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Old November 30th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #10401
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About that Hainan - the bigger obvious missing link is the one between Guangzhou and Haian.
Are there any plans for a Guangzhou-Maoming-Zhanjiang-Haian high speed railway?
not in the near term, as there are national security concerns on Hainan Strait tunnel/bridge, but Guangzhou-Maoming is already under construction (open in 2017-18), Maoming-Zhanjiang section already finished
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Old November 30th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #10402
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US$438bn rail spend in Chinese 13th five-year plan

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/p...year-plan.html

CHINA: Proposals for a total investment of 2·8tr yuan (US$438bn) in new railway construction have been included in the country’s 13th Five Year Plan covering the 2016-20 period, the Economic Information Daily announced on November 27.

More than 23 000 km of new line would be constructed, with priority going to inter-city rail networks serving the main conurbations and routes to open up the mid-western provinces. Around 250bn yuan is to be invested in 4 600 km of new line serving Shaanxi province, while a further 160bn is envisaged to add 1 374 km in Fujian.

Further high speed routes are envisaged to complement the expanding network of Passenger-Dedicated Lines, including links from Yinchuan to Lanzhou, Baotou to Xi'an, Chongqing and Guiyang, Datong to Taiyuan and Zhanjiang, and Xiamen to Changsha and Chongqing.

Urban railway expansion in the Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei conurbation is expected to add no less than 1 700 route-km over the five year period, including 800 km of metro and 900 km of suburban railways. Beijing’s Municipal Transport Commission recently adopted a long-term plan for the development of a ‘one-hour transport grid’ radiating up to 70 km from the capital. This envisages the construction of 23 new railways totalling 3 453 km by 2050, of which eight routes totalling 1 012 km are to be completed by 2020.

The proposed national railway investment over the next five years is similar to the 2·8tr yuan target set for 2011-15 in the 12th Five-Year Plan. However, following a State Council decision to increase rail spending as an economic stimulus, actual spending in that plan period is now expected to total almost 3·5tr yuan. In the current year Chinese spending on new railway construction is expected to reach 800bn yuan, having increased by 11·3% per annum from the 580bn spent in 2011. This year is due to see around 8 000 km of new line put into service with the culmination of various projects in the 12th plan.

In conjunction with the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ to improve connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa, announced earlier this year, the five-year plan sets specific targets for Chinese exports of railway technologies and products. By 2020 exports for the high speed, conventional and metro sectors expected to account for more than 30% of total railway equipment sales exceeding 650bn yuan, and for 15% of railway-related services.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #10403
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There was a long discussion here with many posters claiming that China doesn't need a commuter rail network. Beijing government at least doesn't agree:

Beijing’s Municipal Transport Commission recently adopted a long-term plan for the development of a ‘one-hour transport grid’ radiating up to 70 km from the capital. This envisages the construction of 23 new railways totalling 3 453 km by 2050, of which eight routes totalling 1 012 km are to be completed by 2020.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/p...year-plan.html
8 lines totalling 1012 km, Meaning average 126 km per line.
Does anyone have a list of these 8?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 10:19 AM   #10404
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Need to distinguish which ones are slow trains, subway lines, and CRH lines.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 11:11 AM   #10405
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not in the near term, as there are national security concerns on Hainan Strait tunnel/bridge,
Even if railway does not cross the strait, it would be useful to ride CRH all the way to ferry port in Haian rather than have to connect to a local train in Zhanjiang.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 09:18 PM   #10406
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http://www.china-railway.com.cn/xwdt...201_52177.html
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 09:25 PM   #10407
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From 2016, >60% passengers trains will be D or C trains
http://www.china-railway.com.cn/xwdt...124_52050.html
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 10:10 PM   #10408
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Any news about the opening of the Chengdu-Chongqing HSR? Thx
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 11:08 PM   #10409
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Any news about the opening of the Chengdu-Chongqing HSR? Thx
open before Jan 10th 2016 as the latest
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 01:39 PM   #10410
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 09:35 PM   #10411
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all cities connected by HSR by 2020 in Guangdong province (Pearl River Delta region)
in Mandarin: http://house.baidu.com/gz/scan/0/607...du_xinwen_fcdt

black lines: under construction
red lines: construction commences in the near future
blue lines: planned lines
green lines: long-term plans
(apologies if there are misinterpretation as the picture gets really vague when zoomed so difficult to read these notes)
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 09:53 PM   #10412
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all cities connected by HSR by 2020 in Guangdong province (Pearl River Delta region)
in Mandarin: http://house.baidu.com/gz/scan/0/607...du_xinwen_fcdt

black lines: under construction
red lines: construction commences in the near future
blue lines: planned lines
green lines: long-term plans
What is the colour of lines now in service?
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Old December 4th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #10413
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Hey! Do you know some great promo videos for China's HSR system?

Thanks, prangar
ps.: It would be for people who are completely unaware of HSR's current status in China. Language doesn't matter, I just want to impress.

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Old December 4th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #10414
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Hey! Do you know some great promo videos for China's HSR system?

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ps.: It would be for people who are completely unaware of HSR's current status in China. Language doesn't matter, I just want to impress.
Well, not sure what your internet access is like but here are three. Although a bit dated but I believe still represent the best promotional videos on Chinese HSR that one can find on the Internet.

The last one could be a bit difficult to watch as it tend to load very slowly but it gives you a better perspective on the manufacturing/technological capability of the Chinese company that makes the trains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43yWhj2th_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0pv...B_cUfM7kDLva8C

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzMwOTgyOTcy.html

The added beauty is that they all have English Subtitle. Enjoy!

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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #10415
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Hey! Do you know some great promo videos for China's HSR system?

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ps.: It would be for people who are completely unaware of HSR's current status in China. Language doesn't matter, I just want to impress.
Don't you worry, I can assure you that this forum is acutely aware of its status.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #10416
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Even if railway does not cross the strait, it would be useful to ride CRH all the way to ferry port in Haian rather than have to connect to a local train in Zhanjiang.
I agree, also add fast (>30kt) passenger ferry service so passengers can quickly connect to Hainan West Ring HSR to their final destination. Preferably the ferry service schedule is matched with CRH's.
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Old December 5th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #10417
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Any news about the opening of the Chengdu-Chongqing HSR? Thx
Currently in trial operation, official commencement date is NOT accounced yet.
source in Mandarin: http://sc.sina.com.cn/news/m/2015-12...c0760600.shtml

But CRH380D trainsits are in place, and here are some pics:







































http://sc.sina.com.cn/news/m/2015-12...c0803637.shtml
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Old December 5th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #10418
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New high-speed railway to open in eastern China
Updated: 2015-12-05 20:11
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BEIJING - A new high-speed railway will open on Sunday in eastern China to boost regional traffic in the booming Yangtze River Delta, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC).
It will link Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, and Anqing in Anhui province, cutting the rail travel time from nearly six hours to about two.
It will extend 257 kilometers with ten stations. The train will run at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour at the initial stage. The project broke ground in April 2009 and started trial operation in August this year.
The new railway is expected to boost regional integration in the Yangtze River Delta and the economic development in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, according to the CRC.
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Old December 5th, 2015, 05:13 PM   #10419
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Thanks for your reply. The first two videos are really good, these are excellent for my purposes.

However I couldn't manage to watch the youku one, or almost any youku video for that matter (maybe 1 in 10 does play, there are probably geographical restrictions), but it's kind of off-topic here, I try to find a solution in the pertinent forums.

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Well, not sure what your internet access is like but here are three. Although a bit dated but I believe still represent the best promotional videos on Chinese HSR that one can find on the Internet.

The last one could be a bit difficult to watch as it tend to load very slowly but it gives you a better perspective on the manufacturing/technological capability of the Chinese company that makes the trains.

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The added beauty is that they all have English Subtitle. Enjoy!
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Old December 5th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #10420
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Thanks for your reply. The first two videos are really good, these are excellent for my purposes.

However I couldn't manage to watch the youku one, or almost any youku video for that matter (maybe 1 in 10 does play, there are probably geographical restrictions), but it's kind of off-topic here, I try to find a solution in the pertinent forums.
Outside mainland China you can not watch youku videos. However, you can use VPN to help you achieve this aim.
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