Det har vært mye snakk om nattog i det siste !

Det har vært mye snakk om nattog i det siste !
Særlig i vårt søsterforum Postvagnen har nattog til Hamburg fått veldig mye spalteplass. De fleste
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En sightseeing på BW Cottbus - Guben

Det har jo ikke bestandig vært grått hår på skallen min, og jeg bærer heller ingen hatt !
Man får takke for at jeg ikke har kombinasjonen
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Meningsløst å hevde at VY bedriver 100% bærekraftig persontrafikk !

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[SE]Togpersonalet i tåg 73 slapper av før frokost.

Togpersonalet i tåg 73 slapper av før frokost.

Bildet ble tatt en mellom Stockholm C og Västerås den 20 august 2007
Vi hadde dagen
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Så ble sluttsignalet tent !

SÅ var det slutt !

Det markeres med et sluttsignal på toget, men ikke i arbeidslivet.
Når du slutter på jobben etter mange år,...
 

Nicht öffnen, bevor der Zug hält

Nicht öffnen, bevor der Zug hält !

I tidligere tider, en svært passende henstilling.

Dagens tog er noe mer sofistikerte. På
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[SE] Värmlandstrafik AB månedskort

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En liten utflukt til Astilleros Españoles




Vårvinteren 1992 ble det flere turer til M/S Prinsesse Ragnhild [Color Line] som lå til ombygging ved Astilleros Españoles, i Cadiz....
 

Med JC 57783 til Roma med tørrfisk

En gang for mange år siden var det en kollega av meg in lastebil bransjen som behøvde akutt nødhjelp med å få av gårde en last med tørrfisk til...
 

[SE] Det er lenge til SJul

Går alle Tåg på Jul ?
Ja, de fleste tog går på hjul, men ikke riktig alle.
Spørsmålet bærer på en historie fra min tid i Värmland,...
 

[SE] Mitt siste SJ Team kom i mål, og kaffe får man i SJs Lounge !

Av og til dukker det opp minner fra en hyggelig tid, sammen med hyggelige kolleger ute langs sporene.
Dette bildet ble tatt da vi var kommet i mål...
 

[SE] Det var dette med Jernbane og Kaffe.

Det var dette med Jernbane og kaffe da.

Jeg er ikke den som er mest flittig til å reise med museumsjernbanene som vi har rundt omkring oss....
 

[NO] Hva skal man med fem slike ?

Hva skal man med fem slike i Norge ?
2 er vel allerede bevart, men tre til ?
Kan det være den ultimate lykken ?


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[GB] Transport for London kan bli nasjonalisert

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  • [GB] Transport for London kan bli nasjonalisert

    Transport for London could be nationalised

    UK government bail-outs for Transport for London could soon come to an abrupt end, with the entire integrated transit network taken into public ownership. That’s the stark possibility as the capital’s commuter network continues to make significant losses, and the national government in Westminster grows more reluctant to fund its neighbour at the mayor’s office on the opposite bank of the Thames.

    Despite high-profile development works, including Overground extensions to Barking Riverside, and Underground extensions to Battersea Power Station, London’s transit network continues to make significant losses, in the wake of dramatic passenger number reductions following the pandemic. Now, the administration of London’s entire passenger transport network could be taken into public ownership, if the UK government decides to stop making bail out payments to the local authorities in the capital.

    Capped fares and universal travel passes

    TfL (Transport for London) has been living, hand to mouth, for almost two years, ever since the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, requested a package of emergency funding, similar to that which helped keep the national passenger train operators afloat during government imposed lockdowns and mandated travel bans.

    For many years, London has enjoyed a high-level of integrated and subsidised public transport. It has been the envy of many urban communities around the UK, with pioneering initiatives like capped fares and universal travel passes. However, that has only been sustainable on the back of high ridership and economic support from the local authority. The pandemic has been a huge setback for both and now TfL is teetering on the brink of a bankruptcy that may well see its operations fall into the direct administration of the UK government. In effect, TfL would be nationalised.

    Struggling to catch up with demand

    Late evening travellers attempting to board Underground trains at South Kensington, as concert goers decant from the Royal Albert Hall, may argue otherwise, but TfL train ridership still lags behind pre-pandemic levels. High-profile and nationally important projects, like the hugely costly Elizabeth Line though Central London, continue to make the headlines – and carry high numbers of passengers.

    However, the sleek purple-liveried trains, and those serving Barking and Battersea were all in development long before Covid struck. It’s unclear what the overall effects have been, or continue to be, on transport project developments in the future. What is clear is that the funding for anything as ambitious in the near future is something of a pipe-dream and could leave London struggling to catch up with increasing demand for decades to come.

    Hipsters and traders say no to commuting

    TfL insiders claim that a further funding deal (a fifth settlement in two years) is close to being agreed with Westminster. There are however significant strings attached – not least that TfL will be required to ‘break even’, on day to day operating costs, by March of 2023. That seems less of a string and more of a rope around the neck. With precious little room for manoeuvre, TfL’s only option is to grow its market, and recover from the pandemic hangover.

    However, the hipsters of Hoxton and the financial traders of Twickenham may be more inclined to work from home, rather than brave the face pressed up to face commute into the office, replacing that lost demand is a tall order. No end of Albert Hall concerts will take up the slack from suppressed peak-hours commuter demand. In future, TfL could be playing to a different tune – one conducted from Westminster, not from City Hall.

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      Banedanmark har i forrige weekend taget det nye signalsystem i brug på de tre sidste strækninger på S-banen. Dermed kører hele S-banenettet nu med ny digital teknologi, der vil sikre passagererne mange flere tog til tiden.

      De millioner af passagerer, der hvert år tager S-toget i København, kan se frem til færre forsinkelser og aflysninger på grund af signalfejl. I weekenden blev de tre sidste S-togsstrækninger til hhv. Frederikssund, Høje Taastrup og Køge nemlig koblet på...
      01-10-22, 18:59
    • [EU] [GB] ALLRAIL blasts Eurostar’s reasoning for strategy change
      ALLRAIL blasts Eurostar’s reasoning for strategy change

      The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL) has highlighted Eurostar’s recent change in strategy as one of the reasons why policymakers need to act swiftly to ensure competition through the Channel Tunnel.

      Eurostar recently announced changes to its service offering, and in a letter explaining its reasoning to the UK parliament’s Transport Select Committee it said it cannot respond to high demand....
      01-10-22, 09:40
    • [EU] CER urges Brussels to reduce price on low-cost energy and protect railways
      CER urges Brussels to reduce price on low-cost energy and protect railways

      The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) stresses that railways need to be shielded from “skyrocketing” electricity prices in order to ensure the financial viability of the sector. It proposes a further reduction of proposed price cap for low-cost electricity.

      The European Commission is contemplating capping the price of wind, solar and nuclear to 180 euro per megawatt...
      01-10-22, 09:35
    • [DE] German long-distance timetable change brings higher ticket prices
      German long-distance timetable change brings higher ticket prices

      Germany’s new long-distance timetable will come into effect on December 11. According to Deutsche Bahn (DB), tickets prices will increase by an average of 4,9 percent as a result of unprecedented cost increases.

      DB says it currently faces its steepest increase in costs in the last 50 years, mainly as a result of elevated energy prices. Following a price adjust of an average of 4 percent for regional transport,...
      01-10-22, 09:30
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