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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:35 AM   #461
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From the first map I posted on #320, as well as the dashed lines in the map I posted on post #333, which shows a connection line between Muyun station on the intercity rail and Changsha South. (Though I'm not sure what that connect actually means) In anycase, nobody is doing any walking, Xiangzhan Rd on the intercity rail is connected to Changsha South on Subway line 8 with just 1 stop in between. Worst comes to worst, Changsha South is connected to Changsha old with Subway line 2 with 5 stops in between.
Thanks! Line 2 is supposed to open sometime in 2015. Do you see the construction of line 2 station in Changsha South station?
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Let's get back to topic before we all got strike down, here is a picture I took while waiting in one of the less glamorous train stations. (Something that's lacking in this thread, but typical to most travelers in China) In this case, Jinan East, a relatively tiny station
Jinan East seems to be on Jinan-Qingdao slow speed railway. Jinan East also is due to be served with Jinan metro line 3... some time.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 05:43 AM   #462
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Thanks! Line 2 is supposed to open sometime in 2015. Do you see the construction of line 2 station in Changsha South station?

Jinan East seems to be on Jinan-Qingdao slow speed railway. Jinan East also is due to be served with Jinan metro line 3... some time.
I haven't being back to China since 2012, so no idea.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #463
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Kunming Railway Station, Yunnan Province

First built in 1958, renovated in 2005.





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U/C Metro line 2 Railway Station stop





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Old March 2nd, 2014, 01:54 AM   #464
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Does anyone know anything about the attack on Kunming Station?
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 02:31 AM   #465
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It's terrible, just happened in above station last night. So far 29 killed, more than 130 injured. 4 attackers shot dead, 1 captured. The attackers are believed to be Xinjiang separatists.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 02:47 AM   #466
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If it turns out it is XJs after all, the authorities should make a judgement day in the troubled province until all jihadists are put down or away for good~
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 03:41 AM   #467
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What scumbags. And they still expect sympathy? Maybe this will open some eyes.

What surprises me though is that China hasn't been able to deal with this problem yet. There should be no compromises made. If this kind of stuff starts to happen there is a need for immediate and very tough response.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 03:50 AM   #468
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And most Western media still use a quotation mark around the term terrorist as if there is any doubt.

The fallout of this is a boost of security around all major transportation hubs around the country, hopefully they will finally allow regular police to carry firearms on patrols.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:00 AM   #469
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I hope that the PLA will do the job from now on.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:29 AM   #470
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Just to pre-empt and put a polite request in here for future discussions - it would be good if we could keep politics and blame out of this thread. If such things want to be discussed, there is currently a thread on the international "In the News" section here where you can make your views heard.

Discussion here should more focus on the effect on the transport alone to keep things closer to topic. Thanks for your understanding.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:00 PM   #471
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Any news regarding when Xinzhuang station (莘庄站) on Shanghai's Jinshan Railway (金山铁路) will open or start construction?
When I took this line last year I saw no construction whatsoever for this station but the map of the line has a space and name for this station so I assume that it will certainly be built in the near future and isn't just a proposal...
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Old March 5th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #472
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There's still no construction for that station yet. It seems there's no urgency to have that station along Jinshan Railway.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 12:12 PM   #473
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Wow... it so wonderful.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #474
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There's still no construction for that station yet. It seems there's no urgency to have that station along Jinshan Railway.
Perhaps the line will be extended westwards into Zhejiang province and then they will build the station. But i do think that a station in Xinzhuang would be useful for people commuting to/from southwestern Shanghai to Minhang District, as well as giving convenient access to the metro lines 1 and 5 which both terminate there...
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Old March 13th, 2014, 07:35 AM   #475
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Kunming's new railway station will be opened in 2016
"Yunnan has 13 railway projects under construction now. The investment in railway construction has totaled 1.509 billion yuan so far this year. Besides, three new railways, namely the Baoshan-Ruili Railway, Lijiang-Shangri La Railway and Yuxi-Mohan Railway, are estimated to start construction this year." said Liu Bosheng(刘柏盛), the chief of Kunming Railway Bureau, who is also a representative of NPC, on March 5.
The new railway station of Kunming will be put into service by 2016
Kunming's new railway station is located under Longtan Mountain(龙潭山) of Chenggong District, at a distance about 7 kilometers away from Dianchi Lake and around 28 kilometers away from the present Kunming Railway Station.
Its construction was started from November last year, and is estimated to be completed along with the construction of the being-built Yunnan-Guilin Railway by the year of 2016.
The new railway station will be an integrated transport hub gathering railways, metro lines, buses and taxis together. According to Liu, the new railway station will connect with several newly constructed railways, including Yunnan-Guilin High-speed Railway, Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway and Kunming-Yuxi Railway, etc. It will also connect with urban Kunming by Metro Line 1, 4 and 9.
After its constuction, all passengers can take inter-city trains and bullet trains there. By then, the new railway station is estimated to receive 4,693 passengers within a year, with 303 pairs of trains and 128,000 passengers passing by per day.
Construction of Yuxi-Mengzi Railway and the mprovement project of Kunming Railway Station will be completed in the year.
Yunnan has 13 railway projects under construction now, which has been invested with 1.509 billion yuan this year so far. The total investment is aimed to be 30 billion yuan in 2014.
According to Liu, Yuxi-Mengzi Railway will be put into service within the year, connecting the present Kunming-Yuxi Railway and Mengzi-Hekou Raiway. At that time, residents can go to Hekou by trains.
Yunnan will see its first bullet train in 2016
Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, with a length of 2,066 kilometers, is the first and the only high-speed railway in Yunnan.
The railway passes 6 provincial capitals, namely Kunming, Guiyang, Changsha, Nanchang, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
Its construction was started from September of 2010, and is estimated to be finished in 2016. By then, it will only take 8 hours for passengers to travel through the Kunming-Shanghai railway, which will save 27 hours for passengers to take the present Shanghai-Kunming railway.

unming Nanxin Railway Station, the largest passengers’ railway station in southwest of China, is planned to come into service in 2016.
With the construction area of more than 100,000 square meters, Nanxin Passengers’ Railway Station is three times of Kunming Railway Station in the scale. Located in Wujiaying Area in Chenggong District, the new station is 3 km from Kunming Municipal Administrative Center, 7 km from Dianchi Lake and 28 km from Kunming Railway Station. The transportation of the new station is very convenient. The third and fourth floors on the underground of the new railway station are the commuter stations of the Line One and Line Four of the metro. The first floor on the underground will be a parking lot covering a land of 100,000 square meters. Bus stations, taxi stops and metro stations will be built to service the passengers.
According to Kunming Railway Bureau, Kunming Railway Station will still be used. By then, Kunming Railway Station will engage in Chengdu---Kunming Lines and Nanning—Kunming Lines mainly. Kunming Nanxin Railway Station will engage in Kunming—Guangxi Line, Kunming—Yuxi Line, Chongqing—Kunming Line and Shanghai—Kunming Line. (Editor:Lynn)
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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #476
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Would this Kunming HSR boost tourism to Yunnan in a big way?
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Would this Kunming HSR boost tourism to Yunnan in a big way?
There is no evidence to suggest the opposite is true. In fact intercity HSR lines are planned or under construction to cities surrounding Kunming on this very assumption. In other words travel to Kunming by HSR then continue onward either west, NW, SE and South. Expect major traffic from SE Asia and Vietnam.
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There is no evidence to suggest the opposite is true. In fact intercity HSR lines are planned or under construction to cities surrounding Kunming on this very assumption. In other words travel to Kunming by HSR then continue onward either west, NW, SE and South. Expect major traffic from SE Asia and Vietnam.
From Kunming, Myanmar is also not far away. A lot of tourists visit Shanghai and Beijing; once the HSR comes in, they can go to Kunming as well, provided the HSR runs at night you even save on a hotel. Yunnan is a border province and close enough to Bangladesh, North East India that this HSR could have a big impact. I think Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China could actually sit together and work out a joint tourism plan, once this HSR comes into effect.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #479
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I think Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China could actually sit together and work out a joint tourism plan, once this HSR comes into effect.
Kunming is far away from Cambodia.

What is wrong with Guilin, Nanning East and Nanning stations? Why cannot any high speed trains travel Nanning-Changsha?

Should a high speed railway be built either Nanning-Pingxiang-Hanoi, or else Fangchenggang-Hanoi?
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:05 PM   #480
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Station Security: I've just been to Haikou station (the "old" "mainline" station on the sunny peaceful island of Hainan) to buy some tickets. The presence of a small platoon of armed troops on the concourse giving the hairy eyeball to all arriving for the morning boat train persuaded me it might be a good idea not to take a photograph. They did a tour right thru the station buildings while I was there. After the train left they were replaced by riot police with kung-fu sticks.
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