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Le sillon alpin perturbéThe Alpine line perturbed
Par ricochet, l'arrivée fin 2010 du TGV du Haut-Bugey, censé mettre Paris à trois heures de Genève, rendra les lignes moins efficaces et moins productives sur 40 % des TER rhônalpins. C'est le sillon alpin reliant Valence, Grenoble, Chambéry et Annecy qui en pâtira le plus. Des temps d'arrêt seront rallongés, comme en gare de Grenoble où certains trains devront rester à l'arrêt pendant 19 minutes. Des arrêts seront supprimés, comme à la gare de Moirans. Sur le Chambéry-Annecy, le temps de parcours sera rallongé. Sur Lyon-Chambéry, certains trains vont être remplacés par des cars.By ricochet, the arrival of the Haut-Bugey TGV at the end of 2010, which is supposed to put Paris within 3 hours of Geneva, will make 40% of Rhone-Alpes' regional lines less effective and less productive. It's the alpine line, linking Valence, Grenoble, Chambéry and Annecy, which will suffer the most. Stop times will be lengthened, for example at Grenoble where certain trains will be stationary for 19 minutes. Other stops are suppressed, for example Moirans. On the Chambéry-Annecy section, the transit time will be longer. On Lyon-Chambéry, some trains will be replaced by buses.
« Tous ces petits détails concourent à faire en sorte que dans de plus en plus de cas de figure, il devient beaucoup moins pertinent de prendre le train que la voiture », déplore Jean-Charles Kohlhaas, président de la commission transports au conseil régional de Rhône-Alpes. « Nous allons à rebours de nos engagements.»"All these little details add up to more and more situations where it will make more sense to take the car rather than the train", complains Jean-Charles Kohlhaas, president of the transport commission of the Rhone Alpes Regional Council.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 12th, 2010 at 01:41:24 PM EST
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Unhappily, it tends to validate the scando-greenie article. The lesson is that the national networks will tend to favour the prestigious HSR lines, at the expense of the humdrum regional services, unless there is a counter-power pushing back. In the present case, the Greens voted down the SNCF's proposed regional schedule, which will oblige them to revise it and present a new version, if I have understood correctly (the Greens, including Kohlhaas, are in coalition with the Socialists in the regional government, but voted with the right on this measure to defeat it... the Front National voted with the socialists).

The Rhone Alpes regional government (the French regions have very little power, sadly) has been at the forefront of rejuvenating regional networks, and its model has now been adopted in most regions;

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 12th, 2010 at 01:47:23 PM EST
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The flaw in the scando-greenie article is not that these are possibilities, but in treating these are intrinsic rather than as policy decisions.

There is no technological choice that cannot be made less sustainable by ill-advised policy decisions.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Nov 13th, 2010 at 10:35:32 PM EST
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