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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:11 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    moscow metro station i used a lot vs nyc subway station i use a lot
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    https://twitter.com/kazbek/status/1338610762072399877

    I'm going to start pouring it on lol!
    Newly opened Moscow metro station "Elektrozavodskaya"
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    https://twitter.com/KhersonFrom/status/1345809853911076864

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    Post  kvs Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:00 am

    Soviet and later Russian subway stations were always designed with large numbers of passengers in mind. The stations
    in Toronto that were built during the 1950s and 1960s and which account for most stations are cramped nonsense. They
    are kept in good repair but the ones with the Russian type central platform layout (as opposed to the two platform layout)
    practically push you onto the rails in sections with stairs and escalators.

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    New York has similar abominations:

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    But not all the New York subway stations were this bad. Some of the earliest had some taste:

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    But these were abandoned. Toronto never had any such stations and only the more recent ones
    are rather nice.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am

    The first unmanned tram will be assembled in Russia in 2022
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    Post  flamming_python Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:53 am

    kvs wrote:
    But not all the New York subway stations were this bad.   Some of the earliest had some taste:

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    Nice!

    But those curved ones are not great from a practical POV

    The train conductor can't see to the end of the train while checking before departing. Such stations are very much avoided in the former USSR.

    With modern cameras it shouldn't be as much of an issue though
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    Post  Kiko Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:02 pm

    Trains to take off, or 12 billion for the production of high-speed trains in Russia
    22 February

    Cyclolettes first! We have dedicated one of our previous publications to them. Now it's time to talk about trains. The fact is that the Ural Locomotives plant is launching Sapsans into production. Their speed is 360 km / h. Let's figure out what the project is and what it will give the country.

    Where and why is the fast train rushing

    Russian Railways will receive 42 new-type high-speed trains at its disposal. This is Sapsan-2. They are developed and delivered by Uralskie Lokomotivy LLC, a joint plant of Siemens and Sinara Group. It is known that the project will require at least 12 billion rubles. At the same time, the first Sapsan-2, according to the plan, will appear already in 2023. And in 2025 they will be put into operation.

    They will launch "Sapsan-2" in the direction "Moscow - St. Petersburg" and back. Russian Railways is already using high-speed trains for transportation on this route. Later on high-speed lines new trains will "fly" from Moscow to Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and back.

    Fantastic journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow

    Time will help to assess the significance of the new project for Russian railways. And it will be halved for passengers traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and back. This route is still used by "Sapsans". Here are just "Sapsans-2" will move between the capitals in just 2 hours.

    What how much

    According to the estimates of the employees of Russian Railways, the money for the construction of Sapsanov-2 will return by 2037. At the same time, they do not plan to increase the cost of the trip. It will remain the same as in the case of traveling on the Sapsan. So, for an economy class ticket, a passenger will pay about 3,500 rubles.

    It's not about money

    But the question is not only about payback. Here is how Mikhail Blinkin, Director of the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy at the Higher School of Economics, spoke about the significance of the new project for Russia:

    “There is an opinion that rail transportation will either go to the high-speed segment, or give way to buses, cars, planes. The appearance of the country's first high-speed highway is a powerful impetus for the development of transport engineering".

    In other words, it is more important not that Sapsans-2 will reduce travel time, but that they are the result of modern technologies that are already available to the inhabitants of Japan, China and Europe.

    And to close the question of the need for new trains for Russia, let us turn to the statistics. According to travel services, every fifth traveler on a long trip chooses a train. At the same time, Sapsans transported 5.7 million passengers in Russia in 2019, even overtaking aviation.

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    Post  PhSt Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:57 pm

    Any updates on the progress in the Northern Latitudinal Railway? The only information I can find says the railway will be operational by year 2023
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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:19 pm

    PhSt wrote:Any updates on the progress in the Northern Latitudinal Railway? The only information I can find says the railway will be operational by year 2023

    If there were problems, you would be sure that news would be reported all over the place.

    https://gudok.ru/zdr/181/?ID=1538205

    The project is active with some corrections for timelines associated with budget changes related to Covid-19.
    This project is not a vanity farce, it is critical to the development of the North Sea Route and the regional
    economy, which involves hydrocarbon extraction.

    You can bet your last penny it will be finished.



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    Post  Hole Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:51 pm

    I bet the american train is the most expensive one of them all.

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    Post  PhSt Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:08 pm

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    Americans claim that the lack of highspeed train system in the US is due to American's preference for personal "Freedoms" that a car can offer Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post  kvs Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:41 pm

    That claim is trivially pure BS. The California high speed rail project that failed recently shows you what the real reason is. Total corruption.
    A multi-billion dollar project has a an actual project plan. Such plans are a species of civil engineering and not some whim or guess. They
    layout the details of the construction down to the dollar and the time spent by each worker and the cost of every input. They also have
    established "error correction" provisions for exogenous factors that induce delays.

    The idea that such a large project could just flop with losses in the billions of dollars is pap for morons. We saw with the construction of the
    Vostochny cosmodrome what goes on. The contractors try to screw everyone over and run away with the money. That is, there is actual
    sabotage of the project to steal the project money. This is were "trampoline man" Rogozin comes in and kicks everyone's asses real hard.
    The clown contractor company heads are put under criminal prosecution, the workers get paid and the project is finished in the expected
    time framework shifted by the 1.5 years lost thanks to the crooks.

    You never see such real fixing of problems in the west. Instead you either see multi-year delays and massive cost overruns or you have the
    project being terminated as in California. None of the crooked contractors is ever prosecuted for theft. That would be bad optics for the
    squeaky clean image that the west tries to project onto the world.

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    Post  Rasisuki Nebia Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:18 am

    It's quite sad how most Americans live pay check to pay check and that was pre 2020, but every American has a new car every year somehow so railway systems are a thing of the past.

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