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Rhein - Ruhr Mainline North: Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by thearkerportian, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Moin,

    Part 2 of my Cologne-Duisburg proposal if you will. This section contains the central staions and bustling downtowns of the four big cities in the Ruhrgebiet - Duisburg, Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund. Offers regional, InterCity and ICE lines. Not that there was much of a difference with one big city after the other. It also contains Hattingen. Why? Because it's gorgeous. Kinda. A bit. And it has a railway museum.

    General

    Location: Germany
    Era: Modern
    Length end to end: 60 kilometers (via mainline)
    max speed: 160 km/h
    # of passenger stations: 29
    Service types: Commuter, Local, Regional, InterCity, Highspeed, Cargo
    # of tracks: 2-4
    Electrified? Yes.

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    S1 (Duisburg Hbf - Dortmund Hbf)
    RE1,6,11 (Duisburg Hbf - Dortmund Hbf)
    S3 (Oberhausen Hbf - Hattingen-Mitte)
    RE2, 42 (Duisburg Hbf - Essen Hbf)
    RE16, RB40 (Essen Hbf - Bochum Hbf)
    IC/EC/ICE/Flix/Thalys

    Suitable vehicles (among others):
    BR 146+DoSto (Regio, IC2)
    BR 143+x-Wagen
    BR 101+IC/EC
    ET 422, ET423, 425
    ET 407
    ICE2
    ICE3
    BR 182 (Flixtrain)
    Flirt (Eurobahn, Abellio)
    any cargo engine

    Major Stations
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    Oberhausen Hbf
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    Essen Hbf
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    Bochum Hbf
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    Bochum-Dahlhausen, Museum
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    Dortmund Hbf

    Further impressions
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  2. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    And as always the map view.
    DO-DU Map.PNG
     
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  3. FallenAngel00me

    FallenAngel00me Active Member

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    60km is doable for DTG I reckon. Sounds good for the next German route
     
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  4. DB628

    DB628 Active Member

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    Lets do this Route please TrainSim-Daniel for your German Fans.

    But RB 40 should be Essen-Hagen and S3 Oberhausen-Hattingen
     
  5. _TheDragonRider_

    _TheDragonRider_ New Member

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    I'd really love to see this route become real. Unlike any other German route published so far, it also has a huge potential for long distance trains (IC, ICE) because there are not just 2 or less stations for such trains, but 4. If this route is made, there might also be a (quite) a chance for my favourite locomotive to be made (maybe in a DLC), the DBAG class 101. Also there is big potential for freight trains.
     
  6. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    The Cologne-Duisburg part would be even nicer for long distance. Also 4 stations, but up to 250 km/h :)
     
  7. DB628

    DB628 Active Member

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    Or S11 from Düsseldorf Airport to Bergisch Gladbach
     
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  8. Swisstrains

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    That’s a really great idea!
    It would be so nice, and maybe there could also be a chance to get some Swiss Waggons maybe, for the IC!
    IC, EC and ICE‘s would be so cool!
    I hope it will find it’s way to TSW soon!
     
  9. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    BTW I've also proposed the southern part (Cologne-Duisburg) here. Frankly that would be the way more interesting route.
     
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  10. Swisstrains

    Swisstrains Member

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    Yeah, but I think it is cooler to have freight and passenger Trains next to each other, so you can see more.
    It‘s my opinion, but a really great idea!
     
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  11. DB628

    DB628 Active Member

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    We can get all haha Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen has all a lot
     
  12. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Nice proposal again. Echoing other comments on how this could be a good way to get German long-distance passenger included.

    If I may ask, how are you making those maps in the OP? Not the Google Earth one, the diagram one.
     
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  13. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Just MS Paint. No magic involved ^^
     

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