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Old June 13th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #541
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Old June 14th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #542
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YES! Shanghai needs a grand neo-classical station like that too. They should demolish the tacky 80's Shanghai Railway Station and build something on par with Grand Central or Old Penn Station
Em no. I rather shanghai built contemporary styled architecture than those neo classical ones. They fit better in Europe not Shanghai. Would a big Islamic style train station look nice in Paris or London, or big traditional Chinese styled bldg match European or Islamic cities? I think not.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #543
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ShangHai South Station Already finished constrution




This is Shanghai's not the Neo classic one , that one is for Quingdao , but I think you are right China should build a more Modern contemporary style railway station unless It is built under European Occupation ( which is clearly not the case here )
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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #544
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does anyone have any updates on the construction of beijing South railway station? photos would be nice! Thanks!
Yup, Beijing South Station almost complete, due to open by olympics.

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Old June 14th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #545
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Yup, Beijing South Station almost complete, due to open by olympics.

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thanks, the photos look stunning!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #546
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Em no. I rather shanghai built contemporary styled architecture than those neo classical ones. They fit better in Europe not Shanghai. Would a big Islamic style train station look nice in Paris or London, or big traditional Chinese styled bldg match European or Islamic cities? I think not.
That's exactly the point. Why do you think they decided to build a European station in Qingdao? Because it fits well with the city's character. Same with Shanghai. What really truly defines Shanghai and sets it apart from every other Chinese city except Qingdao is its strong Western architectural prevalence. Therefore a huge neo-classical station would be perfect for Shanghai.

I do feel that such neo-classical stations would totally be inappropriate in Chinese cities other than Qingdao and Shanghai
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Old June 14th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #547
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wow China stations look huge and man this is what i am talking about walking into these stations man its huge and it must feel good too.

i hope the US is taking notes about China because China is about the size of the US yet its beating it by having a HSR? way to go china congraltions now this is what i call high speed rail with style.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #548
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Well the reason why they are so big is because you wouldn't believe how many people use the railways in China, regardless of distance. The distances people travel are huge and many of them take the train. Billions of train journeys are made each year. During the Chinese New Year/Spring Festival, it gets unbelievably crowded. Basic services in stations can be difficult to obtain, including use of toilets. I mean, seeing children urinating on the floor, after being directed by their parents, because of how crowded the stations are, it'd take far too long to get to a toilet.

The level of utilisation of the railway network for passengers means that they do indeed need railways the size of airports in order to meet demand and provide a decent level of service and standards.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #549
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Beijing South Railway Station.










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Old June 16th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #550
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holy shinkes !!!!! (Tommy boy Quote if anyone seen that movie before) what an epic station now thats what i call a First class mega station i guess this will be as big as Grand Central Terminal, Gare Du Nord, even this station is alot bigger then London St Pancras.

bejing South station will be a mega station of epic proportations i mean wow its like walking into the faces of a greek goddess station.
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The Beijing South Railway station is truly amazing. Love the scale and the design is actually quite good and unique, I like how the vehicle drop off area is like looping the interior of the building its kinda cool. Are they actually going to open this by August 8?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #552
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Yup, Beijing South Station almost complete, due to open by olympics.

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Wow the quality of this station is quite good, you can tell by the material they use, its looking wonderful so far.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #553
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Any updates from the other train stations?
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #554
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very futuristic and leading edge designs. The beijing one looks like a flying saucer.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:51 AM   #555
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Excellent pics and design of the station is out of the world.....
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 09:32 AM   #556
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a 8+min video:340km/h + on the CRH2C -300

Yesterday's Beijing South-Tianjin trip by a train fan
on a CRH2C -300 highspeed trainset
8min26s long
very cool
feel the speed and fly on the ground
http://player.youku.com/player.php/s...NDI1Mjg=/v.swf

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:00 AM   #557
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Wow ,nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 06:05 PM   #558
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now that redefines speed, it really flies!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 06:31 PM   #559
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343 km/h - that's 214mph - the first conventional train to run over 200mph in commercial service.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #560
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Are there any outside pictures of the train? How fast is it supposed to run in regular service?
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