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Old October 20th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #121
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Old October 20th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #122
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In Beijing it's nearly the same. You should quote Shanghai more.
Maybe southern China is more used to English and the west with Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong?
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Old October 21st, 2013, 12:02 AM   #123
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I think they should use straight Pinyin transliteration at all times for consistency. It's not exactly hard to figure out that "Lu" means road and "Zhan" means station. Using English names that are sometimes different from the Chinese name just invites confusion. Tianjin's subway has no English names which is the way it should be, no confusion or inconsistency.

While Beijing is a mixture of a few English names and mostly Chinese names, even where they can easily put an English name for a station, so isn't even consistent. Shanghai is the only system I've ridden on that's totally consistent.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 05:30 AM   #124
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I don't agree. It's easier to remember People's Square than Renmingguangchang.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 06:30 AM   #125
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Just do Simplified, transliterated Latin alphabet, English translation.


Easy. Solved.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 10:44 AM   #126
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I don't agree. It's easier to remember People's Square than Renmingguangchang.
But where does it end? Sure, it's easier to remember People's Square as opposed to Renmin Guangchang, but are locals and tourists alike going to know what's Rainbow Bridge Railway Station or Huangpu East Airport?
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:51 PM   #127
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Exactly. Why dont you translate 'Tower Bridge' into "Pont du Tower"? French is a world language as well.

Then if you ask locals where the 'Railway station' is, they wont help you. If you ask them where the "huoche zhan" is - they can point with the finger, even if you dont understand a word in chinese, you will get the general direction.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 08:37 PM   #128
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Why dont you translate 'Tower Bridge' into "Pont du Tower"? French is a world language as well.
Not to the extent English is. I see the advantages of pinyin Chinese names for asking for directions. However, those very long names are not foreigner-friendly for using or getting around. It's a lot easier for a foreigner to remember and look for "People's Square" than "Renmingguangchang". That word is too long.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 09:22 PM   #129
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It is simple and easy just combine them "Renmin Square"
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:19 AM   #130
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They better hurry up on that subway line! You can't see in the city from the smog!!!

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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:22 AM   #131
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Exactly. Why dont you translate 'Tower Bridge' into "Pont du Tower"? French is a world language as well.

Then if you ask locals where the 'Railway station' is, they wont help you. If you ask them where the "huoche zhan" is - they can point with the finger, even if you dont understand a word in chinese, you will get the general direction.
It is also about "cosmopolitan" character of the city. Shanghai is very cosmopolitan. And if you ask there where People's Square is, in most cases they will understand and show you the direction.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 12:05 PM   #132
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It is also about "cosmopolitan" character of the city. Shanghai is very cosmopolitan. And if you ask there where People's Square is, in most cases they will understand and show you the direction.
So Paris should not be considered cosmopolitan at all, because you hardly find an English translation for anything.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:43 PM   #133
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It is also about "cosmopolitan" character of the city. Shanghai is very cosmopolitan. And if you ask there where People's Square is, in most cases they will understand and show you the direction.
Sure, but we're talking about Harbin, which is far from being cosmopolitan or a global city. It's in fact, pretty heartland actually. You may not necessarily have the luxury of the city's inhabitants understanding what's "Harbin East Railway Station".
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 07:35 AM   #134
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What? Harbin still has a tram?
Tram service in Harbin closed in 1987.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 07:27 AM   #135
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China adds new cities as operating metro system every year, at last in Harbin.

After long days of closure of tram system in 1987, an electric mass transit opened at last--- that’s good.

Especially station designs are good. Also, it is the coldest place of China where a metro network opened.

I’ve some questions (arose after viewing some websites). Please answer one by one –
1) Left side, right side or both sides, - which type of platforms are in most numbers in Harbin subway network?
2) Which are the deepest stations of Harbin metro?
3) Which is the busiest metro station?
4) Which stations have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
5) Where is/are the depot(s) of the subway network?
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 06:04 AM   #136
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 06:51 AM   #137
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Seems like the train doors are way narrow, aren't they?
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Seems like the train doors are way narrow, aren't they?
Yes. And it looks a bit different from a typical B type car.

Harbin metro trains are designed to accommodate very cold weathers (-38 C). They are equiped with high-power heating and seat heater etc), the door design may be related with that.
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I see. Are there any more pictures of their trains with no psd? I'd like to see the entire look.
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