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Old July 21st, 2016, 07:59 PM   #1301
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Is the ominous Railjet from Vienna to Venice on track for December 2017 or is it not going to come by then or possibly being delayed or completely derailed? It is incredibly hard to find some up to date information on it. What do the experts say?

And what will be the travel time, any different from the current day train?
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Old July 21st, 2016, 08:01 PM   #1302
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Good to see that OBB are continuing to invest in locomotive hauled stock. I do like the Taurus locos.
Even better to see them boldly investing in night trains.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 08:37 PM   #1303
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Is the ominous Railjet from Vienna to Venice on track for December 2017 or is it not going to come by then or possibly being delayed or completely derailed? It is incredibly hard to find some up to date information on it. What do the experts say?

And what will be the travel time, any different from the current day train?
No idea on the progress, but there won't be any time savings due to the rolling stock. Italian protectionism made sure the 1216 locos are only certified for 160 km/in Italy. I am also quite certain top speed on the way to Venice doen't exceed 180 km/h anyway.

There is however a RJ set ready for operations in Italy (test runs at least): https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...12278988818298
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 02:19 AM   #1304
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Even better to see them boldly investing in night trains.
Indeed, as opposed to the usual trend of axing them.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #1305
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Werbeloks that have to go...

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Take a final look. These locomotives are to loose their promo livery soon.








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Old July 26th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #1306
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Italian protectionism made sure the 1216 locos are only certified for 160 km/in Italy. I am also quite certain top speed on the way to Venice doen't exceed 180 km/h anyway.
I remember they were finally rated for 180 km/h.

Most of the Pontebbana line Tarvisio - Udine allows 180, the rest is mostly at 150.
The real issue is how this train will come into conflict with local traffic, especially in the last leg of its journey. If it will reach Udine on time, there should be no big issues.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 09:14 PM   #1307
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We missed this news from January: the Styrian parliament decided to build again a railway from Bad Radkersburg to Slovenia (Gornja Radgona), including a border bridge over the Mur, which was blown up by Nazis in 1945. I believe Slovenia will construct its missing part as well.

http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2753309/
Seems like for Slovenia it's a executable work (~200m), unlike part on Austrian land has a lot of buildings on the way (~2km):

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14....9773&layers=T
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Old July 27th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #1308
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They shouldn't've built that school.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 02:40 PM   #1309
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The state of Vorarlberg (westernmost state bordering Germany [Bavaria], Switzerland [St. Gallen, Graubünden] and Liechtenstein) and ÖBB recently agreed on a EUR 400 million investment package for regional rail services and infrastructure within the next 10 years.

The main aspects of the agreement are:
  • 3.2 million service km annually on the S-Bahn system
  • new hourly express service (REX) between Bregenz and Bludenz
  • S1 Lindau - Bludenz: daily base service of 38 trains per direction
  • S2 Feldkirch - Buchs: daily base serivce of 9 trains per direction
  • S3 Bregenz - St. Margrethen: daily base service of 19 trains per direction, 12 additional tpd Mon to Fri
  • S5 St. Margrethen - Dornbirn (new): daily base service of 9 trains per direction
  • 21 new trainsets
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Old August 24th, 2016, 10:48 AM   #1310
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Bad Vigaun (about 10 miles south of Salzburg-City) gets a new "S-Bahn" station. It's the typical design scheme used at all S-Bahn stations in the country of Salzburg:


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Construction already started:


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And they already removed the railway crossing:


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Old August 24th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #1311
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Amazing looking station. The old bus shelter they dared to call station was rather pathetic.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 10:28 PM   #1312
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country of Salzburg:
I hope you wanted to say "state of Salzburg" ...

No seriously, I like that station design. Not so much the raw concrete underpass though. You know that's maybe just me but I think that concrete underpasses age terribly.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #1313
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Crazy for a low population village like Bad Vigaun...
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Old August 26th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #1314
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In my opinion appropriate level of station for a village of 2000. Many Swiss villages have similar level facilities.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #1315
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Here is a video and photo report from a recent journey with the OEBB Railjet RJ 64 between Budapest and Vienna in Business Class.
The train was rather empty and comfortable. Luckily we did not encounter any border checks.

Here is the video:





Országház in Budapest:





Budapest Metro Line M4:













Budapest Keleti pályaudvar:











OEBB Railjet Train:











MAV-START Business Lounge:









Railjet - Business Class:









Railjet - First Class:







Railjet - Economy Class:





Railjet - Info point:





Leaving Budapest Keleti pályaudvar:





Between Budapest and Györ:





Before Tatabanya:







Meal:





Györ:




Hegyeshalom - Hungarian border station:





Near Nickelsdorf, Austria:





Getting closer to Vienna:





EuroNight Dacia Vienna - Bucharest:





Almost at Vienna Main Railway Station:





EuroCity EC 145 with MAV-START passenger coaches:





Vienna Main Railway Station:











Here again is the video:




Enjoy!
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:51 PM   #1316
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Your iPhone makes amazing videos, thanks!
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 12:50 PM   #1317
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ÖBB reveals Nightjet brand for overnight trains
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:48 PM   #1318
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Today there was an accident involving an ICE in a tunnel between St. Pölten and Vienna. No one was harmed as far as I have heard, but the train was damaged and stuck in the tunnel, people had to be evacuated.

The reason for it was pretty crazy. Supposedly the Russian train from Moscow to Nice lost a door in the tunnel and the ICE drover over it ...
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Old September 25th, 2016, 02:56 AM   #1319
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The reason for it was pretty crazy. Supposedly the Russian train from Moscow to Nice lost a door in the tunnel and the ICE drover over it ...


Ok, this is not funny, as it is potentially dangerous, but I could not help laughing still.

Does RZD risk a suspension of rights to use the segment?

Also, with this occasion I found out that the Moscow-Nice train goes via Northern Italy, not via Paris. Interesting route. Also, wierd that it takes 7 hours from Linz to Innsbruck. Does it use the interior Austrian live via Bischofshofen, avoiding the Rosenheim loop?
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Old September 25th, 2016, 10:11 PM   #1320
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It runs via Bischofshofen, yes.
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