Eurostar St Pancreas - Calais Or Lille

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  1. squarebog#7356

    squarebog#7356 New Member

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    This would be a good because you get to drive the Class 373 (E300) and class 374 (E320), also you will get to experience the whole of HS1, the Ashford Bypass, the channel tunnel and a bit of high speed rail in France. If you were to do it, you could have some services that stop at all stops, some that only stop ay some and some that only stop at the 2 terminals. Overall it will be a fast eventful and amazing route. Please add it.
     
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  2. Rybnicki

    Rybnicki Active Member

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    As people said the last time this came up, a week ago, it would be the opposite of eventful as most of the line is under automatic running, and you'd get to 'experience' thirty minutes of total darkness as you pass the tunnel. No thanks.
     
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  3. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    You're introducing the 3rd longest railway tunnel the channel tunnel. Freight is Class 92 Le Shuttle for Lorries Buses Cars. However the drawback of your route is the boring 30-minute Channel tunnel crossing.
     
  4. elaineedwards2013

    elaineedwards2013 Active Member

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    Good suggestion, maybe it could go further to Paris Gare Du Nord / Brussels Midi
     
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  5. creeperblox2710

    creeperblox2710 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so, would be too long for a DTG Route.
     
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  6. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, this just gets a solid "no" from me.

    Not only is it incredibly long between St Pancras and Lille, or even Calais, it also has the channel tunnel which would be the most boring experience in the game.

    I seriously don't see why people want this so much. You'd drive it a couple of times then get bored.
     
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  7. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    So would Calais or Lille as the OP suggests.
     
  8. matinakbary

    matinakbary Well-Known Member

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    No interest in driving 30 mins through a tunnel, sorry. I just don't understand where the fun would be with that.
     
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  9. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    St Pancreas - is that near Liverpool?
     
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  10. Ferrovipathe67

    Ferrovipathe67 Well-Known Member

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    yes and good luck for the licences
     
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  11. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    At Brussels Midi it can be joined by Schnellfahrstrecke Brüssel-Luttich-Aachen. The last two are the German names for Brussels and Liege because it goes through Malmedy Eupen German speaking part of Belgium. That way you can make a 24 car train using Schnellfahrstrecke Köln-Aachen DB BR406 with Class 374 using scenario planner.
     
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  12. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    You really couldn't have been more wrong, at all.

    Brussels (Brussels-Capital Region) speaks French and Dutch, not German.
    Liège (Wallonia) is Predominantly French-speaking, with both German and Dutch being minorities.

    Eupen, whilst in the province of Liège, is a seperate city, but granted, it does speak German.

    The city of Malmedy (Also Liège province) is 95% French-speaking.

    Whilst the region of Eupen-Malmedy is predominantly German speaking, the line does not stop within, so you had literally no reason to use the German names, other than to give out info - useless & pointless - and just add nothing to the thread.

    And you also ignore literally everything wrong with the post you replied to:

    • It would be far too long (the same applies to the OP's post)
    • It has the channel tunnel, the most boring thing I can imagine.
    • For that reason, most people don't want it either.
    • Licensing is a major issue.
    And more.

    And don't even bother liking this post and not bothering to pay attention to the subject matter.

    I genuinely think i'm going to suffocated in this useless and often, false information to hijack threads with. Just stop already.
     
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