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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:40 AM   #21
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So they haven't announced (officially) which type of rail system they're using yet? When would it open, the day before the games? Any plans released about how many stations?
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 03:43 PM   #22
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How many airports in China are linked to their respective city centres?

There's Shanghai, Hong Kong....
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Old June 28th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #23
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How many airports in China are linked to their respective city centres?

There's Shanghai, Hong Kong....
I don't know but I think every city should have a rail link from at least downtown to the airport with adaquate parking facilites at the train station. I would love to drive 5 miles, park my car and take a train to the airport instead of having to drive all the way to the airport.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 07:07 AM   #24
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Pilot Fuel Cell-Powered Buses Head for Beijing

Pilot fuel cell-powered buses head for Beijing

BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) - Three fuel-cell powered buses will be plying some of Beijing's busiest streets by the end of the year as part of a pilot project to help clean up the capital's smoggy skies for the 2008 Olympics, their manufacturer said.

The DaimlerChrysler vehicles will arrive in China in September, where they will join the Beijing Public Transport Corporation's 17,000-strong bus fleet.

"(They) will enter regular service on a 19-km long route...which is extremely busy and passes the world-famous Summer Palace as well as the site for the next Olympic Games," the firm said in a statement on its website.

Fuel-cell engines run on hydrogen and emit only water vapour.

The project, which will last until October 2007, will test the practicality of the technology on Beijing's sometimes chaotic roads and the response from the city's residents.

The hydrogen will be supplied by oil major BP, DaimlerChrysler said.

Other projects mooted to help the city clear away the grey haze that often hangs over it range from an exhaust-linked car tax to rooftop lawns.

China's capital said it had just managed to reach its goal of 227 days with clean air in 2004 after the target seemed all but unattainable last October. Sceptics have raised questions about the standards used to make the claim.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:42 PM   #25
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We've had a bus like that running in Sthlm for a year or two now. The drivers like it, haven't had any problems with it I know of. Oficially the test period is over, but they're still running the bus...
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #26
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The stupid thing is, the hydrogen is most likely going to come from Oil... so therefore there is no environmental gain. Its the same idea of an electric car - sure there are no emissions at the point of the electric car, but the coal burnt to make the electricity is still adding to emissions.

It is a step forward tho i suppose.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #27
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The hydrogen might very well come from oil today, but it isn't diffcult to extraxt from water either. So when oil prices go up the main source will be water...
/coal burnt for electricity? not up here. Nuclear+Hydro provides the vast majority. Also with the power production more centralized it's easier to do it cleanly.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 03:23 PM   #28
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 03:25 PM   #29
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:08 PM   #31
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:O:O:O:O
bejing is building a wonderfull metro!!!!!
i think it'll be one of the greatest metro systems in few years.
i would be thankful if you post more pics.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #32
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some trains,the first subway built in Beijing is in 1969.




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Old October 2nd, 2005, 05:01 PM   #33
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:50 AM   #34
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Its nice. Big improvement.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:45 PM   #35
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which part is "subway"?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 01:51 AM   #36
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very nice
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Old October 8th, 2005, 09:46 AM   #37
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Huh???

I didnt see anything like that when I rode the Beijing Subway?

You are only showing the new line in those shots
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Old October 8th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #38
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Neat trains. Is that an add for a hamburger from KFC in the second picture??? What do the original lines look like?
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Old October 8th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #39
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which part is "subway"?
Most of the photos show only the wholly elevated line 13. And lines 1 & 2 are underground which are not shown in the photos.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #40
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bacanisimo...una gran muestra de la ingenieria y el desarrollo chino
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