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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #201
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Actually, that too is a rather exceptional combination, only used on two lines. Most are in simple push-pull combinations with a single loco.
Oh only two lines? I thaught that there were more lines with this combination. But it are large lines é. By example; Knokke/Blankenberge - Tongeren. One train per hour and one cyclus is 8 hours ( example:Knokke: 10.05 => Genk: 13.20; Genk: 13.42=>Knokke:16.54). Each train consists of 10 coaches => 10*8=80 coaches for those line. In March or April 2011 there will be 492 coaches in service. 80 coaches of 492 is 1/6 (pretty much).
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #202
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One train per hour and one cyclus is 8 hours ( example:Knokke: 10.05 => Genk: 13.20; Genk: 13.42=>Knokke:16.54). Each train consists of 10 coaches => 10*8=80 coaches for those line. In March or April 2011 there will be 492 coaches in service. 80 coaches of 492 is 1/6 (pretty much).
You're forgetting that not all trains on the IC-E are run with M6, some still have AM96 EMUs.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #203
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The MBCR (Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail) also has double-deck cars. They are either Kawasaki stock or Hyundai-Rotem stock. Rakes with double-deck cars are usually found on the lines that originate from Boston's South Station.


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I heard there about the replace the Double Deckers with EMU Double Deckers on the Providence and later electrified Worcester lines.
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I heard there about the replace the Double Deckers with EMU Double Deckers on the Providence and later electrified Worcester lines.
Wait, wait, wait.

The MBTA actually payed lip-service to electrification of commuter rail lines?
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Wait, wait, wait.

The MBTA actually payed lip-service to electrification of commuter rail lines?
More like Amtrak wants to build a New inland NEC.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #207
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Old September 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #211
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I think in Italy it hardly reaches its max speed, as we normally use these doubble deckers for commuters trains: station are too close one to another, generally
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I think in Italy it hardly reaches its max speed, as we normally use these doubble deckers for commuters trains: station are too close one to another, generally
Those Z2M have been modified by Ansaldo Breda to reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h
Currently they travel at a commercial speed of 150 - 160 km/h between Rabat and Casablanca
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Are they not air conditioned for the hot climate?
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Are they not air conditioned for the hot climate?
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Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. Awarded Contract for 160 Bi-level Electric Passenger Rail Cars for Metra

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. were awarded the contract to supply 160 bi-level electric passenger rail cars to Metra, the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system based in Chicago.

The cars for the contract will be similar to the 26 Gallery-Type bi-level electric railcars that were delivered in year 2005-2006. The cars will accommodate up to 140 passengers per car and replace existing old fleets which have been used by Metra since 1970s. About half of the new cars will be equipped with bathrooms which will ensure a more comfortable ride for passengers.

The contract price will be $560 million. Delivery is scheduled from the end of 2012 through the middle of 2015. During execution of past Metra contracts, Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. have consistently met Buy America requirements and used contents and the workforce of Illinois, thereby supporting the creation of local area oriented works. For this contract, Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. are committed to a continued enhancement of such contribution to local employment.

The Sumitomo and Nippon Sharyo team have already successfully delivered around 900 passenger cars in the US market since 1980s. This includes 479 Gallery Type bi-level passenger cars and 26 Gallery Type bi-level electrical passenger cars delivered to Metra and all rolling stock used by Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (85 cars). This means the Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo team has supplied the majority of commuter rail cars departing and arriving in Chicago.

Sumitomo has 50 years of contract management experience in bringing transportation systems to life. As a prime contractor, the company has developed, managed and delivered commuter rail transit systems for Chicago's Metra, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, the Maryland Department of Transportation, California's CALTRANS Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the Los Angeles County MTA, the Virginia Railway Express, and has supplied Automated People Mover (APM) systems for the Washington Dulles International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Miami International Airport's new North Terminal, and is working on delivering a second APM system for the Airport's MIA Mover.

Sumitomo's global network has been involved in building various types of transit systems around the world, including light rail systems in Manila, Philippines, and APM systems at Hong Kong's new airport at Chek Lap Kok, and other systems in Japan.
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