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    Trivia: "unappreciated" Scenic Routes

    I know this thread is about unappreciated routes, but I'm still going to say Norway. While the Bergen line gets a lot of attention and frequently ends up on lists of the most scenic routes in the world, the other rail lines in Norway are also worth a trip. Especially Oslo-Trondheim-Bodö.
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    Metric / Imperial

    That's just because you are not used to it, there are countless examples of SI units used in song lyrics and poetry.
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    Trivia: "unappreciated" Scenic Routes

    For a detour to Scandinavia, Fryksdalsbanan, the rail line along the Fryken lakes in Värmland. In my opinion one of the most scenic routes in Sweden. Another favourite is Tällberg-Mora, along lake Siljan.
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    Metric / Imperial

    Thank you all for your answers! Is there any "system" to your use? Like Celsius for cooking and Fahrenheit for weather? That would require the jam producers to add 46 g more jam to each jar, and deal with customers complaining about the jam being 10% more expensive. On the other hand, US...
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    European Sleepers - What routes would be feasible?

    Exactly, and having long routes can have the benefit of giving more people a direct journey instead of having to change trains in some major city.
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    Metric / Imperial

    Doesn't most british cars have speedometers with both mph and km/h? And with modern cars with digital speedometers it is probably just a quick software update to change it. But it is pretty interesting to compare the British "half-way house" as somebody called it to Australia and New Zealand...
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    Duty Free to the EU is Back

    Some routes on the Baltic are dependent on freight, others on duty free, others on on board restaurants/bars, and others on a combination. But for many routes the amount of freight is negligible as the car deck is mostly filled with private cars. When Finland and Sweden joined the EU an...
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    [DK] DSB's first three EBs (Vectron) have arrived in Denmark

    Possible, I don't know much about DSB's depots. But, they plan to put them in service before the end of October. DSB are really looking forward to get rid of the last EAs.
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    [DK] DSB's first three EBs (Vectron) have arrived in Denmark

    Another video, in Danish but with English (and German) subtitles.
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    Duty Free to the EU is Back

    Plenty of people do it on the Baltic sea. While it won't solve the problem, it might help. Combined with an increased environmental awareness (as can be seen in the expansion of Nightjet) some routes, maybe Esbjerg-Harwich, might return. Even if it is a small chance.
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    Duty Free to the EU is Back

    I don't want to get in to a political debate, this is the wrong forum for that. But I really hope this can lead to the return of ferries between Scandinavia and the UK! Being able to sell tax free alcohol onboard might make them a bit more profitable. Moderator note: regarding Brexit, can we...
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    [DK] DSB's first three EBs (Vectron) have arrived in Denmark

    DSB's first EB's arrived in Denmark earlier today, here is a video of them shot in Padborg where they were handed over to Hector rail for the last bit of the journey.
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    European Sleepers - What routes would be feasible?

    The same as all other operators. Last year's fees were 8 kr/km + 0.0155-0.0171 kr per gross ton kilometre + "congestion charges" in Stockholm and Malmö + electricity.
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    European Sleepers - What routes would be feasible?

    What kind of subsidies? All subsidised routes in Sweden are tendered in one way or another by either Trafikverket or a regional public transport authority. The Malmö sleeper trains are not and SJ, as a for profit company, would not run them if they made a loss.
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    European Sleepers - What routes would be feasible?

    SJ's Stockholm-Malmö sleeper train are profitable and run without any subsidies.

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