Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )


> Transportation

Transportation section

Are you an airplane fan? Do you have any experiences to share from a particular airport, or from an airplane? What companies do you wish to comment about? This sub-forum will little by little gather airplane fans, and all of its subsidiaries.

As for rules, they are the same than the forum rules (please check them if you are not familiar with those). In short, we ask you to respect members, respect their opinions, thoughts, and comments. If you do not go by the rules, one of the staff members will impose a sanction.
Enjoy the section, and do not hesitate to contact the staff to share your suggestions!

Kindly yours,

“YourForum” staff.

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Trains In The World, Tell us how are trains in your country!
nbleven
post 3 Dec 2006, 08:56 PM
Post #1


Advanced Member
Group Icon

Group: Members
Posts: 105
Joined: 1-December 06
From: Washington, DC (USA)
Member No.: 3537
Gender: I'm a m!



Trains are used everywhere, and mainly used inside countries.

In the USA, our railways are a disaster. Amtrak is the main train operator, a state-owned company, and their service is terrible! The only line that makes a small success is DC to New-York. However, lines from New-York to Los Angeles are really bad, and no one rides these kind of trains! The airlines is the best way to travel in the USA, as there are so many cheap companies.

How are trains in your country? Are they fast? Are they good to ride on? Would you mind giving some of your experiences when you were riding a train?


--------------------
Nbleven,

"YourForum" Moderator.
Go to the top of the page
 
Bookmark this: Post to Del.icio.usPost to DiggPost to FacebookPost to GooglePost to SlashdotPost to StumbleUponPost to TechnoratiPost to YahooMyWeb
+Quote Post
NickTheGreek
post 3 Dec 2006, 09:33 PM
Post #2


Administrator
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 85076
Joined: 3-June 05
From: Athens, Greece
Member No.: 1
Zodiac Sign: I'm a leo!
Gender: I'm a m!



user posted image

There are two train stations side by side in Athens, one for Northern Greece and the other for the Peloponessos, on Theodorou Diligiani street. To get there from Omonia walk down Agia Konstaninou street to Kariaskakis Square and then walk around the square to your right until you come to Theodorou Diligiani street. You can get the schedules for clicking on the above links.

[source]AthensGuide[/source]

As i mentioned in another post in the Travel section, there are 2 different rail systems in our country... they use different rails (width) and different trains !

The fact alone that the southern part is smaller and less important than the northern one ( connecting Athens to Salonika, the 2nd biggest city in the country and with other Balcan countries ) has led the Southern Rail system to deterioration ... sad.gif

It can take up to 7 hours to travel from Athens to my hometown. [wiki]Kalamata[/wiki] while it can be less than 3 with a car...

This is fr


--------------------

c:\ When the going gets tough, the tough get going ...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
nbleven
post 4 Dec 2006, 08:21 AM
Post #3


Advanced Member
Group Icon

Group: Members
Posts: 105
Joined: 1-December 06
From: Washington, DC (USA)
Member No.: 3537
Gender: I'm a m!



The public transportation budget in Greece doesn't seem to be good enough. I don't understand why they invest a coach system, when they could be improving their railways by investing more into it. I understand taking the airplane inside Greece is too complicated, but railways can go "anywhere".


--------------------
Nbleven,

"YourForum" Moderator.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
NickTheGreek
post 9 Dec 2006, 10:52 AM
Post #4


Administrator
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 85076
Joined: 3-June 05
From: Athens, Greece
Member No.: 1
Zodiac Sign: I'm a leo!
Gender: I'm a m!



airports in Greece is an issue , as you said : we are talking about dozens of islands, each one with their own needs...


--------------------

c:\ When the going gets tough, the tough get going ...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
nbleven
post 9 Dec 2006, 03:23 PM
Post #5


Advanced Member
Group Icon

Group: Members
Posts: 105
Joined: 1-December 06
From: Washington, DC (USA)
Member No.: 3537
Gender: I'm a m!



I suppose boats are used pretty often to get to islands, but are they planning on building more smaller airports for islands?


--------------------
Nbleven,

"YourForum" Moderator.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
NickTheGreek
post 9 Dec 2006, 03:46 PM
Post #6


Administrator
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 85076
Joined: 3-June 05
From: Athens, Greece
Member No.: 1
Zodiac Sign: I'm a leo!
Gender: I'm a m!



there is a very serious negligence regarding smaller islands : since regular schedules are not profitable to ship companies ( especially during winter months ) people living in those islands have a really hard time : you may have to wait 5 days for milk sometimes.

This is a result of self-sufficient and private companies taking control of the Aegean cruises and not the state. It had to go that way but now new problems arise.

Smaller airports are also unlikely to happen on a grand scale : Olympic Airways is nearly sold and non profitable for years now and not many other companies compete for the Aegean field


--------------------

c:\ When the going gets tough, the tough get going ...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th July 2019 - 08:58 PM
Skin and Graphics by Dan Ellis and Anubis. Hosting by Forums & More © 2005-2011.
InvisionGames - Your #1 Arcade Games Repository | AllSigs - Signatures for all | Rock Band + Guitar Hero = RockHero ! | The Remoters - Remote Assistance | FileMiners - You ask, We find