daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 8th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #4201
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,438
Likes (Received): 612

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woonsocket54 View Post
Anshan West Station (Harbin-Dalian HSR)







source: http://www.haofang365.com/2012/0629/3500.shtml
It looks like Josef Stalin designed this.

I'm surprised Chinese train stations are not as beautiful or uniquely designed as new Chinese airport terminals. A lot look nice and efficient but kinda look the same to me, especially the smaller stations.
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 8th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #4202
khoojyh
No more world war !!!
 
khoojyh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Eastern Garden,City of Twins, Merlion City, Good Little Bay
Posts: 1,635
Likes (Received): 51

1980s
khoojyh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #4203
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,956
Likes (Received): 18218

Bullet train delay
Shanghai Daily
Jul 8, 2012

AN equipment breakdown led to delays of more than an hour on high-speed trains between Shanghai and Hangzhou yesterday morning, said the Shanghai Railway Bureau. A malfunction at Shanghai's Songjiang South station at 8:22am was repaired at 9:36am, the bureau said.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #4204
hmmwv
Registered User
 
hmmwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,391
Likes (Received): 420

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post
It looks like Josef Stalin designed this.

I'm surprised Chinese train stations are not as beautiful or uniquely designed as new Chinese airport terminals. A lot look nice and efficient but kinda look the same to me, especially the smaller stations.
Yeah those small stations are really boring, I'd imagine they share the same basic design to save engineering cost and reduce construction time. The larger stations, on the other hand, are really nicely crafted and are as pretty as new airport terminals, some examples include Guangzhou South, Wuhan, Beijing South, and Nanjing South. Among the smaller stations the ones along 350km/h+ trunk lines are better designed than stations on 250km/h lines. For example the elevated stations along Beijing-Shanghai line such as Zhenjiang are as good as the latest European or Japanese stations.
__________________
The building under construction next to Shanghai Tower is Oriental Financial Center. The "plot" next to Jinmao is reserved green belt and no skyscraper will be built there.
hmmwv no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #4205
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,438
Likes (Received): 612



Large stations do look really nice. If it saves engineering costs to keep the smaller stations simple then it's probably for the better. Most trains seem to zoom through the smaller stations at 217mph anyway.
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #4206
UD2
A very cool person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,294
Likes (Received): 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post
It looks like Josef Stalin designed this.

I'm surprised Chinese train stations are not as beautiful or uniquely designed as new Chinese airport terminals. A lot look nice and efficient but kinda look the same to me, especially the smaller stations.
I thought exactly. This will certainly not be the jewel in China's railway portfolio.
__________________
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed" - President Eisenhower
UD2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #4207
Silly_Walks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,980
Likes (Received): 836

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post


Large stations do look really nice. If it saves engineering costs to keep the smaller stations simple then it's probably for the better. Most trains seem to zoom through the smaller stations at 217mph anyway.
No trains in China are going 349 km/h, sadly. Besides some test trains maybe.
Silly_Walks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #4208
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,659
Likes (Received): 5777

If you go to cnvol.com and search trains between Longyan and Xiamen, the HSR trains that pop up (i.e. D6421, D6423, D6425, D6427, D6429, D6431 and D6433) show a stop at "Nanjing" fifteen minutes before Zhangzhou. Is that an error, or is there actually a station in Fujian called Nanjing?
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #4209
hmmwv
Registered User
 
hmmwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,391
Likes (Received): 420

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woonsocket54 View Post
If you go to cnvol.com and search trains between Longyan and Xiamen, the HSR trains that pop up (i.e. D6421, D6423, D6425, D6427, D6429, D6431 and D6433) show a stop at "Nanjing" fifteen minutes before Zhangzhou. Is that an error, or is there actually a station in Fujian called Nanjing?
Welcome to the CRH Hyper Speed Train with speed up to Mach 2 and you'll get from Nanjing to Zhangzhou in 15 minutes. j/k

It's called Nanjing 南靖, not Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu Province.
__________________
The building under construction next to Shanghai Tower is Oriental Financial Center. The "plot" next to Jinmao is reserved green belt and no skyscraper will be built there.
hmmwv no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #4210
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,659
Likes (Received): 5777

If there are two Nanjings, perhaps the smaller one can be spelled Nanjiing.

That was the Shanxi/Shaanxi solution.
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #4211
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,979
Likes (Received): 388

The over 1900 square km area of Nanjing county consists of 11 towns, none of which is named Nanjing. Which of these towns is Nanjing station in?

There are other, even prefecture level cities of which there are several - like the Taizhous in Zhejiang and Jiangsu, and Suzhous in Jiangsu and Anhui.
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #4212
hmmwv
Registered User
 
hmmwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,391
Likes (Received): 420

Quote:
Originally Posted by chornedsnorkack View Post
The over 1900 square km area of Nanjing county consists of 11 towns, none of which is named Nanjing. Which of these towns is Nanjing station in?
Nanjing station is located in Yanta Village, Shancheng Township.

The Tulou inspired station.


__________________
The building under construction next to Shanghai Tower is Oriental Financial Center. The "plot" next to Jinmao is reserved green belt and no skyscraper will be built there.
hmmwv no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #4213
luhai167
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 34
Likes (Received): 8

Quote:
Originally Posted by HunanChina View Post
估计这个女孩儿是第一次坐高铁。

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE2NjIwNTA0.html
Is that first class seats (一等座)? I was a bit disappointed, don't seems to be a big improvement from second class seats. I was expecting a real table or something like that.
luhai167 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #4214
George08
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 175
Likes (Received): 6



I like it
George08 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #4215
gramercy
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,823
Likes (Received): 799

1. there was a map here with all the lines neatly coloured, was that a one-off or is there a (frequently) updated version somewhere on the net?

2. with the dozens (hundreds?) of these magnificent stations, surely someone has compiled a (picture-rich...) db of them somewhere online, does anyone know of such a site?

thx
gramercy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #4216
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Railway investment slumps by 100B yuan
(China Daily, July 16)

Quote:
Fixed-asset investment in China's railway sector fell 36.1 percent year-on-year to 177.75 billion yuan ($278.68 billion) in the first half of this year, 100.37 billion yuan less than the same period in 2011, according to the Ministry of Railways.

Investment in railway infrastructure amounted to 148.71 billion yuan, down by 38.6 percent year-on-year.
more: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_15585911.htm
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #4217
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,956
Likes (Received): 18218

Looks like railway expansion is back on track as this article notes expectations spending will jump in 2H.

Quote:
In 2009, spending of 600.6 billion yuan on railway infrastructure was part of stimulus that spanned low-cost housing, roads and earthquake reconstruction work. In 2010, rail spending exceeded 700 billion yuan. Last year, the total was 461 billion yuan.

The ousting of Railway Minister Liu Zhijun in a corruption probe in February 2011 and a high-speed crash that killed 40 people near the eastern city of Wenzhou five months later may have slowed investment as officials strengthened scrutiny of projects. In April this year, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts Karen Li and Chapman Deng said the flow of railway orders should quicken from mid-year.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #4218
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

Local govts to construct inter-city rails
(China Daily USA, July 17)

Quote:
The Ministry of Railways will withdraw from directing inter-city railway construction and hand over the task to local governments, Economic Information reported, citing unnamed sources within the National Development and Reform Commission, China's economy planner.
more: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/busi...t_15591924.htm



China's railways daily travel hits 6 million
(China Daily, July 18)

Quote:
BEIJING -- China's railways have handled six million passengers daily since the start of this month, when the peak summer travel season began, the Ministry of Railways announced Tuesday.

A daily average of 6.04 million passengers traveled by rail during the first 15 days of July, the ministry said in a statement on its website. The largest number traveled on July 7, when 6.5 million passengers took trains, according to the statement.

more: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_15594082.htm




China exports electric bullet train to Georgia
(China Daily, July 18)

Quote:
BEIJING -- A Chinese electric locomotive manufacturer said on Tuesday it had delivered electric bullet trains that could operate at a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour to Georgia.

The electric bullet trains, manufactured by Puzhen Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd, the country's largest train manufacturer, marked a breakthrough for Chinese train makers to tap the former Soviet market.

more: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_15594129.htm
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Last edited by everywhere; July 18th, 2012 at 05:42 AM.
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #4219
everywhere
The Explorer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5,129
Likes (Received): 805

-del-
__________________
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British prime minister

Last edited by everywhere; July 19th, 2012 at 12:45 PM.
everywhere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2012, 12:56 AM   #4220
Sopomon
Hideous and malformed
 
Sopomon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 870
Likes (Received): 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by everywhere View Post
China's railway giant announces 126 million USD manufacturing center in Malaysia
(Shanghai Daily/Xinhua, July 18)



more: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...a.asp?id=83842
This has nothing to do with HSR, please post in the correct threads.
__________________
And he kicked so many rosebushes at her that eventually, Sasuke turned into a log.
Sopomon no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
china, high speed rail

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium