Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Dec 6, 2016.
They're bloody ace, aren't they?
Yeah they are
Normal trains have low enough ceilings. I bet it's cramped as fuck upstairs on those things.
Not at all.
Used to catch them regularly in Italy.
The Dutch Version, the Virm. In my opinion, compared to many modern trains, especially for multiple-units, its a thing of beauty
Interiors not too shabby either. Compare this with a pendolino........
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Been here forever. Think the first time I experienced double decker trains was Paris around 1985. I guess the UK has a bridge and tunnel issue?
Presumably one spends the vast majority of the time sitting down...
I'm just a bit of a giant and low ceilings make me claustrophobic. I'm sure they're very nice trains really. Choo choo lovely.
I like sitting upstairs and looking out the window
I'm 6ft 5 - no issues with the Dutch and German ones I've been on. And yes, if the choice is there, then upstairs everytime
They're ace. Amazingly punctual compared to ours ime too.
It's more like they extended the height a little then dug out the floor downstairs.
When I saw the thread title, I was expecting this:
Continental loading gauge > UK loading gauge
Double decker trains : Absolutely love them. Perhaps more so as they don't exist here. I never imagined such things were possible and it's the little differences like that which made some of my early travels so special. Still get a little excited when I get one.
These things look horrible, like some kind of prison. However I just found some internal pics and a video and they are much nicer inside than I expected and quite an ingenious design for the times. Perhaps not much of an improvement in capacity over a regular train - a reduction today if anything taking into account lack of standing space!.
2.5 decks on commuter trains in Ontario, none of them cramped.
Having a top deck to flee to is handy when there's flooding...
I prefer these
Double decker trains would be nice in the UK.................If they find the billions to open out the UK loading gauge to take them plus the chaos, planning and diversions while you do it. So cant see it happening in the current UK political arena
basically sums it up , opr have peopel forgotten the chaos that was upgrading the WCML and it;s still not a 125 mph railway ( without tilt) and it;s running out of capacity hence the need for HS2 or recreating the GCML
California Coaster between Oceanside & San Diego; beautiful views upstairs & not cramped at all.
Let's make HS2 20 floors high and make Britain Great again!
It'd only need to be 3 floors to be better than them dashed Continentals...
Brexit wil allow the reintroduction of broad gauge and palace sized trains for the rich
Adolf Hitler planned a 3 metre gauge network for when his idea of a European Union was completed could see a few problems with that particularly with curves and pointwork for a start
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