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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #6661
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Chongqing-Lichuan railway on testing run from Oct 11

Chongqing-Lichuan railway is the last unfinished part of Shanghai-Chengdu HSR. It's a HSR/low speed mixed railway. The testing run will end at the beginning of November. Chongqing-Lichuan railway will open by the end of 2013.

Shanghai-Chengdu HSR is part of the backbone of Chinese HSR network. It will dramatically reduce the travel time of Chengdu/Chongqing to Shanghai/Wuhan/Nanjing.

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That's good news! Do you happen to know what the travel time would be?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #6662
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Shenzhen-Xiamen railway on testing run from Oct 4th

Shenzhen-Xiamen railway will open on December 26th 2013. The new railway will connect Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Chaozhou, Shantou,Jieyang, Shanwei, Huizhou, Shenzhen. The travel time between Shernzhen and Xiamen will be reduced to 3 hours. The full ticket will cost between RMB 160 ~ 190.
Do you have a schedule of the expected travel times between each station? Will this leave from Shenzhen North or another station?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #6663
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On 27th December, what shall be the direct train time Guangzhou-Shanghai via Xiamen?
If it stops at the same places as existing (eg. G6201, D3119) it will take 12 hours. If you're looking for speed, check the tradeoff between the shorter distance, slower D trains via Changsha-Hangzhou, or faster longer distance G trains via Wuhan-Nanjing.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #6664
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If you're looking for speed, check the tradeoff between the shorter distance, slower D trains via Changsha-Hangzhou, or faster longer distance G trains via Wuhan-Nanjing.
Neither exist.
There are 4 trains total Guangzhou-Shanghai.
The fastest of them is T100, and it takes 15:57, via Zhuzhou and Jinhua.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #6665
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I said "If you're looking for speed", so I would assume such a person wouldn't mind changing trains to get a faster overall journey time.

G576 departs Shanghai Hongqiao 08.36 via Nanjing arrives Wuhan 13.32. Take 48 minutes to change to G79 and arrive at Guangzhou Sth 17.59, overall time 9h23m. There are faster change times for the fit and foolish.

D105 Shanghai-Changsha Sth via Hangzhou takes 9h16m. Take 20 minutes to change to G6133 and arrive Guangzhou Sth in 12h14m including the change.

The fastest train currently on the Fujian coastal route is G55 which averages 146km/hr. Doing that speed Shanghai-Guangzhou Sth via Xiamen Nth would take around 12h45m. It looks like a non-starter to me ...
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Old October 30th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #6666
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The fastest train currently on the Fujian coastal route is G55 which averages 146km/hr. Doing that speed Shanghai-Guangzhou Sth via Xiamen Nth would take around 12h45m. It looks like a non-starter to me ...
That might be a good timing for a night train. I know that the passenger dedicated lines shut down for the night, but how about the coastal HSR? As it consists of mixed-traffic lines, would it be possible to run a night train there?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 11:12 AM   #6667
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Do you have a schedule of the expected travel times between each station? Will this leave from Shenzhen North or another station?
Unfortunately the time table for both railways are not available yet.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 11:12 AM   #6668
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Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity HSR, at Zhuhai, Guangdong Province



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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:14 PM   #6669
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Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity HSR, at Zhuhai, Guangdong Province
It is well supplied with stations. On the 116 km distance between Guangzhou South and Zhuhai, 15 intermediate stations exist.
How is the current state of progress for the under construction Cuiheng station?

Also, on Shenzhen-Xiamen high speed railway, a Shenzhen East station used to be under construction. However, then Buji Station on Shenzhen-Guangzhou low speed railway was turned into Shenzhen East station.
What became of the station formerly under construction on Shenzhen-Xiamen high speed railway?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 06:08 PM   #6670
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Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity HSR, at Zhuhai, Guangdong Province



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Great pictures. I'm surprised that this station does not have any "express" tracks. Is this normal for stations along this line? I thought all high speed rail stations in China had express tracks to bypass the station if there was a train stopped there.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 06:31 PM   #6671
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Great pictures. I'm surprised that this station does not have any "express" tracks. Is this normal for stations along this line? I thought all high speed rail stations in China had express tracks to bypass the station if there was a train stopped there.
There are two exceptions

No "express" tracks in large stations like Shanghai Hongqiao station, Beijing south station, Guangzhou south railway station

No "express" tracks in some short intercity lines
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Old October 31st, 2013, 06:46 PM   #6672
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Great pictures. I'm surprised that this station does not have any "express" tracks. Is this normal for stations along this line? I thought all high speed rail stations in China had express tracks to bypass the station if there was a train stopped there.
I assume you mean passing tracks. You don't necessarily need one at every station, the Guangzhu ICR like other ICRs only have it at select stations. PDLs on the other hand have it in every station. I could imagine as the line has more development around it the new infill stations will be built with passing tracks.

That being said I think the best model for the ICLs should be Korea's commuter/quasi-high speed lines such as the urban sections of the Jungang, Gyeongchun, Gyeongwon Line
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Old November 1st, 2013, 06:37 AM   #6673
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Zhengzhou to Xuzhou HSR started building bridges , Another 350KM/H line,to be open in 2015

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Old November 1st, 2013, 07:49 AM   #6674
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Home > News> KunmingKunming to build new railway station in ChenggongBy : InKunming | Published: 2013-October-23

A new railway station is on the construction agenda at the end of October or at the beginning of November in Kunming. The construction project of new Kunming Railway Station or Kunming Southern Railway Station has been successfully bid by China Railway Construction Group with a bidding price of 2.01026 billion yuan.

The new station is located at Chenggong New District in Kunming. The project costs 2.052 billion yuan and the construction area totals 332,500 square meters. It will integrate railway, subway, bus and taxi together, and will connect to Shanghai and Chongqing in the north, Guilin and Yuxi in the south. It will be designed to work as a conjunction station for the Pan-Asia Railway.

After the construction, the southern railway station is expected to deliver passengers from Kunming to Guilin, Yuxi, Chongqing and Shanghai, while the present Kunming Railway Station in the downtown area is also used. The combination of new subway station and old railway station will enhance Kunming’s key position as the gateway to South Asia and Southeast Asia.

As early as 2009, China has invited bids for the construction project globally. However, affected by different reasons, the construction did not start.

It is known from Kunming Railway Bureau on October 21 that the new railway station is scheduled to be built by the end of this month or at the beginning of next month. It will be built at the bottom of Longtan Mountain on the east of Chenggong New District, Kunming. The planned station is about 7 kilometers away from the Dianchi Lake, and around 28 kilometers away from the present Kunming Railway Station. 16 platforms and 30 railroads are designed for the station which is oriented in directions of south and north.

The new station will show unique geographic cultures of the city. Theme of the station is about a dancing peacock spreading its tail and fresh flowers being in full blossom since peacock is native in Yunnan and Kunming boasts its fresh flowers. Design of the station implicates open attitude and hospitality of people in the city.

Waiting halls of the new station will be bigger than the one in service now. It is expected to deliver 128,000 passengers a day and 12,000 ones during rush hours. Seen from the long term, 46,930,000 passengers are predicted to travel via this station annually after 2030.

According to Kunming Railway Bureau, "the new railway station and the old station in the city will be connected after the successful construction of the new one in Chenggong District."
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Home > News> KunmingKunming to build new railway station in ChenggongBy : InKunming | Published: 2013-October-23
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After the construction, the southern railway station is expected to deliver passengers from Kunming to Guilin, Yuxi, Chongqing and Shanghai, while the present Kunming Railway Station in the downtown area is also used. The combination of new subway station and old railway station will enhance Kunming’s key position as the gateway to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Guilin will get high speed rail service? Which line will it be on?

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I want one for Christmas! Austin to San Antonio please!

Great pictures, I love seeing the continued progress on these high speed rail lines. What a beautiful picture with the HSL fading into the fog.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:39 AM   #6676
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Guilin will get high speed rail service? Which line will it be on?
How will Guilin connect to Kunming? I know of line Hengyang-Guilin-Liuzhou-Nanning which is under construction.
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How will Guilin connect to Kunming? I know of line Hengyang-Guilin-Liuzhou-Nanning which is under construction.
HSR line A: Guangzhou - Guilin - Guiyang high speed line (U/C 300km/h)
HSR line B: Changsha-Guiyang-Kunming (U/C 350km/h)

Go from Guilin to Kunming transfer at Guiyang

Hengyang-Guilin-Liuzhou-Nanning was completed, and now it under test
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 12:28 PM   #6678
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How is the progress of Kunming-Bose-Nanning high speed railway?
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 07:06 PM   #6679
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I just uploaded a video I took last year of my Beijing-Shanghai high speed rail trip. At the end, I included a short segment from the Shanghai Maglev. Thanks for watching.

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Old November 2nd, 2013, 08:08 PM   #6680
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WUHAN TO GUANGZHOU HSR,through mountains,over rivers ,Nothing can obstruct the rail line


HSR in Guangxi province ,still under testing
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