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Old November 19th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #81
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Old November 19th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #82
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stunning trains

how fast will they be?
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Old November 19th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #83
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Old November 19th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #84
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目前世界。。

impressive ^_^
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Old November 19th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #85
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Very impressive indeed. How much did the whole thing cost to build? The British government wouldn't dare even think about doing something like this...
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Old November 19th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #86
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stunning trains

how fast will they be?

300 km/h (186 mph) but it went to 315 km/h (197 mph) during testing
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Old November 19th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #87
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Very impressive indeed. How much did the whole thing cost to build? The British government wouldn't dare even think about doing something like this...
$16 billion dollars at least. the most expensive project in the world. taipei also had the most expensive subway system ever built in the world and it's still expanding.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:54 AM   #88
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$16 billion dollars at least. the most expensive project in the world. taipei also had the most expensive subway system ever built in the world and it's still expanding.


Nice station and train. But as for being the most expensive for both the subway and this HSR its all because of its long delay and corruption rather than the actual cost of the project.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:47 AM   #89
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Old November 20th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #90
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wow

Taiwan seems like the perfect place for a project like this to happen
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Old November 20th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #91
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Nice station and train. But as for being the most expensive for both the subway and this HSR its all because of its long delay and corruption rather than the actual cost of the project.
ya that's true for the taipei mrt. but from what i remember reading about the launch of the HSR project few years ago in several articles, it was budgeted at appx. $14 billion dollars already when they began construction and was already touted as the world's most expensive construction project, at least in terms of transportation project.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #92
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #93
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 01:10 PM   #94
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Looks absolutlely fantastic.... world class.

The Australian government should take note. With all of Australia's financial power in the region, we still have shitty public transport and motorways in Sydney. The Australian government should finance a high speed link from Newcastle to the gong.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 12:47 AM   #95
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The track looks so cluttered for it. It almost reminds me of a spaceship.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 02:38 AM   #96
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Old November 26th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #97
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Is there any reason why pretty much all of it is elevated?? im comparing to CTRL and the TGV network were most of the tracks run on the surface?
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Is there any reason why pretty much all of it is elevated?? im comparing to CTRL and the TGV network were most of the tracks run on the surface?
cuz taiwan is a dense, populated island and sparse land is rare and expensive.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #99
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The track looks so cluttered for it. It almost reminds me of a spaceship.
i dont really know what that means. are you on crack?
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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:13 AM   #100
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