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Old June 6th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #261
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #262
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #263
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Old June 13th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #264
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>> Are you sure they came from England?

No, these trains are not manufactured in England. They come all from the Siemens plant in Krefeld, Germany. The picture above shows the train in the Siemens test center in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Ok, the train is based on the Desiro UK and is therefore very British.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #265
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #266
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A question from a newbie: How does that that Siemens train manage to cope with such a steep gradient?.
I thought high speed trains were the only ones capable of achieving that( like on the Cologne- Frankfurt line)
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #267
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Old June 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #268
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A question from a newbie: How does that that Siemens train manage to cope with such a steep gradient?.
I thought high speed trains were the only ones capable of achieving that( like on the Cologne- Frankfurt line)
Do high speed trains just slow down a lot and transfer their kinetic energy to potential energy?
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Old June 19th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #269
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ugh i dont like the color n design of the stations >=[
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Old June 21st, 2009, 10:43 PM   #270
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:32 PM   #271
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Airport-Bangkok link faces further delay

The Nation Published on June 24, 2009


Strike ends after govt pledge of union's role in SRT reorganisation

The opening of the high-speed rail link between Suvarnabhumi Airport |and inner Bangkok, scheduled for December 5, could be further delayed following this week's strike by railroad workers.


Hundreds of State Railway of Thailand employees returned to work yesterday evening after paralysing much of the national rail service for 36 hours.


Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart said the SRT labour union had agreed to end the strike following the government's pledge that the union would participate in reorganising the money-losing state agency.


The SRT is in the process of setting up two wholly owned companies: one for train operations and the other for real-estate management.


The company in charge of train operations will be responsible for running the 28.6-kilometre Airport Rail Link, which is due to open in December.


"I'm not sure if the rail link can still be opened as scheduled, because the process to form the SRT company will be halted until negotiations between the SRT union and the agency's top management are concluded," Transport Minister Sophon Saram said yesterday.


He said he hoped the talks would not be protracted and could be concluded within two weeks, or else the SRT would face greater financial damage.

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The country's international image would also take a further hit if the multibillion-baht elevated rail service between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the inner city did not start operation as scheduled, he added.


The high-speed rail service between the international airport - located in the suburbs of Bangkok - and Makkasan Station was originally due to open in August, but construction delays led to a postponement.


Leaders of the SRT union, which went on a selective wildcat strike on Monday morning, causing disruption to hundreds of thousands of commuters, said they were concerned the SRT would further privatise other routes of the national rail service.


Yesterday, the union entered into a memorandum of understanding with the government to end the strike on condition there be further negotiations between the two sides over the SRT's reorganisation.


The SRT has been losing money for years, with accumulated losses amounting to more than Bt70 billion.


Sanan said the SRT management would have to hold talks with the union, as the latter still lacked a clear understanding of the reorganisation plan aimed at boosting the agency's efficiency and reducing its chronic losses.


Sawit Kaewwan, president of the SRT union, said rail workers had needed to take the drastic action of the past two days in order to achieve the union's objective, even though many commuters were left stranded as a result.


Deputy Finance Minister Pradit Pataraprasit said the SRT needed to be reorganised quickly, because the government had committed to investing Bt170 billion in more railroad projects over the next few years.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #272
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #273
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Nice project, but the Thais sure love their concrete.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #274
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This looks awasome ! How much until they will finish it?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #275
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This looks awasome ! How much until they will finish it?
This project costs 1,000 million US$.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #276
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A question from a newbie: How does that that Siemens train manage to cope with such a steep gradient?.
I thought high speed trains were the only ones capable of achieving that( like on the Cologne- Frankfurt line)
Sir Humphrey, I think you're mixing two things here: Siemens's Velaro trains (known as ICE3 in Germany) differ from other European HIGHSPEED trains in this respect (at least until recently), but they don't differ from all other trains.

The salient point, as far as I've understood, is whether the train is powered by a classic engine car or by smaller individual motors distributed underneath the waggons. A "classic" train has to slow down significantly as soon as it goes uphill, because of the additional gravitational pull, whereas a train consisting of auto-motored units are able to continue at almost unchanged pace provided that the units are sufficiently well powered. It's almost like putting 500 passengers into ten busses instead of one train: in the flat land there's no time gain, but when you start climbing the Rockies (or the Alps or the Andes...) the train grounds to a near-halt whereas the busses continue apace.

This physics principle applies equally to HS and to slowly trains. Most suburban trains these days are auto-motored and they would (again provided they are well powered) be well suited to climb the ramps of Bangkoks Airport Train. But, on the other hand, the TGVs and ACELAs of this world most definitely wouldn't.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #277
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So are all Deiro Class 360 and 450 have all carriages powered or just 2 (ones with driver's cab)? They all come in configurations of 4 or 5 cars per trainset. I always used to think it was only the end carriages which have engines which would make 1/2 (or 2/5) of all carriages powered.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #278
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Nice project, but the Thais sure love their concrete.


i don't
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Old June 30th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #279
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 09:39 PM   #280
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