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Old June 30th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #2581
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Nice.... Expecting more pictures
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Old June 30th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #2582
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yaohua2000, did you get a signature from the Prime Minister? Seems he signed on a few passengers' tickets.



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Old June 30th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #2583
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Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on G1







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Old June 30th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #2584
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G1 from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao

Definition:
* Arrival: Time when the train speed turn from non-zero to zero
* Departure: Time when the train speed turn from zero to non-zero

June 30, 2011

Beijing South Departure: 15:00:00, on time
Langfang Arrival: 15:21:08, 8 seconds late
Langfang Departure: 15:26:10, 190 seconds late
Tianjin South Arrival: 15:45:25, 265 seconds late
Tianjin South Departure: 15:47:54, 294 seconds late
Jinan West Arrival: 16:48:43, 163 seconds late
Jinan West Departure: 16:51:00, 180 seconds late
Bengbu South Arrival: 18:22:56, 236 seconds late
Bengbu South Departure: 18:25:06, 246 seconds late
Nanjing South Arrival: 19:05:35, 335 seconds late
Nanjing South Departure: 19:07:15, 315 seconds late
Shanghai Hongqiao Arrival: 20:08:24, 36 seconds early

On timetable, the train should stop in Langfang for 2 minutes. But onboard it is announced 4-minute long stop here. Wen Jiabao got off the train in Langfang.

My GPS didn't lock with the satellites until the train was running near Botou (between Cangzhou West and Dezhou East). Speed profile from Botou to Shanghai Hongqiao (Time in UTC, ignore those particular points above 313 km/h, since the GPS signal onboard was not perfect due to tunnels and other reasons):

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Old June 30th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2585
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HR--Photos related the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Opens on June 30, 2011 -the first bullet train on the landmark high-speed railway between the metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai...













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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #2586
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Published on ShanghaiDaily.com (http://www.shanghaidaily.com/)
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...+history+books

Bullet trains enter the history books
Created: 2011-7-1 1:48:14
Author:Zha Minjie

THE first high-speed bullet trains on the new Shanghai-Beijing service set off from each city at 3pm yesterday.

On board were thousands of passengers, from railway construction workers to government officials and ordinary people keen to play their part in railway history.

China's largest rail project saw its first commercial trip along the 1,318-kilometer line set off to the sound of cheers after a short speech by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

"Railway departments must give top priority to safety while continuing to improve their service quality," Wen said at Beijing South Railway Station before he boarded Train G1.

"The rail line has significant meaning for completing a modern transport system and improving economic development," said Wen, extending his thanks to the railway builders.

On the train, Wen talked to passengers, including 25 workers who took part in the construction of the rail line.

"I have the same feeling as you all - it's fast and comfortable," Xinhua news agency quoted Wen as saying.

The premier told passengers that the pricing of high-speed railways must satisfy the demands of different kinds of consumers, saying the country would keep the current passenger rail lines that run at ordinary speeds while developing high-speed rails.

"Different transportation on the railways, the roads, in the air and the waterways should compete and coordinate with each other to facilitate the economic and social development to satisfy people's needs," he was quoted.

Wen got off the train 21 minutes later when it arrived at Langfang Station, one of the 24 stations along the route.

China has the world's longest bullet train rail track with 8,358 kilometers in service and another 17,000 kilometers under construction.

High-speed rail projects are seen as vital to the country's growing economy.

More than 50 years ago, trains needed almost two days to complete the journey from Shanghai to the capital. Yesterday, it took just 10 minutes for Train G2 leaving from Shanghai to reach a speed of 300 kilometers per hour. It arrived in Beijing shortly before 8pm.

In the 16-carriage train, in which almost half the seats were taken by railway builders and officials, many passengers said they had been keen to be the first to experience the trip.

"I'm very happy to begin my summer holiday boarding the train," said student Liu Zhiwen, who had bought the most expensive ticket available, at 1,750 yuan.

Farmers working in the fields dotted along the track stopped to stare at the speeding bullet train which would soon become a common sight.

It's changing the landscape in other ways too. Buildings and other infrastructures are being erected around the rail stations in some inland cities.

"It's a totally different picture from years ago," said George Koons, a tourist from the United States who last visited China about 10 years ago. Koons, lining up at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, had a ticket on Train G152, the next train after the G2, Shanghai's first high-speed train to Beijing.

However, one passenger almost missed the experience.

A man surnamed Wang, who had booked his ticket online, said he had to queue up for a long time to claim his ticket at the Hongqiao station.

Wang said the operator should set up special windows for passengers like him.

Onboard, there were complaints about the poor WiFi and mobile phone signals, two things the operator had promised to improve.

The trains are expected to handle more than 150,000 passengers a day, said Wang Yongping, a railway ministry spokesman.

Sun Zhang, a professor at Shanghai's Tongji University, said that the line would help to promote urban-rural integration and sustainable regional development.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #2587
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Definition:
* Arrival: Time when the train speed turn from non-zero to zero
* Departure: Time when the train speed turn from zero to non-zero

June 30, 2011

Beijing South Departure: 15:00:00, on time
Langfang Arrival: 15:21:08, 8 seconds late
Langfang Departure: 15:26:10, 190 seconds late
Tianjin South Arrival: 15:45:25, 265 seconds late
Tianjin South Departure: 15:47:54, 294 seconds late
Jinan West Arrival: 16:48:43, 163 seconds late
Jinan West Departure: 16:51:00, 180 seconds late
Bengbu South Arrival: 18:22:56, 236 seconds late
Bengbu South Departure: 18:25:06, 246 seconds late
Nanjing South Arrival: 19:05:35, 335 seconds late
Nanjing South Departure: 19:07:15, 315 seconds late
Shanghai Hongqiao Arrival: 20:08:24, 36 seconds early

On timetable, the train should stop in Langfang for 2 minutes. But onboard it is announced 4-minute long stop here. Wen Jiabao got off the train in Langfang.

My GPS didn't lock with the satellites until the train was running near Botou (between Cangzhou West and Dezhou East). Speed profile from Botou to Shanghai Hongqiao (Time in UTC, ignore those particular points above 313 km/h, since the GPS signal onboard was not perfect due to tunnels and other reasons):

so the top speed of the train is more like 312 instead of 300 km/h? what's the highest reading that you see from the speedometer inside the train? do you notice any difference of speed reading between the train speedometer and your gps?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #2588
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so the top speed of the train is more like 312 instead of 300 km/h? what's the highest reading that you see from the speedometer inside the train? do you notice any difference of speed reading between the train speedometer and your gps?
Highest reading in the train was 313 km/h. No difference from GPS reading.

Note that this is the first trains on the line. When Beijing–Tianjin line opened on August 1, 2008, it runs up to 356 km/h on the first few days. Now it rarely runs beyond 335 km/h.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #2589
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what was the reason for the 2 almost-stops?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #2590
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it could be train was in tunnels,
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #2591
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what was the reason for the 2 almost-stops?
They are scheduled stops. My GPS can't record inside the stations as they are covered.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #2592
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First part of my trip

Part 1: C2032 from Tianjin to Beijing South, and waiting in Beijing South:

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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #2593
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Why is the train supplied with water on the passenger platform? Is it temporary? It would look really bad if that's the permanent way of supply.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #2594
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Why is the train supplied with water on the passenger platform? Is it temporary? It would look really bad if that's the permanent way of supply.
It is 5100 Tibet Spring that is free for every passenger onboard. Its water source is at 5100 meters above sea level in Tibet. Consider there are 500 passengers take the train every 10 or 15 minutes, how do you want them supply this water?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:06 AM   #2595
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Organize the delivery better, with some carts or something. Bottles could be removed from the packaging out of sight at least. I'm sorry, but packaging material thrown on the ground takes away from excellence of the station.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 07:28 AM   #2596
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News about the Beijing Shanghai high speed rail from the US news media. This is NBC national news which is being broadcasted nationwide at night at 6pm.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/...news/#43600792
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Old July 1st, 2011, 08:58 AM   #2597
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:10 AM   #2598
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This is Inspection vehicle ,for test the track. its yellow.

You can watch this video, in 11'



http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjA3MTE0MTAw.html





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nice pictures! it just show the scale of this massive engineering project.


btw, what happened to these trains? i thought they clean the train with workers when it arrive at the terminal stations. Maybe they only clean one side? (the side facing the platform). I think it is a really bad idea to pick pure white for a train and you have to constantly keep it clean.




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Old July 1st, 2011, 02:35 PM   #2599
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Part 2: G1 from Beijing South to Langfang:

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CCTV News on the opening of the HSR
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