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Old April 3rd, 2016, 11:15 AM   #3221
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Derived from the other models in service it is also likely the axle arrangement differs.
It seems that Stadler uses one driven axle per car. A 2 car version is thus usually a Bo'2'2', a 3 car version a 1A'2'2'Bo' and a 4 car version a Bo‘2‘2‘2‘Bo‘.
This seems to be supported by the video you posted: When the train passes by the head end produces the distinct power electronics sound, the rear end doesn't.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #3222
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Hello,

is it possible in Rotterdam Centraal to make photos of the trains without having any ticket (or having only Welcome Rotterdam Card)?
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Old April 7th, 2016, 03:10 PM   #3223
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Hello,

is it possible in Rotterdam Centraal to make photos of the trains without having any ticket (or having only Welcome Rotterdam Card)?
No, there are gates on all entrances to the main concourse that gives access to platforms.

If you have an OV-Chipkaart, you can enter and exit at no cost within 35 minutes* (and repeat the operation again).

Or you buy a 2nd class ticket to Rotterdam Blaak for € 2,20, the shortest possible train route within Rotterdam, and spend a lot of time in the platforms before boarding one of the trains to Blaak (there are several every hour). You can even go back walking on the former-railway-turned-boulevard.

*I'm not exactly sure how long is the time allowance.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #3224
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:29 AM   #3225
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After 52 years the era of mat 64 has officially ended.
Although the plan was to decommission mat 64 in December 2015 the last active service was on march the 30th this year.

The prototype build in 1961.

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Mat 64 (plan V) on its last days of active service.

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I will miss its iconic acceleration noise.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #3226
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How is the Betuwelijn doing, in terms of traffic?
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Old April 8th, 2016, 02:18 AM   #3227
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I will miss its iconic acceleration noise.
Typical of old CC engines, I always appreciated it too
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Old April 8th, 2016, 11:45 AM   #3228
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How is the Betuwelijn doing, in terms of traffic?
Stable number of passengers. The service between Arnhem CS and Tiel has been maintained in the 2017 timetable.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 11:53 AM   #3229
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Oh sorry I was referring to the betuweroute, the freight only link.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:38 PM   #3230
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Like he didn't knew The capacity of the Betuweroute has been reduced because of the 3rd track that's being build in Germany. So hard to draw any conclusions based on the traffic numbers at the moment.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 12:57 AM   #3231
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No, there are gates on all entrances to the main concourse that gives access to platforms.

If you have an OV-Chipkaart, you can enter and exit at no cost within 35 minutes* (and repeat the operation again).

*I'm not exactly sure how long is the time allowance.
It's 60 minutes, actually. And in Rotterdam there are validators on the platform, they've been placed for international travellers but anyone can touch in/out on the platform.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #3232
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Please take a look at this short video: https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/v...61487747356525

Well, may I be damned, I'm struggling to understand where this was taken and still I have no idea.

The steamer is supposed to come from Germany, the CNL runs Amsterdam - Utrecht - Arnhem - Cologne. 4-tracks line, there aren't many such stretches along that route (Bijlmer Arena - Utrecht), but the setting is wrong.

Help me...
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Please take a look at this short video: https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/v...61487747356525

Well, may I be damned, I'm struggling to understand where this was taken and still I have no idea.

The steamer is supposed to come from Germany, the CNL runs Amsterdam - Utrecht - Arnhem - Cologne. 4-tracks line, there aren't many such stretches along that route (Bijlmer Arena - Utrecht), but the setting is wrong.

Help me...
This is at the Vijfwalbrug in Houten. This is on the line from Utrecht to 's Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven, which means that the CNL train was (as happens) routed via Venlo.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 03:48 PM   #3234
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Dammit! I was sure it was that part of the line, but I couldn't locate that bridge... because GMaps is still to be updated Thank you.
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Eurostar announced that it will start an Amsterdam/London service in 2017

Only 2 days after the announcement the E320 drove for the first time on Dutch soil.

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Old May 23rd, 2016, 12:16 AM   #3236
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Abellio NRW Flirt

A few days ago, an Abellio NRW Flirt arrived in the Netherlands.

Abellio Deutschland ET25.2302 by Het Treinenhoekje, on Flickr
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Old June 4th, 2016, 01:34 PM   #3237
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NS is starting a campaign for better train punctuality. It comprises station posters, video silent announcements on station and train information systems and some spot videos.

The campaign reads something like "whistle = no boarding". They want to cut people mad-dashing through closing doors when the conductors blew a whistle for departure.

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Old June 5th, 2016, 01:36 AM   #3238
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I've seen that all over the place. Do they really believe people running late are going to settle for a 15 -30 minute wait?
After my fun Journeys with NS last Thursday, I would say there is a lot more worthwhile things they could putting effort into.
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Like installing countdown clocks everywhere or invent a hurry-up-almost-leaving signal.
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Old June 6th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #3240
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In Japan they have departure melodies indicating the train is about to depart. Exactly when the melody finishes, there is a warning chime, the doors close and the train leaves.

I don't like that the door closing procedure is started about 20 seconds before the scheduled departure time. Why can't they change that to starting the door closing procedure at the scheduled departure time? This won't prevent last second mad-dashing, but at least there's no 'the train departed early' argument any more.
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