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Old June 13th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #10581
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Jordan and Lebanon should be accessible by car - even Israel
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Old June 13th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #10582
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Kamchatka (yes, it exists in reality besides in Risiko) and Chukotka (former Abramovic reign) can't be reached by road.
No, but there are some isolated roads there anyway, like A384 between Anadyr and its airport or A401 between Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and its sea port.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #10583
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I don't get why Colombia, Guyanas, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and China aren't integrated in the continental road network.
China it's not aligned with the rest of maps. And you listed Jordan twice .
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Old June 15th, 2014, 09:58 AM   #10584
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Does Google take into account that borders between many countries are closed off?
Not all of them. For instance the crossing at Nellim (between Ivalo and Nikel) on Finnish-Russian border is not open for public, though Google claims it is. If you don't find this out earlier than at the border, you'll have to return for 43 km (Finnish side) or 98 km (Russian side).
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Old June 16th, 2014, 02:04 AM   #10585
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I've seen a lot of border crossing in this thread, often quite exotic, but I don't think anyone posted one of the busiest crossings in Europe, the Port of Dover.
So here are my shots from this weekend:








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Old June 16th, 2014, 02:09 AM   #10586
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Old June 16th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #10587
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Signage on A20


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Old June 16th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #10588
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"but I don't think anyone posted one of the busiest crossings in Europe, the Port of Dover."
I did, actually, should not I answer 'I have'? Never mind, my reports, however, were neither so detailed nor pretty. :-)
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Old June 16th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #10589
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Just one question or rather loud consideration:

If the Eurotunnel fares went down and the number of travelled passengers and cars increased, would not it be more profitable and confortable, would it?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #10590
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Travelling through the tunnel is with no doubts much quiicker and more reliable. It may also turn pretty cheap if one know how to pre-book tickets. However, there is one 'but' - if anything happens, it's probably far more harder to undertake rescue action under such amount of water, than on its surface. And, you know, that strange feeling...:-)
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #10591
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Just one question or rather loud consideration:

If the Eurotunnel fares went down and the number of travelled passengers and cars increased, would not it be more profitable and confortable, would it?
Well... It depends.

Typically, if there is spare capacity available, then yes, otherwise perhaps no. In 2013, EU said the rail access charges are too high, because up to 43% of the track capacity is unused. But even if there were free capacity on the tracks, there might be lack of capacity on the rolling stock. Increasing that capacity to match the increased demand, might ruin the business case.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #10592
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Channel Tunnel did get quite a chunk of the cross-channel traffic already.
Here are related articles in The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/britai...pse-set-adrift
http://www.economist.com/news/busine...-next-20-years

It might be a reason why SeaFrance, for years one of the two main operators of the Dover - Calais route, went bankrupt in 2012.

The tunnel is quicker but I actually prefer using ferry as there is something romantic in ferry crossing. Especially on a nice summer day. Also, it is good to have competition, it keeps prices low. So I hope ferries will go strongly for years to come.

On the day of my visit the Port of Dover looked very busy, with huge queue of lorries and ferries constantly coming and going. In fact the queue of lorries stretched all the way to the A20 incline, past the last roundabout on the way to London.
Anyway, just to summarize, in 2013 about 20 million people used Channel Tunnel and 16 million used Dover ferries.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #10593
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Austria-Slovenia at Karawankentunnel


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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #10594
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Time for some Balkan border crossings

Croatia (A10) - Bosnia and Herzegovina (A1)


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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #10595
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Ok this is not international, but between the 2 entities of Bosnia-Herzegovina


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BiH (Trebimlja) - Croatia (Čepikuće)


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Old June 17th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #10596
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Time for some Balkan border crossings
Wow, that's something new
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Old June 17th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #10597
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Any photos from Montenegro-Albania or Albania-Macedonia border?
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Old June 17th, 2014, 12:23 AM   #10598
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Yes, but I haven't processed them yet
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Old June 17th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #10599
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Just one question or rather loud consideration:

If the Eurotunnel fares went down and the number of travelled passengers and cars increased, would not it be more profitable and confortable, would it?
As I understand it, the original idea for the Channel Tunnel is that it would have been genuinely turn up and go. For example - the check-in booths at Folkestone and Calais were originally called toll booths, and they were designed (from what I remember...) very similarly to the average French toll booth, even down to having displays to show the price and type of vehicle.

The infrastructure in Folkestone and Calais shows this - I can't explain it well, but when you drive down the ramps to the train - http://cdn.carthrottle.com/wp-conten...Eurotunnel.jpg - you can see that there are many, many ramps down to the loading areas. As far as I know, the original intention was for this marshalling area to be very busy indeed.

The whole area in Folkestone and Calais is very much a tribute to what could have been.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #10600
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Croatia (Vitaljina) - Montenegro (Kobila)
The Croat checkpoint was just a small hut. The Montenegrin looked more international

it was raining...


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