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Old November 21st, 2013, 03:10 AM   #2341
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part II

Madrid-Galicia HSL (Olmedo junction-Zamora-Pedralba de la Pradería-Ourense-Santiago de Compostela).
Section Pedralba de la Pradería-Ourense.

Welcome to the coldest and most beautiful part of the whole HSL...

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View of the double Vilavella viaduct, 144m long. Only one of the two is finished. The other has only the piers. In hindsight, the twin Western (Ourense side) portals of the bi-tube La Canda tunnel, 7.3km long.





Twin portals of the bi-tube Requejo tunnel, Eastern side (seen from Zamora), 2.4km long. At the end of these tunnels there´s a 880m-long viaduct and right next the single tube Padornelo tunnel, 6.4km long.





The La Aparecida power station, near the western portal of the Padornelo tunnels, which will feed electricity to the HSL.





An Alvia Madrid-Lugo-Ferrol not long after leaving A Gudiña station.





Paths that lead to the tunnel portals.



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Back cab ride from Burgos to León, via the Venta de Baños by-pass.

The train is an Alvia Barcelona-Corunna (or Barcelona-Vigo?), served by a class 130 train.
It´s interesting, since here and there you can spot the HSL.

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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:09 AM   #2343
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Valladolid-Venta de Baños-Palencia-Leon HSL.
Gauge-change of Palencia.

It will be used by the Alvia trains of the Santander line, which will quit the HSL right here.
Centre left of the pic, you can spot the catenary of the Palencia-Magaz by-pass line (which by-passes Venta de Baños station).

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Old November 21st, 2013, 11:57 AM   #2344
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View of the double Vilavella viaduct, 144m long. Only one of the two is finished. The other has only the piers. In hindsight, the twin Western (Ourense side) portals of the bi-tube La Canda tunnel, 7.3km long.
Are they are building parallels tunnels and viaducts even on the single track sections, or this particular section will be double track?
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Old November 21st, 2013, 12:01 PM   #2345
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Are they are building parallels tunnels and viaducts even on the single track sections, or this particular section will be double track?
It seems that in a first phase most of the line will open with just a track, but they are leaving everything ready for laying the second track when the traffic requires it.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:03 PM   #2346
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Is Medina del Campo-Zamora section also starting out as a single track or only Zamora-Ourense?
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:13 PM   #2347
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In the first phase yes, it will have some single track stretch too.

Double track: Olmedo-Medina del Campo
Single track: Medina del Campo-PB Coreses
Double track: PB Coreses-Zamora

Then, apparently, between Zamora and Pedralba:

Double track: Zamora-La Hiniesta
Single track: La Hiniesta-Otero de Sanabria
Double track: Otero de Sanabria-Pedralba
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Old November 29th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2348
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update

Basque "Y" HSL.

River Deba viaduct.

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11-Oct-2013



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Old December 1st, 2013, 02:25 PM   #2349
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Hey Hey,

Is there any information about the next lines or stretches of High Speed Rail being opened in Spain? Will there be any completision of lines in 2014? Or is the next one coming in 2015?

Thanks for your informations
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Old December 1st, 2013, 02:34 PM   #2350
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Expected:

Valladolid-Leon
Valladolid-Burgos
Vitoria-Bilbao/Irun
Medina-Zamora

on built:
Alicante-Murcia
by pass from Valencia to Alicante
Seville-Granada

(and Tarragona-Valencia forever...)
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Hey Hey,
...My, My (Into The Black). That´s the title of a very good Neil Young song.

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Is there any information about the next lines or stretches of High Speed Rail being opened in Spain?
We have some infos, but no facts yet. Just some input.

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Will there be any completision of lines in 2014?
No.

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Or is the next one coming in 2015?
(see below anyway... if you can into understandings the Polandball lingo ).

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Thanks for your informations
You are welcome.

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Expected:

Valladolid-Leon
Valladolid-Burgos
Vitoria-Bilbao/Irun
Medina-Zamora

on built:
Alicante-Murcia
by pass from Valencia to Alicante
Seville-Granada

(and Tarragona-Valencia forever...)
Yuo is gib wrong informationings, Alserrodball, 437.001ball is into knowings better.

Is wrong, wrong, wrong. Not making openings in 2014 (exceptings maybe Olmedo junction to Zamora, on the Madrid-Galicia HSL, if they is can into makings buildings and testingness very fast).

Them others lines on that listingness of Alserrodball wuold beings into open in 2015, makings exceptings of the Basque Y, which can into openings for latest yaers.

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HSR in Medina del Campo.

Map showing the Madrid-Galicia HSL and its connections to the classic network, as well as the location of the Medina del Campo station (whose opening isn´t 100% sure yet, it seems).

In black: classic lines (the electrification works of the classic line to Salamanca have already started).
In blue: Madrid-Galicia HSL and connections (under construction).
In thin dashed black: current link between Medina del Campo and Olmedo junction on the Madrid-Valladolid HSL (which doesn´t appear on the map).


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Is there any chance that Medina AV station will be postponed because they understood that building it on the intersection with the classic line would be more intelligent?

The line to Salamanca will be converted to standard or double gauge, or will be served by Alvia trains via a cambiador?
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Are there any planns to make the Zaragoza X.
Meaning a traject from Madrid to Barcelona, which is allready there.
From Valencia to Bilbao/ San Sebastian which is not there I believe.
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Is there any chance that Medina AV station will be postponed because they understood that building it on the intersection with the classic line would be more intelligent?
I´m not sure yet, although I seem to remember that it will be built, but Medina del Campo will have a "low-cost" station. Wait and see, though...

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The line to Salamanca will be converted to standard or double gauge?
For now, it will only be electrified, although in the future it will be adapted to standard gauge, be it by changing the gauge, be it by 3rd rail.

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Or will be served by Alvia trains via a cambiador?
A gauge-changer located between Medina del Campo and Campillo. So yes, Alvia, IC and (maybe) Avant.

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Are there any planns to make the Zaragoza X.
Meaning a traject from Madrid to Barcelona, which is allready there.
From Valencia to Bilbao/ San Sebastian which is not there I believe.
Erm... yes, but that´s more for the long run.
Definitely there´s something between Castejon and Pamplona (built by the Navarrese government, btw), and there´s something between Valencia and Zaragoza via Teruel, too (but that would be really really expensive, and for now it´s been shelved till better times).

The Basque "Y" is under construction, though.
This alone will have a massive impact in all the rail services in the North (including what you´re talking about -to a degree, though), since travel times will be cut by at least one hour in every case.
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Are there any planns to make the Zaragoza X.
Meaning a traject from Madrid to Barcelona, which is allready there.
From Valencia to Bilbao/ San Sebastian which is not there I believe.
Nothing to come.

And... Let's be happy due to there is a confortable link Bilbao-Valencia and some passengers take it.

But just look at time for a Zaragoza - Valencia and the mountains...
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Nothing to come.

And... Let's be happy due to there is a confortable link Bilbao-Valencia and some passengers take it.

But just look at time for a Zaragoza - Valencia and the mountains...
And the population density...

That´s why I believe it is more likely that we see Bilbao-Valencia trains via Valladolid-Madrid-Cuenca or via Zaragona-Tarragona-Castellon.
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Valladolid-Palencia-Leon HSL.
Future scheme of tracks around Palencia station.

Works haven´t started yet.

As you can see, there will be two new bretelle points, one in each gauge, since not having them would mean capacity issue (and even with them, Palencia station will probably be strained).

ATTENTION: Bottom, North. Top, South.

Blue line: HSL (standard gauge).
Left, for Burgos and Valladolid/Madrid. Right, for Leon.

Red line: classic line (Iberian gauge).
Top left, for Venta de Baños/Valladolid/Madrid. Bottom left, for Magaz/Burgos.
Top right, for Leon. Bottom right, for Santander.

The point where the red track turns blue (bottom left) is a gauge-change machine (a "cambiador").

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Valladolid-Palencia-Leon HSL.
Current scheme of tracks around Palencia station.

It includes in red the position of one of the future bretelle points.

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Madrid-Galicia HSL.
Section Olmedo junction-Zamora.

Pictures taken between Olmedo junction and Medina del Campo-AVE station.

First rails and catenary poles in place!!!

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Yesterday it was a foggy day in the Valladolid province.

Olmedo junction: the current single track branch between the Madrid-Valladolid HSL and Medina del Campo station, which in fact is the surviving part of the old Medina del Campo-Segovia line, closed in the early 1990s. In this sector, the new HSL will be just the doublé-tracking of the current line. We can tell in the pictures the new track, not electrified yet (as a footnote, the new poles are dark Green, while the old ones are blue, tat will help you telling which are which).











Junction at the gauge-change machine. The current track and its catenary divert to the right, like the old Segovia-Medina del Campo has always done. The new platform (the real start of the Galicia HSL, actually) diverges to the left. It it, the double track is already in place till future Medina del Campo HSL station, some 20 km. On the pics, the Works trains are on track 1.











We´re at the point in which the Medina by-pass will start. To our left, trains will not only be able to carry on to Madrid, but also to Valladolid and beyond (namely, the Basque Country, and also Zaragoza/Barcelona via Burgos). To our right, trains will run towards Zamora (and on towards Corunna, Vigo, Lugo and Ferrol), and also towards Salamanca (by means of a new branch including a new gauge-change machine). The fences allow you to tell the shape ogf the future platforms.
One of the pics includes a way out of the HSL for wildlife. In hindsight, the current Segovia-Medina classic line, with blue poles.










At Pozal de Gallinas, between Olmedo junction and Medina-AVE.
We can see the double track. Foundations for catenary poles are being finished.








Medina del Campo-AVE. Road bridge for the Medina del Campo to El Campillo road, located at the end of the station towards Zamora. We can tell the Works for the platform of the Salamanca branch, with the Zamora HSL in hindsight, in the fog. Will this be the location for the gauge-change machine for the Salamanca trains?











The HSL towards Zamora and Galicia past Medina del Campo-AVE.
We can see the right track and some catenary poles.








From here on, the HSL got lost in the Castilian fog, sorry for that...

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