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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #481
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updates 11.29

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It's a hugh project.




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Old December 9th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #482
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It is like an airport massive
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Old December 9th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #483
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Dam, they're fast!
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Old January 14th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #484
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2008.1.12

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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #485
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Wow!!!! They are working really fast there!. I was in Tianjin one year ago and they had just began with the works. Has anybody got any render of the station? Anyway, I guess that we can almost see the final aspect of it. Is there an official date for the opening of the line and for restarting the Tianjin-Beijing services from here?
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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #486
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Yes, the Tianjin-Beijing HSR starts August 1, and normal rail is still passing through this station, just in a different part.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:11 AM   #487
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China Railway Construction planning IPO

China Railway Construction Corporation is planning initial public offerings of shares on the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges, state-run media reported Sunday.
One of the nation's largest road and rail contractors, the company aims to issue 2.8 billion shares in Shanghai in an application expected to be considered by Chinese regulators on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency said.

read more.... www.projectscommunity.com
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #488
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CRH2 trains

Here I am, back in Tianjin. Just one question to know if someone can help me. I have heard from Spain ( it was in the news) that the CRH2 trains from Tianjin to Beijing have reached the average number of passengers expected for this line. I would like to go to Beijing using one of this trains, but I have some questions.
Where do I have to take these trains? In the provisional trains station? And do you know the codes for these trains? Are these D532, D534? Is there a special place for buying the tickets for these trains?
Too many questions, I know...
Thanks in advance!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:15 AM   #489
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Beijing - Shanghai Railway

Earlier someone suggested that the beijing - shanghai railway deserves a new thread. I second that! So here it is!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:31 AM   #490
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New account for new thread ?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:03 PM   #491
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so if you open up a new topic and a new accoutn, you could also post some new pics, how about that?

Or is that up to our "old" chinese friends?

I would be quite happy about as much U/C pics as possible of this mindblowing project.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:40 PM   #492
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Start of Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway construction

http://v.ku6.com/show/SW5W11qtX5paW9Mo.html

News - announcement Start of Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway construction

The video is putonghua with Chinese
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:48 PM   #493
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Railway department announce that- Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway open in 2010

Railway length- about 1318Km
Design speed - 350Km/h
Initial operating speed -300Km/h
Total 21 stations

Total journey time: About 5 hours
Single line capacity: 80 Million /year



After 10 years of evaluation and research, the high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai is finally under construction, according to Liu Zhijun, Minister of Railways, in Beijing.

With a total length of 1,318 km, the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway has a planned investment of 186.5 billion yuan ($24.87 billion) and is expected to complete for operation in 2011 after 52 months of construction. This realization of the high-speed railway meant to alleviate the pressure of north-south transportation in the coastal area of east China. At present, the density of railway transport between Beijing and Shanghai is four times the country's average and is always in a state of overload that cannot satisfy demand.

Now, preliminary preparations hav been launched and some bridges, such as the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, are under construction. By the end of this year, construction of some key roadbeds, bridges and tunnels will commence.

Independent technology

According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the design life of the high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai will be 100 years, with the maximum speed of 350 km per hour and an operating speed of 300 km per hour. Adopting a wheel/rail approach, the technology for the railway will be largely dependent on Chinese technology. Lines, bridges, tunnels and culverts will be constructed with completely independent technology standards and intellectual property developed by China.

Since the early 1990s, when China first proposed to build this high-speed railway, the international community has paid close attention to its development. Japan, France and Germany have been embroiled in intensive competition over construction contracts for the railway. Leaders of the three countries have all tried to persuade China to adopt their technologies, and fierce debate ensued in China over whether to use the wheel/rail approach of Japan and France, or the magnetic levitation train from Germany.

"China is completely capable of building the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on its own," said Wang Yueming, researcher at the China Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS).

According to Wang, China is capable of manufacturing locomotives with their speed surpassing 350 km per hour, and there will be no problems for trains to be used in the high-speed railway. The Beijing-Shanghai train will adopt viaducts, preventing people from approaching the railway. This measure will save land and impose no influence on ground transport, ensuring the safety and the speed of the railway.

On September 12, construction of the National Engineering Laboratory of High-Speed Railway Systems under the CARS was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This laboratory, focused on testing the reliability, safety, comfort, energy usage and environmental performance of high-speed railway systems, will establish testing and verification facilities for the comprehensive performance of high-speed railways, and create a support platform for relevant construction projects.

The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway will also adopt overseas high-speed railway technologies. According to Liu Zhijun, domestic technologies will account for 70 percent, while imported components to be assembled 20 percent and imported complete sets of components 10 percent. Imported technologies will mainly be used in signal systems.

Multiple financing channels

Investment of 90 billion yuan ($12 billion) has so far been approved for the project--half of what is needed for completion.

Wang Qingyun, Director of the Department of Communications of the NDRC, says that the state will establish the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Co. Ltd. to actively explore market-oriented financing and absorb private and foreign capital, though Chinese investors will be the controlling shareholders.

He Huawu, Chief Engineer of the MOR, says that the enthusiasm aroused by the construction of the railway will attract diversified capital from both domestic and foreign capital markets so as to realize multiple investors, financing channels and financing methods.

That financing has already begun. In April this year, Taikang Asset Management Corp. was entrusted to issue 10 billion yuan ($1.33 billion) of three-year bonds used for construction of the railway with the MOR as the issuer. Twelve insurance companies purchased all of these bonds.

Established in May 2006 in Beijing, Taikang Asset Management Corp. is a state-owned insurance assets management corporation. During the construction period, insurance companies will invest in the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway with debt investment. After the project is completed, the debt may be changed into shares for the railway operating company.

Sources of capital

The money invested in the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway will mainly be used for creation of fixed and mobile facilities and the electronic control system. Of the three major investment fields, investment in fixed facilities will account for over 40 percent, while that in mobile facilities and electronic control systems will make up more than 50 percent.

Since fixed facilities involve construction of bridges, railway beds, tunnels and railway stations, suppliers of related construction materials such as cement, stone materials, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals and plastics, as well as equipment like tracklayers and grabs, will benefit greatly from the undertaking.

Mobile facilities, including trains and components, will bring large orders to the manufacturing industry and companies engaged in locomotive production. Iron and steel processing and related component processing will see abundant profits.

Construction of electronic control systems involves utilization of computer hardware and software technologies, high-end telecommunications equipment and a large amount of cables and fiber optics. Suppliers in these industries will also benefit.

In March this year, Klaus Kleinfeld, former chief executive officer of Siemens, disclosed that his company had secured a contract to supply signal technologies to the railway with a total value of several hundred million euros.

Suzhou Dafang Special Purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a private company in Jiangsu Province, also obtained a large order of over 10 million yuan to supply dual-use transporters (road and railway) for the project.

Positive impacts

The high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai, running through the municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai and the four provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu, connects two large economic areas of China: the Bohai rim economic sphere and the Yangtze River economic zone. As growing economic bases with rapid development, these areas are not only the driving force for China's economic development, but are also at the forefront of China's opening-up and participation in international economic competition.

When completed, the high-speed railway, to be devoted to passenger transport, will ease the traffic pressure between Beijing and Shanghai. The existing Beijing-Shanghai Railway will be converted to freight transport. After going into operation, the high-speed trains between the two cities are expected to transport more than 80 million passengers each year.

According to He Huawu, the high-speed railway will greatly enhance the handling capacity of the present Beijing-Shanghai Railway, allowing it to transport over 130 million tons of freight annually.

After completion, traveling time between Beijing and Shanghai will be shortened from nine hours to five hours. During the early period of operation, the interval between trains is set at four minutes, and it will be shortened to three minutes at the peak time. Each train will be able to carry 1,000-2,000 passengers, and there will be 110-120 round trains running each day. This development may create a threat to air carriers between the two cities, since train tickets are much cheaper than airfare. Plus, considering the time it takes to get to the airport and check in, traveling by air doesn't save much more time than a high-speed train.

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #494
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Is the Beijing-Tianjin high speed line (the one that is supposed to enter service this year) going to be part of the Beijing-Shanghai high speed line, or will there be two separate lines between Beijing and Tianjin, one of them continuing to Shanghai?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:37 PM   #495
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The Beijing-Tianjin is a subsection of the Beijing-Shanghai line.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #496
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I heard that Beijing-Tianjin high speed line(is high speed local line between 2 cities) is separated to Beijing - Shanghai Railway. I am looking for the related article.

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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #497
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nice article, thanks honwai1983.

I am eager to see construction pictures
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #498
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nice article, thanks honwai1983.

I am eager to see construction pictures
I am looking for such photo since the construction is announced two weeks ago.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #499
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Since Beijing - Tianjin Line is a subsection of the Beijing - Shanghai line, here is a related update!




5月9日,首批下线的国产“和谐号”动车组试验列车飞驰在京津城际铁路上,运行时速最高达到每小时350公里,创出了国内铁路运行速度之最。


Translation: the trains that will be used for the beijing - tianjin line as well as the beijing - shanghai line have broken domestic railway record, traveling at a speed of 350km per hr (about 218 mp).

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Old May 12th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #500
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Since Beijing - Tianjin Line is a subsection of the Beijing - Shanghai line, here is a related update!




5月9日,首批下线的国产“和谐号”动车组试验列车飞驰在京津城际铁路上,运行时速最高达到每小时350公里,创出了国内铁路运行速度之最。


Translation: the trains that will be used for the beijing - tianjin line as well as the beijing - shanghai line have broken domestic railway record, traveling at a speed of 350km per hr (about 218 mp).

Excuse me, please provide the relative information to prove that Beijing - Tianjin Line is a subsection of the Beijing - Shanghai line.

According to the forum in www.hasea.com , many net man said that Beijing- Tianjin is a local line between Beijing and Tianjin (The station is so close to the city center) and the stations of Beijing shanghai high speed railway is so far away form the city center.


(Please PM me if you want the drawing between Beijing and Tianjin)

From the drawing, The left side of 2 lines is Beijing, the right side of the red line is Tianjin north station and the end side of the blue line is Tianjin West Station.

Red line is Beijing - Tianjin Line and Blue line is Beijing - Shanghai high speed railway.
Beijing - Tianjin Line will add stops between Beijing and Tianjin and will be expended to Tianjin Port.


I live in Hong Kong, I am also looking for the between guangzhou - hongkong High speed railway.

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