daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 19th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1881
fragel
Registered User
 
fragel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fragel Town, Michigan
Posts: 1,452
Likes (Received): 55

Quote:
Originally Posted by clyde the puffy cat View Post
Hi all.
I know it's still a few months away, but has there been any info on ticket prices for the Beijing-Shanghai HSR yet?
no official release of ticket price yet--generally available a few days before the the service starts. but speculations (both by fans and some railway personnel) are saying that a ride from Beijing to Shanghai probably costs around 600 RMB:

Shanghai-Hangzhou HSR charges 0.484 RMB per km per person, so if Beijing-Shanghai HSR charges the same (might be a little bit higher)
500*0.484+(1318-500)*0.484*90%=598.32

In practice, the number could be slightly higher since Beijing-Shanghai HSR is of higher standard.
__________________
女口果人尔能句多王里解这句言舌,京尤言兑日月人尔有匕匕车交严重白勺斗又鸟目艮。
fragel no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 20th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #1882
HunanChina
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Changsha
Posts: 265
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by zergcerebrates View Post
^ The station is nice and grand, I like how they use the green pillars reminded me of those old bronze artifacts from the Xia dynasty. I like everything except the red Chinese words/characters on buildings as usual. Why must they use red all the time and why must they put it on top of the building its so ugly. They could of simply put smaller Chinese characters in dark grey or green matching the pillar on the white front roof area.

red color characters is nice, but I hate clerical script(隶书体)
HunanChina no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 07:37 AM   #1883
HunanChina
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Changsha
Posts: 265
Likes (Received): 5

Wuhan-Guangzhou CRH line is busy...

Hengyang East Railway Station

image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr
HunanChina no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 08:00 AM   #1884
HunanChina
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Changsha
Posts: 265
Likes (Received): 5

CRH380A is running on the Hainan ER ICL

4 special CRH380A (all VIP cabin) will server for "Boao Forum for Asia" on the Hainan ER ICL.

thanks 成段车迷




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr




image hosted on flickr

Last edited by HunanChina; March 20th, 2011 at 08:13 AM.
HunanChina no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #1885
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Tianjin - Beijing
Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/524/5248272.html







__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #1886
clyde the puffy cat
Registered User
 
clyde the puffy cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 21
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by fragel View Post
no official release of ticket price yet--generally available a few days before the the service starts. but speculations (both by fans and some railway personnel) are saying that a ride from Beijing to Shanghai probably costs around 600 RMB:

Shanghai-Hangzhou HSR charges 0.484 RMB per km per person, so if Beijing-Shanghai HSR charges the same (might be a little bit higher)
500*0.484+(1318-500)*0.484*90%=598.32

In practice, the number could be slightly higher since Beijing-Shanghai HSR is of higher standard.
Hi Fragel, thanks for the info. Gee that sounds like pretty good value, I think thats around 100 aussie dollars. Carnt wait to tour around China on the HSR, hopefully in a couple of years time, photographing this giant countries beautiful scenery and viewing all the developments in the big cities.

P.s I loved your thread on the Chinese Water Towns, I'll have to visit some of those towns too
clyde the puffy cat no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 11:41 AM   #1887
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,980
Likes (Received): 388

Quote:
Originally Posted by fragel View Post
no official release of ticket price yet--generally available a few days before the the service starts. but speculations (both by fans and some railway personnel) are saying that a ride from Beijing to Shanghai probably costs around 600 RMB:

Shanghai-Hangzhou HSR charges 0.484 RMB per km per person, so if Beijing-Shanghai HSR charges the same (might be a little bit higher)
500*0.484+(1318-500)*0.484*90%=598.32

In practice, the number could be slightly higher since Beijing-Shanghai HSR is of higher standard.
Which is the applicable distance here: the distance along new high-speed railway or the distance along the parallel old low speed railway?
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 01:16 PM   #1888
zergcerebrates
Registered User
 
zergcerebrates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Guam,Los Angeles
Posts: 2,287
Likes (Received): 62

Quote:
Originally Posted by HunanChina View Post
red color characters is nice, but I hate clerical script(隶书体)
Its tacky and out of all text colors red is an eye sore. I am mostly more annoyed by the huge characters on top of the roofs. They could of create something like these stations instead. Way more elegant and simple and modern.

Seoul Station




Taiwan Hsinchu Station

image hosted on flickr


Notice the Hsinchu station no characters on top of roof, much nicer


Train station in Belgium. No words on top, imagine if this station was in China and a huge red Chinese characters were on top you know how ugly it is?


or this with red Chinese characters on top? UGLY

Last edited by zergcerebrates; March 21st, 2011 at 01:49 PM.
zergcerebrates no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 01:41 PM   #1889
zergcerebrates
Registered User
 
zergcerebrates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Guam,Los Angeles
Posts: 2,287
Likes (Received): 62

Quote:
Originally Posted by HunanChina View Post
red color characters is nice, but I hate clerical script(隶书体)
OK I took the liberty to photoshop this station this is what I am talking about, they could of done something like this its much cleaner and modern. Not tacky.



or they can do this:



Instead of this:
image hosted on flickr


^ you see the original red words? Its lost in the glass.

Last edited by zergcerebrates; March 21st, 2011 at 01:51 PM.
zergcerebrates no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 04:14 PM   #1890
CarlosBlueDragon
CarlosRedDragon
 
CarlosBlueDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou/HK
Posts: 1,848
Likes (Received): 678

Quote:
Originally Posted by zergcerebrates View Post
OK I took the liberty to photoshop this station this is what I am talking about, they could of done something like this its much cleaner and modern. Not tacky.



.
i like it

Need Top Chinese word and down English word
__________________
||CHINA|||
说:
> 同一个世界
> 同一个做夢
> 同一个中国
(同一个北京)(同一个上海)(同一个天津)(同一个广州)(同一个深圳)(同一个重庆)(同一个杭州)(同一个南京)(同一个沈陽)(同一个武汉)(同一个成都)(同一个長春)(同一个长沙)(同一个苏州)(同一个无锡)(同一个扬州)(同一个西安)(同一个吉林)(同一个青島)(同一个大连)(同一个厦门)(同一个潮州)(同一个高州)(同一个香港)(同一个澳門)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I LoVe ChInA
CarlosBlueDragon no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #1891
Silly_Walks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,980
Likes (Received): 836

When i was in China, i noticed the ugly red letters where very pervasive.

Also: golden colored skyscrapers.

I don't know why... are these tacky things appreciated by the Chinese, or is it some government mandate that letters HAVE to be bright red?
Silly_Walks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 07:33 PM   #1892
AlexisMD
Registered User
 
AlexisMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chisinau
Posts: 839
Likes (Received): 677

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silly_Walks View Post
When i was in China, i noticed the ugly red letters where very pervasive.

Also: golden colored skyscrapers.

I don't know why... are these tacky things appreciated by the Chinese, or is it some government mandate that letters HAVE to be bright red?

It's obvious why, because red is associated with communism
Just look at China's flag , or USSR flag, or North Korea flag
AlexisMD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2011, 09:05 PM   #1893
LHCHL
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 28
Likes (Received): 2

I like the red banners, it doesn't look very good to be honest, but without it you don't feel like you are in China.

As for the color red, China has been using that color for centuries, you give out Red envelopes on New Years, you wear Red on New Years, Forbidden City is colored red, I can go on, red is suppose to be lucky, guess that's why the communists won
LHCHL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM   #1894
hmmwv
Registered User
 
hmmwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,391
Likes (Received): 420

Shanghai Railways Station has a very modern sign.
hmmwv no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 01:09 AM   #1895
drunkenmunkey888
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 921
Likes (Received): 53

Quote:
Originally Posted by hmmwv View Post
Shanghai Railways Station has a very modern sign.
No it doesn't... it's got the same ugly tacky red letters on it. Same with Hongqiao Railway Station. IMO it has by far the most sophisticated design in China if not the world for a rail station but even a beauty such as it has the ugly red characters on it.

w/e now it looks tacky but once China becomes a developed country, it would look classy and other countries would try to imitate it.
drunkenmunkey888 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 01:30 AM   #1896
BarbaricManchurian
来了就是深圳人
 
BarbaricManchurian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Worcester
Posts: 5,505
Likes (Received): 6896

I'm probably one of the only that's not bothered in the least by the huge red characters, they serve their function well, and look good, traditional yet modern at the same time
BarbaricManchurian no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 06:00 AM   #1897
Nozumi 300
Registered User
 
Nozumi 300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 222
Likes (Received): 6

I don't mind the red characters since the whole point is to tell the person where they are, which it clearly does since everyone notices it. But if the MOR wanted to keep with the modernity of the rest of the building, they should at least pick a modern-feel script.
Nozumi 300 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 06:29 AM   #1898
Luli Pop
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,529
Likes (Received): 40

red colour for occidentals means danger, poison, beware!

if Iīm not wrong (I studied it in mkt 6 years ago) red colour means modernity, innovation, new for chinese.

so the perception of those caracters is completly different over there...

is that correct?

personally, I prefer chinese caraters bigger and more visible than english caracters. since itīs in China the hierarchy of local language over foreign must be clearly visible (in most countries station names are only in local language).

I like the original design, I'd just paint red the pillars and instead of "Chengdu East Railway Station" in red, i'd put it in white and just "Chengdu East" or "Chengdu East Station".

could the ilustrator help me please?
Luli Pop no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:19 PM   #1899
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,980
Likes (Received): 388

Guangzhou-Hong Kong high speed railway

What are the opening due dates of Longhua (Shenzhen North) station, Futian station and Kowloon West terminal?
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 05:05 PM   #1900
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

By 喜鹊 from a Chinese photography forum :





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
china, high speed rail

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium