Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Other facilities on the higher end:
  • What is the translation for the German word "Überholbahnhof"? It's a station (not accessible to passengers) solely for overtaking. For example "L'Arboç" on the line Madrid-Barcelona.

  • Fast railroad switches can accomodate speeds of 200km/h or more. Some of them are "clothoids switches". The curve radius or curvature increases linearly and likewise decreases towards the end of the switch. This one in Bitterfeld used to be the biggest switch in the world. It's 170m long and has 11 motors. Now the biggest switches are on the lines Madrid-Barcelona (180m long, 220km/h regular speed) and LGV Est.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Wed Jun 4th, 2014 at 06:31:10 PM EST

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