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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #61
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DMUs class 860




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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #62
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Compared to EMU 671:



New DMU 861 in testing operation. The roof is not in final state yet:


www.railtrains.sk

Second loco class 381 will be soon completed:

www.zeleznicny.net
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 03:42 PM   #63
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first three of nine DMU Bombardier Talent for private transport company Regiojet, which will operate these units between Bratislava and Dunajska Streda




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Old May 30th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #64
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Hello! Very nice topic with useful information! But could you please tell me the lines where operates CRW (Central Railways) or Bryntin Rail CZ with Bo-Bo ex-CFR locomotives? I am a Romanian railfan and I like to find out some information about these locos.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 12:54 PM   #65
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construction update - new rail tunnel "Turkish Hill" on the main corridor


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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #66
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This is one of the last trains which used old railway beneath Tureckı hill:

http://www.zeleznicny.net/modules/xc....php?pid=16438

And today the tunnel was officially opened for traffic, for now on one track only. It's the first new railway tunnel after 66 years. This is the very first train which went through the tunnel:

http://www.railtrains.sk/modules/xcg...e.php?pid=7497
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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #67
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Opposite entrance of the tunnel:


http://www.zeleznicny.net/modules/xc....php?pid=16440


http://www.zeleznicny.net/modules/xc....php?pid=16441
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #68
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Awesome tunnel , why are they only using 1 track in the tunnel ? Except for the powerelines above the track it looks finnished.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #69
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Where is it located?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #70
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Awesome tunnel , why are they only using 1 track in the tunnel ? Except for the powerelines above the track it looks finnished.
The tunnel is pretty much completed, but only on track is connected to adjacent railway. I think this picture explains it. Until today the old track was used, now they switched traffic to new track in the tunnel and they started to dismantle the old track. When dismantled, there will be space to connect also second track to adjacent railway.



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Here: http://maps.google.sk/?ll=48.782862,...66047&t=h&z=15
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Old July 16th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #71
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What's the point of not opening up both tracks from the very beginning?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #72
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I suppose to leave a rail connection to the old line, so as it can be dismantled using work trains instead of road vehicles. That's what I understand from Qwert's last post.

Some infos I found on that tunnel: length 1.8 km, max depth 100 m, side tunnel around 250 m in length for safety, located around in the middle of the main tunnel.
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Then I suppose there's not that much traffic on that line.
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Then I suppose there's not that much traffic on that line.
Not necessarily... Depends on how long the single track section is. A well-
managed single track line with enough sidings can easily accommodate 50+
trains per day, and much more if well equipped. As far as I can see, it was double
track before the tunnel digging started, taken back to single track during
the works, and will go back to double track once the works are over. They would
not have bothered digging a double track tunnek if the line traffic, existing
or potential, would not justify it.
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50+ trains per day is nothing that I would consider a lot of traffic and that was my point. If you already got more traffic than one line could handle, you would never build in such a bottleneck and rather deal with the dismantling issue.

Anyhow: Great to see Slovakia investing in their railway network. Europe needs these investments and especially EE as they're still lagging behind.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #76
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In St. Gallen (CH) there was a railroad section with 3tph per direction (so 6tph) on a single a largely single track railroad.
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A short (~5 km, some times up to around 10 km) single track section on an otherwise double track line can handle around 5 trains per hour per direction if they travel in batches (like on the Zürich-Lucerne line).
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:25 AM   #78
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beautiful pics qwert! i am going to slovakia in the middle of august, so i am now even more looking forward to get back home

but for me it was always a mystery why the modernisation of the track from bratislava to nove mesto (or i do not know till which city) is set for maximum speed 160km/h. In western europe speed of trains start at 180km/h to 300km/h german ICE. But even regional trains travel 180km/h and more. And we are making total modernisation, which takes several years (I remember it started about 7-8 years ago when I was traveling from Trencin to BA for studies) to reach speed of 160km/h??? That means that in lets say 15 years, when we realize that we should follow the civilized world, we will make new modernisation?
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beautiful pics qwert! i am going to slovakia in the middle of august, so i am now even more looking forward to get back home

but for me it was always a mystery why the modernisation of the track from bratislava to nove mesto (or i do not know till which city) is set for maximum speed 160km/h. In western europe speed of trains start at 180km/h to 300km/h german ICE. But even regional trains travel 180km/h and more. And we are making total modernisation, which takes several years (I remember it started about 7-8 years ago when I was traveling from Trencin to BA for studies) to reach speed of 160km/h??? That means that in lets say 15 years, when we realize that we should follow the civilized world, we will make new modernisation?
Actually, there are still some busy lines, wherere trains operate about 100-120 km/h at many stretches, like Nice-Marseille, even magnificient 320 kmh TGVs slow down to that speed.
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beautiful pics qwert! i am going to slovakia in the middle of august, so i am now even more looking forward to get back home

but for me it was always a mystery why the modernisation of the track from bratislava to nove mesto (or i do not know till which city) is set for maximum speed 160km/h. In western europe speed of trains start at 180km/h to 300km/h german ICE. But even regional trains travel 180km/h and more. And we are making total modernisation, which takes several years (I remember it started about 7-8 years ago when I was traveling from Trencin to BA for studies) to reach speed of 160km/h??? That means that in lets say 15 years, when we realize that we should follow the civilized world, we will make new modernisation?
Actually modernisation of Bratislava-Košice corridor is carried out to high standard. Track is suitable for 160 with very few exceptions (to 140 and in one case to 100 km/h) and does the job for such a small country. I expect the IC trains to cover the distance in 3:30 once the modernisation is finished. True problem lies in painfully slow pace of modernisation I dont expect it to be finished before 2030.
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