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Old July 9th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #61
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crazy project, looks like they have too much money !
Superb at the same time
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Old July 9th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #62
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Its a high speed line. Since its a new line, the authorities probably want to ensure right frm the start that no one will cross the tracks, causing accidents and delaying rail services...thus the viaducts...
Wouldn't fences be sufficient (and a whole lot cheaper) to stop people from crossing the tracks? This is what's done elsewhere. In France the LGV (high speed lines) are mostly built at ground level with fences to prevent trespassing or animals wandering onto the tracks. There are viaducts where necessary, like for crossing wide, deep valleys, but these would only make up a small proportion of the overall length of the lines.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #63
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Its a high speed line. Since its a new line, the authorities probably want to ensure right frm the start that no one will cross the tracks, causing accidents and delaying rail services...thus the viaducts...
I'm guessing it's more to do with gradients from exiting the tunnel or surrounding terrain
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Old July 9th, 2006, 05:09 PM   #64
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why are there so many useless roads? or is land prepared for city expansion?
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Old July 10th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #65
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how much is this project costing?
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Old July 10th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #66
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why are there so many useless roads? or is land prepared for city expansion?
http://www.thsrc.com.tw/images/galle...src_g06_14.jpg
They build the line first then encourage development around it which is the reason for "useless" roads
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Old July 10th, 2006, 03:28 PM   #67
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Wouldn't fences be sufficient (and a whole lot cheaper) to stop people from crossing the tracks? This is what's done elsewhere. In France the LGV (high speed lines) are mostly built at ground level with fences to prevent trespassing or animals wandering onto the tracks. There are viaducts where necessary, like for crossing wide, deep valleys, but these would only make up a small proportion of the overall length of the lines.
Taiwan has population density equal to most cites. Building it at grade was never an option.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #68
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Great photos.

Just a few questions: From those photos it seems that much of the line is built on viaducts. Why? Is the land at those locations flood-prone? Are there frequent road, railway or canal crossings? There must be some good reason to justify the significantly greater cost of building the line on viaducts rather than at ground level. What was the reason for using concrete slab track over conventional ballast track? Why have they built steel truss bridges at some places rather than other designs? These are fairly rare these days.

Just wondering...

Once again great shots. Keep 'em coming!

I think it has to do mainly with Taiwan's terrain, because Taiwan is mountainous and the frequent crisscross of roads or canals. As for the steel truss bridges I think it has to do with earthquake since Taiwan is located ontop one of the worlds active quake zones.

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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #69
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Old July 11th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #70
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Anyone in Taiwan,buy me a ticket and charge it to my bill
That ride is a MUST!
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Old July 11th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #71
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AWESOME!!!
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Old July 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #72
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I wonder what China Airlines, Eva Air, Uni Air and Mandarin Airlines think about this.


It looks cool by the way.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #73
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TAIWAN HIGH SPEED TRAIN - OPENING SOON!!!!

Opening SOON. Almost there!!! Everything is just awesome - train design, colors, station designs, tracks, bridges, tunnels, and landscapes. it's a hybrid system based on japanese shinkansen train technology and elements of european track infrastructure. take a ride whenever you're visiting taiwan!!

(here's the full thread in the taiwan forum)

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NEW PICS OF TSOYING STATION!!! AWESOME!!!










































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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #74
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Spectacular!
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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #75
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wowwwwwwwww, nice trains, thats really good for this province, infrastructure is improving
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Old November 18th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #76
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Spectacular Taiwan and with the point of technology
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Old November 18th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #77
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Looks so graceful.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #78
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Seems like they didn't cut any corners costwise.
Gotta love those stations in the yet undeveloped area's.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #79
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Awsome, how many KM of Bridges are there !?
Nice design of the Stations too.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #80
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Ah... I love those clocks. Simple ,elegant, and clear, it doesn't get any better then that. It's weird to say this but, HSR is actually looking a lot cooler than Shinkansen in Japan
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