[Tagging] traffic=fast

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 10:33:49 BST 2012

There's two things that distinguish HSLs/LGVs/NBSs: high maxspeed
(typically 250-320, though some would include the new lines in Switzerland,
which are "only" 200), and a lack of slow traffic (freight, stopping
passenger services) because they have alternative routes.

In some cases, you can get pretty high speeds without providing a second
pair of lines, if traffic is sparse (upto 200kmh in the UK, upto 230kmh in
Germany), so I think the presence/absence of a parallel slow route is
something that can usefully tagged explicitly.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM, St Niklaas <st.niklaas at live.nl> wrote:

>  Hi taggers,
> Colins question are there more countries with different speed rules
> on tracks ? Yes all the TGV like tracks in Europe through, France, Germany
> and Netherlands are specially build for TGVs but somewhere there still
> tracks combined, limited speed up to 100 miles / hr.
> Hendrik
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