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Old May 25th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #1421
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #1422
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They let ppl go into the driver's cab?
It uses the same trains as Vancouver's Skytrains.

These trains are meant to be computer operated, and thus, the thing doesn't really have an operator's cab. What it has is essentially a control panel with a flip over cover under the front windshield for the rare times when the train need to be operated manually.

Beijing, however, seems to insist driving these trains with people instead, at least for now. I thought the reason was because the ATC system is not yet fully in place. But there is probably more than just that. As in, the cost effectiveness of computer operation vs. employing a driver. And also, with the economy the way it is, how socially acceptable is it for a government to use automation as opposed to providing employment to drivers.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #1423
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It uses the same trains as Vancouver's Skytrains.

These trains are meant to be computer operated, and thus, the thing doesn't really have an operator's cab. What it has is essentially a control panel with a flip over cover under the front windshield for the rare times when the train need to be operated manually.

Beijing, however, seems to insist driving these trains with people instead, at least for now. I thought the reason was because the ATC system is not yet fully in place. But there is probably more than just that. As in, the cost effectiveness of computer operation vs. employing a driver. And also, with the economy the way it is, how socially acceptable is it for a government to use automation as opposed to providing employment to drivers.
That makes sense. And China does have the population...
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #1424
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 02:52 PM   #1425
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Nice pics.It might be a stupid question, but i'd like to know if Beijing and Pekin are the same city or different ones, i am asking because i always see Pek being used on the luggages labels for both Pekin and Beijing. Thanks if someone can answer my questions

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM   #1426
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Yeah, Beijing and Peking are the same city. Peking is the old western translation before 1949. Beijing is the current spelling according to the Chinese phonetics of Pinyin
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:21 PM   #1427
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Nice pics.It might be a stupid question, but i'd like to know if Beijing and Pekin are the same city or different ones, i am asking because i always see Pek being used on the luggages labels for both Pekin and Beijing. Thanks if someone can answer my questions
Beijing is the correct and formal name. Peking is an old name. It is weird though how they called it PEK for its airport code...
For an unofficial source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:05 PM   #1428
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Thanks a lot, dears Werico and herenthere, for the explanation.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:36 AM   #1429
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Beijing is the correct and formal name. Peking is an old name. It is weird though how they called it PEK for its airport code...
For an unofficial source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing
In some languages it is still called Peking (i.e. starting with "Pek-").
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Old September 7th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1430
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #1431
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Which Chinese carrier use the new Terminal? They should move all foreign planes to T3.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1432
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Which Chinese carrier use the new Terminal? They should move all foreign planes to T3.
I recall I flew out of the new terminal for Dragonair earlier this year. I also saw Air Canada and Air Macau parked there as well.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #1433
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Need More BCIA!

Beijing-Capital International Airport is the world's 8th busiest airport. It is served by a fairly wide-variety of airlines (with about 78 unique airline brands).

Moreover, it is home to the most impressive single passenger terminal complex on the planet.

Sadly, this airport is seriously underrated in these forums. Sigh.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #1434
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Could someone please try to find out for me in which terminal in Beijing Taag Angola Airlines taxies, I am just curious because it flies there and i'd like to know more about in in china. Thanks a lot.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #1435
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beijing international airport

one of the world’s largest buildings and most advanced airport, the new terminal offers an unparalleled travelling experience, not only technologically, but also in terms of operational efficiency, passenger comfort, sustainability and access to natural light.
it is 17% bigger than the combined floorspace of all of Heathrow’s terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and the new Terminal 5.





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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #1436
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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #1437
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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #1438
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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #1439
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great.Such a huge airport.i dont know how they are managing.its so clean
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #1440
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OMG, Fantastic...I could live there..I am so jealous of cities with nice, modern airports. We, in Los Angeles are stuck with the most dilapitated, pathetic, crumbling airport EVER...It puts a third world country to shame, let alone america...
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