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Old August 25th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #901
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St. Bernard Express train terminal at Orsières. It's just a catchy name, there is no rail line over the St. Bernard pass, just a road pass and a road tunnel.

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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #902
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The works on the CEVA keep moving forward. The construction of one of the stations is forcing the closure of two lines of Geneva's ring highway, they'll open the other two for commuters during the morning, leave 1+1 for the rest of the day, and open two lanes for the evening, here: google maps press release
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Old August 30th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #903
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Very beautiful setting.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #904
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Yesterday for the first time in 31 years a Glacier Express ran from St Moritz to Zermatt via the Furka summit route. Until the opening of the Furka base tunnel the summit route was electrified, but as the overhead line had to be removed every winter, when this line was reopened it was not electrified again. MGB owns two powerful diesel rack locomotives (the one in the photos, last two links), one without rack for works in the base tunnel (originally built as standard gauge) and some diesel shunters. Beside that, it owns various electric locomotives, EMUs and hauled stock.

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http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...05941221_n.jpg
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #905
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Information about the cross-city project in Zürich, Durchmesserlinie

The line has 4 sections: from Altstetten to Zürich HB, the new low-level through station called "Bahnhof Löwenstrasse", the Weinberg tunnel and the connection in Oerlikon



first section:

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second section:

Bahnhof Löwenstrasse







third section:

Weinbergtunnel



fourth section:

Oerlikon

















source: facebook page of the Durchmesserlinie, http://www.facebook.com/#!/durchmesserlinie
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #906
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It all looks nice and clean, very Swiss.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #907
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construction works on the first section:



















source: http://www.facebook.com/durchmesserlinie
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #908
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the new Löwenstrasse station

































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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #909
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third section: the Weinberg tunnel









































from http://www.facebook.com/durchmesserlinie
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Old September 11th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #910
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section 4: Oerlikon













































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Old September 11th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #911
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Incredible cool pictures!
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Old September 11th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #912
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I have to agree, those photos are some of the best construction porn I've seen so far on SSC.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #913
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The construction of the flying junction at Hürlistein is half way finished, it will open in 2013 and improve capacity towards Effretikon, Pfäffikon and Winterthur.

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Old September 11th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #914
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awesome update & project
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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #915
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Interesting/unusual deploy of a highline there.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #916
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #917
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Some plans in the Basel area:

Liestal (line Basel - Olten - Zurich/Bern/Luzern)



Pratteln (line Basel - Brugg - Zurich/Gotthard)

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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #918
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Construction plans of the Löwenstrasse station in Zurich:













source: http://duerig.blogspot.de/2011/02/ba...se-zurich.html
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Old September 27th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #919
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Does these platforms long enough to accomodate high-speed train (like ICE)?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #920
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Yes. It is planned that many IC trains will stop there, formed of up to 14 coaches (400 m, like two ICE3 coupled and more than an Eurostar).
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