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Old February 16th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #2621
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Madrid-Asturias HSL.
Section Palencia-Leon.

Images taken near Leon. The milepost you see on the last pic marks the point where the gauge changer will be located. No movement for now in this sector:

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Old February 16th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #2622
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Madrid-Asturias HSL.
Section La Robla-Pola de Lena (Pajares base tunnels).


Apparently researchers have decided that spending €180 million will be enough to stop the "leaks" in the tunnels.

It should be done through injecting resin and enhanced microcement, they say.
Let´s hope this measure can fix the mess in the tunnels.

Source: this article at Leonoticias.com (in Spanish).
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:05 PM   #2623
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As anyone who had travelled in Spanish trains would know, there is free cinema (not the best films at all but...) and several audio channels to listen music, relax and a radio-magazine (typical articles you would read in a travel magazine but... spoken). And obviously another channel for the TV sound.
I've noticed they are in original soundtrack too so if anyone wanna hear them in English, it is available.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:41 PM   #2624
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Do trains have free wi-fi?
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:44 PM   #2625
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No, they do not.
If only they had...

But in almost all of them you can plug your computer or mobile phone to charge the battery.
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I think these days wi-fi is something that travelers really value, as more and more people have some sort of tablet, laptop or else with them.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:47 PM   #2627
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Starting on December 1st 2013, cafeteria and restaurant services have changed.

AVE and Euromed weekdays (except in summer, christmas and so on)
Turista
Turista+ (preferente without meal)
Preferente (meal incluided)
Club (meal included)

All other trains anyday and AVE and Euromed on weekends
Turista
Turista+ (more or less preferente seats)
Preferente (more or less Club seats)
but with no meal on seat and a cheaper price.

In the Spanish thread I've posted two pictures about products you can buy on board. Cafeteria remains any day and on weekends they will have a little trolley to move over all seats. Main products can be bought without leaving your seat. Other ones you may go to cafeteria (and eat there or return to your seat as you prefer).
And obviously, you're free to take your own meals and drinks.

I'm sorry I didn't find the product list in English.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:49 PM   #2628
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I think these days wi-fi is something that travelers really value, as more and more people have some sort of tablet, laptop or else with them.
So do I.....

At least you can use the phone... when the Madrid-Lerida was opened there was absolutely no phone service except in the five minutes before Calatayud.
Sure... you could write only SMS and wait for a second of service to be sent and receive anything. When passing near Calatayud you could use general mobile network and I knew I had time for a 5 minutes call (and that was all until Madrid or Zaragoza)
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 05:06 PM   #2629
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I think these days wi-fi is something that travelers really value, as more and more people have some sort of tablet, laptop or else with them.
Adif (infraestructure owner) has reached agreements with all mobile companies (with own physical network, not Mobile Virtual Network Operator), and all HSL have 3G coverage. Also, Renfe Operadora is supposed to be working on having Wi-Fi on board.
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Is there a list of the longest high-speed rail tunnels in Spain?
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 05:59 PM   #2631
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I found this list in the wikipedia. At first, road tunnels, secondly, railway tunnels.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:T...de_Espa%C3%B1a

They say if they are on service, under construction, proposed, closed...

They can be closed lines, commuter networks or high speed line on urban areas...
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I found this list in the wikipedia. At first, road tunnels, secondly, railway tunnels.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:T...de_Espa%C3%B1a

They say if they are on service, under construction, proposed, closed...

They can be closed lines, commuter networks or high speed line on urban areas...
Do you know what's this tunnel?
Túnel de Barcelona: 11.700 m Zaragoza-Barcelona por Lérida
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:17 PM   #2633
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Not at all and I got surprised when I saw the list.

I guess that it is the own urban HSL tunnel in Barcelona and it is written in the list with different names, sometimes until the station, sometimes the whole tunnel...
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Do you know what's this tunnel?
Túnel de Barcelona: 11.700 m Zaragoza-Barcelona por Lérida
It is the commuter train tunnel that goes from Sants through Pl Catalunya and La Sagrera.

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Not at all and I got surprised when I saw the list. I guess that it is the own urban HSL tunnel in Barcelona and it is written in the list with different names, sometimes until the station, sometimes the whole tunnel...
The HSR tunnel is a different tunnel.

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B..._Sants-Sagrera

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Is there a list of the longest high-speed rail tunnels in Spain?
There are only 2 tunnels longer than 10 km on the Spanish HSR network. Guadarrama with 28 km and Pajares with 24 km. There are a few others projected or proposed but they are unlikely to be built in the next few decades.

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There is any map with all the railway tunnels in Barcelona?
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There is any map with all the railway tunnels in Barcelona?
It is not super high resolution but it is the best I could find.

http://www.trenscat.com/renfe/linia15_ct.html
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It is not super high resolution but it is the best I could find.

http://www.trenscat.com/renfe/linia15_ct.html
That's perfect. Thanks.

Hmmmm, however I am not sure. I think the tunnel names Túnel de Barcelona in Wikipedia should be the Sants-Catalunya-Arc de Triomf-Meridiana-Trinitat, and not through Sagrera as it is too short and onlue slightly longer than the new HSL tunnel.

What do you think?
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That's perfect. Thanks.

Hmmmm, however I am not sure. I think the tunnel names Túnel de Barcelona in Wikipedia should be the Sants-Catalunya-Arc de Triomf-Meridiana-Trinitat, and not through Sagrera as it is too short and onlue slightly longer than the new HSL tunnel.

What do you think?
Yes, I wrote La Sagrera because that is the name of the neighbourhood, La Sagrera-Meridiana they only added later so as not to confuse with the yet to be built railway station which also will be named La Sagrera. I think they should have just named it after some famous personality from Barcelona instead, like Joan Miró train station for example.
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Ah, ok. Cool.
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What's the future of Barcelona França? It would appear that with the new infrastructure coming on line it won't really be needed any longer. Will it be put to other uses?
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