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Old August 1st, 2013, 07:03 PM   #141
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It's scary when you realize you have spent so much time on SkyscraperCity that you recognize the Chinese character for "north"
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 05:56 AM   #142
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Thatīs an average between 5 at rush hour, 3 services off peak. The average off peak is one every 20 minutes - and say at Taipei, this includes gaps of 30 minutes.

And there is the distinction between express and non-express trains. If you miss a non-express train and an express train will not fit because it passes your destination, the average interval is naturally 30 minutes, and the bigger interval 36 minutes.

If what you miss is express train - then the next comes in 60 minutes. There is a non-express leaving 6 minutes after express, but it travels 24 minutes longer to the end. So arrives 30 minutes after the express you missed.
If you are 7 minutes late, and miss the nonexpress as well, then the next nonexpress leaves 30 minutes after the express, so the total delay at destination will be 54 minutes.
It really depends on where you plan on going. If your destination is a smaller station, then service is usually two per hour, so yes, in that event one should have checked the timetable beforehand so that you arrive at the station around 10-15 minutes before the train departs.

According to the current THSR timetable, there is an express service every half-hour, but unless you are travelling considerably far (like Tainan or Chiayi), the regional trains stay in front of the express trains, and when the express trains do beat the regional, it is only by a couple of minutes.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #143
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Hangzhou East Railway Station / 杭州东站

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Old August 18th, 2013, 04:25 AM   #144
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Suzhou railway station is my favorite of all.


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Old August 19th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #145
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it has a certain character but mine will be Guangzhou and Hangzhou East is something too due to its size...

Is there any pictures of the Xi'an high speed rail station around by the way? I dont remember its final look.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #146
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Do Chinese Railway Stations have Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, Shopping Malls ?
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Old August 19th, 2013, 01:54 AM   #147
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Yes some stations are giant shopping malls themselves.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:32 AM   #148
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Yes some stations are giant shopping malls themselves.
I think it is very logical to put a shopping mall in a railway station particularly for railway complexes with combination of subways and regular or high speed trains. These structures consume a lot of real state. I think it would be very nice idea and surely income generating to at least put one or two floors of shopping/office space above a railway station. Its a place where people stop anyway. So put all convenience shops, pharmacies, teashops, anything..
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #149
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Do Chinese Railway Stations have Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, Shopping Malls ?
Yes, some even have airports
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Yes, some even have airports
Just to be clear, he is not kidding!!
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Old August 19th, 2013, 04:03 AM   #151
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Old August 21st, 2013, 01:50 PM   #152
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Here are some nice photos from Wuhu Railway Station. Wuhu is located 2 hours south of Nanjing in Anhui Province.





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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:25 PM   #153
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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:38 PM   #154
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Hangzhou East Railway Station / 杭州东站

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I have been to Guangzhou South Station, its bigger than this and has a lot of people but its the my first time seeing this many people in a train station.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 04:20 AM   #155
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Here are some nice photos from Wuhu Railway Station. Wuhu is located 2 hours south of Nanjing in Anhui Province.

Now this is nice!

Once in a while its good to take a break from all those grand railway stations, not to take away from the fact that they are impressive!
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 05:18 AM   #156
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Haikou Meilan Station, Haikou, Hainan Province

This is an underground HSR station built underneath Meilan Airport






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Old August 22nd, 2013, 08:46 PM   #157
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Very smart, those platform screen doors!
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Old August 24th, 2013, 04:17 AM   #158
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Don't they have that in the subway?
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Old August 24th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #159
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Don't they have that in the subway?
Yes, but in that case the doors of the metro cars and the doors of the platform line up, so they are very close together, much like in an elevator.


In this case, because many train have different distances between doors, they simply put the screen further out onto the platform, so people still can't fall on the tracks while there is no train present, very good.
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Yes, but in that case the doors of the metro cars and the doors of the platform line up, so they are very close together, much like in an elevator.


In this case, because many train have different distances between doors, they simply put the screen further out onto the platform, so people still can't fall on the tracks while there is no train present, very good.

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