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Old June 25th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #261
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It's a real shame. I am still hoping for a Sofia-Istanbul daytime train in the future however. To connect with the overnight train from Belgrade.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 07:51 PM   #262
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Well, one shimmer of hope is included in the future timetable. The Balkan Express is to be reintroduced on the full length (Belgrade-Sofia-Istanbul). This is however dependent on the progress of construction work west of Istanbul and might take place later than the timetable change in December. This train will however not be faster than it used to be before its cancellation a few years back.
That is why it is such a shame: so many years of work, so much money spent and no benefit to the passengers at all (or at least not yet).
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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #263
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From Railway Gazette:

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/i...k-planned.html

Burgas airport rail link planned
11 Jul 2015



BULGARIA: A plan to build a rail link to Burgas airport has been announced by Minister of Transport, IT & Communications Ivaylo Moskovski.

The project would require the construction of around 2 km of new line to access the airport, which is the second busiest in Bulgaria

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Old August 10th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #264
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I am a railway fan from Taiwan.
I love those quiet and remote stations in Bulgaria...
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Old August 10th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #265
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I am a railway fan from Taiwan.
I love those quiet and remote stations in Bulgaria...
Remote, definitely.

Quiet, it depends. Lots of people still depend on the train for their mobility
over there, so they are usually well patronized. Definitely the case with
those I have used, anyway. When a train is coming, the station platform
is rarely empty.

But where you're right is about freight. It's quite disheartening to see all
those stations equipped with heavy cranes that used to load and unload
freight everywhere in the country, now slowly rusting away because there
is no more freight to transport. And all those industrial sites abandoned
along the lines... Quiet, but not a pretty sight.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 04:50 PM   #266
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It's a real shame. I am still hoping for a Sofia-Istanbul daytime train in the future however. To connect with the overnight train from Belgrade.
I the border station of Kapikule really used only by the night train ? When I
arrived in Sofia station, three months ago, I saw a train made of two bulgarian
domestic coaches, plus one turkish coach. The livery was unmistakeable.
I have no idea what this train was.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #267
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Must have been the Balkan Express. This train continues until Plovdiv, then only one coach continues until Dimitrovgrad, where it meets up with another train section coming in from Bucharest. Until recently, this was still quite a busy train in summer, but as the TCDD has been caring out works for years and therefore buses passengers through Turkey in the middle of the night, passenger and coach numbers have diminished. Last night, there was a very stupid accident in Plovdiv station, where 7 or 9 passengers were injured, one of them seriously.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 06:46 PM   #268
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I have done the Bucharest-Dimitrovgrad-Istanbul train several years ago. The shunting in
Dimitrovgrad to connect the two parts of the train occured in the dark, so I did not see
the exact consist of the train coming from Sofia.

But after all, this time, my train Craiova-Sofia was also attached to a bulgarian domestic
consist as of Vidin, the first bulgarian station. So why not the same for the train from
Beograd, indeed !
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 03:34 PM   #269
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Recently George Penelov published cab view from Karnobat-Varna line. It starts in the dark but soon gets daylight so only minor not much interesting section is in the dark. Enjoy
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Old April 24th, 2016, 07:08 PM   #270
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Steam locomotive made by H. Cegielski – Poznań in Poland, 1931

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Old September 26th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #271
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Снимката е на Константин Планински, а ето още 2 негови снимки по време на тестовете с хладилните полуремаркета
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И от гара Синдел разпределителна
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Old December 15th, 2016, 01:13 AM   #272
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If someone is wondering what Bulgaria did during 2007-13 EU budget than movie by bdz43r answers that question. The main attraction starts after 8 minutes and lasts to the end of the movie. Overall almost 700 million lev were invested into complete reconstruction, electrification and partial double tracking of Plovdiv - Svilengrad line towards Turkey. Enjoy
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Old December 15th, 2016, 02:48 PM   #273
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If someone is wondering what Bulgaria did during 2007-13 EU budget than movie by bdz43r answers that question. The main attraction starts after 8 minutes and lasts to the end of the movie. Overall almost 700 million lev were invested into complete reconstruction, electrification and partial double tracking of Plovdiv - Svilengrad line towards Turkey. Enjoy
Good job!
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Old December 15th, 2016, 04:00 PM   #274
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If someone is wondering what Bulgaria did during 2007-13 EU budget than movie by bdz43r answers that question. The main attraction starts after 8 minutes and lasts to the end of the movie. Overall almost 700 million lev were invested into complete reconstruction, electrification and partial double tracking of Plovdiv - Svilengrad line towards Turkey. Enjoy
Thank you!
When the line was opened?

Thnx!
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Old December 15th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #275
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Officially on 8 December 2016 but I am not sure how did it looked during modernisation process. As this is a single track line some track blockades most surely needed to be imposed but still limited traffic had to be able to pass in between.
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Old December 18th, 2016, 01:48 PM   #276
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Indeed the modernized line was launched the first week of December. Currently works are ongoing on the other sections of the Orient/East Med. corridor between Plovdiv (second biggest BG city) and Burgas on the Black Sea as well as another stretch from Plovdiv towards Sofia.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:22 PM   #277
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In total how many Km where modernized and how many in work (please mention single or double track)?
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Old December 20th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #278
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At the end of 2022 there should be more than 600km renovated railways up to 160km/h (presumably 200km/h for tilting trains). From them, at least 250km are single line. So far 150km are renovated, another 200km are under construction and to be completed in 2017. The rest have not been started yet.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 11:15 PM   #279
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Thanks. Is there any map showing this?
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Old December 24th, 2016, 12:32 AM   #280
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Here it is. The railways between the blue dots need to be upgraded, whether this will actually happen in due time is another question. We shall live and see. By the way there are no resources for the time being with respect to the important stretch to Vidin. Could you provide information in your thread what lines are expected to be modernized in Romania by the end of the current project period (2014-2020)?

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