Is it really that few ?
Does somebody know in more detail how the signaling in the tunnel works ? How many signaling blocks are available per direction, i.e. what is the length of one block ? How many trains are running in the same direction at any given time ?
Is it correct that the standard speed for intercitys is 200 km/h, and 100 km/h for freight ?
Re: Gotthard Base Tunnel open
Tue Jun 7, 2016 2:28 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Theo" tvanriet mailto:tvanriet@...?subject=Re%3A%20Gotthard%20Base%20Tunnel%20open wrote:
The time difference on the tunnel transit, between an IC-train and a freight train is already between 15-20 minutes.
So the max. they can get through now is 2 IC, one every half hour and two freight trains in between.
Gives 2 IC and 4 Freights, 6 trains in total per hour per direction.
A rather "poor" capacity for such a project.
The only way to put more freights through, would be slowing the IC trains to 160 kmh.