I'm going on an adventure!
7:10am: high-speed rail to Milan
The Frecciarossa ETR 500 travels at 300km/h and takes 1h 50m to get from Firenze to Milan:
@codewiz I believe CH is Schengen, so they shouldn't check passports? But I don't know, maybe there're ad hoc covid norms...
@codewiz No, for European citizens, the ID is enough. For the other nationalities, I do not know.
Last times I crossed the swiss border by road, I was never controled.
On most of the roads there is no control booth on the broader.
@MarcFramboisier Oh, I have a friend from there. People always assume he's German, and it pisses him off when they he says"Nein, sono Italiano di Tirolo!" and they still seem unconvinced by his distinctive accent 😆
@codewiz these are popular in North America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_BiLevel_Coach
The upper level is significantly quieter than the lower one.
@codewiz *this* drives me crazy!
The Ontario government study showed that diesel trains only increase the total area emissions by 1% or whatever.
But if you keep doing these studies, you keep increasing emissions based on a new normal… 😅
I believe there are finally some plans to electrify, but doing anything in Canada takes generations. 😔
@ilwoody Si, non volava una mosken. Entrando ho sbattuto un po' la valigia e un signore si è girato e mi ha guardato storto.
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