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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:41 AM   #141
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In UK Class 360 not only serves Heathrow Express but also many regular routes (especially by South West Trains which purchased a huge load of those trains to change their older ones which were outdated) of short-distance intercity or even regular suburban services. Excellent trainsets I have to say (perhaps as most other things that are Made in Deutschland ). Perhaps the best suburban-type trains in operation in the UK at the present. Some time ago I had a chat with one on-train staff while on my way from central London to suburbs where I live. He said the trains are really good and unlike some other new trains in SW Trains fleed do not break down or cause other technical issues. So I guess that's a very right choice for the Suvarnabhumi Express service.
To be precise, the Desiros used by South West Trains are Class 444 (for long distance services) and Class 450 (for suburban services). Unlike the Class 360 trains, they have 750v DC third rail power, although they can be modified for overhead power.

The notoriously unreliable trains mentioned by Pansori are the Class 458 made by Alstom.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:16 PM   #143
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To be precise, the Desiros used by South West Trains are Class 444 (for long distance services) and Class 450 (for suburban services). Unlike the Class 360 trains, they have 750v DC third rail power, although they can be modified for overhead power.

The notoriously unreliable trains mentioned by Pansori are the Class 458 made by Alstom.
Thanks for clarification. It seems I didn't see much of a difference between Class 360 and Class 444/450

And yeah, these are the 458 which I had in mind about lack of reliability. As far as I know some of them were even withdrawn from service (temporarily?). Quite a bad result for a new train!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:40 PM   #144
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:25 AM   #145
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 04:38 PM   #146
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look a lot like brit train
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:52 PM   #147
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^Yea they look alot like those London Midland trains. lol
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Old June 5th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #148
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Old June 6th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #149
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Thats quite an incline!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #150
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Old June 12th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #151
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #152
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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, 09:08 PM   #153
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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, 09:59 PM   #155
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Old June 18th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #156
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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, 04:00 PM   #157
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ugh i dont like the color n design of the stations >=[
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Old June 21st, 2009, 09:43 PM   #158
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:32 PM   #159
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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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