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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #21
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the Glasgow to London upgrading to HSL, at only 522 miles takes the biscuit. It comes in at $56 - $82 billion:
That's ~$75-$100M / km.

While we're including railways not yet built...

The Chuo Shinkansen line, from Tokyo to Nagoya will probably be one of the most expensive to date.

The grey line is the approximate routing.


If Route choice 3 is chosen, it will be 286km and 5.10 TRILLION JPY or about 60B$ USD.
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That's ~$209M USD/km.

I still can't believe it's being funded by a private company.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 11:44 AM   #22
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the Glasgow to London upgrading to HSL, at only 522 miles takes the biscuit. It comes in at $56 - $82 billion:

yellow train!?
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 08:35 AM   #23
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yellow train!?
Wicked train! I'm sick of boring colors for trains. Gimme yellow any day.
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the Glasgow to London upgrading to HSL, at only 522 miles takes the biscuit. It comes in at $56 - $82 billion:



Although China and Sweden can argue about the most expensive rail network in the next couple of years, the UK with its 'white-collar' corruption will have 'the most expensive railway of the world,' in the future, if it doesn't already. I estimate it will cost at least ~£100bn for this line alone by completion



Interestingly reading history and the comments about life above, the whole UK rail network is probably the worlds most expensive at the moment in most dimension inc. loss of lives, money spent (with inflation considered)...
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Old December 7th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #25
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any of you guys think about the Qinghai-Xizang (a.k.a. Tibet) railway?

that one is really expensive.... anybody have a price tag?

infact. in real terms adjusted for inflation and PPP. I don't think any railway can top it.
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any of you guys think about the Qinghai-Xizang (a.k.a. Tibet) railway?

that one is really expensive.... anybody have a price tag?

infact. in real terms adjusted for inflation and PPP. I don't think any railway can top it.
Here are the official figures at the time of completion in 2007:

1142km of 1-track railway
33 Billion RMB (4.9 Billion USD at current exchange rates)

That makes it $4.8million per km.

That is twice as expensive as a normal track in China, but still a bargain in my opinion
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Why are people putting proposed MAGLEV costs in here ???


It's a well known fact that MAGLEV isn't built everywhere because it is preciselly bloody expensive to built them.
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