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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #4341
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Is the Shijiazhuang an existing station that was upgraded to support CRH trains?
Shijiazhuang is a new station. The old one will become a railway museum.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #4342
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Beijing to Shanghai at Speed of Sound (4x bullet train speed)

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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #4343
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Shijiazhuang is a new station. The old one will become a railway museum.
Where shall existing low speed railway trains stop?
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #4344
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Shijiazhuang is a new station. The old one will become a railway museum.



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Where shall existing low speed railway trains stop?
In the picture hmmwv posted I see a low speed train in the picture. I have the same question.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #4345
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Where shall existing low speed railway trains stop?
All trains will stop at the new Shijiazhuang station.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #4346
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Someone mentioned a speed increase to 320km/h a while ago. When is that taking place? Or did I miss something?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #4347
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I know a lot about HSR speed, so I think I could answer the question.
In the Shijiazhuang train video, the speed goes up to about 310 km/h from 304 km/h. Becuase this is probably an unofficial, and gradual change 320kmh will probably happen later.

Also, the second speeddown campaign is not exactly official. Wikipeidia, as many as Chinese sources only publish the "design speed".

I expect the Chinese government to increase the speed slowly until they get to the 380 km/h maximum designed speed. Slower trains will to the same thing. I expect that will happen in about a 2 year process. The trains will reach 320 km/h very soon.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #4348
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Beijing-Shijiazhuang HSR (U/C)

Length: 281km
Design speed: 350km/h
Opening: Dec 2012

Thanks renchengyuan from ditiezu for the pictures. The construction is almost completed, trial testing will start this month.

























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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #4349
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High speed railways that open in December 2012

I see that the following high speed railways have been mentioned:

Zhengzhou-Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang-Beijing
Bengbu-Hefei
Nanjing-Hangzhou
Hangzhou-Ningbo
Dalian-Shenyang-Harbin

Is this list correct?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #4350
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The only uncertainty is Nanjing-Hangzhou and Hangzhou-Ningbo, infrastructure construction of Nanjing-Hangzhou hasn't completed and joint calibration and testing won't start until October at the earliest, which will last 144 days according to a Shanghai RB document. Same with Hangzhou-Ningbo, there is no date yet for the start of testings.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #4351
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Old September 6th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #4352
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The only uncertainty is Nanjing-Hangzhou and Hangzhou-Ningbo, infrastructure construction of Nanjing-Hangzhou hasn't completed and joint calibration and testing won't start until October at the earliest, which will last 144 days according to a Shanghai RB document. Same with Hangzhou-Ningbo, there is no date yet for the start of testings.
Is it then confirmed that the railways:
Zhengzhou-Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang-Beijing
Bengbu-Hefei
Dalian-Shenyang-Harbin
are all:
completed
undergoing testing
on schedule to open scheduled service within 2012?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #4353
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Yes construction on those lines are already completed and are in various stages of testing.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 05:29 AM   #4354
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Pictures are so beautiful big-dog.

I wish there was a map showing all individual lines including branch lines. I see pictures and videos and when the train gets close to the city there are all these lines crisscrossing, flying over, veering off....I wonder exactly where they all go. A spaghetti bowl of high speed lines when the train gets close to the city. Google maps shows nothing.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #4355
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Why is there some bloke on the track?
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #4356
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He is one of the railway fans who sneaked in and took all these pictures.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #4357
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Why is there some bloke on the track?
Judging from the 'rust' on rails trains are not running on those tracks yet.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #4358
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so good
Ditto bro.

The amount of tracks in that picture is SOOO damn high!
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Old September 7th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #4359
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Question, does the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity railway share the same tracks as the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway? Looking at videos and reading Wikipedia articles it seems like a different set of tracks are used.

For some reason I thought going from Beijing to Shanghai completely bypassed Tianjin but it looks like it goes through the stations in Tianjin.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #4360
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Question, does the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity railway share the same tracks as the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway? Looking at videos and reading Wikipedia articles it seems like a different set of tracks are used.

For some reason I thought going from Beijing to Shanghai completely bypassed Tianjin but it looks like it goes through the stations in Tianjin.
They are separate lines, largely parallel.
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