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Old May 28th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #2221
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Are there any good chinese TV Station reporting in English? And with good I mean something equivalent to, for example, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN.
CCTV-News http://english.cntv.cn/01/index.shtml
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #2222
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Today's news from SZTV. Shenzhen North Station and metro lines open June 22. High Speed Rail opens August 8.
Shenzhen North looks nice. Connection with city transportation seems quite convenient, though it needs 30 minutes to get to the city center by car.

off topic: I don't understand why those cities are so keen on promoting "左行右立"(standing on the right, pass on the left) on elevators in subway stations. It might work great for small crowds, but it would be useless if not causing more trouble when there are extremely huge crowds. Not to mention that it is not safe.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #2223
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Yiwan railway 传说中的宜万铁路...

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjYzODcwMDA0.html
Yiwan railway is indeed magnificent. The open museum of railway bridges and tunnels.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #2224
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this kinda reminds me of the cross lake bridge in Louisiana, only this is an elevated railway.

off-topic: The project spent extra money to adjust the railway route and used different construction methods to minimize the environmental effect on the hairy crab farms. hairy crabs have already invaded UK, Canada and US, and I heard that hairy crabs grow much faster in the foreign lakes. yum yum...
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Old May 29th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #2225
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #2226
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off topic: I don't understand why those cities are so keen on promoting "左行右立"(standing on the right, pass on the left) on elevators in subway stations. It might work great for small crowds, but it would be useless if not causing more trouble when there are extremely huge crowds. Not to mention that it is not safe.
Because otherwise people will stand on the right AND the left side.

People are idiots when it comes to herding instincts and crowds.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #2227
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this kinda reminds me of the cross lake bridge in Louisiana, only this is an elevated railway.

off-topic: The project spent extra money to adjust the railway route and used different construction methods to minimize the environmental effect on the hairy crab farms. hairy crabs have already invaded UK, Canada and US, and I heard that hairy crabs grow much faster in the foreign lakes. yum yum...
btw, this viaduct is 164 km long.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #2228
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Yiwan railway is indeed magnificent. The open museum of railway bridges and tunnels.
Yes, magnificent. real real great...
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #2229
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Guangzhou South Railway Station.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjUwMjMzNDY4.html
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #2230
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the Shijiazhuang-Wuhan(a part of Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hongkong line) CRH will open in October this year.

So, Let us have a look the Zhengzhou East Railway Station(cross connect with Xuzhou-Zhengzhou-Xi'an-Lanzhou CRH line)


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg0MTk3NTgw.html


a propaganda film of the construction company

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Old May 29th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #2231
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the Shijiazhuang-Wuhan(a part of Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hongkong line) CRH will open in October this year.
When shall Beijing-Shijiazhuang high speed railway open?
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Old May 30th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #2232
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Guangzhou South Railway Station.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjUwMjMzNDY4.html

Simply amazing. Do they have videos about other Chineses stations?
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Old May 30th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #2233
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this kinda reminds me of the cross lake bridge in Louisiana, only this is an elevated railway.

off-topic: The project spent extra money to adjust the railway route and used different construction methods to minimize the environmental effect on the hairy crab farms. hairy crabs have already invaded UK, Canada and US, and I heard that hairy crabs grow much faster in the foreign lakes. yum yum...
Well it actually works for human flow during crowds. Take Hong Kong for example they've been using this method for more than decades and it works those that are in a hurry can easily walk up the escalators while those prefer not to can just stand. If people stand on both sides it'll create congestion. During crowded escalators most people tend to walk up.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #2234
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When shall Beijing-Shijiazhuang high speed railway open?
Maybe 2012, I don't know.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 03:02 AM   #2235
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Simply amazing. Do they have videos about other Chineses stations?
I hava no idea
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:03 AM   #2236
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Beijing-Shanghai HSR test operation pics taken on May 29th
Shanghai Hongqiao Station
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VIP luxury business carriages are removed from the trains, but these seats will remain in the business carriages:




test trains at Hongqiao Station




test train leaving Hongqiao Station

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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #2237
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More trains are being assembled for Beijing-Shanghai HSR
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #2238
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I hava no idea
Do they have underground parking in other big stations, just like in Zhengzhou station?
Are they going to make use of the wide open spaces near the waiting room for more shops and restaurants, much like at the airports?
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #2239
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Love the VIP seats! Any idea how much does a VIP seat cost from Shanghai to Beijing?
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media are guessing that the VIP ticket would be about RMB 1500, but let's wait for the exact fare which should be disclosed soon.
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