Search results

  1. J

    DSB has sold all 74 Ansaldobreda IC4 to an unknown buyer

    As well as the trams they built for Gothenburg, that have suffered a lot of problems. And were nicknamed "Al Dente" by the local humour, as they are Italian and not quite done.
  2. J

    3rd rail systems outside of the uk?

    Holmenkollbanen of the Oslo metro was converted to third rail around 10 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmenkollen_Line
  3. J

    When did metric start to be taught in British schools?

    It worked in Sweden. Until 1889 the mil was defined as 18000 aln, or 10688.54 m. When the old systemet of measurements was replaced with the international standard the mil was replaced by the nymil (new mil) that was 10 km, although no one uses the word nymil today, everyone just calls it a mil...
  4. J

    3rd rail systems outside of the uk?

    That is an issue that is probably unique to the UK since the normal height of the wire is pretty low, but there is nothing that prevents you from mounting it higher. Such as the rest of Europe where is it usually a metre higher, and in North America it is even higher. And, is there really a...
  5. J

    Copenhagen to Hoek of Holland

    The fastest route from Hamburg to Amsterdam is usually with one change in Osnabrück. So for an overnight stay, Osnabrück seems like a good option.
  6. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    If you're only thinking about replacing russian gas with other gas it gets a lot harder. Replacing gas with other sources of energy is better. And regerding Germany not even trying, if they were serious a good start would be to not close more nuclear power plants.
  7. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    It isn't possible for the to stop overnight, but it's not that hard to get the impression they are not even trying. 1650284892 The environmental NGO Replanet has actually done the maths and made a plan for Europe to get rid of Russian energy. https://www.switchoffputin.org
  8. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    A left wing irish MEP said the same thing a couple of days ago. https://twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1513268100547985413
  9. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    Swedish media now report that Sweden and Finland plan to formally apply for membership during the Nato meeting in Madrid in June. It has not been confirmed officially though.
  10. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    That arrangement was abandoned 30 years ago.
  11. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    In Sweden the support has not changed that much in the last month. There was a recent poll in which 45% answered yes and 33% no to whether Sweden should join Nato. On the other hand, in late march another poll asked the same question, assuming Finland decided to join Nato. In which case 63% of...
  12. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    It really has. There were som discussion on social media about that piece of news yesterday in Sweden, and many seem to feel that if that is Putin's opinion, we really need to join Nato. And there are rumours that Finland are very close to applying for membership, which means that Sweden will...
  13. J

    Scotland, Brexit & IndyRef2: Implications, considerations and similar (including impact on rail).

    Maybe, my intention was not to start a Brexit debate. Just to point out that if reality changes, trade will adapt in one way or another.
  14. J

    Scotland, Brexit & IndyRef2: Implications, considerations and similar (including impact on rail).

    Recent events have shown that if needed, trade will find new routes. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/feb/15/brexit-trade-figures-northern-ireland-republic https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ferry-firms-offer-new-ireland-to-france-sailings-due-to-brexit-delays-1.4460384
  15. J

    Treasury Blocking electrification plans

    I don't know, but there was a press release recently that they have started work on Fredericia-Århus. They have started installing foundations for catenary poles and it will be done at night. One track on the double track line will be closed 21-06 for the project while one is kept open. The...
  16. J

    [SE] SJ to buy 25 new high speed trains (Contract has been signed!)

    And the contract has been signed, so I guess there were no appeals this time https://www.alstom.com/press-releases-news/2022/4/alstom-deliver-25-high-speed-trains-sweden The first ones will be delivered in 2026.
  17. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    But is it mentioned in Russia? I wouldn't be surprised if Putin don't want Russians to learn about Soviet mistakes.
  18. J

    Who said loco haulage was dying? (Hungarian and Czech railway companies sign contracts for up to 165 passenger locomotives)

    Sounds possible, ČD has a few Railjets. https://www.cd.cz/en/nase-vlaky/railjet/railjet/-27275/
  19. J

    Russia invades Ukraine

    How has being neutral worked out for Ukraine? The baltic states are probably very relieved to be members of both Nato and EU. You're not the only one in that case. During the cold war, Sweden spent a lot of money on the military. At its peak the Swedish Air Force was the 4th largest in world...

Top