Tagged With "tunnel"

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Re: Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
Glaciers are constantly moving, and not all parts at the same rate! Makes you wonder how they plan on keeping the tunnel safe and in good condition all the time?
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking up Tunnel Mountain

Travel Rob ·
I can see why it's such a popular trail! It really is nice to see people enjoying the outdoors.
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Re: SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm astounded at the level of incompetence! Does SNCF order trains without providing manufacturing specifics, like how tall and wide a train should be? Really?
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Re: SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

PHeymont ·
I suspect, although without evidence, that since the trains are very close to the previous size, that someone looked, saw a fairly familiar measurement and said, say “2.6 meters…that’s not so different from 2.5…OK!” Puts me in mind of the rocket that missed Mars because one team was measuring in metric units and the other in English… http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/
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Re: Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for this. You gave me the idea to book the Eurostar for our train travel from Cologne, Germany via Brussels, to London.
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Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

PHeymont ·
Eurostar—the Channel Tunnel train operator has had a good year with reviving economies, and is adding new trains and new routes as it rounds out its 20th year in service. That includes WiFi and dedicated check-in areas for business-class...
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Banff National Park: Hiking up Tunnel Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
      (Tunnel Mountain viewed from the Hoodoos Trail)   As summer is upon us, I thought  I'd feature another walk from the Canadian Rockies as our "hike of the week", this one directly accessible from downtown Banff on a...
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Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

PHeymont ·
As if Iceland didn't already have enough to attract tourists and keep them busy, a new tunnel, dug deep into the heart of a glacier, will open in June.    The tunnel, the world's first on an ice-cap glacier, goes into the western side of...
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Expedia's on a new track with rail tickets

PHeymont ·
Expedia, already the world's largest travel booker, is extending its reach into an area where it's been weak: rail tickets. Up to now, Expedia's been glad to sell you a flight, but it might, especially in Europe, not be the fastest or cheapest choice....
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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World's longest tunnel will speed Alpine trains

PHeymont ·
Switzerland is about to open the new St. Gotthard Base Tunnel, 35 miles long and as much as 7500 feet deep to speed up rail traffic through the Alps.
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France: Ferry strike on, air controllers tomorrow

PHeymont ·
A strike planned for yesterday and today by French air traffic controllers was cancelled yesterday, but the strike called for tomorrow by the other air traffic controllers' union is still on, and expected to cause serious disruption tomorrow and...
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Can Channel Ferries survive new rules?

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the continuing popularity of the Channel ferries between Britain and the continent ( HERE ) Now a new issue has made the outlook less clear. The British Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Eurotunnel to either...
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SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

PHeymont ·
Above: Too high for tunnel....Below: Too wide for the station SNCF, the French rail operator that last year ordered trains too wide for its platforms has now ordered cars too tall for the tunnels that connect the rail systems of France to Italy....
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February 9, 2018: Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some photos and an update on the restoration of this historic tunnel.
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