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< 160 kph top speed is light or rapid rail turf

Well there is still a lot between < 100 km/h non-heavy-rail and 160 km/h (and why do you write kilopond-hours?). 120 km/h is pretty widespread for secondary mainlines (as well as regional trains running on them) in Europe; with an EMU of good acceleration, you can reach that top speed with stops 3 km away. Then again, one should consider running trains with different stopping patterns over the same track.

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by DoDo on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 at 01:10:28 PM EST
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