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Old March 29th, 2017, 10:09 PM   #761
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no one can deny that the center of Berlin is full of graffiti and tags! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RS1OCs8-c8
And in periferis berlin flowerbeds have the burnt grass and garbage inside!
Even Berlin and Germany until a few years ago were more 'clean and well maintained.
Now there is less maintenance.

The same for Paris

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Old March 29th, 2017, 10:13 PM   #762
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No, not at all. It depends on the region and community. Vandalism and Graffiti on railway/metro-stations and tracks in Berlin is the same problem like an a more problematic town in Italy as Berlin is a more problematic town in Germany . Sad to say this as a Berliner, but also here bad things like Graffiti and vandalism started in the mid80s.

Than take a look at Munich and Bavaria. You see the difference travelling along A9. Bridges in East Germany are spread with Graffiti, in Bavaria none is. Poorness of a region may be a reason for devastment. The average GDP of Milan is one of the highest in Europe like Munich or Hamburg. So I guess they have much less problems with vandalism than Sicily.

Also I had to confirm that germans, using FS train-services, have been surprised by accuracy and easy to understand fare-system for foreigners. Something they are not used to in Germany anymore. Nobody told me, that trains and stations were dirty or ugly
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Old March 30th, 2017, 10:20 AM   #763
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Italians don't care about environment, everyone knows that.
Oh yes??... And we all know that east Europe is Reeeeaaaly preoccupied by ecology , specially ex yougoslavia...
Again you are smaller than an Italian region, what do you mean? Lubjana is smaller than Bergamo how is a small town for Italy. Small country, small problem...
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Old March 30th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #764
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Old April 1st, 2017, 10:35 PM   #765
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The greatest enemy of Europe are sterotypes, ignorance and nationalism. People saying greeks and italians are lazy, germans are nazis, french are not honest are stupid. Im so ****ed up with that shit. If Europe struggles, qui bono? Europeans dont.

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 10:03 AM   #766
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 11:28 AM   #767
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The greatest enemy of Europe are sterotypes, ignorance and nationalism. People saying greeks and italians are lazy, germans are nazis, french are not honest are stupid. Im so ****ed up with that shit. If Europe struggles, qui bono? Europeans dont.

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Well, stereotypes are bad, but I think a worse enemy is "whateverism" and "youcannotdoanythingaboutit-ism". Examples include: "big cities will always be messy", "you cannot control your maritime border", "terrorism is unavoidable in open societies", "ageing is natural to developed societies". Of course the Tokyos, Australias, Taiwans and USAs of the world beg to differ on many of these issues, but Europe has a huge deal of "meh" in solving its problems.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 01:34 PM   #768
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 06:01 PM   #770
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Hey,

is it for the new ETR 1000 possible that two trains run coupled together for higher capacity? If yes, what services run with two unites?


Same question for Italo AGV. Do they travel sometimes with two trains?
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 09:00 PM   #771
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is it for the new ETR 1000 possible that two trains run coupled together for higher capacity? If yes, what services run with two unites?


Same question for Italo AGV. Do they travel sometimes with two trains?
Double trainsets of the 1000 are undergoing trials in these weeks. They were designed with that option in mind so it should present no problems.

I expect the same option to be supported by the 575 (Italo), but I'm not sure its lenght is under the 200 m necessary to couple two trains together.
Even though, NTV is notably lacking trains to cover all the services it could run, so it is higlhly unlikely to see two trains used for a single service, at least until the new Pendolini will be delivered.
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NTV should have bought more AGVs instead. I still think they made a major mistake.
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NTV should have bought more AGVs instead. I still think they made a major mistake.
In retrospect, given the commercial failure of the AGV product, NTV should have probably stayed away from it in the first place, and go straight for a simpler, cheaper and well-proven train as the Pendolino or something similar.

It's quite easy now to tell that going for an almost prototypical, high end product for its fleet backbone wasn't the best choice for a startup enterprise in a hostile business environment. But in its early years NTV had a very different business model than today's, so the AGV was more consistent to that vision.
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Yeah, NTV started with this idea of being a premium operator also offering some cheap seats, essentially aiming at beating Trenitalia with offers towards higher and lower end than the Freccia product.

However, the premium services did not exactly bring the expected market response. I think NTV (and Trenitalia) overestimated the demand for things like onboard meeting rooms and a third category of high-priced business-oriented services, all in the same train.

Trenitalia also took NTV challenge seriously, widening the scope of dynamic pricing and working to reduce delays and cancellations.

As a result, considering all variables, Italy has the best long-distance railway services in Europe among major countries. They used to say DB's ICE were a better product, but now Trenitalia and NTV are clearly superior considering the services, prices, reliability, quality of rolling stock, online presence etc.

This assessment does not apply to railway links in the islands (where long-distance travel is still offered as if it were 1993), and to a handful of regions, though (the Jonian coast, Aosta, F.V.G.).
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ITALIAN Railway Network (RFI) published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 14 for contracts to upgrade the 37km Bicocca - Catenanuova section of the Palermo - Catania line

The 220m project is due to be completed in 2022 and includes the construction of a second track and renewal of the substructure, signalling, telecommunications, and electrical substations. Bicocca station will be upgraded and a new station will be built at Motta Sant'Anastasia

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It is a nice station that has atrocious train services though.
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Indeed. Notably with the once a day service to, if I remember well, Syracusa, using the DMU seen parked on one of the above pictures...
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Today Trenitalia begins to run some services with two ETR 1000 coupled together.



At the moment they're just a Turin - Naples in the morning and Naples - Turin in the afternoon (not the same trainsets though).


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