and Stammheim. RABe 502 # 203 trainset from Bombardier is prepared with a large amount of sensors on each of the 16 bogies and fitted with six measuring axles. This train, running near Gütighausen between Ossingen and Thalheim-Altikon, is one of the 30 sets of the "IR200" series.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 12:00 AM   #2298
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Georg Trüb, June 11, 2015, Veytaux near Chillon castle
Highspeed tilting train ETR 610 009 running along the shore of Lake Geneva as Eurocity 32 from Milan to Geneva.
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Georg Trüb, October 23, 2015, between Andermatt and Nätschen
For the Railway Touring Company (RTC) from the UK, a steam train of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (DFB) circulated over the tracks of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB) between Realp and Disentis and back on this perfect autumn day. The train with cogwheel locomotive HG 3/4 # 4 is on the 11.0 % grade rack section from Andermatt up to the Oberalp pass, below Nätschen. In the background the Urseren valley and the mountains near the Furka pass with the pyramid of 3099 meter high Gross Muttenhorn.
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Construction video of the Letzigraben and Kohlendreieck bridges in Zurich, opening for traffic on 13 December 2015:

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