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Old August 1st, 2014, 01:18 AM   #1041
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I wasn't talking about this train though, but the Vienna - Trieste relation.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:02 PM   #1042
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From Railway Gazette:

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ÖBB orders more Railjets
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AUSTRIA: Siemens announced an €145m order to supply Austrian Federal Railways with a further nine rakes of Railjet push-pull coaches on August 1. Delivery of the seven-car sets is scheduled for December 2016.

‘Thanks to the increased profitability in passenger services, we are able to make this investment on our own and are thus investing in even greater customer satisfaction’, said ÖBB Chief Executive Christian Kern.

ÖBB currently operates 51 Railjet sets in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. The additional sets are to be used with existing Siemens Eurosprinter locomotives (branded Taurus by ÖBB) on the Westbahn route between Wien and Salzburg and will also be equipped to operate in Italy.

Designed for use at speed up to 230 km/h, Railjet vehicles form part of Siemens’ Viaggio Comfort family of inter-city coaches. Final assembly will be undertaken at Siemens’ passenger vehicle competence centre in Wien, with bogies supplied from Graz.

Each 186 m long set of coaches will comprise a driving trailer with business and first class seating, a bistro car with a wheelchair lift, and five open-saloon coaches including one with a family zone and a multi-purpose area.

The coaches in the latest batch are to be equipped with an ‘Ecojet’ energy-saving package comprising LED lighting and an air-conditioning system which will use CO2 sensors to detect the number of passengers and adjust its output to suit. Siemens expects this could reduce energy costs by more than €5m/year across the Railjet fleet.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 04:19 PM   #1043
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Well, it will be the best equipped of all the batches (every economy seat has a footrest now and adjustable backrests, energy saving package, operational in Italy a.s.o.), but why on earth is it now 16.1m per unit compared to the 10.6m of the first batch?
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Old August 4th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #1044
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This new bridge will connect Vienna's Hauptbahnhof with the airport. As of December the Frankfurt - Vienna ICE will be extended to the airport.

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Old August 5th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #1045
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Trieste (in contrast to Venice) is no vacational or professional destination for Austrians.
I disagree. Of course you can't compare it to Venice, but it is a popular destination in Northern Italy. I've traveled there twice by public transport (IC-Bus to Udine, then Trenitalia train to Trieste) and there were quite many other Austrians traveling along with me. In fact, German is spoken in most hotels and other tourist sites in the city. I wouldn't belittle Trieste's potential, if not current status.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1046
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Vienna Hauptbahnhof with a blue CD Railjet. A lucky shot from the http://www.a1-arsenal.panomax.at/ webcam:

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Old September 27th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #1047
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Travelling from Vienna West to Innsbruck with Railjet train in Business Class

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Old September 27th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #1048
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Was your train running late between Salzburg and Innsbruck? To my knowledge 200+ km/h is not necessary timetable-wise in order to arrive on time between those cities.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #1049
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At this year's InnoTrans convention, one of the exhibitors was the company that is supplying the seats for the new ÖBB CityJet. At their booth they had placed six seats in the way as they are going to be placed in the final trains.

I haven't made any pictures, but I have been able to sit in them and play around with the seats for a little while. I can assure you that I am quite impressed, in my opinion the quality of the seats matches that of a 2nd class DB InterCity (such as Amsterdam - Berlin), it way surpasses what people are used to for regional trains.

Good job, ÖBB!
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Old September 28th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #1050
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Since the CityJet will replace the highly comfortable class 4020, it better be damn comfortable.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #1051
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A photo of these seats:


More photos can be found at http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/for...hp?106,7116325
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Old September 28th, 2014, 10:55 PM   #1052
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Was your train running late between Salzburg and Innsbruck? To my knowledge 200+ km/h is not necessary timetable-wise in order to arrive on time between those cities.
The train was delayed by ten minutes departing from Salzburg. The train gathered another 5 minute in Germany shortly before Rosenheim.
A lot of passengers wanted to get a connecting train in Innsbruck (Transalpin to Zuerich). Scheduled time between arrival of Railjet and departure of the Transalpin train was just 4 minutes. So, the Railjet had to hurry!
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The train was delayed by ten minutes departing from Salzburg. The train gathered another 5 minute in Germany shortly before Rosenheim.
A lot of passengers wanted to get a connecting train in Innsbruck (Transalpin to Zuerich). Scheduled time between arrival of Railjet and departure of the Transalpin train was just 4 minutes. So, the Railjet had to hurry!
I went Zurich - Vienna on same train ( business class too). Gd those seats were comfortable
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Old September 29th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1054
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Old September 30th, 2014, 01:03 AM   #1055
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i like the Railjet. I once used the Railjet from Ulm to Frankfurt ( Germany ).
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 12:25 AM   #1056
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Vienna main station close to completion:
- main building and shopping center will open on oct 10
- 1st long distance trains will start to serve the station from dec 14 (currently the station is only used by local trains)
- full service will start one year later in dec 2015 (when all tracks will have been laid)











































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Old October 2nd, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1057
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Very cold and clinical entry arcjitecture. Isnt very inviting to enter
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 11:44 PM   #1058
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With only 10 (or 12?) tracks, I fear it can be undersized within a few years...
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 01:06 AM   #1059
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10 (or 12) tracks don't have to form a problem as long as they're all through tracks and no trains change direction at Hbf.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 03:01 AM   #1060
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10 (or 12) tracks don't have to form a problem as long as they're all through tracks and no trains change direction at Hbf.
That is true. Almost no long distance train will (at least non of the RJ and also no IC coming from the west) end there. If there should ever be a capacity problem it's more likely going to be on the pre-existing tracks 1 and 2, which form the backbone of Vienna's suburban railway network and have trains running at subway intervalls during rush-hour. This potential problem however is unrelated to the new Hbf as it could not have been solved with the construction of the station.
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