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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:32 PM   #1141
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That is ÖBB and DB design for you. Grey in grey.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #1142
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I like the colour and material appearance of the Geneva station indeed. But the station "hall" looks almost claustrophobic. Compared to that even the hall in the Wien Hbf looks huge.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #1143
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I just came across this ÖBB video. LOL

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Old January 29th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #1144
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Wow, this guy is still alive? Nice ad.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #1145
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ÖBB generally has a great advertising concept.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 05:35 PM   #1146
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From Rail Journal:

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http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=537

Linz - Wels four-tracking plan revealed
Friday, February 06, 2015



AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has finalised the details of a project to quadruple the Linz - Wels section of the Vienna – Salzburg line

From Linz, two additional tracks will run parallel to the existing line as far as Leonding but from there a new alignment will diverge to the south to avoid the towns of Pasching and Hörsching. A new station will be built at Linz Hörsching airport and the existing line through the two towns will be abandoned.

Near Oftering, the existing alignment is joined again and the two new tracks will continue in parallel as far as Marchtrenk. From there the line already has four tracks, two of which form the approach to Wels marshalling

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Old February 13th, 2015, 02:10 PM   #1147
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By the time this new section is opened, Linz-Hörsching airport will be history. Pointless to open a station there.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #1148
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By the time this new section is opened, Linz-Hörsching airport will be history. Pointless to open a station there.
No it won't.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #1149
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The airport is in serious decline for a decade now and Austrian's decision to cut flights towards Vienna will just speed things up. So by the time the new section opens it could very well be the case that the station is no longer needed. It certainly is not needed for long distance trains.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 12:58 PM   #1150
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A motorway bridge under construction collapsed yesterday evening and is now blocking the main line between Bruck an der Mur and Graz.

Photo: http://www.epa.eu/disasters-photos/a...hotos-51811200



Fortunately nobody was injured.
Just a few minutes before the bridge collapsed two express trains (Zürich-Graz, Graz-Salzburg) passed the site.

More impressions in this video:
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/steier...elChannel=4279

News reports (in German):
http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2696008/
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/steier...elChannel=4279
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 02:19 PM   #1151
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Wow, what a mess. Will trains now drive via Fehring?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 02:45 PM   #1152
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Wow, what a mess. Will trains now drive via Fehring?
Some freight trains, yes.

But passenger trains are replaced by buses. The trip via Fehring would take too much time (Graz-Wien at least +1,5 hrs, whereas bus replacement service adds only ~15 minutes of travel time)

Only yesterdays EN 464 (Graz-Zurich) was diverted via Fehring - Fürstenfeld - Wr Neustadt - Mürzzuschlag, to get the train composition out of Graz... untill the mess is cleaned up it will only run Bruck/Mur-Zürich-Bruck/Mur.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 02:50 PM   #1153
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Some freight trains, yes.

But passenger trains are replaced by buses. The trip via Fehring would take too much time (Graz-Wien at least +1,5 hrs, whereas bus replacement service adds only ~15 minutes of travel time)
Not to mention the time difference, if you went from Graz to Bruck an der Mur (and then to Klagenfurt/Salzburg/Linz). How much would that be?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 04:57 PM   #1154
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This happens when you don't have properly trained engineers… Fortunately at least no one was killed.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 06:00 PM   #1155
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This happens when you don't have properly trained engineers… Fortunately at least no one was killed.
Good that no train hit it. In 2008 the same happened in Studenka, CZ in 2008, 8 people died, more than 100 injured. There is a small memorial devoted to them now. No one was sentenced yet.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 09:09 PM   #1156
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This happens when you don't have properly trained engineers… Fortunately at least no one was killed.
At this moment we have absolutely no clue what caused it. All we know it could have been a material defect as well.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 12:43 AM   #1157
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Would have been a disaster if it hit a train
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 02:27 AM   #1158
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Would have been a disaster if it hit a train
Yes, that would have been a major loss of life if a high speed train had hit that collapse.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 03:03 AM   #1159
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That section is far from high speeds though. The section between Bruck and Graz is among the slowest you can find on Austria's main lines.

Just check how curvy the section near the accident site is: https://www.google.at/maps/@47.27840...3905,15z?hl=de
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 10:06 AM   #1160
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Yes, that would have been a major loss of life if a high speed train had hit that collapse.
That train in Studénka was doing 135 km/h, it hit the collapsed bridge at 90 km/h after 450 meters of braking. The train driver saw the bridge collapsing and engaged the break and hid in the loco, he survived with minor injuries. One of the arguments at the court is whether the track speed should have not been adjusted in the time of the construction. The normal max track speed was 140 km/h there.

Was the max speed lowered there at the time of the construction?
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