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In Slovakia is U/C upgrading of the existing track Bratislava-Zilina-Kosice up to the speed of 160 km/h. That is a cross country connection.
Besides that, as mentioned in EE Infrasructure and Bratislava developments threads, the HST connections with Prague /should start on May 23/ and Vienna are priorities.

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this is not a HST-line!
 

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messiah said:
this is not a HST-line!
:yes:

Plus I don't understand. If you are going to go throught the trouble of building new tracks and such fo 160km/h, why not go up to 250 km/h?

Do the construction costs rise that high?
 

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DonQui said:
:yes:

Plus I don't understand. If you are going to go throught the trouble of building new tracks and such fo 160km/h, why not go up to 250 km/h?

Do the construction costs rise that high?
Turkey wanted to build a 200 km/h track between Ankara and Istanbul first but then the government decided to build a 250 km/h track. The costs doubled and the construction takes 2 more years than the first 200 km/h project. :runaway:
 

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Ok "doubled" was a bit exaggerated.

200 km/h = 400.000.000 €
250 km/h = 700.000.000 € + 15 months more construction time .
 

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Timoth12 said:
This track is not designed for 160 km/h but at least for 220 km/h.
Maybe in the beginning, the speed will be 160 km/h only but in the futur, ther will be HST on it.
 

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how can you know it's for 250 km/h?
 

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messiah said:
how can you know it's for 250 km/h?
I think he's arguing by the radium of the bend: it seems to be big enough to allow a train running at HS not to slow down
Generrally HS tracks have bends of similar shape

Maybe in a first moment all the run will have tracks designed for "full" HS and other traditional railways, or maybe initially trains won't be HS ones (this would be a bit strange: if you spend money for the tracks you spend for the trains too)
 

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^^^ we just see 300m of the track.
 

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well, finally rzd and siemens yesterday signed contract for delivering of 8, by now, trains.
contract for 8 10 car trains cost 276mln euro. 300mln euro contract for service support is expecting to be signed later. constructive speed of trains will be 330kmph.
 

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New Pendolino first train exit Savignano factory where it is produced to be tested, first in Czech Republic in a rail ring and then back to Italy for final omologation

First trains are forecasted to enter travellers service on December

:cheers:

 
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