2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

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Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by Acid-drop » 09 Oct 2019, 22:59

Where does the train go ?
Where is the current alibaba warehouse ?
This is weird.
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Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 09 Oct 2019, 23:39

Acid-drop wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 22:59
Where does the train go ?
Where is the current alibaba warehouse ?
This is weird.
How does the train solve the problem of the different railway gauges?
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Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by theeuropean » 10 Oct 2019, 08:57

I don't know about the freight train, but the trains going to Belarus, Ukraine and Russia the carriages get lifted and put on new bogies (wheels) that are for the broader gauge and vice versa

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Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by PttU » 10 Oct 2019, 23:35

It's containers on a platform on wheels, so in stead of changing the wheels they might as well just transfer the containers.
I'm curious how they plan the machinists on those trains... I hope they're not away from home for 20 days.

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Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Post by jan_olieslagers » 11 Oct 2019, 08:35

In most countries, train drivers must be certified for the routes they work. Practically this will mean that no train driver will leave her/his own country, or only marginally. Belgian freight trains will be driven by Belgian drivers to the first likely station in Germany (Aachen West) or France, for example, but not beyond. And often there will be a change of engine anyway, at a border crossing, and drivers must of course also be certified for the engine.

As for the gauge differences: yes, containers can be put on another waggon, as simple as that. The big frontier stations have facilities for both techniques, for example the Khorgos one at the Kazachstan/China border: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/44.1693/80.2879

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