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Old September 27th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #6541
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China's High-speed Railways Exceed 10,000 km

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2013-09-26 14:37:47 Xinhua Web Editor: Zhang

China's high-speed train lines now exceed 10,000 kilometers after a railway track linking the coastal city of Fuzhou and in-land Nanchang began operating on Thursday morning.

It is the fourth line to open this year and the total length of track for speedy trains in the country is 10,463 kilometers. Last year, the figure was 9,356 kilometers.

With the new line, the traveling time between Fuzhou, capital city of southeastern China's Fujian Province, and Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi Province, will be reduced from the previous 11 hours to 3 hours and 12 minutes. The train travels at 200 kilometers per hour.

At the initial stage of operation, 37 bullet trains will be used for passengers and 18 will carry cargo, according to China Railway Corporation.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #6542
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Still some segments of the Xian-Datong PDL that are being installed south of Taiyuan, and infrastructure going in all along the line with caternary everywhere. Schedule testing is ~February?.

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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #6543
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That is nice milestone.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #6544
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Are 200km/h lines included in this number?

If yes then what is the total length of 250-380km/h lines in China at this moment?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #6545
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When will I see the first clock-face timetable on China's railway?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #6546
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Are 200km/h lines included in this number?

If yes then what is the total length of 250-380km/h lines in China at this moment?

As far as I know, 200km/h lines are not included.

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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:03 AM   #6547
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It seems the newly opened Fuzhou-Nanchang 200kmph is included.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #6548
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As far as I know, 200km/h lines are not included.
Why wouldn't 200km/h lines be included? Wasn't the 200km/h Guangshen Railway the first CRH high speed rail line in China?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #6549
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I was thinking upgraded lines which let trains run at 200km/h. If speed was the only criteria then it should be higher than 10,000km because even in 2007, after 6th speed raise campaign, the number was above 6,000km. So, probably this "new" 10,000km number includes only newly built high speed rail lines.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #6550
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #6551
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When Haamun (Xiamen) & Senzam (Shenzhen) will be connected?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6552
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Test trains will be sent to Shenzhen North Station on 30th of September during night time. Xiamen-Shenzhen Line will start the 'trains on track test' from 1st of October.
Question is, when be usual?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #6553
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Question is, when be usual?
before the spring festival next year, i presume?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #6554
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------ Persistent and patient will pay off....

Jun 13,2007
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_B.../IF13Cb02.html
"China's dented image projects" the Maglev train doesn't really drop them off anywhere convenient and they still have to take a taxi to their destinations. It is expensive - 50 yuan (US$5.40) for a one-way ticket) - which also deters potential passengers. As a result, the trains are 80% empty, making the service commercially non-viable.

---- December 22, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/wo...edrailprojects
"Some economists say the high-speed network is symbolic of a stimulus program that places too much emphasis on infrastructure spending and not enough on raising living standards. The average urban Chinese worker made 28,898 renminbi last year, a tenth of the $39,653 average wage in the United States, according data from the U.S. and Chinese governments.

Most Chinese rail travelers will not pay the premium to ride on the fast trains, Zhao Jian, a professor of economics at Beijing Jiaotong University, said in a September interview on Chinese television."

----- 19/04/2010----
http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/19/chi...structure.html
"New Yorker writer Peter Hessler in his travel book Country Driving is that while China’s expressways are clean and well-maintained, they are by and large empty. You can ride down many highways and find your car the only one in sight. What an odd contradiction for an economy said to be the world’s largest auto market!"




--- sept 23, 2013
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bull...eed-rail/30297
http://www.cahsrblog.com/2013/09/chi...ul-hsr-system/
"Practically every train is sold out, although they leave for cities all over the country every several minutes. Long lines snake back from ticket windows under the 50-foot ceiling of white, gently undulating steel that floats cloudlike over the departure hall. An ambitious construction program will soon nearly double the size of the 16-platform station."
"New York Times lays out some impressive statistics. Not only do the high-speed trains serve twice as many passengers per month as China’s domestic airlines, but, with strong passenger growth continuing, the number of monthly passengers on the network (54 million) will surpass monthly domestic airline passengers in the United States, the world’s largest domestic air market, next year. And while it comes at high costs, the rail network is making workers more productive and transforming the way business is done, Keith Bradsher reports:"
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #6555
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------ Persistent and patient will pay off....

Jun 13,2007
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"China's dented image projects" the Maglev train doesn't really drop them off anywhere convenient and they still have to take a taxi to their destinations. It is expensive - 50 yuan (US$5.40) for a one-way ticket) - which also deters potential passengers. As a result, the trains are 80% empty, making the service commercially non-viable.
Are you saying the Maglev is a grand succes now compared to 2007?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #6556
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Maglev I don't think so, but the rest of the system might very well be. Are there actually any newly built lines where tickets sales are disappointing or where only few trains per day travel?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #6557
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Here is a link to a picture which, in my opinion, symbolizes the sharp
contrast of China's economy today. One can see not only a HSL (perhaps 350km/h standard) near completion, but also a donkey pulling a cart with supplies. Credit bbs.railcn.

http://bbs.railcn.net/thread-1154220-1-1.html

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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #6558
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----- 19/04/2010----
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"What an odd contradiction for an economy said to be the world’s largest auto market!"
The world's popular vehicle is said to be the Flying Pigeon


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and is that splash of red across the Stop sign supposed to mean No Stopping?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #6559
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The world's popular vehicle is said to be the Flying Pigeon
Can a flying pigeon be carried on CRH? And does this cost extra?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 02:19 AM   #6560
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Carry on luggage for CHR must have length+width+height not more than 130cm.
There are some folding bikes that meet this measure, but most standard road bikes
even when stripped down cannot fit in a small enough box. They get sent as checked luggage
with the added interest of the checked luggage depot is usually on the other side of town...
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