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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #21
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You've shown some great photos there of Terminal Čierna nad Tisou. It's not often you see a standard gauge/broad gauge interface in close-up, even though it's arguably one of the most intriguing aspects of the railway system in Europe.

Do you know how the terminal will be re-built?

Will the Dobrá terminal also be re-built, or is that already more than adequate as it is?
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TedStriker told me to show you these.


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These are Finnish lorry/trailer trains of VR Cargo. The broad gauge and large loading gauge allow for a drive-through train to be built on ordinary flat car bases, equipped with wheel blocks, drive-through ramps, and auxiliary equipment such as generators and power outlets for cooling equipment. These trains run each night between northern and southern Finland at 120 km/h (if my memory serves); lorries are restricted to 89 km/h on the road. Vehicles are driven on and off the train. If the train is full, a vehicle can straddle the gap between cars.

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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #23
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Is it too late to rename the thread, CEE Intermodal Terminals?

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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #24
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You've shown some great photos there of Terminal Čierna nad Tisou. It's not often you see a standard gauge/broad gauge interface in close-up, even though it's arguably one of the most intriguing aspects of the railway system in Europe.

Do you know how the terminal will be re-built?

Will the Dobrá terminal also be re-built, or is that already more than adequate as it is?
I think Čierna nad Tisou will be just reconstructed. Thus it will be like now only with some new equipment instead the old one. Dobrá is rent to Russian Railways. They will probably invest some money there, but I don't expect some serious changes as well. On the other hand I can't say that for sure and maybe some more detailed information will appear. But, both Čierna nad Tisou and Dobrá are more than sufficient now so unless flow of cargo will significantly increase it's not necessary to add anything. Unfortunately, we are far from using their full capacity.
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RCA Terminal Wolfurt (Austria)
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That's one of those clever little terminals found across Europe which has been shoe-horned into a spare bit of space.

How will RCA expand it? I would have thought it needs a brand new location to be re-built with longer handling tracks, for example.
I found a small sketch about the extension plans:
http://static2.orf.at/vietnam2/image...20orf2_big.jpg

Compare it with an aerial picture of the current terminal:
http://maps.google.at/maps?f=q&sourc...h&z=15&iwloc=A

It looks as if they plan to expand it westwards, on the left side of Road 190. According to the plans, three new 500 meter long loading tracks would replace the current 250 meter tracks. Apparently 17.000 m² of ground would be needed westwards of the current terminal.

Unfortunately that's all I could find so far.
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it's still a tight squeeze, but a big improvement from an operational viewpoint.
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After BILK, Sopron is the most important terminal in Hungary.

It serves as a hub, connecting South, West and North Europe with the Balkans, CIS, Russia and Turkey.

Sadly I could not load the 'horizontal' image of Sopron which Google Earth's rotation feature allows, so here is a link via Google Maps.

You can see both the marshalling yard and the terminal itself.


http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...65875&t=h&z=15

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In the Czech Republic, Lovosice links with the piggyback network of Kombiverkehr. The terminal is tiny, although it's next to a sizeable yard, so can handle quite a few trains.



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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #29
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Poland's never-ending story of future success is the International Logistic Centre
EUROTERMINAL IN SLAWKOW, POLAND.

Read here

And Railway Market - CEE Review once reviewed the Polish recent interesting investments in the terminal infrastructure

Read here
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #30
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After BILK, Sopron is the most important terminal in Hungary.
No. Not even the mainline to Vienna goes through it. On other hand,check Szolnok:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...55189&t=h&z=14


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By importance, I meant in terms of the type of trains/traffic, so I ought to have been more clear.

Szolnok is important in Hungarian terms, handling maritime containers.

However Sopron is a hub, acting as a 'node' between the West, North and South Europe networks and those of the East, Balkans, CIS, Russia and Turkey.

Sopron handles both shipping container traffic, and also Continental swap bodies and containers.
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Do you have H1 2009 MAV Cargo statics on intermodal transports?
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Found a map about the combi and container terminals:


(kti.hu)

(OLSZK=national logistical services centre)




No,I dont have any data about the intermodal transport.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #34
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container traffic:
Csepel Szabadkikötő: 130 000 TEU (2004), ~150 000 TEU (2008)
BILK: 86 000 TEU (2004), 146 000 TEU (2008)
Sopron GYSEV kombiterminál: 72 000 TEU (2005), ~80-100 000 TEU (2008)
Záhony: ~50 000 TEU (2008)
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I can't for the life of me find a photo of the terminal at Ljubljana, so I've had to resort to posting a link to a Google aerial photo.

This terminal is another that acts as a hub, connecting a few terminals in Germany, including the two hubs at Duisburg (Ruhort) and Hamburg (Billwerder), with a number of terminals spread across the Balkans, along with the Halkali facility in Istanbul also. (See: http://www.kombiverkehr.de).


http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...16469&t=h&z=17
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Press release from Hupac on September 1st, 2009:

"As of 21.08.2009 Hupac will extend its network to Rumania through a feeder between the Budapest BILK Terminal and the brand-new terminal of Curtici. Hupac opens a new link between Rumania and Duisburg with reforwarding possibility to/from Rotterdam and, through the port, connections with England, Ireland and overseas destinations."

See: http://www.hupac.com/PDF/Flyer_nuovi...st_Curtici.pdf





Does anyone have a photo of Terminal Curtici? (Apologies for sll size of map)
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That's one of those clever little terminals found across Europe which has been shoe-horned into a spare bit of space.

How will RCA expand it? I would have thought it needs a brand new location to be re-built with longer handling tracks, for example. [/COLOR]
It is just being expanded, further future expansion will be challenging I guess.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #38
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Let's show some "small" container terminals around here:


Some container terminals aroudn the portuguese shore line (from north to south):


Leixões terminal (the Porto city harbour):




image hosted on flickr


Sorry but I couldn't find any good pics of the railway tracks.


Aveiro harbour: (being expanded and a new railway route under construction)


Figueira harbour:


Lisboa Harbour (alcantara/Santos and Matinha docks):





(note: the bridge in the background is not built yet ... it's just a project for the HSR lisboa-madrid)

(note: pruposed upgrade/enlargement of the Matinha terminal... huge)


Setubal harbour:
(need to find proper pictures)

Sines harbour:





(note the sheer size of that ship ... the largest of them all ... at least back in 2005 it was the largest in the world)



Need to find better pictures of the railway tracks ... preferably with loaded trains on them.

Also need to add some land based intermodal terminals.
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Thanks for the photos. Just so you know, CEE stands for Central and East Europe, so that's essentially the former Communist states.

But don't worry, skyscrapercity won't issue a warrant for your arrest.

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Thanks for the photos. Just so you know, CEE stands for Central and East Europe, so that's essentially the former Communist states.

But don't worry, skyscrapercity won't issue a warrant for your arrest.
I know what CEE stands for ... I'm just playing a 2 on 1 game here:

1- My post was just to provoke some "response" on you guys ... to see if someone starts to post a huge load of photos.

2- Playing dumb and answering the 1st post:

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I'd like to start a topic on the Central / Southern / Eastern Euopean container terminals - small and big ones, new and old, projected and never built.




Offtopic: That Sines Harbour container facilities are suposed to be the westernmost extremity of a cross european freight rail route ... all the way from SW europe to NE in the baltic.
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