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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #1501
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Old November 29th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #1502
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #1503
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China is the reverse.
This brings a quite interresting question. Does anyone know how much tickets cost in Chine? Via normal rail and via high-speed rail? Let's say Pekin-Shangai, for example =)
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #1504
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How many miles of wind protection are needed? How hard do winds blow that they have to erect such structures?

I've been extremely impressed by what China has been able to accomplish so far.

The videos and photos are much appreciated.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #1505
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This brings a quite interresting question. Does anyone know how much tickets cost in Chine? Via normal rail and via high-speed rail? Let's say Pekin-Shangai, for example =)
Beijing to Shanghai train fare current range from ¥158 to ¥1470, no true high-speed available, but there are some D-series bullet trains running on old tracks:
* Non-A/C "normal fast" (slow) train, single trip time slightly under 24 hours, CN¥88.00 — no longer available, replaced with A/C train in July 2010
* Upgraded "normal fast" train 1461, single trip time 22h12m, CN¥158.00
* T-series A/C express train, 13–14 hours; seat: ¥179.00; "hard" sleeper (economy class): ¥306.00 (upper), ¥317.00 (middle), or ¥327.00 (lower); "soft" sleeper (business class): ¥478.00 or ¥499.00
* Day-time D-series EMU (CRH bullet train but run on old tracks): single trip time 10h18m or 11h05m, ¥327 for "second class seat" (economy) or ¥409 for "first class seat" (business)
* Over-night D-series EMU (CRH bullet train but run on old tracks): single trip time 09h49m or 09h54m; ¥327 for a seat; ¥655 for an upper 4-person-in-a-cabin bunk or ¥730 for a lower bunk; for 2-person cabin, an upper bunk cost ¥1300 or a lower bunk cost ¥1470
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1506
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Thanks you very much! I didn't know it isn't HSR yet. Do you have such a comparison for a line which is already HRS? thanks =D
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #1507
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How many miles of wind protection are needed? How hard do winds blow that they have to erect such structures?

I've been extremely impressed by what China has been able to accomplish so far.

The videos and photos are much appreciated.
The exact length of wind protection is unknown, different sources have conflict number, should be range from 30 km to 300 km.

In April 2006, train T70, en route from Urumqi to Beijing West, encountered a serious dust storm in Xinjiang, shattering most windows on the left side of the train and causing a nearly 33-hour delay arriving at its final destination. Passengers put their bedding on windows to protect themselves from sand/stone storm. Photos: http://politics.people.com.cn/GB/30178/4301283.html

In February 2007, train 5806 from Aksu to Urumqi, was overturned by strong wind, four passengers were killed. Photos: http://www.china.org.cn/english/China/200975.htm
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #1508
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Really impressive pictures, thanks yaohua2000. When they talk about wind shields I definitely didn't think they will be concrete tubes. That will sure stop the wind
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Old December 1st, 2010, 11:47 AM   #1509
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That wind shield is truly impressive, it also protects the tracks from foreign objects.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 12:26 AM   #1511
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Does CRH6 continue the development of China Star?
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 12:50 AM   #1512
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What would be interesting is whether this is the start of creative train designs (ie. the numerous style of commuter trains in Japan).
On a side note, does this mean the expansion/construction of new commuter lines throughout the whole country?
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 02:51 AM   #1513
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:09 AM   #1514
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Is there any plans (announcements) about extend line from Urumqi to Kazakhstan?

Now the line from Urumqi to Kazakhstan is terrible - crossing small distance takes few days!
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 04:13 AM   #1515
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Great pictures... They should be shooting some documentaries about this line. I think it is one of the most impressive engineering projects going on right now.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:23 PM   #1516
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[Discovery Channel] World's Fastest Railway BeiJing - ShangHai HSR

Hope you enjoy
http://www.fileserve.com/file/ejWYF42
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 04:40 PM   #1517
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thx
documentary of this year ?
in English ?
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 05:05 PM   #1518
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Thanks a ton.... If you have any other docus about infrastructure projects, please share.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 05:15 PM   #1519
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great stuff, just finished watching
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 06:00 PM   #1520
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great, English narrative with Chinese subtitles. Now I am looking forward to the English version of the Shanghai Hongqiao Traffic Hub documentary.
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