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Old August 7th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #11681
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China versus the world

HS Trains
CRH trains are now 2,361 (1,352 for 300 / 350 km/h and 1,009 for 200 / 250) and the world total (according to my own accounts) is 5,094 (3,004 for more than 240 km/h and 2,090 for 200 / 245). In this way, 45.0% of the VHST (Very High Speed ​​Trains) and 46.4% of the global HST circulates in China. France has 449 (300 / 320 km/h) and Japan 432 (406 + 26).
The amounts compared are not homogeneous, since 945 of the 1,009 trains have a top speed of 250 km/h, so they should be in the other group, but I did so because up to now they were normally 200.

HS Lines
As for the HSR, since August 3, China has 22,588 km according to my accounts, 10,157 for 300 / 350 km/h and 12,431 for 250 km/h for passenger use, mixed-use lines for 200 km/h are unacceptable. Around the world there are 22,782 km of HSR for more than 240 km/h according to my accounts, where I do not include the 12,431 km for the same reason. According to the UIC, much less demanding, would be 31,833 adding the latest openings to its latest report. Thus, 44.6% of global HSRs are in China according to my accounts; according to the UIC would be 71.0%. Spain has 3,181 km (2,623 for more than 240 km/h and 558 of conventional line adapted for 200 km/h), France 2,635 km (all for 300 / 320) and Japan 2,734 excluding the 316 of the Mini-Shinkansen for 130 km/h.

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In 2011 Chinese HST operator CRH carried 440 million passengers, surpassing Japan for the first time (307 million). In 2013 it transported 672 million, 530 of which traveled on HSR. In 2014 there were 893 million on CRH trains, in 2015 there were 1.1 billion on CRH trains, 910 of which traveled on HSR, and in 2016 1,444 million passengers on CRH trains.
Passenger statistics do not abound, and they always count on those traveling on high-speed trains, even on conventional lines. In 2016 I calculate about 370 million in Japan, 105 in French TGV trains (even on conventional lines), 83.4 in German ICE trains (on any line), 68 in Italy (11 of them in private NTV, Line) and 60.5 in Korean KTX trains in 2015 (50.4 of them on HSR). All this means about 2.350 million passengers worldwide, less than 550 million in Asia (excluding China) and less than 360 million in Europe. With these approximate accounts, passengers on CRH trains account for 61% of world HS traffic.

The total number of travelers on HSR in China from 2008 to 1 October 2014 was estimated at 2.9 billion, while the total on CRH trains until the end of 2015 reached five billion.

Using as a measure the "billions of passenger-km" (much more precise, since it also takes into account the kilometers traveled: each Beijing-Shanghai traveler equals 11 Beijing-Tianjin), there were 98,100 in 2011 according to the UIC, For the first time to Japan. In 2013 there were 221.7 in CRH trains and 214.1 in HSR; This traffic accounted for half of the world high-speed total (442,325), twice that of the whole of Europe (114,739), 2.5 times that of Japan (89,170) and four times that of France (53,764) in 2013; Now the difference is much greater. The average CRH (2013) train journey was 303 km (meaning short journeys outside HSR with CRH trains) and 404 km over HSR, in Japan (2014) 268 km, in TGV (2015) 473 km and in ICE (2016) 326 km.

In the January 2016 timetable, there were 1,980 pairs of services performed with high-speed trains out of a total of 3,142, while in the summer of 2014 there were 1,330.

The sources of all these data are in these entries of the Wikipedia (in Spanish):
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_V...iaria_en_China
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkansen
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ad_ferroviaria
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Old August 8th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #11682
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Was the Hefei–Wuhan High-Speed Railway upgraded to 350 km/h?


The Hewu passenger line (simplified Chinese: 合武铁路; traditional Chinese: 合武鐵路; pinyin: Hé-Wǔ tiělù) is a 350 kilometres (220 mi) high-speed railway in Chinese provinces of Anhui and Hubei, with trains running from Anhui's capital Hefei to Hubei's capital Wuhan at 350 kilometres per hour (220 mph). The railway opened on 31 December 2008, high-speed servi[/B][/B]ces started on April 1, 2009.[1] at 250 km/h and has been used by Shanghai–Nanjing–Hefei–Wuhan express trains since then.

As of July 2010, scheduling systems showed nine daily D-series express trains running in each direction between Hefei and Wuhan's three train stations (Wuhan, Hankou, and Wuchang), making the trip in 2 hours to 2 hrs 40 min. Another six Shanghai-Wuhan D-series trains passed this section without stopping in Hefei.[2]

As of September 2013 the number of Daily departures each way is over 20 in order to increase train speed the line was upgraded to 350 km/h.[3]

This railway is one of the sections of the important east-west route known as the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway (Shanghai–Hankou–Chengdu).

The railway uses tunnels when crossing the Dabie Mountains on the Anhui–Hubei border.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hewu Railway.
Two high-speed rail links start April 1
Hefei to Wuhan (合肥→武汉) and Shanghai to Wuhan (上海→武汉) schedules on www.12306.cn
"China Trains Search (G & D Class)". Retrieved 26 September 2013.

https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Hefei%...tem_type=topic

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Old August 8th, 2017, 02:01 PM   #11683
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The train that takes less (G1745) takes 1 hour 59 minutes, is less than when it opened on 01/04/2009 (2 h 22 m), but the average is only 177 km/h.

Without knowing anything about this case I bet because now it is circulated to 250 km/h of maximum speed, but if it were a 300 to 350 the average would be much greater.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #11684
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Construction of new high-speed rail starts in NE China

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._136509170.htm

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Construction of a new high-speed railway in northeast China's Jilin Province started Tuesday.

The high speed railway, linking Dunhua city and Baihe town in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, is 113.5 kilometers long with a speed of 250 km per hour.

There are many tourist sites along the route, including Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve, a top national tourist attraction.

The railway will play a significant role in helping Jilin Province benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative and the development of tourism, trade and culture in local ethnic minority areas, local authorities said.
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Old August 9th, 2017, 07:27 AM   #11685
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Just like others said here, HSR is a very mature technology. Leading companies involved in this business for decades sold out their know how for good money, hoping they'd stay ahead of the curve. Because of the whole dimension of the HSR program in China the Chinese could afford to raise a whole new industry branch around it, first producing for those established companies, than copying their designs on their own and nowadays they are making the step towards own developments, becoming proper competitors in the market.

Of course, it helped that NIMBYs don't stand much chance in China and that there is also no ideological opposition against HSR like in the US, where some see the communist devil in public transportation of any kind.
economies of scale, centralized planning , lack of a vocal anti HSR lobby group etc are all factors to some degree. It is doubtful that any other country could build such an immense network in such a time frame other than China
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Old August 13th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #11686
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Last track plate completed at Laioning section of Beijing - Shenyang HSR on Aug 12, 2017

http://news.xinhuanet.com/photo/2017...21473164_2.htm

Liaoning section set to open in 2018



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Old August 13th, 2017, 09:20 PM   #11687
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Up-to-date China railway map

Credit: 贵广十标段@Ourail

Including all railway lines currently (08/08/2017) in operation in China

With terrain (PDF): http://docdro.id/YvqiXz8

Color (PDF): http://docdro.id/cxNVTXc
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Old August 14th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #11688
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Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway under construction

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._136525225.htm


Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2017 shows the construction site of the Great Wall station of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway line under the Badaling Great Wall area in Beijing, capital of China. Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, a major transportation project for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is expected to be finished by the end of 2019. (Xinhua/Li Wen)


Workers are seen at the construction site of the Great Wall station











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Old August 14th, 2017, 07:41 PM   #11689
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Full steam ahead at China’s Great Wall for the world’s deepest and largest high-speed rail station


http://www.scmp.com/news/china/socie...igh-speed-rail



Chinese developers have started building the world’s deepest and largest underground high-speed railway station at a popular tourist section of the Great Wall ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to state media.

Situated 102 metres below ground, the station will be located at Badaling, which is the most frequently visited section of the Great Wall. It would be three storeys deep and the interior would cover 36,000 square metres, equivalent to the size of five football pitches, Xinhua reported on Monday.

Developers have tried to anticipate safety concerns by installing a network of emergency exit corridors that allow passengers to be rescued at a depth of 50 metres.

They claim that the underground station can withstand earthquakes of up to magnitude 8.

Pictures of the construction project released by Xinhua showed the station nestled between the surrounding green hills, apparently in an effort to minimise any disruption to views of the Unesco World Heritage site.

Another set of official photos shows workers excavating large holes into deep underground rock in “difficult geological conditions”, according to Phoenix Chinese News.

The underground station will form part of a 174km high-speed railway line linking the capital with the city of Zhangjiakou in the neighbouring province of Hebei, as part of government efforts to improve transport links between cities in northwest China.



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Smart tracks for high-speed rail linking Beijing with Shenyang in NE China

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Old August 14th, 2017, 11:32 PM   #11691
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Precision Microblasting technology used to dig high speed rail under the Great Wall

brian wang | August 9, 2017



Nerves are taut in China over the structural integrity of the Great Wall at Badaling as engineers blast a tunnel deep underneath for a record-breaking high-speed railway, and a cavernous station.

http://www.globalconstructionreview....ed-rail-tunne/

The 12-km-long tunnel will sink to a maximum depth of 432 meters under the most visited section of China’s Great Wall, completed in 1504, to carry a trains running at 350km/h between Beijing and the city of Zhangjiakou ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which the two cities are co-hosting.

The project’s chief engineer Luo Duhao said precision micro-blasting has a velocity of 0.2cm per second and generates a weaker tremor than traditional blasting.

Since February there have been 4,500 blasts.

It took Chinese engineers months to “choreograph” the best point for the 174-km Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway Line to intersect the Great Wall.

When complete in 2019, the railway is expected to cut the journey time between the two cities from more than 3 hours to around 1 hour.

As well as the tunnel, engineers are building a large station 102m underneath the Great Wall. The station is reported to be 36,000 sq m in area.

Dai Longzhen said the construction area and the depth of the station is “record-breaking”.



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Old August 15th, 2017, 01:07 AM   #11692
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Chinese developers have started building the world’s deepest and largest underground high-speed railway station at a popular tourist section of the Great Wall ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to state media.

Situated 102 metres below ground, the station will be located at Badaling, which is the most frequently visited section of the Great Wall. It would be three storeys deep and the interior would cover 36,000 square metres, equivalent to the size of five football pitches, Xinhua reported on Monday.

I'm assuming they mean the biggest underground high-speed railway station. However, wiki says:

"Futian Station [...] is the largest underground railway station in Asia, and the largest high-speed railway station to be built completely underground worldwide.[1][2] The station covers 147,000 square meters.[3]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futian...cations_served
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I'm assuming they mean the biggest underground high-speed railway station. However, wiki says:

"Futian Station [...] is the largest underground railway station in Asia, and the largest high-speed railway station to be built completely underground worldwide.[1][2] The station covers 147,000 square meters.[3]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futian...cations_served
est date of opening for the futian station?
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Old August 15th, 2017, 06:08 AM   #11694
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est date of opening for the futian station?
It's already open.
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Old August 15th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #11695
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Is there a way to find out which train is operated by the new double-deck sleeper cars?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2034

The route will be Shanghai-Beijing on the classic line - however, which trains will have these sleeper cars exactly?

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Old August 15th, 2017, 05:59 PM   #11696
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Henan section of Zhengzhou-Wanzhou highspeed railway under construction

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._136528503.htm


Staff members work at the construction site of Henan Section of Zhengzhou-Wanzhou highspeed railway in Yuzhou, central China's Henan Province, Aug. 15, 2017. With a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour, the railway will be a key passenger transportation line between central and southwest China. (Xinhua/Li An)











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Railway linking Zhengzhou and Fuyang under construction

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._136528654.htm


The construction site of the railway linking Zhengzhou of central China's Henan Province and Fuyang of east China's Anhui Province is seen in the photo taken on Aug. 15, 2017. The 277-kilometer high speed railway is scheduled to complete in the end of 2020. (Xinhua/Li An)



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Double-decker, 4,500 mm high, 3,360 mm wide, 5 seats per row on both floor and only 16 tons per axle !!!
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