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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:36 PM   #8701
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That train looks freaky
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:38 PM   #8702
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I like the train mechanic position.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:46 PM   #8703
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I guess so too, therefore it is even bigger mystery for me, because mostly I worked on my laptop in the train, never detected anything besides the networks outside the train. I will see next week on wednesday. Was it the new refurbished unit? Probably also they dont put it in every train yet... I will see.
Only refurbished units which such a logo above the doors have wifi.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:12 AM   #8704
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Ok, that explains it well.

On the train note. I must say, that I really appreciate the train system in the Netherlands. The strange looking trains are designed perfectly for the purposes that the Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS) use them. It perfectly suits the small country, quick connection, possibility of joining the units into longer trains, automatic traffic control, etc.

I was allways fan of trains, and one big train model panel commemoretes this already. This is not a train forum, however I must say that I find the Dutch train system really excellent. I used to say, that I would send the whole management of Ceske drahy (Czech railways) to the NL for few weeks and if they were not able to at least partially copy the system and approach in next two years, I would lock them into prison made of two or three carriages .

Of course not everything is applicable to other countries condition, however the Dutch train system has THE concept.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:14 AM   #8705
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A sink in lavatory on a very busy BP station near Stansted Airport:



I have taken some more pics there, but I am not brave enough to post them
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 01:24 AM   #8706
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Well, you should try lavatory in Noodle Oodle take away on a 25 Oxford St, it`s near Tottenham Court Road tube station - http://maps.google.sk/maps?f=q&sourc...,0.002411&z=19

Btw, I haven`t been there one year so maybe it`s better now.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:40 AM   #8707
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A sink in lavatory on a very busy BP station near Stansted Airport:



I have taken some more pics there, but I am not brave enough to post them
How is that different from 99.99% of public lavatories in UK?
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:50 PM   #8708
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On the train note. I must say, that I really appreciate the train system in the Netherlands. The strange looking trains are designed perfectly for the purposes that the Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS) use them. It perfectly suits the small country, quick connection, possibility of joining the units into longer trains, automatic traffic control, etc.

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Of course not everything is applicable to other countries condition, however the Dutch train system has THE concept.
On the flop side, the government overspend money in trains and underspend money in roads. According to off-SSC info from Timon91 , all but 1 small line near Germany have a least 2 services per hours during weekday daytime. Still, even with high coverage, the PT system accounts for less than 22% (13% train, 9% buses/trams/subways) of all motorized trips in NL. Still, the roads used for the other 78% of trips are underfunded. And the Dutch concentrate traffic on motorways as a matter of policy, avoiding the use of rural roads as relief routes or alternative shourtcuts in case of congestion.

Train tickets are not cheap in NL, but many people have discounts. Students of higher education, for instance, ride PT for free in the whole country (the government reimburses NS for that). There are many travel cards and discount cards available too.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:59 PM   #8709
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It's interesting to break the public transport down to usage.

For example, 3% of the people with a drivers license and a car available, use public transport. 10.7% of the people with a drivers license and sometimes the ability of a car, use public transport. Another 17.9% of the people without a car uses public transport. 7.7% of the people with a full time job use public transport.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 02:20 PM   #8710
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According to off-SSC info from Timon91 , all but 1 small line near Germany have a least 2 services per hours during weekday daytime.
Well, 3 actually, but only one border crossing only used by slow trains has this frequency: Bad Nieuweschans-Leer. Hengelo-Bad Bentheim has one intercity per two hours (Schiphol-Berlin-(Szczecin)), but an hourly slow train service will be added in December. Arnhem-Emmerich has only one ICE every two hours (Amsterdam-Franfurt am Main-(Basel)) and two daily night trains (Amsterdam-München/Zürich and Amsterdam-Kĝbenhavn/Warszawa/Praha/Minsk/Moskva).
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 04:20 PM   #8711
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streets of paris are full of garbage today.





the guys came, but it's not helping for now.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 05:43 PM   #8712
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #8713
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nothing, just ordinary Sunday.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:54 PM   #8714
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Well, after garbage in Paris another snow update from Slovakia - Liptov region

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:58 PM   #8715
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It's October, you know that?
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well, we had 24° in paris today, so a bit of snow feels good.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:09 PM   #8717
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It's October, you know that?
Well, for example in Bratislava it's 12 degrees but in a "Chopok" (just 2000 m high) - 2

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:13 PM   #8718
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Could it be view from L.Mikulas? Zapadne Tatry? Maybe Baranec which I climbed on some longer time ago?

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:15 PM   #8719
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Well, for example in Bratislava it's 12 degrees but in a "Chopok" (just 2000 m high) - 2
Again, it's October, you know that?

2 years ago in September I was hiking in the mountains at 2500 m between -6°C and -10°C, and in the valley +20. Last October (in the middle) I was hiking whole day over 10-15 cm of fresh snow and moderate north wind at -5° on 2000 m.

So yes, it's October, you know that?
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:41 PM   #8720
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Could it be view from L.Mikulas? Zapadne Tatry? Maybe Baranec which I climbed on some longer time ago?
Yes, it`s from L. Mikuláš, but "Vysoké Tatry". I do not know which peak is it.

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