• New timetables in Switzerland and Britain

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by george matthews
 
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There is a radical new timetable in Britain, especially on Southwest Trains where the timetable has not changed much in living memory.

Many of these trains will be slower than previously - though to some extent this is to recognise that the earlier times were not being met.

Also, paradoxically, modern trains need longer in the stations than the slam door trains they replace.

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo. ... id=5357551

In Switzerland a radical new timetable covers the whole country. This speeds up many services to make use of a 45 km stretch of high speed line between near Berne to near Olten.

Interestingly the Director says one if his main problems is oversrowding caused by increased numbers of people using his trains. He intends to meet this by longer trains when necessary, and more frquency. What a contrast with Britain.

  by Guest
 
The timetable change took place a while ago yet, there were only minor problems and delays caused by technical problems with the new high speed line. some trains had to be rerouted over the old line. but now the system works quite good, even with the fact that in bigger railway junctions the layout is really used in a 10 out of 10 -style. is 1 train late, it automatically delays other trains, which may cause a huge chain reaction.

but it works quite good, also in peak times in the morning and late afternoon :-)

  by george matthews
 
Anonymous wrote:The timetable change took place a while ago yet, there were only minor problems and delays caused by technical problems with the new high speed line. some trains had to be rerouted over the old line. but now the system works quite good, even with the fact that in bigger railway junctions the layout is really used in a 10 out of 10 -style. is 1 train late, it automatically delays other trains, which may cause a huge chain reaction.

but it works quite good, also in peak times in the morning and late afternoon :-)
Good. Britain's main problem is that the demand for travel is increasing but the capacity is not because not enough is being invested. People propose new lines but the money doesn't appear. I am sure we need new highspeed lines, and a cross London RER system.