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Old May 13th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #1321
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Construction work of Xining Tunnel started on April 29

http://www.qhnews.com/index/system/2...10113306.shtml

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  青海新闻网讯 4月29日,兰新铁路第二双线重点控制性工程——西宁隧道开工建设。

  据中国中铁五局一公司兰新项目部有关负责人介绍,西宁隧道全长5700米,位于省会西宁市,是新建兰(州)至新(疆)第二双线铁路全线重点控制性工程。西宁隧道的地质状况极其复杂,其中Ⅵ级围岩1310米,Ⅴ级围岩2740米、Ⅳ级围岩1650米。西宁隧道进口段1368米浅埋段位于西宁市区,洞身拱部基本位于黄土地层,边墙及仰拱位于细沙、卵砾石土或石膏岩、泥岩中,埋深约12米至25米,下穿兰西高速公路、小北川河及多处民用建筑物,施工难度极大。

  此项目总投资7.4亿元,计划3年完工。根据设计要求,西宁隧道增设两个斜井,与进口和出口组成6个工作面同时开挖掘进。此项工程工期紧、任务重,为确保西宁隧道的总体工期目标,项目部还制定了西宁隧道的整体施工方案、阶段性目标和各种保障措施。目前,工程各项施工进度正在有序推进。(作者:倪晓颖)
Xining Tunnel is the critical project of the railway. The tunnel is 5700 meters long, of which, VI-class wall rock is 1310 meters long, V-class wall rock is 2740 meters long, IV-class wall rock is 1650 meters long. The geological conditions is complicated. The total invest of the tunnel is ¥740 million. It is expected to be completed in 3 years.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #1322
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67 kilometres of wind shades..that's quite something! I like the stuff China's doing nowadays!
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #1323
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Its an interesting project but is anyone going to spend 12-14 hours on a train when an airplane could conceivably make the same trip in less than 4?

Is this for freight or passengers?
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:14 AM   #1324
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... are we sure this will be 350? and not 200?
Wikipedia says its gonna be 350 kmph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanxin_High-Speed_Railway
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #1325
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Its an interesting project but is anyone going to spend 12-14 hours on a train when an airplane could conceivably make the same trip in less than 4?
Simply, some people don't like to fly, or enjoy having legroom and the ability to walk around and stretch your legs, etc. But most importantly, not everyone is riding from end point to end point- people will be getting off and on at intermediate stations- this fact is often lost on people who say "the plane is faster"- it is, but it completely overflies (literally and figuratively) the potential market that exists between end points.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #1326
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Simply, some people don't like to fly, or enjoy having legroom and the ability to walk around and stretch your legs, etc. But most importantly, not everyone is riding from end point to end point- people will be getting off and on at intermediate stations- this fact is often lost on people who say "the plane is faster"- it is, but it completely overflies (literally and figuratively) the potential market that exists between end points.
Not to mention it will probably be cheaper.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #1327
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An amazing project! Can't wait to see it finished
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #1328
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I am not gonna to make any offensive words but I do doubt if these station does build as excessive large and probably a "cash-washing" construction ?

It would be pretty doubtful for those workers who may only earn few hundred RMB to actually travel with HSR with a price approx. on a level of sth like RMB400~500. (or even more depend on class and distance)

But anyway talking on the design itself these station doesn't look bad and some does resembles like an airport terminal rather train stations. The Shenyeng station recall quite a bit with the Tokyo and Seoul station, probably due to the construction was done by Japanese during Manchuria/Mukden (whatever, u get my meaning) era ?
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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #1329
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It would be pretty doubtful for those workers who may only earn few hundred RMB to actually travel with HSR with a price approx. on a level of sth like RMB400~500. (or even more depend on class and distance)
No worker for these projects earn a few hundred RMB a month. I've talked to them in person. They may earn not very much, but not a few hundred. Some workers have a relatively good salary, actually. Go to any construction site and ask!
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Old June 28th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #1330
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No worker for these projects earn a few hundred RMB a month. I've talked to them in person. They may earn not very much, but not a few hundred. Some workers have a relatively good salary, actually. Go to any construction site and ask!
Yeah, with inflation and wage increases this year, it's hard to hire anyone with wages under 1000 RMB. a few years, it's would be too expensive for China to under take any large scale infrastructure projects.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #1331
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Yeah, with inflation and wage increases this year, it's hard to hire anyone with wages under 1000 RMB. a few years, it's would be too expensive for China to under take any large scale infrastructure projects.
USA had been able to undertake intercity highway project when the salaries were much higher. So, I don't see any affordability problems for infrastructure projects in China foreseeable future. Moreover, when salaries increases, government income will increase too.

Also, main issue with large scale infrastructure projects is, most of the time, political will, not the money.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #1332
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China ACM Awarded $3.4 Million China High-Speed Rail Contract

BEIJING, Jun 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!cadc/quotes/nls/cadc (CADC 4.00, -0.01, -0.25%) ("China ACM"), a leading provider of ready-mix concrete and related technical services in China, today announced that China Rail Engineering Group has awarded the Company a contract valued at $3.4 million.

China ACM is providing its premium ready-mix concrete (RMC) manufacturing services for a section of the Hangzhou to Ningbo high-speed passenger railway (HSR) in Zhejiang Province. The project, which is contracted by the Company's Manufacturing Services business segment, requires 460,000 cubic meters of its premium RMC and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2011. The Company's rapidly growing Manufacturing Services segment reported gross margins of 59 percent and 48 percent, for the three-month and nine-month period ending March 31, 2010, respectively.

"We're pleased to see strong growth in our backlog of China HSR projects," said Mr. Jeremy Goodwin, President and Chief Financial Officer of China ACM. "We increased our manufacturing services capacity by 33 percent with the addition of four new portable RMC plants during the third fiscal quarter, bringing our total number of portable plants to 16. We have a record volume of HSR contracts in our new business pipeline and, with our new portable plants being brought on line, we will capitalize on these new opportunities."

"As the massive Chinese Railway expansion continues, China ACM is gaining momentum as the go-to firm for the most demanding projects requiring high performance, premium RMC," said Mr. Xianfu Han, China ACM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our patented, premium RMC, used in HSR and other technically complex projects, merits premium pricing as it carries a 100-year warranty, double the industry average of 50 years."

"The dynamics of the China railway build out should drive sustainable growth for China ACM for many years to come. Analysts report that China's 6,552 km high-speed railway system is the longest in the world, and is expected to double to 13,000 km by 2012. This includes newly built high-speed links and existing track that has been upgraded to accommodate trains running 200-250 km/hour. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), railway construction last year created about six million jobs and generated demand for 20 million tons of steel and 120 million tons of cement. Over the next 10 years, the MOR plans to construct an additional 34,000 km of railway track in the country (of which 18,000 km will be HSR), more closely linking the Central and Western regions to coastal provinces," Mr. Xianfu Han added.

According to recent media reports, China is looking to invest an additional $102 billion to speed up the construction of high speed railway systems in the country. The state wants to add 4,613 kilometers of high speed railways to the 10,000 km lines already under construction. At the 2010 China (Changchun) International Rail Transit and Urban Development Forum, the government said it wants to add to the current Beijing-Harbin, Harbin, co-Fu, Jing Wu, Shanghai-Nanjing and many other lines. China will also further expand and improve the railway network layout, expand the scale of the western road network, improve the road network in the eastern part of the structure, and is planning a new 10,000 km railway.

About China ACM China ACM is a leading producer of advanced, certified eco-friendly ready-mix concrete (RMC) and related technical services for large scale, high-speed rail (HSR) and other complex infrastructure projects. Leveraging its proprietary technology and value add services model, the Company has won work on numerous high profile projects including the 30,000 km China HSR expansion, the Olympic Stadium Birds' Nest, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing International Airport, National Centre for Performing Arts, CCTV Headquarters and U.S. and French embassies.

Founded in 2002, Beijing-based China ACM provides its materials and services through its network of five ready-mix concrete plants covering the Beijing metropolitan area. Of those five plants, it owns one and leases four. It also has technical services and preferred procurement agreements with five other independently-owned plants across China. Additionally, the Company presently owns 16 portable plants deployed in 10 provinces across China. Currently, its total RMC production designed capacity is in excess of 11 million cubic meters annually. Additional information about the Company is available at www.china-acm.com.

Forward Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements, including changes from anticipated levels of sales, future national or regional economic and competitive and regulatory conditions, changes in relationships with customers, access to capital, difficulties in developing and marketing new products, marketing existing products, customer acceptance of existing and new products, and other factors. Additional Information regarding risks can be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10K and in the Company's recent report on Form 8K filed with the SEC. Accordingly, although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company has no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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Old July 7th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #1333
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Old July 8th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #1334
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There's going to be amazing scenery along this railway once it's completed. I'll have to travel it some time.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:18 AM   #1335
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There's going to be amazing scenery along this railway once it's completed. I'll have to travel it some time.

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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #1336
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it is good ,

China will become increasingly attractive
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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #1337
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Wikipedia says its gonna be 350 kmph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanxin_High-Speed_Railway

Perhaps only some sections will be cleared for 350 km/h and some for 120-200km/h.. otherwise how can such a slow average commercial speed be explained?
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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #1338
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Perhaps only some sections will be cleared for 350 km/h and some for 120-200km/h.. otherwise how can such a slow average commercial speed be explained?
Beijing – Shijiazhuang South: 281 km
Shijiazhuang South – Zhengzhou East: ~380 km
Zhengzhou East – Xi'an North: 473 km
Xi'an North – Baoji South: 148 km
Baoji South – Lanzhou West: 401 km
Lanzhou West – Urumqi: 1776 km

Total distance from Beijing to Urumqi by new line: ~3460 km

Some sources say it will be 11 hours (ref 1), and others say it will be 12 (ref 2). Let's say 11.5 hours

3460 km / 11.5 hours = 301 km/h

On the latest timetable, the fast train from Wuhan to Guangzhou South is averaging 296 km/h (968 km in 03h16m) with one stop in Changsha South. 301 km/h in average is not slow at all.

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Old July 9th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #1339
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On the latest timetable, the fast train from Wuhan to Guangzhou South is averaging 296 km/h (968 km in 03h16m) with one stop in Changsha South. 301 km/h in average is not slow at all.
Of course not . As far as I know, that average speed makes it the fastest.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1340
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Beijing – Shijiazhuang South: 281 km
Shijiazhuang South – Zhengzhou East: ~380 km
Zhengzhou East – Xi'an North: 473 km
Xi'an North – Baoji South: 148 km
Baoji South – Lanzhou West: 401 km
Lanzhou West – Urumqi: 1776 km

Total distance from Beijing to Urumqi by new line: ~3460 km
On the map, it looks like a big southward detour to reach Lanzhou via Zhengzhou.

Are there any plans for a shortcut between Beijing and Lanzhou via Taiyuan, Baotou or Huh-hoto?
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