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Old April 11th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #841
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A pity they came up with a new loco instead of a new EMU!!! I think EMUs are quite the future of long-distance transportation.
Well, the thing is, ÖBB had plenty (too many actually) of those Eurosprinters driving around already, that it made just perfect sense for them to use some push-pull configurations instead of EMUs.

I am pretty sure as well that Brenner Base Tunnel gets built. They invested a shitload of money already and the EU is very keen on getting it done, especially since Germany guaranteed a decent connection to the Austrian border.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #842
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To my knowledge Praha - Brno is upgraded for speeds up to 200 km/h
In Czech Republic Vmax = 160km/h.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #843
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Excuse me if I should have missed it above, but is the Railjet going to be any faster between Vienna and Praha, compared to the fastest existing connection? It probably will be faster for Graz-Praha, will it?
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Old April 13th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #844
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Yes, it will. According to Nachalnik travel time is going to be around 4:15 whereas the fastest connection at this point is 4:49.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #845
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I couldn't find any details in previous posts. But currently you need 4:31 from Wien Praterstern. I don't know if a future Railjet Graz-Wien-Praha would stop there but other than departing from a different location (Hbf instead of Westbahnhof), what exactly would possibly reduce driving time?
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #846
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Is it because it stops at less stations on the way or that the railjet can go faster than tradiotional trains?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #847
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To be honest, I have no clue, how they'll do it, but I trust the user Nachalnik. He knows really a lot about all the matters involved here.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #848
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Regarding the Vienna - Prague travel time:

Current travel time from Wien Meidling to Praha is 4h49 (eg dep 12h32- arr 17h21). This applies for most trains.
There is just one single train originating at Wien Praterstern with a travel time of 4h31.

From 2015 on the travel time from Wien Hbf will be something like 4h15.

The reduction is possible due to several different facts:

- the current path in Austria (Wien Meidling - Breclav 1h21) has a lot of buffer time, which is necessary for the current timetable structure for the construction period of Vienna main station. This timetable structure was implemented in 2010, when the main construction work started.
Before that the travel time from Wien Südbahnhof to Breclav was 57min (without intermediate stops). A similar travel time will be again possible in 2015 between Wien Hbf and Breclav.

- stopping time in Breclav can be reduced from 13 to just a few minutes.

- this will make a much later departure from Wien Hbf (compared to today's departure time from Wien Meidling) possible, and this enables to connect the Prague-services with the trains from Graz (which currently arrive to Vienna hourly at around the full hour; the timetable south of Vienna from/to Graz probably won't change that much in the near future) and form a 2-hourly line Graz Hbf - Wien Hbf - Praha hl. n..

- the timings between Breclav and Praha probably won't change much as well, but a travel time of 4h15 (maybe 4h10 after some ongoing track renovation works in Czech Republic will be finished) is realistic anyway in 2015.


In the further future an 160 km/h-upgrade of the line from Vienna to Breclav as well as further upgrades in Czech Reoublic should help to reach a travel time of under 4 hrs.


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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #849
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Thanks a lot Nachalnik.

I have one remaining question though. How long did it take before construction started, and did the trains leave from Sued-/Ostbahnhof?
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #850
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Thanks a lot Nachalnik.

I have one remaining question though. How long did it take before construction started, and did the trains leave from Sued-/Ostbahnhof?

Travel time was 4h31 in 2009:

The usual path wath like this:
Wien Südbf .58
Breclav .55/.04
Brno .39/.41
Praha Holesovice .29

Howevere, there were also 2 Pendolino-trains with a travel time of just 4h03 from Wien Südbahnhof to Praha hl n.
Wien Südbf 10h58/15h58 - Praha hln 15h01/20h01 (Breclav .55/.57 - Brno .30/.32).

But the shorter travel times (enabled by tilting-technology) of the Pendolino-trains didn't really fit into the timetable structure, so they were later replaced by ordinary EC-trains.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 04:48 AM   #851
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I dont think the upgrade of Vienna-Breclav line is in the further future. From what i have read, the modernisation is currently underway and will have finished by december this year. That includes (among others) implementation of ETCS L2 and increased speed from 120 to 160km/h.

http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/O...cherungssystem
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #852
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I dont think the upgrade of Vienna-Breclav line is in the further future. From what i have read, the modernisation is currently underway and will have finished by december this year. That includes (among others) implementation of ETCS L2 and increased speed from 120 to 160km/h.

http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/O...cherungssystem


No, currently just the implemetation of ETCS is being done.

The upgrade to 160 km/h has nothing to do with ETCS (ETCS is not necessary to run at that speed), but requires new tracks and new catenary.
This will be done step by step: If tracks on a certain section need to be replaced, they will be replaced by tracks suitable for 160 km/h. But it will take some years, untill this process is finished for the whole line.
The 160 km/h-upgrade is not needed for the planned railjet-connection from 12/2014, but will enable a further travel time reduction to less than 50 minutes between Wien Hbf and Breclav.

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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #853
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Best looking train at best looking train station!
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Best looking train at best looking train station!
Were so many photo effects really necessary?

Great shot ruined by over-enthusiastic photoshopping
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Were so many photo effects really necessary?

Great shot ruined by over-enthusiastic photoshopping
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #858
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Does anyone know when they will repair the railway between Bleiburg and the Slovenian border? Trains there drive like 20 km/h.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #859
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Some recent photos of the reconstruction of Graz Hbf:







More pics at http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=144


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Old June 26th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #860
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I have noticed that a lot of regional trains running on the Südbahn (near vienna) are using the ÖBB 1044/1144, however, 2-3 years ago they were run exclusively by 1016/1116 locomotives.
Can someone explain to me why that is? Did they reassign the Taurus locs to the railjet program?

PS: I asked that question in the wrong thread (the one about tunnels) earlier this day, so stupid
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