daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #6741
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 9,878
Likes (Received): 1364

Activate your shovel then.

It doesn't look 14" = 35 cm to me though.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #6742
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,607
Likes (Received): 19391

Almost the entire Dutch train system is coming to a standstill:

Quote:
There are few or no trains between:

* almost the entire Randstad metropolis
* Deventer - Zwolle/Zutphen
* Around Eindhoven
* Leeuwarden - Stavoren/Harlingen
* Amersfoort - Apeldoorn
* Arnhem - Dieren/Zevenaar
* Eindhoven - Boxtel
* Apeldoorn - Zutphen
* to and from Geldermalsen
I live near the Zwolle - Deventer railway. Normally, there are around 8 trains per hour (one intercity and one stop train per half hour per direction), but I think I've seen about 4 or 5 trains passing by in the past 4 hours.

A "no travel" advisory is in effect for the entire railroad network.

Road conditions are also reported to be bad, with snow dunes forming on less frequented motorways, and very slippery ramps and bridges. Travel by car is discouraged. Most buses don't run either. Cycling is difficult due to snow dune formation, I just cycled about 5 km, took me about an hour.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #6743
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

20 inches?? Then you finally got your beloved US snow!
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #6744
DanielFigFoz
Registered User
 
DanielFigFoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 4,428
Likes (Received): 894

You lucky Americans! As it doesn't snow much in the UK, they would'nt bother plowing a road like yours.
DanielFigFoz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #6745
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

Our beloved Euro snow is melting
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #6746
Fuzzy Llama
Puszysty samiec lamy.
 
Fuzzy Llama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Skierniewice/Warszawa
Posts: 741
Likes (Received): 8

Good. I have to make nearly 1300km in Tuesday, so the roads would better be black
Fuzzy Llama no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #6747
DanielFigFoz
Registered User
 
DanielFigFoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 4,428
Likes (Received): 894

The snow here has turned into ice. It was meant to be heavysnow tommorow, but theve changed that into sunny but still sub-zero.
DanielFigFoz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #6748
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,607
Likes (Received): 19391

Ruhr Area is coming to a standstill as well:

[IMG]http://i50.************/snl892.png[/IMG]

Quote:
A3 Frankfurt → Arnheim
stockender Verkehr zwischen Lohmar-Nord und Dinslaken-Süd 122min 92km
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #6749
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,688
Likes (Received): 17036

Most roads are clear here , as for the Rails only minor Delays , speed Restrictions have been lifted , South of Newark to DC its 150mph again. North of NYC its 110mph restriction.
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #6750
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

150 mph?? Max speed for danish trains is 110mph (180 km/h)
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #6751
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,688
Likes (Received): 17036

Yes ,it is even some people disagree , you have ask rail fanners like me , who film along or take pictures , DC to Boston 150 , except CT & NYC where its too twisty or wasn't properly upgraded ,but soon it will be. We also have Feeder lines Diesels can push 110mph here. NJT And MARC have the Fastest Commuter Trains in the US at 130mph (only one line)
We in the Northeast have some of the Best Public Transit in North America, and by 2020 we will have about another 600 miles of restored lines, 250 miles + of Electric lines. You be surprised on what you find here. & NJT has Just order Dual Locomotives Diesel / Electric for its lines that for now are only electrified on the busiest of sections , only 3 more Lines will receive fully Electrification, by 2020.


Princeton JCT,NJ



This is our only HS Train for now the Acela, top speed 150 , average speed 140

Route 128 Station, Massachusetts




Raritan Valley Line - Connects are Rich towns with our Large Cities



If you dig around on Youtube , u'll find alot of Goodies , type in : LIRR , MTA , Metro North , NJT , MARC , SEPTA , VE , MBTA , and Amtrak NEC

~Corey
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #6752
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

Is most of the US passenger railways used for long-distance or commuting??
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #6753
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,607
Likes (Received): 19391

Commuting. Except for the northeastern corridor, nobody uses passenger trains for long distance trips. They're slow and run like one or two times a day.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #6754
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,688
Likes (Received): 17036

Outside the Northeast Corridor its mainly for commuting , but the network grows each year about 400+Miles outside the NEC each year for commuter lines.

New Mexico,Utah , Minnesota are the fastest growing networks
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #6755
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

Yeah, that's a big problem in the US. And that problem makes billions to ExxonMobil and Chevron. They once said on DR1 in Denmark, that if all 6 billion people in the world used as many resources as the american population does, we'd need 7 new uninhabited earths with the same amount of resources. It's what we in Denmark describe as the "use and throw away-culture"
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #6756
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,471
Likes (Received): 3438

the fog is starting to fall on snowy fields here, it is so amazing, i have never seen such a white fog!
__________________
Svaki dan sanjam autobahn...
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #6757
Danielk2
DanielKK
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dronninglund
Posts: 670
Likes (Received): 2

Then what is croatian fog?? Blue??
__________________
thinkmetric
Danielk2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #6758
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
Almost the entire Dutch train system is coming to a standstill:



I live near the Zwolle - Deventer railway. Normally, there are around 8 trains per hour (one intercity and one stop train per half hour per direction), but I think I've seen about 4 or 5 trains passing by in the past 4 hours.

A "no travel" advisory is in effect for the entire railroad network.

Road conditions are also reported to be bad, with snow dunes forming on less frequented motorways, and very slippery ramps and bridges. Travel by car is discouraged. Most buses don't run either. Cycling is difficult due to snow dune formation, I just cycled about 5 km, took me about an hour.
I picked my dad up at Schiphol Airport today. Mom didn't wanna drive through the snow so I took the train to Schiphol. From Abcoude, it took me 1 hour to get to Schiphol. The way was trickier. We got stuck at Amsterdam Zuid station (the switches on both sides of the train were in the wrong position and both didn't work), so we took the subway to Duivendrecht station. Since you can only use the subway with the OV-chipkaart, and since dad didn't have one, he slipped just after me through the gates. After a very bumpy ride we got at Duivendrecht train station where mom picked us up. Trains didn't run anymore, they had just cancelled everything. With about 25 km/h and a lot of stopping we got home half an hour later. It took us about 1,5-2 hours to get home
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #6759
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,471
Likes (Received): 3438

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danielk2 View Post
Then what is croatian fog?? Blue??
it is not as white as now. fog on snow is quite rare (here). and snow reflects white, so it is extremely white, looks interesting
__________________
Svaki dan sanjam autobahn...
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #6760
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,688
Likes (Received): 17036

OMG i just found an Electric Active Freight Line in the US
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
highways, motorways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium