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Old March 4th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #301
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Beautiful metro cars but I think the stations in real life may be a little less inviting than the spic and span renders suggest. Good on you Beijing or building so much public transport infrastructure! Is there an issue with some of these new metro lines serving outlying districts which are better served by commuter rail services?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #303
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Morning's Batong line and subway trains (excellent shot from beijingupdates.com)









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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #305
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I keep seeing this over and over again and I'm not sure what to make of it. China's subway cars always look narrower than Western/Japanese/Korean trains whether it is from the inside or outside. But when you look up specifications, they are all 3 meters wide. Is it because Chinese trains are taller, giving the illusion that they are narrower or is it something with the walls?
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I keep seeing this over and over again and I'm not sure what to make of it. China's subway cars always look narrower than Western/Japanese/Korean trains whether it is from the inside or outside. But when you look up specifications, they are all 3 meters wide. Is it because Chinese trains are taller, giving the illusion that they are narrower or is it something with the walls?
Beijing's subway cars are actually 2.5 meters wide. Not 3.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #307
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Beijing's subway cars are actually 2.5 meters wide. Not 3.
2.5? Thats it? You sure its not 2.6 or 2.7? So Shanghai's subways are much wider than Beijing's?
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It looks like some of these 'new' trains are just rebodied externally and refurbished internally.
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It looks like some of these 'new' trains are just rebodied externally and refurbished internally.
incorrect, they're completely new. They just don't look as fancy inside as they do outside. Usability of glammer.
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2.5? Thats it? You sure its not 2.6 or 2.7? So Shanghai's subways are much wider than Beijing's?
I'm not sure if it is 2.5 or 2.6.

Shanghai's subway operates 3 meter or 2.5/6 meter trains. Depending on what lines they operate on.

Now if you really wanna compare width. Toronto's trains are 3.2.
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Renamed stop on Beijing's Line 10

A bit of news about the upcoming Line 10: the stop in Beijing's CBD, in the east part of town, that was scheduled to be called Guanghua Lu has been renamed "Jintaixizhao" 金台夕照, or "Golden Terrace in the Glow of the Setting Sun." It's named after one of the so-called "Eight Great Sites" of ancient Beijing, as decided by the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing Dynasty; apparently, there used to be a very pretty terrace around there. Needless to say, that area ain't so pretty now, but the name does sound cool.

A Xinhua article (sorry, Chinese only) announcing the decision is available here, and an English-language blog post poking fun at the decision, from the people at That's Beijing, can be seen here.

Honestly, as long as it opens soon, I don't care what crazy names they give the stops.
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