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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #1021
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Westbahn achieves first profits as ridership climbs
Friday, June 27, 2014



JUST two years after launching its Vienna – Linz – Salzburg services, Austrian open-access operator Westbahn reached break-even last year according to the company's annual results, which were revealed on June 26.

Sales increased by 49.4% in 2013 to around €40m and Westbahn says Ebitda increased 82.6% year on year, which is attributed to efficient cost and operations management. Westbahn says it has been operating profitably since last autumn.

Competition is also having a positive impact on Westbahn's rival Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), whose premium Railjet services saw 7.4% ridership growth on the Vienna – Salzburg route last year.

"Despite the competitive environment and the difficult conditions in the Austrian railway market, which has led us to submit two complaints to the European Commission, we are on the right track," says Westbahn CEO Mr Erich Forster.

Westbahn currently operates around 3 million train-km per year between Vienna and Salzburg and launched its first services in December 2011
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Old July 12th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #1022
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The 760mm narrow gauge line St. Pölten - Mariazell was taken over by NÖVOG (a company owned by the province of Niederösterreich) a few years ago and is now undergoing modernization.
New trainsets have been bought and the infrastructure has also partly been upgraded.

The line is 85 km long, the trip takes 2h22. Timetable: http://www.noevog.at/mcf/downloads/2...mmern_2014.pdf

Historic trainset - these 1911-built locos hauled most regular trains till october 2013:


Top-speed is now 80 km/h, but most sections are slower (40-50 km/h) due to the alignment:


Modernized station Ober Grafendorf:


View from the train:




New trainset (built by Stadler in Switzerland) at the new station Wienerbruck-Josefsberg:








At Laubenbachmühle the new operational center of the railway line is located:








Upgraded track for higher curve speeds (increased cant deficiency enabled by welded rails and precautions for increased transverse displacement resistance of the rails)


Another section with new rails:


New trainset with panorama-cars:








Modernized bridge:


Train passing by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chDFwqaoTRQ


Some more pics:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post115671003


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Old July 14th, 2014, 03:45 AM   #1023
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http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo_Buonarroti

I'm always surprised of how this kind of mistakes can make its way into production without anyone being aware...
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Old July 14th, 2014, 09:12 AM   #1024
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http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo_Buonarroti

I'm always surprised of how this kind of mistakes can make its way into production without anyone being aware...
It was corrected in the meantime. However, they still claim that both spellings, Buonarroti and Buonarotti, are possible with the latter being the older version.

See also the book list in your wikipedia article:
Flavia Cartoni, Un aspetto degli scritti letterari di Michelangelo Buonarotti. La notte, il giorno, la vita e la morte como legame tematico di continuitŕ, Madrid, Revista de filologia romanica, N°1, 1983. ISSN 0212-999X
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Old July 14th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #1025
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See also the book list in your wikipedia article:
Flavia Cartoni, Un aspetto degli scritti letterari di Michelangelo Buonarotti. La notte, il giorno, la vita e la morte como legame tematico di continuitŕ, Madrid, Revista de filologia romanica, N°1, 1983. ISSN 0212-999X
This is a typo (as well as "como", which is Spanish):
http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/RFR...3110263A/14235

I never ever heard "Buonarotti", in any context.

Anyway, glad they corrected it But will Roco sell the model in both versions? It may become a collector's piece, a sort of railway Inverted Jenny
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Old July 14th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #1026
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http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo_Buonarroti

I'm always surprised of how this kind of mistakes can make its way into production without anyone being aware...
Even Michelangelo is pointing it out with his finger.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #1027
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Koralmbahn (new line Graz - Klagenfurt) Ebenthal - Grafenstein

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Last weekend I explored (by bike) the construction site of the “Koralmbahn“ (new line Graz – Klagenfurt) between the eastern portal of the Koralmtunnel and the station Wettmannstätten.

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Detailed construction plans for this section can be downloaded at http://www.bmvit.gv.at/bmvit/verkehr..._wd/index.html

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From Klagenfurt eastwards to Graz a short section (14.2 km) of the 'Koralmbahn' is completed (September 2007) as a single track line. Currently used by regional trains and freight service. The section is prepared to be enlarged to double-track.

A collection of images:
http://www.oebb.at/infrastruktur/de/...furt/index.jsp

Detailed report (in German only):
http://www.oebb.at/infrastruktur/de/...furt/index.jsp

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Railway station Ebenthal


Railway station Grafenstein


The entire report is available at: http://www.vlaki.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8187
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Old July 30th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #1028
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Apparently there are plans to revive the Trieste - Ljubjana - Vienna line.

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten...ahnlinie.story

IMO, as nice as it sounds, the idea is doomed to fail for various reasons. 1) Frequency will be way too low to be attractive. 2) The only locos which could drive all the way (ÖBB 1216.0 and SZ 541.1) cannot drive between Spielfeld-Strass and Maribor, due to the poor state of the tracks. 3) For anybody going from Vienna to Trieste, travel time would be way too long. 4) I doubt the demand for such line is high enough. Trieste used to be important for Austria, but right now has completely lost its importance to us.

In other news EC 104/105 "Sobieski" will be extended to/from Gdynia:

http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/53121/p...do_wiednia.htm
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Old July 30th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #1029
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How long would the travel time be? They don't say in that article… No chance of major upgrade of sections which are in poor state? Trieste is still the closest spot on the sea from Vienna.
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Old July 30th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #1030
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At least 8h+.

You're right, it's the closest area to the sea, but that is not important for passenger transport. Trieste (in contrast to Venice) is no vacational or professional destination for Austrians. Is an upgrade going to happen? No idea, you'll have to ask the Slovenian users here. Personally I don't see it happening.
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At least 8h+.
I see, that's indeed hopeless then compared to ca 5 h driving time and probably there are flight too. [/QUOTE]


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You're right, it's the closest area to the sea, but that is not important for passenger transport. Trieste (in contrast to Venice) is no vacational or professional destination for Austrians.
It's not a Venice or Florence in terms of things to see, but actually Trieste is quite nice.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 12:11 AM   #1032
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Apparently there are plans to revive the Trieste - Ljubjana - Vienna line.

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten...ahnlinie.story
Interesting, given that there aren't even trains between Ljubljana and Trieste (except Villa Opicina). And there're still diesel locos driving since glaze ice destroyed the line earlier this year.

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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:13 PM   #1033
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Apparently there are plans to revive the Trieste - Ljubjana - Vienna line.

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/kaernten...ahnlinie.story

IMO, as nice as it sounds, the idea is doomed to fail for various reasons. 1) Frequency will be way too low to be attractive. 2) The only locos which could drive all the way (ÖBB 1216.0 and SZ 541.1) cannot drive between Spielfeld-Strass and Maribor, due to the poor state of the tracks. 3) For anybody going from Vienna to Trieste, travel time would be way too long. 4) I doubt the demand for such line is high enough. Trieste used to be important for Austria, but right now has completely lost its importance to us.

In other news EC 104/105 "Sobieski" will be extended to/from Gdynia:

http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/53121/p...do_wiednia.htm
Spielfeld - Maribor will be upgraded in next 5 years, but that is not the biggest problem. Connecting Trieste to Divača is more problematic.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 05:42 PM   #1034
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Well, if there's one thing you can count on it is struggle with Italy for a proper railway connection to another country.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 06:14 PM   #1035
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True that but to be fair, we have to complete our Slovenian part. It's not just Spielfeld - Maribor... Zidani Most - Celje is also problematic. Maybe it's good to start with lower ambitions, to connect Ljubljana and Zagreb with Vienna (ÖBB 1216.0 and SZ 541.1) and later Trieste.
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And have more than one train per day serving that line, yes.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 11:51 PM   #1037
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At least there're two trains per day between Vienna and Laško.

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The reason why Lasko has two daily connection whilst Zagreb and Ljubljana have just one.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 01:04 AM   #1039
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EC Sobieski z Gdyni do Wiednia ~ 10,5h

Duration: 10:50 estimated. On this journey you cover a distance of 1,010 km approx.

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EC Sobieski z Gdyni do Wiednia ~ 10,5h

Szacowany czas podróży EC Sobieski z Gdyni do Wiednia mógłby wynieść około 10,5h.
Duration: 10:50 estimated. On this journey you cover a distance of 1,010 km approx.

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