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RAIL TRANSPORT

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Jacob Hughes

on 11 May 2014

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Transcript of RAIL TRANSPORT

RAIL TRANSPORT
the movement of passengers and goods using wheeled vehicles, made to run on railway tracks
Passenger rail transport
High-speed rail
Bulk cargo
( cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities)
Containerization
helps international trade and economic growth
Railway network
Length of rail network in particular countries (in km)
intercity railway
intracity transit
longer routes
higher speeds
involve:
lower frequency (usually scheduled)
shorter routes
and higher frequency (especially during peak hours)
lower speeds
involve:
Track Gauge
Rapid transit
high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas
trains operate in tunnels or elevated railways separated from other traffic
London Tube
oldest (1963)
New York Subway
biggest (422 stations)
Tokyo Subway
busiest (6 307 390 people per day)
Interesting Railways
Trans-Siberian railway
The Ghan Route and Indian-Pacific railway
THE GHAN (Darwin - Adelaide)
Indian-Pacific railway
Qinghai–Tibet Railway
Blue Train
Moscow - Vladivostok, 9288 km, 12 day journey
Rail speed limit = max. 80 km/h
Train is called The Golden Eagle Express
the journey takes 54 hours to travel the 2,979 km
65 hours
4,352 km (Perth - Sydney)
478 km
of straight track
the world's highest railway (5,072 m)
Tanggula railway station at 5,068 m (the world's highest railway station)
Fenghuoshan tunnel is the highest rail tunnel in the world at 4,905 m
It is one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world (low speed limits cca 50 km/h)
Cape Town - Pretoria
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
many exclusive journeys trough whole Europe
sometimes, during summer, it can be seen in Slovakia (also in Čadca), journey: Venice - Prague
Indian Railways
min. rail speed limit 241.4 km/h (150 mph)
Rail freight transport
Thank you for your attention!
...and be safe around trains :)
TGV La Poste
fastest freight train - 270 km/h
MVGV 200
french freight trains use HS lines at night, Vmax = 200 km/h
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