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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:16 PM   #4541
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I really dig those maintenance and construction pics.......
You really "dig" the construction pics...is that an intended pun? If so, you're clever!
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 12:41 AM   #4542
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Maybe I should have added no pun intended. Actually I think it'll be more appropriate if I "dig" railway station construction pictures.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 02:40 AM   #4543
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must be Beijing South.

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Thanks....definitely Beijingnan.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 08:15 AM   #4544
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Thanks....definitely Beijingnan.
You are welcome, and also well informed. Yes, its new translation is Beijingnan.

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Old October 2nd, 2012, 05:52 PM   #4545
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You are welcome, and also well informed. Yes, its new translation is Beijingnan.
That's not a translation. It is still called Beijing South in English.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:03 PM   #4546
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I like the idea of putting up both Pinyin and proper English translation. It's gonna make the signs a little messy though.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:24 PM   #4547
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China's railways carried a record high of 9.14 million passengers

Any update about the Nanjing - Hangzhou and Harbin Dalian HSR???


BEIJING -- China's railways carried a record high of 9.14 million passengers on the first day of the eight-day holiday, the country's Ministry of Railways announced on Tuesday.



Sunday was the first day of China's eight-day holiday bridging Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday and the National Day holiday from Monday to Sunday.

The daily passenger transport volume on September 30 exceeded the previous record of nearly 8.2 million set on the first day of the International Labor Day holiday, which lasts from April 29 to May 1.
On Sunday, the ministry added 343 provisional passenger trains to cope with the travel rush, making the number of passenger trains on the rail network totaled 4,717.
Trains heading for the scenic spots in China was especially crowded with passengers, said the ministry announcement.
No passengers were stranded overnight in railway stations thanks to the provisional passenger trains added to the network, it said.
Authorities predict that around 740 million trips will be made by Chinese people during the holiday, with around 660 million trips to be made on roads and waters, averaging 82.5 million trips daily, up 8.8 percent year on year.
Trains are the mainstream means of transport for Chinese holiday travelers.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM   #4548
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Make HSR affordable for the lower classes, ramp frequency up to dispatch every 5 minutes, sell standing tickets, and the Chunyun problem will be solved.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:07 PM   #4549
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The HSR station is that oval in the right foreground of the first picture (http://i.imgur.com/GHnPv.jpg). It will be called Yujiapu station and will have service to Tianjin and Beijing South stations. It will enable people to make quick commutes from two huge cities.
Wanted to post this here to stay on topic(quoted from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?t=1304293):

As for the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway does it officially go from Beijing South to Tanggu Station? If so is Yujiapu Station supposed to be in between these stations? Since Yujiapu will be an underground station I wonder how much of the rail line will remain underground in the area. Thanks again for the picture BarbaricManchurian
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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #4550
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Currently the HSR railway is from Beijing South station to Tianjin station. There are trains that continue on to Tanggu station on low-speed tracks.

They are currently building a 44.815km HSR extension from Tianjin station to Yujiapu station. The stations from west to east will be:

Tianjin
Jichangxi (translation: Airport West)
Binhai Airport
Junliangchengbei (translation: Junliangcheng North)
Tanggu
Yujiapu

It should be done in 2014
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Old October 4th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #4551
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Currently the HSR railway is from Beijing South station to Tianjin station. There are trains that continue on to Tanggu station on low-speed tracks.

They are currently building a 44.815km HSR extension from Tianjin station to Yujiapu station. The stations from west to east will be:

Tianjin
Jichangxi (translation: Airport West)
Binhai Airport
Junliangchengbei (translation: Junliangcheng North)
Tanggu
Yujiapu

It should be done in 2014
Since there will be a direct train from Beijing South to Binhai Airport, I wonder if this will lead to Binhai becoming Beijing's tertiary airport or even superior to PEK in terms of accessibility. To currently travel from Beijing South to PEK requires 2 subway rides and a transfer to Airport Express, whereas HSR will provide a non-stop ride.

Is there a plan to connect Jichangxi Station to Konggangjingjiqu Station of Tianjin Metro line 2 or to connect Binhai Airport to the airport station of Line 2? Is Tanggu station on the HSR the same as Tanggu station on Line 9?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:52 AM   #4552
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I know that Line 2 is being extended to the airport. I have no idea how it will interact with the HSR. I know that Tanggu station on the HSR is not the same as the Line 9 Tanggu station, just check Google Earth, they will be using the existing railway station.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #4553
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I have a question somewhat related to the Hangzhou-Shanghai HSR line.

There is an old article from 2011 with an opinion of a famed 'expert' N.Roubini where among other things he expresses his view on China's high speed trains

"Meaningful probability" of a China hard landing: Roubini
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...75C1OF20110613

In the article he says:



Were there really flights between Shanghai Hongqiao (or Pudong) and Hangzhou at that time (2011)?

A friend of mine has suggested that such possibility was plausible even though he didn't give details.
Did you know there's a flight everyday to and from San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #4554
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Currently the HSR railway is from Beijing South station to Tianjin station. There are trains that continue on to Tanggu station on low-speed tracks.

They are currently building a 44.815km HSR extension from Tianjin station to Yujiapu station. The stations from west to east will be:

Tianjin
Jichangxi (translation: Airport West)
Binhai Airport
Junliangchengbei (translation: Junliangcheng North)
Tanggu
Yujiapu

It should be done in 2014
This map:
http://www.yaohua2000.org/2012/20120...9120120829.jpg
effective 29th of August 2012 (thus Wuhan-Zhengzhou is brown) also depicts a brown line that goes southeast from Tianjin to coast, then turns northeast and goes as far as Qinhuangdao.
Which line is it? Seeing how thick it is, is it the Tianjin-Qinhuangdao 350 km/h line?
Considering it is brown, what is its current state of progress?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #4555
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I took the Xian-Zhengzhou line this past week.

Low speed of 118kph through a few tunnels, high speeds of either 240-245 or 291-294, did not top 300kph that I noticed.

These trains feel as if idling when at 240kph...
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Old October 4th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #4556
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These trains feel as if idling when at 240kph...
Nice. This is the way it should be.
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Zhumadian West Station

New station on the Wuhan-Zhengzhou HSR



more photos here: http://www.xiangshu.com/read.php?tid...page=e&fpage=1
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #4558
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Great looking station. Any more specs on it like how many tracks or platforms? It's been noted before how there seems to be a long walk to the "front door" for these stations but maybe we could all use some exercise.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #4559
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This map:
http://www.yaohua2000.org/2012/20120...9120120829.jpg
effective 29th of August 2012 (thus Wuhan-Zhengzhou is brown) also depicts a brown line that goes southeast from Tianjin to coast, then turns northeast and goes as far as Qinhuangdao.
Which line is it? Seeing how thick it is, is it the Tianjin-Qinhuangdao 350 km/h line?
Considering it is brown, what is its current state of progress?
Yeah that's the Tianjin-Qinhuangdao line. Brown means tracklaying/debugging.
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And just wow @ that map...everything in red is currently under construction, pretty ******* epic.
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