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Old May 20th, 2015, 12:21 PM   #9421
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There is the Guangzhou-Shanghai overnight train, which takes the southeast coastal high speed line Shenzhen-Xiamen-Fuzhou-Ningbo.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 07:05 PM   #9422
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Bullet trains are cities' jewel in the crown
20 May 2015
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Stations emerging as symbols of civic pride and routes to prosperity, reports Lan Lan.

Towns are just scattered pearls without access to the fastest trains around, but they can become a necklace when there is one.

That is why residents in Jingzhou, Hubei province, think it is essential to have such a line serve their city.

The State Council announced in September that a 2,000-kilometer bullet train project from Shanghai to Chengdu in Sichuan province would be built with a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. The exact route quickly became a subject of controversy.

The Yangtze River Business Chamber, based in Jingzhou, organized a petition drive in March at which it gathered tens of thousands of signatures in parks, stations and public squares.

Wang Jinghui, secretary-general of the chamber, told China Daily that the chance to have such a facility will not come twice for his historic city, known as the major setting of the Chinese classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

"People of all ages were so enthusiastic about the high-speed rail and they all wanted to contribute. We are so proud of our history and a high-speed rail line could help us regain our ancient glory," said Wang.

The problem for Jingzhou is that an express train that runs 200 km/hour already stops in the city. Jingmen, 80 km to the north, also wants to have a stop on the new line - and it now has no high-speed rail service at all.

Xiong Bing, chairman of Jingmen-based Chang Yuan Science and Technology Ltd, posted a video online, in which he said that "not having a high-speed rail line has hampered the city's development and affected civic pride". That attracted tens of thousands of clicks.

"Jingmen shouldn't be the only prefecture-level city in Hubei province that has no high-speed train or bullet train," he said.

The latest developments look good for Jingmen. Hubei's Party Chief Li Hongzhong said last Wednesday that it has been essentially decided that the railway will run through Jingmen.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 07:18 PM   #9423
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For the sake of safety concern...no overnight bullet trains
There are overnight bullet trains between beijing and guangzhou,shanghai and guangzhou,shanghai and xi'an
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Old May 20th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #9424
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Bullet trains are cities' jewel in the crown
20 May 2015
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The State Council announced in September that a 2,000-kilometer bullet train project from Shanghai to Chengdu in Sichuan province would be built with a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. The exact route quickly became a subject of controversy.
Wait, so this is next to the 200-250 km/h Shanghai-Wuhan-Chongqing-Chendu route already built for the 4+4 grid?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:41 AM   #9425
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Wait, so this is next to the 200-250 km/h Shanghai-Wuhan-Chongqing-Chendu route already built for the 4+4 grid?
The old line will reach its capacity in a few years, besides the section between Yichang(宜昌) and Lichuan(利川) only has 160km/h designed speed and already filled with freight, slow passenger(25G, 120km/h), express passenger trains(25K and 25T,140km/h to 160km/h) and CRH EMUs(after the signal along the line upgraded to CTCS-2).

This proposed new 350km/h line was brought to public attention again after Zhengzhou(郑州) to Wanzhou(万州) section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing HSR successfully got the green light to be constructed as 350km/h HSR after tough negotiation between central government bodies and the provinces involved.

Part of the Zhengzhou-Wanzhou section will be shared with this new proposed Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu 350km/h HSR. Since this section is the most challenging section to be constructed and most importantly has been upgraded from 250km/h to 350km/h against initial decision from central government bodies, other provinces along the Yangtze river smelt the winds of change and felt it's the perfect timing to hitch a ride, after each one proposed their section of new lines, there we have a new proposed 350km/h Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu HSR.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 03:02 AM   #9426
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Quick tour of Wuhan CRH EMU Depot by LandCruiser2011

Full view of the maintenance shed from distance, able to accommodate 16-car EMUs and inspect and maintain 10 trainsets at the same time.
Note the CRH380AL in the foreground running on Beijing-Guangzhou HSR just a few kilometres south of Wuhan station


Inside, CRH380A-2669 undergoing inspection, note the lifts in position to lift up the whole train


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Bogie and wheel set maintenance shed
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Old May 21st, 2015, 03:52 AM   #9427
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Do the two characters after the numbers mean 'accident' in Chinese as well?

If so what accident are they talking about?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 04:41 AM   #9428
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Do the two characters after the numbers mean 'accident' in Chinese as well?

If so what accident are they talking about?
On 12/27/2014, G541 train's 7th carriage had brake system malfunction, the engineer onboard failed to deal it properly, caused damage to the surfaces of two sets of wheels and damage to the points of switches.
I assume this depot was responsible for the original brake system malfunction, so the banner there serves as a reminder, they share the blame for the accident.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:31 AM   #9429
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The old line will reach its capacity in a few years, besides the section between Yichang(宜昌) and Lichuan(利川) only has 160km/h designed speed and already filled with freight, slow passenger(25G, 120km/h), express passenger trains(25K and 25T,140km/h to 160km/h) and CRH EMUs(after the signal along the line upgraded to CTCS-2).

This proposed new 350km/h line was brought to public attention again after Zhengzhou(郑州) to Wanzhou(万州) section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing HSR successfully got the green light to be constructed as 350km/h HSR after tough negotiation between central government bodies and the provinces involved.

Part of the Zhengzhou-Wanzhou section will be shared with this new proposed Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu 350km/h HSR. Since this section is the most challenging section to be constructed and most importantly has been upgraded from 250km/h to 350km/h against initial decision from central government bodies, other provinces along the Yangtze river smelt the winds of change and felt it's the perfect timing to hitch a ride, after each one proposed their section of new lines, there we have a new proposed 350km/h Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu HSR.
This is will be so convenient. Can't wait.

Do you have any sources?

中文的名字是什么?沪蓉客运专线?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:08 PM   #9430
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This is will be so convenient. Can't wait.

Do you have any sources?

中文的名字是什么?沪蓉客运专线?
Don't get too excited yet. Only section has been finalised is Wanzhou(万州) to Badong(巴东, this one north of the Yangtze river) section shared with Chongqing-Zhengzhou HSR.

There's a proposed 350km/h line(about 100km long) linking Badong and Yichang. Even without any other new lines, between Chengdu and Wuhan, the designed line speed will be 350km/h(Chengdu-Chongqing)-250km/h(Chongqing-Wanzhou)-350km/h(Wanzhou-Yichang)-200km/h(Yichang-Wuhan, can be upgraded to 250km/h).

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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:11 PM   #9431
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17-18/05/15 (40in1) CRH trains passing Guangzhoubei stn at 300-310km/h by benwcc

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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:40 PM   #9432
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The old line will reach its capacity in a few years, besides the section between Yichang(宜昌) and Lichuan(利川) only has 160km/h designed speed and already filled with freight, slow passenger(25G, 120km/h), express passenger trains(25K and 25T,140km/h to 160km/h) and CRH EMUs(after the signal along the line upgraded to CTCS-2).

This proposed new 350km/h line was brought to public attention again after Zhengzhou(郑州) to Wanzhou(万州) section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing HSR successfully got the green light to be constructed as 350km/h HSR after tough negotiation between central government bodies and the provinces involved.

Part of the Zhengzhou-Wanzhou section will be shared with this new proposed Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu 350km/h HSR. Since this section is the most challenging section to be constructed and most importantly has been upgraded from 250km/h to 350km/h against initial decision from central government bodies, other provinces along the Yangtze river smelt the winds of change and felt it's the perfect timing to hitch a ride, after each one proposed their section of new lines, there we have a new proposed 350km/h Shanghai-Chongqing and Chengdu HSR.
So...
The sections of the old, 250 km/h line are:
Nanjing-Hefei
Hefei-Wuhan
Wuhan-Yichang

Where do the sections of the 350 km/h Shanghai-Wanzhou high speed railway go?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 02:49 PM   #9433
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So...
The sections of the old, 250 km/h line are:
Nanjing-Hefei
Hefei-Wuhan
Wuhan-Yichang

Where do the sections of the 350 km/h Shanghai-Wanzhou high speed railway go?
Nanjing-Hefei, pretty much parallel to existing 250km/h line.
Hefei-Wuhan, either parallel to existing line or from Hefei to Xiangyang(bypassing Wuhan) connecting Zhengzhou-Chongqing HSR at Xiangyang South station.
Wuhan-Yichang, either parallel to existing line or going though Jingmeng to Yichang, this is the line the news on this page was talking about.
Yichang-Wanzhou, along the north side of the Yangtze river, only Badong(not the one on existing Yichang-Wanzhou railway) to Wanzhou section confirmed.
There's also rumour about Chengdu-Dazhou-Wanzhou 350km/h line bypassing Chongqing.

All these new lines except Badong-Wanzhou are still at very early stage, none has been confirmed.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 06:26 PM   #9434
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It'll be awesome when they finally finish the Chongqing - Changsha high speed rail line, then we can be in Zhangjiajie from Chongqing in 3 hours only. Still have to wait at least 5 years though
Btw when are they planning to open bullet trains to Datong? Any info on that?
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 01:48 AM   #9435
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It'll be awesome when they finally finish the Chongqing - Changsha high speed rail line, then we can be in Zhangjiajie from Chongqing in 3 hours only. Still have to wait at least 5 years though
Btw when are they planning to open bullet trains to Datong? Any info on that?
Next year. No information about exactly when yet.

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:39 AM   #9436
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Outstanding pictures!
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 11:11 AM   #9437
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MY GOD! The Zefiro looks magnificent!!
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 02:56 PM   #9438
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 07:39 PM   #9439
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Next year. No information about exactly when yet.

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Bird's eye view of Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity HSR near Wuxi station by Arles猫段



I love seeing CRH and Conventional trains together. Do CRH trains still run on the conventional line here?
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Old May 24th, 2015, 03:24 AM   #9440
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I love seeing CRH and Conventional trains together. Do CRH trains still run on the conventional line here?
No more execept some could be used on the conventional line during spring festival period.

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