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    examples of coaching stock with Pantographs/Third rail etc

    Correct, they where used to power the kitchen equipment when there was no loco attached to the train.
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    Denmark: last train at Rødby Færge (video)

    The tunnel is not the only thing that is happening. Bane Danmark is closing the line to Rødby south of Storstrømsbroen for upgrading.
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    Norway: majority of parliament now in favour of building North Norway line Fauske - Tromsø

    Yes, Norway has closed their border for all international trains. Had there not been a pandemic there would have been two daily trains in each direction between Oslo and Stockholm. There is a lot of construction going on in Norway, some kind of catenary works if I'm not mistaken. But once they...
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    Norway: majority of parliament now in favour of building North Norway line Fauske - Tromsø

    Oslo to Narvik is a around a 26 hour trip one way. But they are pretty popular so they must be a good option between southern and northern Norway. Apart from tunnels, there will also be a couple of huge bridges needed to cross the fjords in the way.
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    Norway: majority of parliament now in favour of building North Norway line Fauske - Tromsø

    Short answer: yes. The Fauske-Narvik part is a very narrow part of Norway and the terrain is very difficult. North of Narvik the terrain becomes a bit less hostile.
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    Norway: majority of parliament now in favour of building North Norway line Fauske - Tromsø

    If it becomes a reality, and in what way. In the facebook group Togferie that is usually very pro rail, there are different opinions about it. Some like it, others think that Norway should focus on upgrading existing lines, and then there are those that think the northern part (Narvik-Tromsö) is...
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    Sweden Night trains to Arctic Circle

    But central Skellefteå is north of the river. And there might be enough people living in Skelleftehamn and working in Skellefteå for a commuter train to work.
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    Sweden Night trains to Arctic Circle

    According to the link there was quite a lot of business traffic between Skelleftehamn and Stockholm. And who knows, Skelleftehamn might be big enough for a small commuter line? When the line was upgraded in the 1990s there where no passenger trains, so raising the speed limit was probably low...
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    News: Overhead powerline falls on train (Norway)

    According to the article it was a catenary wire.
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    Sweden Night trains to Arctic Circle

    Also, Norway has closed the border so are not able to buy a ticket to Narvik at the moment.
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    Sweden Night trains to Arctic Circle

    There is a bit of maintenance planned on the branch line that will increase the speed a bit, but not much. With only freight trains one the line there has not been any reason for the speed limit to be more than 100 km/h, but that might change with a bit of luck. For those who want to see how...
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    Sweden Night trains to Arctic Circle

    They will probably not be too happy about it. But the 320 inhabitants in Bastuträsk will struggle to be heard over the 36000 in Skellefteå. 1618340487 Once you've mastered Skellefteå, you can try västkustskt :D
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    (Denmark) DSB EMU contract awarded to Alstom

    Yes, after the IC4 disaster they decided to electrify instead. The electrification has had it's fair share of obstacles but they are going ahead with it and DSB is as mentioned buying EMUs and not bimodes. They are also replacing the current ATC system with ETCS, which has caused problems. When...
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    (Denmark) DSB EMU contract awarded to Alstom

    It will be Alstom that delivers DSB's new EMUs that wil be based on the Coradia Stream platform. And at a first glance they look very similar to the Dutch ICNG. They will be 25 kV only, so only used for domestic routes, with a top speed of 200 km/h and seat 300 passengers each. The initial...
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    Start-up 'European Sleeper' announces Brussels - Amsterdam - Berlin - Prague

    But then it would make more sense to stop at Midi/Zuid in Brussels.

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