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as a Group of ÖBB
ÖBB has found itself in the situation, where it faces competition from North (Germany) and West (Switzerland and France) and has made its decision to survive in the new open access operating environment. To compete it has created an own innovative design, not quite capable of true super high speed, but also maintaining a certain amount of flexibility if things for the small operator should change. Siemens Tauruses can be used elsewhere as well as coaches with some modifications. There is also always market for the driving trailers. If need be, more cars can be added and if more power is needed, it is easy to add locomotive to the other end or even in the middle like some of the double length trains are run.
Railjet service concept has three classes:
Economy Class: Traditional second class, no surprises here with very dense 2 + 2 gray seating.
Created for 4rail.net by John McKey. Pictures by Siemens AG, Ilkka Siissalo, Sanna Siissalo and John McKey.
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Super High Speed News provides you the newest happenings and trends in the super fast railroading.
A TGV and AGV Theme Page provides information on these most succesfull super high speed trains.
See the Velaro & ICE 1,2,3 Page for these Siemens prides!
The Virgin Trains Pendolino class 390 is one of the many pendolinos found on the 4rail.net Pendolino page.
Railjet uses 6400
kW Taurus locomotives from the Siemens AG. The locomotives are of
Austrian classes 1116 and 1216, most obviously distinguished by the
doors behind the drivers compartment on 1216 and near the middle of the
locomotive on the 1116. The locomotives look otherwise very similar, if
you look far and only if you look far enough. The technology
however is much the same, although the 1216 is a true multipurpose
locomotive with a 20% higher price tag from the previous series.
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