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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #2181
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Cangzhou West Station

Cangzhou is about 20 minutes away from Tianjin and 40 minutes away from Beijing by Jinghu HSR.

I am kinda concerned about the construction quality due to the rush work at most new stations, unless the construction will continue even after the service starts in late June. The tracks and signaling systems are ready, but the station house and exterior square are still under intense construction.
Well, you know, the square at the north end of Tianjin Main (east) station is still under construction with no end in sight! It was supposed to be ready for Olympics!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #2182
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“5月20日下午,中国自主研发的新一代高速列车在京沪高速铁路上试运营。15时40分
,列车急驰在丰饶美丽的江淮大地。数字屏幕清晰地显示:时速380公里。”
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"来自中国南车消息,973计划安排的时速500公里的试验列车也已进入试验阶段。不同
于2007年法国TGV冲击574.8公里最高试验时速的破坏性试验,这列国产试验车将要完整
地跑下来,这无疑也将是史无前例的。"


is this implying that the chinese 500km-train will try to break the French TGV 574.8km/h world record before the Shanghai-Beijing route open at the end of June??
I won't be so optimistic, as the current political climate is extremely harsh for such 'risky' mission. but the report does give us some hope, at least the CIT500 project was not completely scratched after MoR gave it up (we heard about it from forumers and CSR employees, but rarely in official reports), now looks like it is in the hands of CSR and ministry of science and technology.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #2183
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Well, you know, the square at the north end of Tianjin Main (east) station is still under construction with no end in sight! It was supposed to be ready for Olympics!
so what obstacle is in the way? it's been almost three years since Olympics, even new HSR lines (construction of Shanghai-Hangzhou HSR started in 2009) have been built within this period.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #2184
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This just came out from JF daily (or liberation daily):
http://www.jfdaily.com/a/2128619.htm

A train has covered the entire distance from SH to BJ in 4 hours 48 minutes today,
with one stop in Nanjing. Since the distance is 1318km, the average speed is about
274km/h.

Laojang
What was the maximum speed?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #2185
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so what obstacle is in the way? it's been almost three years since Olympics, even new HSR lines (construction of Shanghai-Hangzhou HSR started in 2009) have been built within this period.
Because there will be three metro lines connected to the northern end of the station.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #2186
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What is the height of the catenary lines of high speed trains?

thank you very much
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #2187
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Because there will be three metro lines connected to the northern end of the station.
then it is not really railway station construction per se, that is understandable, almost every station with a subway connection will face this phase.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #2188
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What is the height of the catenary lines of high speed trains?

thank you very much
the standard is 5300mm for 350km/h lines
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:00 AM   #2189
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More Beijing-Shanghai HSR stations

source: Xinhuanet
photos taken on May 11th, first day of test operation.
I really don't like the way the letters are spaced! They are not evenly spaced which makes it look quite ugly.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #2190
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I think there is some problem with letter "I".
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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:29 AM   #2191
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we just had a discussion about how terrible the Chinese characters look for most new stations, now it is the turn for English letters
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:10 AM   #2192
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Thanks for the updates, I especially liked Zhenjiang South one..
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:04 AM   #2193
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What was the maximum speed?
Sorry it did not say. It should not be much more than 300km/h maximum.
However, minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang took a thinly veiled swipe at the new Railway minister in the news article today.
It roughly translates to "if lower speed can guarantee safety, then
bikes would be the safest and airplanes would be the most dangerous, but
statistics just shows the opposite is true" Since the new minister is nearing retirement age, it is a good bet that the maximum speed will be raised in 2-3 years, may be sooner.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:38 AM   #2194
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #2195
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Is very important test the dining table to 380 km/h



Those are nice seats, any idea which CRH its on?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #2196
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How come the escalators are suspended? Is there any need for support under them?

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Old May 25th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #2197
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Those are nice seats, any idea which CRH its on?
This is CRH380AL Commercial vehicle SW 6xxx03
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #2198
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Published on ShanghaiDaily.com (http://www.shanghaidaily.com/)
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...stem+kicks+off

Railway stations taking names as new ticket system kicks off
2011-5-23

PASSENGERS buying advance tickets for bullet train services in Shanghai yesterday needed to prove their identity for the first time under a new real-name system which requires ID cards or other legal documents.

Railway ticket booths in Shanghai have all been equipped with recognition devices which can quickly read the personal information on ID cards and print the passenger's name and ID number on the ticket.

But for other forms of identification, such as passports, ticket officers have to type in the numbers manually which could lead to delays.

One ticket officer, surnamed Wu, at a ticket outlet on Taixing Road, said it would take more time to input numbers from documents other than ID cards, and she would have to keep a careful check when typing foreign names and numbers.

The nationwide system will apply to tickets for bullet train services prefixed by the letters "C," "D" and "G" from June 1.

There are several types of documents allowed under the new system and foreigners can buy tickets using their passports, temporary residence permits, exit-entry permits or diplomatic certificates.

Passengers will also have to show their ID cards or documents and their tickets when boarding trains.

If foreigners don't have the necessary documents, they will need a letter from their consulate to prove their identities to railway police who can then issue a temporary certificate.

Lin Ronggui, an official with the Shanghai railway police, said that unlike Chinese residents who can go to the police office at railway stations and get a temporary ID card by stating their ID number, foreigners who forget their passports or other relevant documents will be unable to buy a ticket.

"They will either have to go back to get their passports or visit their consulate to have certain proofs, as we have no access to check foreigners' identities under current system," Lin said.

A notice outside the Taixing Road ticket outlet says that copies of ID cards, passports or other valid documents are acceptable when buying tickets.

Some local residents, however, fear that the new system will not have the desired effect of preventing ticket scalping since the scalpers, they say, can just use fake ID copies or fake copies of other documents to buy tickets for resale.

"Unlike the police, ticket officers are less professional at recognizing the truth of certificates," said a resident surnamed Fang.

Another problem with the new system is at the automatic ticket buying machines at railway stations, where foreigners who cannot speak Chinese usually go for tickets.

These will only be able to recognize Chinese residents' ID cards, according to the policy issued by the railway authority.

Swiss-born Alber Arnold, who lives in Shanghai, used to buy all his rail tickets using the machines and said the change would be inconvenient.

Arnold said the local government should issue leaflets on how to buy tickets in China and give them out at points of entry to ensure foreigners are aware of the new policy.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #2199
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR Taishan West Station (泰山西站)

this station is almost done, the station and surrounding area looks nice.

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Beijing-Shanghai HSR Tengzhou East Station (滕州东站)

May 18th
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