• Re: Modernization of OSE

    From Ulf Kutzner@21:1/5 to Theo Markettos on Tue Oct 19 04:48:57 2021
    Theo Markettos schrieb am Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011 um 17:14:19 UTC+2:
    In misc.transport.rail.europe Hans-Joachim Zierke <Usenet...@zierke.com> wrote:
    That Greece /got/ a lot, is out of question. Like those Hellas-Sprinter locomotives on the yard tracks, which were bought for several millions
    per piece, and never saw any service in the last 10 years, for lack of ability to complete the electrification.

    So it makes more sense to ask about /results/.

    Indeed, there are plenty of other examples, and yet more happening today in the name of 'austerity'... just look at the pictures of trashed new stock here: http://www.amnizia.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=73

    In terms of bang per buck it's probably fairly dire. But merely listing the number of bangs is instructive in realising the amount that /was/ achieved (and the EU mostly paid for).

    Some Hellas-Sprinter locos are now used on Thessaloniki suburban services.

    The electrification to Athens is what they call completed but not
    sure that high speed trains imported from Italy may run, and
    freight trains continue with diesel operation as electrification
    seems very weak in power and needs upgrading from the very beginning,
    as far as the sections between Thessaloniki and Athens are concerned.

    Regards, ULF

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