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Old January 20th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #3441
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I saw this video on Youtube, hopefully it hasn't been posted before:



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Old January 21st, 2012, 02:22 AM   #3442
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Well, we are discussing China's railway price in general, not just HSR. Also under MOR freight revenue subside all passenger services, conventional and HSR, and mistresses....
I read something to the effect of: they are unable to use the subsidies generated by freight in the HSR lines...that's why I brought it up. I'll dig to find it again...I'm not sure if it was in this thread
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 11:36 PM   #3443
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From bloomberg news:

Passengers wait to board trains at the Hongqiao Train Station in Shanghai on Jan. 19, 2012. The week-long Lunar New Year holiday kicks off on Jan. 23. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Old January 24th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #3444
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That's a lot of traffic for a dedicated HSR station.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3445
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I do have a question for China's capacity. I read off wikipedia that China's railways only have a capacity of 3.4 million people, but the Chunyun crowds number at around 30 million.

What's lacking, adequate trainsets, or simply not enough infrastructure (stuffing the timetable to Shinkansen-compactness)?
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Old January 24th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #3446
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During the Chunyun period the total rail travel is estimated at around 300 million trips, which translates to about 7.5 million trips per day, it still far outpace the max daily capacity of 6.2 million (2011 figure). This is mainly due to the lack of infrastructure, that's why so many railways are under construction and more trains are manufactured. Most HSR lines built to date have been concentrated in the coastal region, but more lines are been built to connect to the inland regions now. To make the matter worse is that the MOR has to balance between passenger rail and freight transport, a lot of stuff need to be delivered for new year as well. Note that for the total Chunyun travel, railway only counts for about 10% of the total, road still counts for the vast majority of the trips.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #3447
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Note that for the total Chunyun travel, railway only counts for about 10% of the total, road still counts for the vast majority of the trips.
That's important! Thanks
I'm still tracking some statistics down...There's gotta be SOMETHING out there.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM   #3448
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A visit to Wuhan-Guangzhou HSR's Guangzhou maintenance yard during the Chinese New Year.

Some interesting facts: it takes at least 3.5hrs to fully inspect a trainset. They normally inspect 18 trainsets per day, but their max capacity is 39 trainsets. A full inspection is required for every 48 hours of running time or 4000km of travel distance, due to this requirement many trainsets running on that line gets full inspection daily. 7 CRH380BL trainsets were added for the first time to Wuguang line right before Chunyun.


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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:15 PM   #3449
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All trainsets are prepared by 6 AM.




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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3450
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Cleaning the train at 2AM.


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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:18 PM   #3451
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:20 PM   #3452
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Inspection by manufacturer's representatives.

Signing inspection report.

Resurfacing the wheel.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:21 PM   #3453
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:08 PM   #3454
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Nice pictures. As for the maintenance checks, are high speed trains really that fragile? 48 hrs seems like a short time between maintenance checks.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3455
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7 CRH380BL trainsets were added for the first time to Wuguang line right before Chunyun.
Are the trains bound to a specific CRH line or sent to different lines as loads change?
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:29 AM   #3456
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Thanks for the pictures, hmmwv..
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Old February 1st, 2012, 02:59 PM   #3457
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Nice pictures. As for the maintenance checks, are high speed trains really that fragile? 48 hrs seems like a short time between maintenance checks.
I'm surprised by that too, but 48 hours of run time is not the constrain, the 4000km limit is. For the Wuhan-Guangzhou line that means each train will only run two round trips between full inspections, their total run time is only 16 hours. That's why a lot of trainsets get checked daily.

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Are the trains bound to a specific CRH line or sent to different lines as loads change?
I believe those are Beijing-Shanghai line trains (BL was never used on Wuhang-Guangzhou before), they are likely the CNR Changchun batch, repaired after the recall.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:22 PM   #3458
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I would guess it's more of a inspection than normal/heavy maintenance?

Almost the same as with an aircraft.

Nice pics!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:04 PM   #3459
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I would guess it's more of a inspection than normal/heavy maintenance?

Almost the same as with an aircraft.

Nice pics!
It is like that. They have check list to go through. You cannot do any real repairs in 3 hrs anyway.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #3460
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I would guess it's more of a inspection than normal/heavy maintenance?

Almost the same as with an aircraft.

Nice pics!
Yes just a full inspection, I too think preventative maintenances are done at a lower frequency.
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