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Old February 20th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #7441
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Berlin is such a station. Most tracks are underground. That is why you only see 4 tracks from birds view.
Well, we see 6 of them and there are 8 underground so total 14.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:37 AM   #7442
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This is old news but I didn't see it posted here, first CRH6A has started service on the Chengdu-Dujiangyan ICL.
This is a commuter line that services the tourist area around DjJiangYan hydraulic works.

160+kms/hour. ~60kms.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 09:30 AM   #7443
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Well, we see 6 of them and there are 8 underground so total 14.
And there are two additional tracks of U-Bahn line between both platforms (still underground).
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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #7444
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And there are two additional tracks of U-Bahn line between both platforms (still underground).
Many train stations have metro connections...
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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:30 PM   #7445
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Exactly most (all?) of those Chinese stations have underground metro connections.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:29 AM   #7446
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Exactly most (all?) of those Chinese stations have underground metro connections.
Usually. It's a joint build, those mega-stations are built in cities with a metro and so far they all have been next to metro stations. Wuhan has a station, but the subway not built yet - station is there, though. Zhengzhou, Guangzhou South, Shanghai, Shenzhen North, Beijing South, Xi'an North all have subways adjacent or in the building.

Xiamen I do not know. Planned, perhaps.

Nanjing has an extensive metro, so probably.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 04:33 AM   #7447
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The common practice of Chinese station building is to construct a metro station, which will be put in use once the tube passes by, in case it isn't already there.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:31 AM   #7448
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China's Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line, which opened in December 2012, is currently the world's longest high-speed railway line with a total length of 2,298km


Check the list of Longest High speed Lines in the world and Did you know China Holds Six out of top ten list

http://www.railway-technology.com/fe...lines-4149752/
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:49 AM   #7449
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Usually. It's a joint build, those mega-stations are built in cities with a metro and so far they all have been next to metro stations. Wuhan has a station, but the subway not built yet - station is there, though. Zhengzhou, Guangzhou South, Shanghai, Shenzhen North, Beijing South, Xi'an North all have subways adjacent or in the building.

Xiamen I do not know. Planned, perhaps.

Nanjing has an extensive metro, so probably.
"Most" of which stations?
Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway has 23 stations on main line, including termini.
  1. Beijing South - 13 platforms, Metro line 4
  2. Langfang - 2 platforms, no metro
  3. Tianjin South - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 3
  4. Cangzhou West - 2 platforms, no metro
  5. Denzhou East - 3 platforms, no metro
  6. Jinan West - 8 platforms, no metro
  7. Taian - 2 platforms, no metro
  8. Qufu East - 2 platforms, no metro
  9. Tengzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro
  10. Zaozhuang - 2 platforms, no metro
  11. Xuzhou East - 7 platforms, no metro
  12. Suzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro
  13. Bengbu South - 5 platforms, no metro
  14. Dingyuan - 2 platforms, no metro
  15. Chuzhou - 2 platforms, no metro
  16. Nanjing South - 15 platforms, Metro line 1
  17. Zhenjiang South - 2 platforms, no metro
  18. Danyang North - 2 platforms, no metro
  19. Changzhou North - 2 platforms, no metro
  20. Wuxi East - 2 platforms, no metro
  21. Suzhou North - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 2
  22. Kunshan South - 2 platforms, no metro
  23. Shanghai Hongqiao - 16 platforms, Metro Lines 2 and 10
5 out of the 23 have metro - 18 out of 23 have not.
Stations as big as Jinan West, 8 platforms, and Xuzhou East, 7 platforms, have no metro.
What do Jinan West or Xuzhou East look like?
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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:28 PM   #7450
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"Most" of which stations?
Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway has 23 stations on main line, including termini.
[*]Beijing South - 13 platforms, Metro line 4[*]Langfang - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Tianjin South - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 3[*]Cangzhou West - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Denzhou East - 3 platforms, no metro[*]Jinan West - 8 platforms, no metro[*]Taian - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Qufu East - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Tengzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Zaozhuang - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Xuzhou East - 7 platforms, no metro[*]Suzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Bengbu South - 5 platforms, no metro[*]Dingyuan - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Chuzhou - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Nanjing South - 15 platforms, Metro line 1[*]Zhenjiang South - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Danyang North - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Changzhou North - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Wuxi East - 2 platforms, no metro [*]Suzhou North - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 2[*]Kunshan South - 2 platforms, no metro[*]Shanghai Hongqiao - 16 platforms, Metro Lines 2 and 10

5 out of the 23 have metro - 18 out of 23 have not.
Stations as big as Jinan West, 8 platforms, and Xuzhou East, 7 platforms, have no metro.
What do Jinan West or Xuzhou East look like?
He wrote mega-stations. Like Hongqiao
, Shenzhen North, Guangzhou South, Beijing South etc. Stations with 4 or 8 platforms are not really mega stations.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 05:14 PM   #7451
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Linking mass transit with long distance rail is just common sense. Urban centers located on small islands would be the obvious exception. Someone is bound to come along and complain about the lack of long distance rail in Okinawa, or Oahu, or whatever.

@chorned, several minutes on websearch would reveal info about Jinan West or Xuzhou East.

http://baike.baidu.com/picview/34064...x=0&picindex=0

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B5%...9A#R3.E7.BA.BF


They're in the process of being built.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:11 PM   #7452
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afaik it is a development and planning policy guideline that all large HSR stations in large cities/areas with metro will (have to be) connected to the underground with their own stations.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:12 PM   #7453
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:12 PM   #7454
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"Most" of which stations?
Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway has 23 stations on main line, including termini.
  1. Beijing South - 13 platforms, Metro line 4
  2. Langfang - 2 platforms, no metro
  3. Tianjin South - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 3
  4. Cangzhou West - 2 platforms, no metro
  5. Denzhou East - 3 platforms, no metro
  6. Jinan West - 8 platforms, no metro
  7. Taian - 2 platforms, no metro
  8. Qufu East - 2 platforms, no metro
  9. Tengzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro
  10. Zaozhuang - 2 platforms, no metro
  11. Xuzhou East - 7 platforms, no metro
  12. Suzhou East - 2 platforms, no metro
  13. Bengbu South - 5 platforms, no metro
  14. Dingyuan - 2 platforms, no metro
  15. Chuzhou - 2 platforms, no metro
  16. Nanjing South - 15 platforms, Metro line 1
  17. Zhenjiang South - 2 platforms, no metro
  18. Danyang North - 2 platforms, no metro
  19. Changzhou North - 2 platforms, no metro
  20. Wuxi East - 2 platforms, no metro
  21. Suzhou North - 2 platforms, supposedly Metro Line 2
  22. Kunshan South - 2 platforms, no metro
  23. Shanghai Hongqiao - 16 platforms, Metro Lines 2 and 10
5 out of the 23 have metro - 18 out of 23 have not.
Stations as big as Jinan West, 8 platforms, and Xuzhou East, 7 platforms, have no metro.
What do Jinan West or Xuzhou East look like?
There are a number of metro lines or BRT lines under construction or in planning.

Wikipedia has a list of some of these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_r...r_construction
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:06 PM   #7455
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China's Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line, which opened in December 2012, is currently the world's longest high-speed railway line with a total length of 2,298km


Check the list of Longest High speed Lines in the world and Did you know China Holds Six out of top ten list

http://www.railway-technology.com/fe...lines-4149752/
Are those really the longest lines one could draw? I don't know Chinese lines well enough to judge, but in Spain there is a continuous HS line Perpignan-Barcelona-Madrid bypass-Cordoba-Sevilla. Around 1,200 km total and there are a couple of direct Barcelona-Sevilla trains every day.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 05:23 PM   #7456
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