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Old March 29th, 2015, 05:50 PM   #9181
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Why the whole-seat covers? They look very tacky
They don't look like being put on properly, don't know why.

The seats on the one operated by Guangzhou Railway Group look fine.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 05:51 PM   #9182
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While true, I haven't heard of any Chinese-built trainset actually achieving 380 km/h in actual operational service.
Nor line. Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway was the first line that was due to be operated at 380 rather than 350 km/h, and was the first line to be slowed down to 300 rather than 350 km/h.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #9183
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Strange indeed; also are all seats able to rotate to face the direction of travel?
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Old March 30th, 2015, 12:03 PM   #9184
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Strange indeed; also are all seats able to rotate to face the direction of travel?
Yes on all the trains I took. You can see the rotation handles at the top of the seats.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 02:36 AM   #9185
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Strange indeed; also are all seats able to rotate to face the direction of travel?
Yes, as YannSZ said.
A lot news also reported in 2013 when 380D doing a test run that all seats except those in the dinning car could be turned around.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 07:46 AM   #9186
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Soon to be opened Hefei-Fuzhou(合福) HSR going through one of the most picturistic counties, Wuyuan(婺源)

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Old March 31st, 2015, 07:48 AM   #9187
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Old March 31st, 2015, 07:57 AM   #9188
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Old March 31st, 2015, 08:14 AM   #9189
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If you search Wuyuan(婺源), most likely this picture will show up

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Old March 31st, 2015, 09:56 AM   #9190
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How many stations exist on the line?
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Old April 1st, 2015, 12:44 AM   #9191
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How many stations exist on the line?
21 according to WIKI
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:09 AM   #9193
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21 according to WIKI
From WIKI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hefei%E...-Speed_Railway
I could count just 18, including termini.
Is the crossing with Hangzhou-Nanchang high speed railway confirmed to be at Shangrao?
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Old April 1st, 2015, 09:37 AM   #9194
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Rail giants gain from 'going global' strategy
By ZHONG NAN (China Daily)

'One Belt, One Road' initiatives lead to more chances for international contracts

The titans of the rail equipment and infrastructure sectors have become leading beneficiaries of the nation's industrial upgrading boom and "going global" strategy, and that edge has shown up in their annual results.

Many countries want to improve their regional connections and transportation infrastructure, leading to a surge in deals for CSR Corp and CNR Corp. The country's top two rail equipment manufacturers have reported net profit of 5.32 billion yuan ($858 million) and 5.49 billion yuan, respectively, in 2014, up 28 and 33 percent.

China Railway Engineering Corp and China Railway Construction Co, the largest domestic rail network builders, achieved net profit of 10.36 billion yuan (up 10.5 percent) and 11.34 billion yuan (up 9.65 percent) in 2014.

Wang Mengshu, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that many contracts are being offered as developing nations accelerate their urbanization and industrialization.

The opportunities are likely to increase, Wang said, as a result of China's Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, along with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

"Although the Silk Road initiative is still in its early stages, it could have deep economic implications for regional trade, especially as it coincides with a renewed push from international companies and commodity producers in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe," said Wang.

China also plans to invest 32 billion yuan to build Russia's first high-speed rail line connecting Moscow and Kazan, Russian media reported last week.

The Moscow-Kazan line forms the initial section of a Eurasian high-speed railway linking Beijing and Moscow, with completion scheduled for 2018 in time for the World Cup soccer finals in Russia. Kazan is one of the host cities.

Zhi Luxun, deputy director-general of the department of foreign trade at the Ministry of Commerce, said that China will support rail equipment makers in widening their global services and production networks to compete with more established rivals in different regional markets this year.

China has exported railway technology to more than 30 countries and regions, with contractors involved in 348 overseas railway infrastructure construction projects in countries including Kenya, Thailand and Saudi Arabia last year, up 48 percent from a year earlier. They signed contracts worth $24.7 billion with clients worldwide.

The overseas expansion was driven by State-owned CNR and CSR, whose exports accounted for 70 percent of the total value.

"Based on the World Trade Organization's rules, China will combine this fast-growing industry with its rich financial resources to expand its capability to use foreign capital, such as supporting companies to issue bonds to raise funds overseas," Zhi said.

Chinese firms involved in the railway sector can use price competitiveness, quality global operations and after-sales service networks, plus government support, to win deals in emerging and developed markets.

Premier Li Keqiang has promoted high-speed rail technology in Thailand, the United Kingdom, Russia and India. To reduce competition among Chinese companies in the global market, State-owned train manufacturer CNR and CSR will merge into a new company with a value of $26 billion.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_19965641.htm
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Old April 1st, 2015, 04:44 PM   #9195
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Could anyone clarify when is it going to be possible to get on a D or G service from Guangzhou to Chongqing and from Chongqing to Nanning? I was trying to plan a railway trip along this route but realized it's not possible at present. There don't seem to be other fast (Z or T) trains either which is unfortunate because it looks like I'll have to cancel my plan to visit Chongqing this year.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 06:03 PM   #9196
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From WIKI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hefei%E...-Speed_Railway
I could count just 18, including termini.
Is the crossing with Hangzhou-Nanchang high speed railway confirmed to be at Shangrao?
Missing Dexing(德兴) between Wuyuan(婺源) and Shangrao(上饶), Wufushan(五府山) between Shangrao and WuyishanNorth(武夷山北), WuyishanEast(武夷山东) after WuyishanNorth.

Yes, Shangrao is the one.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:04 PM   #9197
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Yes, Shangrao is the one.
Which platforms are usable for the trains that take various turns at Shangrao? After all, with the 7 km or so curve radius, the turns must be fairly big, so how are all trains kept at a single station building and within walking distance?
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:28 PM   #9198
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Which platforms are usable for the trains that take various turns at Shangrao? After all, with the 7 km or so curve radius, the turns must be fairly big, so how are all trains kept at a single station building and within walking distance?


What it looks like on Googlemap
https://goo.gl/maps/lNTk2

The connecting tracks link Hangzhou-Changsha HSR from both directions to Hefei-Fuzhou HSR southbound from Shangrao.

I guess the elevated platforms will only serve the trains running along Hefu HSR, any trains crossing these two HSRs will stop at the ground level platforms.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:51 PM   #9199
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What it looks like on Googlemap
https://goo.gl/maps/lNTk2

The connecting tracks link Hangzhou-Changsha HSR from both directions to Hefei-Fuzhou HSR southbound from Shangrao.
How can the turns northbound be performed? Or turns coming from north, like Hefei-Shangrao-Nanchang?
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Old April 1st, 2015, 08:17 PM   #9200
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Could anyone clarify when is it going to be possible to get on a D or G service from Guangzhou to Chongqing and from Chongqing to Nanning? I was trying to plan a railway trip along this route but realized it's not possible at present. There don't seem to be other fast (Z or T) trains either which is unfortunate because it looks like I'll have to cancel my plan to visit Chongqing this year.
Chongqing - Guiyang line will be operational in 2017, connecting the Guiyang - Guangzhong line.

depending on your schedule, your best bid currently is to take G train from GZ to Wuhan (Hankou), then transfer to Beijing - Chongqing/Chengdu G train departing from Hankou station (another station in Wuhan). Hankou - Chongqing is about 7 hours by that train. I believe the GZ - BJ trains have a stop at Hankou

The direct Beijing - Chongqing G train takes a bit more than 12 hours if you start your journey from Beijing

If you start your journey from Shanghai, there are a few Shanghai - Chengdu (through Chongqing) D trains

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