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Old February 21st, 2013, 11:49 PM   #361
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12-car double deck trains are very common in the Netherlands (composed of three 4-car EMU's or two 6-car EMU's).
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:10 AM   #362
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Sometimes even 14. 2 X 4-emu and 1 6-emu but those combinations are rare.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:32 AM   #363
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There is actually a SBB service that is run with 16 coaches and 2 engines.
see here: http://www.seegerweb.ch/index.php?op...gory&catid=171
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Old February 24th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #364
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Chennai - Bangalore AC Double-decker train started trail run few hours back.. will start services in few days



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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:06 AM   #365
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Double deckers used as temporary trains during the Chinese New Year travel peak, they are normally used as short haul city-city trains but are now combined with other carriages to serve some of the busier migration routes.




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Old February 25th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #366
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Stadler wins commuter train order in Moscow

Stadler Rail has won the tender by Russian rail operator Aeroexpress for the delivery of 24 double-decker multiple-unit trains. These trains will be used on the commuter railway lines running between the centre of Moscow and the three airports. The order is worth a total of around EUR 350 million and will be processed partly at the new Stadler factory in Minsk and partly in Switzerland. The Minsk factory is currently under construction and will start service in autumn 2013. The order also includes an option for 13 more trains.

Aeroexpress is ordering 16 four-carriage and 8 six-carriage double-decker multiple-unit trains from Stadler, which are to be delivered by the end of 2016. Peter Spuhler, owner and CEO of Stadler Rail Group, is pleased about the order: “This second order from Russia is an important milestone for us. After winning a first order from Russian rail vehicle manufacturer Transmash Holding a year and a half ago, this order represents a breakthrough in the Russian market for Stadler.”

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The new trains will be based on the established Stadler KISS. However, the sheer size of the Russian models makes them different from the KISS vehicles produced to date. The track gauge is 1,520 millimetres (compared to 1,435 millimetres in Western Europe). While the trains in Western Europe are normally 2,800 millimetres wide, the new double-deckers are 3,400 millimetres wide. With a height of 5,240 millimetres (compared to 4,500 millimetres in the West), the vehicles are considerably larger all round.

The trains are designed to cope with the specific Russian climate, which can range from –50 degrees Celsius to +40 degrees Celsius and in this respect are based on the FLIRT vehicles delivered to Finland, Norway, Estonia and Belarus. The trains will have a speed of 160 km/h and have comfortable, bright interiors in two classes (business and economy). The carriages are made from lightweight aluminium, which makes the vehicles much lighter than the traditional steel carriages. The reduced weight means that the train operator can make significant energy savings on everyday services.



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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #367
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Since they are wider, will they have 5 seats per row?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #368
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Looks pretty
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Old February 26th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #369
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Old February 26th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #370
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Are there any HSR double-deckers?
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Old February 26th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #371
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Old February 26th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #372
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #373
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The Japan Rail East shinkansens E1 and E4 are 'full' double deckers, a few 200-series sets have included 1 or 2 double deck cars since 1990.
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Chennai Bangalore Double Decker Express by VinTN, on Flickr

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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #375
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Old May 16th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #376
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New double deck trains in Iran

Recently Iranian Railways introduced double deck trains on medium distances up to 500km. They are now on service between Esfahan and Shiraz, Kerman and Yazd as well as on some trains between Tehran and Mashad, Tabriz and other directions.

They have been manufactured by CNTIC/CTC in China with boogies from Siemens China.

Here are some pictures I could take on these trains two weeks ago travelling from Kerman to Yazd. The wagons are very comfortable and silent. They have a non intrusive air conditioning, tea kitchen and HD video projection. They have set a new, higher standard on medium range day trains in Iran.













An here is a short video I could find on youtube:

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Old May 18th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #377
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Are those locomotives also build by siemens ? They look al lot like the vectron platform.
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Are those locomotives also build by siemens ? They look al lot like the vectron platform.
Yes, indeed. 30 units have been built by Siemens in Germany, 150 are built by MAPNA in Iran under Siemens license.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #379
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Soms pictures from Belgian's Railways. 4 years ago, SNCB's cars class M5 in red livery, now in white.

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