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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #21
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OMG!! Beautiful!
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #22
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WOW, incredible pictures!

Great looking train, fantastic line!

just, WOW
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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #23
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Old June 29th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #24
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US$16billion????? BLOODY HELL!!!!!

That's huge. And the Australian government can't find AU$8billion to finish duplicating the Pacific Highway(Which kills more Australians each year than all violence related crimes). That's so so sad for Australia and so so fantastic for Taiwan.

And trains running every 10 minutes. Do people actually commute to Taipei from the rest of Tawian???
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Old June 29th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #25
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Great pictures.

These trains look great. I like that orange/white paint scheme
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Old June 29th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #26
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Wow impressive... there will finally be a high-speed link for the large cities of western Taiwan.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #27
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wow this thing is no joke
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Old June 29th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #28
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Currently the Netherlands has something similiar being contructed, however much smaller and with the cost of only 6.8billion euro. We need better rail and road transport in the Netherlands though so im happy with every project they start

edit : figured i might just aswell post some nice pics .. I <3 trains and railways

more pictures @ http://www.hslzuid.nl





















rotterdam my city ( this is what i see everymornin when entering the city





all the poles are because the netherlands has swampy ground and the rails cant be allowed to even sink a little bit


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Old June 30th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #29
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US$16billion????? BLOODY HELL!!!!!

That's huge. And the Australian government can't find AU$8billion to finish duplicating the Pacific Highway(Which kills more Australians each year than all violence related crimes). That's so so sad for Australia and so so fantastic for Taiwan.

And trains running every 10 minutes. Do people actually commute to Taipei from the rest of Tawian???
wow...I hate to ruin your anger fest, but $16Billion US is actually pretty cheap for such project. Congrats to taiwan
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Old June 30th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #30
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wow rotterdam looks great
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Old June 30th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #31
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Wow amazing set of pics from two different places...............
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Old June 30th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #32
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wow...I hate to ruin your anger fest, but $16Billion US is actually pretty cheap for such project. Congrats to taiwan
Yes i realise that it's pretty cheap for a Shinkansen train, but still, that's a hell of a lot of money and it just really pisses me off that nothing like this is happening in Australia. If fact if a job that big was happening in Australia, it would most likely be the largest project in Australian history. Isn't that depressing.

But still, congrats to Taiwan and just to repeat my earlier question, how many people are actually going to use this service. Every 10 minutes seems to be extremely regular. However i do like that the service is only US$35.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 12:40 AM   #33
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How much an improvement if the Shinkansen over current road system? How long does it take to drive from Taipei to Kaohsiung?
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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:37 AM   #34
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How much an improvement if the Shinkansen over current road system? How long does it take to drive from Taipei to Kaohsiung?
about 6 hours. but they have a low speed limit there, like 60mph maximum.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:58 AM   #35
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6hours (now)->80minutes!! (when the line would be finished) What a difference!!

What a fantastic line!! 73% on viaducts, 18 in tunnels and only 6 on the ground , and the Shinkansen is also amazing (I think that the painting is better than in Japan)
PS: The pics from Netherland are also fantastic, My favourite:
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Old July 1st, 2006, 11:55 AM   #36
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 06:23 AM   #37
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nice train...but, no enviromental awareness.
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 01:06 PM   #38
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The Netherlands' design is much better. I especially like the bridges.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #39
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I think this thread is not a competiton, we are talking just about Taiwan not about Netherlands... just open other thread to talk about it.

Amazing project and great pictures of shinknasen, can someone post some stuff like speed, number of trains running... Thanks
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Old July 4th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #40
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nice train...but, no enviromental awareness.
I wouldn't say that! Maybe it is somewhat of an eyesore (to some), but a lot better for the environment than a highway! Electrified trains vs. 6 lanes or whatever of cars. This may stick out like a sore thumb, but all in all, I would say it is the lesser evil of the two options.

And as far as the Netherlands is concerned, don't take the attention of the thread from Taiwan!
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