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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #161
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Old January 20th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #163
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Oooooooooooo nice update.

Im glad they use this type of flooring material for Hongqiao Hub than the other marble the Chinese seem to always use like the ones in Shanghai South railway or Beijing railway those have huge ugly waterspots.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:20 PM   #164
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Old February 13th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #165
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I love the concept RAIL+AIRPORT!
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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #166
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@ GreenPeas

AGREED.

They should've done the same for Beijing-Capital and Guangzhou-Baiyun (Old).
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Old February 14th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #167
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On Google Earth, there's a rough-in platform to permit mainline trains to enter T3 at BCIA, and I've seen long-term plans to connect BCIA with the Beijing-Shenyang HSR line.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #168
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I love the concept RAIL+AIRPORT!
I doubt any airport before has had so many rail connections. Maybe Paris CDG or Heathrow hold the record at the moment. Frankfurt, Munich and Amsterdam are all very well connected to.

Amsterdam Schipol seems to be at the centre of the Low Countries' rail network.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #169
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Do we have new pix of this awesome project?
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Old March 5th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #170
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I doubt any airport before has had so many rail connections. Maybe Paris CDG or Heathrow hold the record at the moment. Frankfurt, Munich and Amsterdam are all very well connected to.

Amsterdam Schipol seems to be at the centre of the Low Countries' rail network.
frankfurt was the first airport in the world with a rail connection (since 1972). today it has 2 railway stations (including one high speed railway station (for ICE trains), 3 commuter train lines and an automatic people mover), a third station is coming with the new terminal 3. not even cdg or lhr have that.

fra doesn't have a maglev though - but then again, only one airport in the world has a maglev ...
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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #171
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fra doesn't have a maglev though - but then again, only one airport in the world has a maglev ...
One have Maglev already and Honggiao is getting it:
Shanghai Pudong International Airport

The Maglev will connect them. hopefully
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frankfurt was the first airport in the world with a rail connection (since 1972). today it has 2 railway stations (including one high speed railway station (for ICE trains), 3 commuter train lines and an automatic people mover), a third station is coming with the new terminal 3. not even cdg or lhr have that.

fra doesn't have a maglev though - but then again, only one airport in the world has a maglev ...
I never knew Fraport was the first to have a railway station. Thanks for the info.

Basically what I was getting at in my post above is that the 'Airport+Railway' concept I quoted someone saying wasn't really a new thing and hadn't been invented in Shanghai. There's plenty of airports with an enormous amount of rail connections.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #173
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He was probably referring to the fact that the Hongqiao Hub will be "as much" a railway station (and a local transit hub) as it is an airport-- it is not an airport with a rail connection.

It would be the equivalent of building an airport on top of Frankfurt Hbf.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #174
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The new terminal (T2) of Hongqiao Int'l Airport will be officially open on March 16, 2010!










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Maglev extension given green light
By Zha Minjie | 2010-3-14 | Shanghai Daily

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THE extension plan for Shanghai's magnetic levitation train, the Maglev, is back on track.

The Ministry of Railways chief planner, Zheng Jian, said yesterday China had agreed to build a Maglev line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province.

The project is under careful consideration, Zheng said during a press conference on high-speed railway construction and development in China on the sidelines of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing.

The line will start construction this year, Xinhua news agency reported.

It is also the only Maglev line in the medium and long-term plan, Zheng said.

First approved by the State Council four years ago in 2006, the extension was suspended in 2007 because residents along the line were worried that it would emit radiation and cause sickness.

An assessment released by environmental authorities, however, showed the extended project was safe.

Prior to the suspension, the Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev line was expected to be in operation before the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

The top speed of the Maglev railway will be 450 kilometers per hour, but it will be limited to 200 kilometers per hour in the city's downtown areas.

Experts said it would take about half an hour to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou, a trip which usually takes one and an half hours on the current service.

The new link will be 199.5 kilometers, about 24 kilometers longer than that included in the 2006 plan, said Xinhua. The line will also contain a downtown section of about 34 kilometers which is expected to connect the city's two international airports, Pudong and Hongqiao.

With a total cost of 22 billion yuan (US$3.22 billion), the new Maglev is expected to further beef up links between Shanghai and Hangzhou and boost cooperation among areas in the Yangtze River Delta.

It will set up two stops, Jiaxing and Hangzhou, within the section in Zhejiang Province.

Launched in 2003, Shanghai has the country's only Maglev route which is 31 kilometers long, between Metro Line 2's Longyang Road Station and Pudong airport. The single ticket price for the route is 50 yuan.
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How many times has that maglev line been "approved" only to be suspended?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #179
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Why should they build the maglev line when they have just invested 4.4 billion dollars into a conventional high-speed railway line between Shanghai/Hongqiao and Hangzhou? The new conventional line will
start commercial operation before the Expo and will only take 38 minutes with a top speed of 350 km/h.

I don't believe any maglev plans - they will not build a parallel project terminating at the same station (Hongqiao) that takes a similar traveling time.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/hangz...nt_9370116.htm
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Why should they build the maglev line when they have just invested 4.4 billion dollars into a conventional high-speed railway line between Shanghai/Hongqiao and Hangzhou? The new conventional line will
start commercial operation before the Expo and will only take 38 minutes with a top speed of 350 km/h.

I don't believe any maglev plans - they will not build a parallel project terminating at the same station (Hongqiao) that takes a similar traveling time.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/hangz...nt_9370116.htm
Because:
1. they have to bail out the existing experimental maglev line in Pudong, which is in financial deficit for years, by extending it to Hongqiao airport and Hangzhou to attract more passengers.
2. they believe there have to be more lines between Shanghai and Hangzhou, with the future economic development in this area.
3. Given the fact that Pudong Airport is far from Hongqiao Airport in Puxi, maglev is a good way to connect the both airports efficiently, in order to build Shanghai into an international aviation hub.
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