Icon Illustrated Railway Map of Europe perfect for Interrail and Eurail pass holders
Author: Caty Ross
Publisher: Solitaire Contracts Ltd
Explore the whole European railway network with the full color and icon illustrated RailMap of Europe. Included: - Index with Country flag and RailMap pages - Detailed explanation of RailMap legend and what to look out for on RailMap. - Easily identified High speed routes - Main railway lines (seat res usually required) and local lines - Green highlighted and easy to identify scenic routes - Ski resorts and summer hiking destinations - Ports and popular ferry routes - Stations with shower facilities - National parks and areas of outstanding beauty - Cities and towns with airports - Sandy beaches and stunning coastlines - Major inland lakes Top tourist destinations and major transport hubs are highlighted. These towns and cities also correspond to the RailPass Planning PC App tool’s interactive locations that when activated display Day and Night Train connections which can then be selected to create a route. Also included is instructions for how to receive a complete PDF of RailMap Europe and password for the Interactive RailPass Planning tool. This is an indispensable travel guide for anyone who is using the railway of Europe, Turkey and North Africa and especially useful for Interrail and Eurail pass holders.
Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler’s one-stop source for visiting Europe’s cities and countries by rail for more than thirty years. Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. Inside is all the information you need to visit historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from your choice of twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Three sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions and advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, this book takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.
Selected Topics on Development, Safety and Technology
Author: Krzysztof Zboinski
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book focuses on selected research problems of contemporary railways. The first chapter is devoted to the prediction of railways development in the nearest future. The second chapter discusses safety and security problems in general, precisely from the system point of view. In the third chapter, both the general approach and a particular case study of a critical incident with regard to railway safety are presented. In the fourth chapter, the question of railway infrastructure studies is presented, which is devoted to track superstructure. In the fifth chapter, the modern system for the technical condition monitoring of railway tracks is discussed. The compact on-board sensing device is presented. The last chapter focuses on modeling railway vehicle dynamics using numerical simulation, where the dynamical models are exploited.
Icon Illustrated Railway Atlas of Europe, Turkey and Morocco Designed for Interrail and Eurail Pass Holders
Author: Caty Ross
Welcome to RailPass RailMap Europe 2015 - Updated and revised third edition Explore the whole European railway network with the bright full color and icon illustrated RailMap of Europe. Updated and revised 3rd edition has additional detailed maps of central Belgium (including Brussels), central Paris, London and links to major airports, Central Switzerland (including Zurich) and central Berlin. Buyer Please Be Aware If you are looking to purchase a detailed railway map of Europe which displays all the station stops and are a professional railway enthusiast then please note that RailPass RailMap 2015 (all editions) have been specifically designed with the Global RailPass holder in mind. You will be disappointed if you want a completely definitive network guide and aesthetically pleasing curvy line artwork. RailPass RailMap is all about enabling the reader to navigate around the network in an easy to read, easy to understand, easy to pack format (i.e. can be folded in half) and full colour durable quality paper and laminated gloss cover (i.e. most large printed folding maps quickly suffer from tearing). RailPass RailMap 2015 is absolutely designed with the backpacker in mind. The large square paperback format enables large spreads which have the look and feel of a folded map with many duplications so you can easily follow the network across the spreads. All the top tourist destination, cities and major towns on the network are highlights in large bold print and RailMap is designed to provide a generalized and schematic representation of the Railway network so the reader can quickly locate the best routes to their chosen destinations. Included: - Easy to understand Index with Country flag and RailMap pages - Detailed explanation of RailMap legend and what to look out for on RailMap - Easily identified High speed routes (bright Orange). E.g. TVG, Eurostar, Thalys which always require additional supplements - Main railway lines (seat reservation is usually required) - Majority of local lines (where no reservation is required) - Bright green highlighted and easy to identify scenic routes for the whole network so you can choose the most interesting and awesome routes - Bus routes (pink lines) where the train network is in repair or is seasonal etc. - Popular Ski resorts and summer hiking destinations - Ports and popular ferry routes - Train stations with shower facilities - National parks and areas of outstanding beauty - Sandy beaches and stunning coastlines - Mountain ranges and major inland lakes - Major Budget Airports (with accompanying airport codes) All the major network connections, intersections and junctions are easy to follow to enable you to quickly get to your chosen destinations. RailPass Planning Apps Included in your purchase is access to the RailPass Planning PC App tool. This PC app is an essential aid to planning a RailPass and provides instant access to the complete Night Train network, interactive route planning and 100's of pre-created routes to enable you to see just what is possible. The paperback RailMap is generated via this tool so you will instantly feel at home using the App. Also part of your purchase is the complete PDF of RailPass RailMap. This is an indispensable travel guide designed by a backpacker for other backpackers who are going to be extensively using the entire railway of Europe, Turkey and North Africa and especially useful for Global Interrail and Eurail pass holders.
The Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems: Theory and Practice addresses the complexity in today's railway systems, which use computers and electromechanical components to increase efficiency while ensuring a high level of safety. RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) addresses the specifications and standards that manufacturers and operators have to meet. Modeling, implementation, and assessment of RAM and safety requires the integration of railway engineering systems; mathematical and statistical methods; standards compliance; and financial/economic factors. This Handbook brings together a group of experts to present RAM and safety in a modern, comprehensive manner.
The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling, regulation, access charging, standards and interoperability, and public–private partnerships. It also covers the main railways sectors including passenger transport, high speed and freight.
European railways are characterized by a huge and contrasting range of locomotives, liveries, rolling stock, stations and infrastructure. In addition, the network incorporates standard, narrow and broad gauges, private and nationalized railways, high-speed corridors, single-track branch lines and rack systems. If that was not appealing enough for the railway modeller, these fascinating railways are also located in dramatically diverse landscapes ranging from the industrial Ruhr to the majestic Alps. If you wish to explore the new and exciting railway modelling opportunities that Europe has to offer, if you need a helping hand and information about where to go, what to read and what to buy, then this is the book for you.It considers how to carry out research across the Channel, and is written by an enthusiastic railway modeller who has been modelling European railways for twenty-five years and who passionately believes that railway modelling should be fun. It contains information about the modelling tools required, the products that are available and the companies that manufacture them and demonstrates in detail how to install catenary. It also describes, step-by-step, many of the techniques that can be used to create different types of scenery in several European locations. With top tips and advice throughout and including many interesting 'modelling interludes' describing and illustrating models of various railway subjects, this lavishly illustrated book, with over 440 beautiful colour photographs, will appeal to anyone plannning to model European railways.
Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for forty years. Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. Inside is all the information you need to visit historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from your choice of twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Three sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions and advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, this book takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Twelfth Report of Session 2012-13, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
The Transport Committee broadly welcomes the European Commission's 4th Railway Package but believes it focuses too much on liberalising the railway in domestic markets at the expense of important measures to improve cross-border freight and passenger services. The Committee recommends the UK Government should actively negotiate to ensure: joint working between Network Rail and train operators is not prohibited or unduly restricted; metro and light rail systems are not affected by the proposals to separate infrastructure and service operators; the UK's arrangements for letting train franchises are not challenged. In addition, MPs are concerned about: governance arrangements for Eurotunnel; the maximum annual threshold proposed for rail franchises, which could prevent UK companies bidding for work in other EU countries; and the possibility that the EU may become responsible for specifying the content of public transport plans: these should remain the responsibility of national or local governments.