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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #2201
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR Qufu East Station 曲阜东站

Qufu, home to Confucius, probably has the best square among all small stations on Beijing-Shanghai HSR. The avenue in front of the station is named 'Confucius Avenue', and there will be a statue of Confucius erected later on the square.

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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #2202
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR Dezhou East Station 德州东站


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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #2203
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR Zaozhuang Station 枣庄站

The station name was changed from Zaozhuang West Station to Zaozhuang Station. They'll have to remove one character from the station sign.

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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #2204
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Are there any shopping malls planned for the railway stations? Commercial spaces can be built outside the stations since the squares are so big. In addition, underground shopping malls can be built to save spaces.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #2205
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malls? more like small shops and fast food restaurants.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #2206
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Are there any shopping malls planned for the railway stations? Commercial spaces can be built outside the stations since the squares are so big. In addition, underground shopping malls can be built to save spaces.
Maldini makes a good point, that those huge open spaces are big wastes of space. If they were green space at least they would be attractive, but they are mostly concrete. People aren't going to be hanging out on a concrete open area next to a train station. China needs to build the rail stations closer to city centers, not way out in the suburbs surrounded by huge open areas that make it hard for pedestrians.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:31 AM   #2207
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I could probably find this elsewhere on the internet, but does anyone know when the line going out to Urumqi will be operational? It seems like such a massive distance for a high speed train to have to cover; unless the ticket prices are cheap, I expect the line to be infrequently used, which is maybe okay considering where China's population centers are.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #2208
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Maldini makes a good point, that those huge open spaces are big wastes of space. If they were green space at least they would be attractive, but they are mostly concrete. People aren't going to be hanging out on a concrete open area next to a train station. China needs to build the rail stations closer to city centers, not way out in the suburbs surrounded by huge open areas that make it hard for pedestrians.
my 2 cents:

the squares do look excessively large, if they don't serve as parking lots or public transportation ports (bus waiting areas, taxi port, subway etc). at this stage you'll have to walk for a quite long distance to get around some stations, they should connect the stations with city transportation in a better way to help passengers, for instance, more buses and closer stops to the exit/entrance etc. Nonetheless the newly built stations should reserve enough space for future expansion. The current planning, no matter how futuristic it might be, will be outdated soon. If they only have the capacity for current demand, then they'll have to suffer years of extreme crowdedness in a very short time, and it would be much harder to acquire the nearby land in the future.

As for why not build the stations in city centers, in short, affordability. it is easy to talk on paper or play simcity in terms of optimal location. but in reality you don't have that much money for relocation or land acquisition. the ex ministry of railways was already put in jail for spending so much money (looting seems to be a weak excuse), if the budget were doubled or tripled because of demolishing downtown buildings, then Hu Jintao might have to put himself in jail. it might be better to think of the current decision as a compromise of convenience and land acquisition cost/future urban expansion.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #2209
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Wuhan Railway Station is pretty good. I like it

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High-speed railway and express way, Which one do you like?

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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #2211
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Jinghu(Beijing-Shanghai) CRH test run. Yangcheng lake bridge.

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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #2212
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busy Wuhan-Guangzhou line

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G7015 vs D85

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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #2214
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Hainan East Ring ICL


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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #2215
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Zhengxi(Zhengzhou-Xi'an) CRH

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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #2216
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Yiwan railway 传说中的宜万铁路...

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宜万铁路,壮观。
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Today's news from SZTV. Shenzhen North Station and metro lines open June 22. High Speed Rail opens August 8.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #2219
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Today's news from SZTV. Shenzhen North Station and metro lines open June 22. High Speed Rail opens August 8.
我不明白这动态影像! 她说太快了!But this is good news, I was hoping to stop in GZ/SZ/HK for a couple days, after Seoul and before I come back to the U.S.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #2220
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Today's news from SZTV. Shenzhen North Station and metro lines open June 22. High Speed Rail opens August 8.
I have a question
Are there any good chinese TV Stations reporting in English? And with good I mean something equivalent to, for example, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN.

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