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Old November 28th, 2006, 05:26 AM   #261
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Nanjing's subway line to be extended
20 November 2006
Xinhua's China Economic Information Service

NANJING, Nov. 20 (CEIS) -- Preliminary work started on an 18-km extension of the only subway line in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on Monday.

"Construction will begin before the end of the year if the geological studies prove the extension can be accommodated," said a spokesman for the Nanjing city government.

The extension will run from Andemen, currently the southern terminus of the No.1 north-south subway, southward toward Jiangning University.

The line will cost 6.92 billion yuan (about 865 million U.S. dollars) and will have 12 stops.

"All the subway stops and other civil engineering work are expected to be finished by August 2008 if everything goes to plan, and the entire project will be finished and put into service on Dec. 1, 2009," said the spokesman.

The No. 1 north-south subway in Nanjing began operation in September 2005. With a length of 21.72 km and 16 stops, the subway cost 8.5 billion yuan (1.06 billion US dollars).

Industry experts said that the completion of the planned subway extension project would alleviate traffic congestion in the southeastern part of the city. Construction of the east-west No.2 subway is also in progress.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 05:43 PM   #262
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Guangshen Railway applies for A-shr IPO

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Guangshen Railway Co. , the largest rail operator in booming southern China, said on Wednesday that it had applied to float A-shares in Shanghai to fund its expansion.

The Hong Kong-listed railway operator will sell as many as 2.75 billion new shares, equivalent to 38.81 percent of its enlarged share capital, in Shanghai, it said in a statement.

The firm did not give a specific fund-raising target, but an issue of that many shares could raise 11 billion yuan ($1.4 billion), if the offer is priced close to Guangshen's Wednesday morning Hong Kong share price of HK$4.00, as analysts expect.

In July Guangshen, which carries both passengers and cargo, said it hoped to raise more than 10 billion yuan to buy assets from Yang Cheng Railway, a unit of its state parent, including a railway line.

Other railway operators in the country are also tapping the stock market to help their expansion.

Daqin Railway Co. , a coal-transporting railway based in Shanxi province in the northwest, raised 15 billion yuan in an initial public offer in Shanghai in July.

China's securities regulator said it would review Guangshen's IPO application on Dec. 4. ($1=7.84 Yuan)
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Old December 5th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #263
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UPDATED: 19:40, December 01, 2006
Shanghai unties technological knots in subway train power system
By People's Daily Online

A comprehensive testing system for the main circuit of subway trains for Line 1 of Shanghai's subway network passed an appraisal on Thursday by specialists organized by the city's Commission of Science and Technology.

The testing system, which identifies and analyses breakdowns in the vehicles' central power system, can reduce the maintenance period, thus saving the trouble of on-line testing. It can also help with performance testing, problem detection and technological evaluation of key parts.

The new system has broken the "technological gray box" used for imported subway trains. It can read technical details-like the internal structure of a power system and software codes-that have been held back by the original developer, which means that railway operators will no longer be forced to import parts.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #264
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China-made locomotives to run on high-speed rails
11 December 2006
China Daily

The first batch of China-made high-power alternating current electric locomotives have come off the production line in northeastern coastal city Dalian.

The locomotives will play a leading role in the sixth speed rise of China's trunk railway to be launched on April 18 next year.

The locomotive is named "Hexie", meaning "harmony" in Chinese.

Such drive electric locomotives are advanced in the world, said Zhang Shuguang, deputy chief engineer and director of the Transport Administration of the Ministry of Railways.

According to Sun Xiyun, board chairman of the Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co Ltd, the producer, drive locomotives running on Chinese rail lines now are all double current.

Most electric locomotives in operation can only drive freight trains up to 3,800 tons at 80 to 100 km per hour, while "Hexie" can drive as much as 5,000 tons running at 120 km per hour.

The new locomotives will be used in trunk lines such as the Beijing-Guangzhou railway and the Beijing-Shanghai railway, and main coal transportation lines, said Zhang.

According to Sun, 44 units of the locomotives will come off the production line and put into use by the end of this year and 180 units more next year.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:44 AM   #265
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New metro extension leads to crowded trains
21 December 2006
Shanghai Daily

The extension of Metro Line 3 into Baoshan District, which opened on Monday, has raised complaints about overcrowded trains along the line.

The 14-kilometer extension runs from Jiangyang Road N. Station in Baoshan and connects to Jiangwan Town Station with 10 new stations in total.

It was set up to help Baoshan residents travel between their homes and downtown much quicker, cutting the trip by about 30 minutes compared to previous bus routes.

The additional passengers the extension has added to the line left many trains overly packed on Monday morning, a problem that could have been predicted as the same thing happened when an extension to Metro Line 1 opened two years ago.

About 27,000 commuters traveled on the northern extension of Metro Line 3 on Monday, less than half the expected figure by the Metro operator.

However, due to a long waiting interval and lack of trains, the additional commuters still managed to cause difficulty for others along the line.

Commuters at some major stations on the original line, such as Jiangwan Town and Chifeng Road stations, said trains were significantly more crowded during rush hours in the morning.

"Instead of an empty train, passengers from the extended line had already filled up 30 to 40 percent of the train's capacity when it arrived," said a female morning commuter on Jiangwan Town Station.

Metro workers said many passengers had to wait for a later train to arrive as the first train was too packed for any more passengers to get on.

Metro workers sometimes had to push the passengers into the trains in order to help the doors close.

No extra trains will be added to the line until 2008, so the waiting time between trains is not expected to drop, Metro officials said.
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 11:36 PM   #266
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man so much to read! ahh i cant keep up!
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 08:01 AM   #267
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Pretty much every major Chinese city has some rail development plan happening, but the central government is trying to curb infrastructure spending to stop an overheating economy, so the number of projects has slowed lately.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #268
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line 3's extension is already in operation? thats odd, urbanrail.net is usually quick to update it but on their map, it still didnt show the extension. any explanation for that?
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:40 AM   #269
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As usual, the explaination is that it's very hard to keep up with all the developments in China.

They haven't updated the map with the recent station name changes either, it seems.


On line 2, Shimen Lu Station is now named Nanjing Xilu Station, and Henan Zhonglu is now named Nanjing Donglu, for example.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #270
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thats unusual cuz i remember last year when line 4 first opened, urbanrail.net updated it the day it opened. so i guess i was under the false impression that urbanrail updates its information as quickly as a newspaper publicizes.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 10:08 AM   #271
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Beijing officials try to convince people to use public transportation
By STEPHEN WADE
27 December 2006

BEIJING (AP) - Beijing officials are trying to convince the city's 13 million residents to use public transportation, a step that should please 2008 Olympic planners troubled by the capital's snarled traffic and dirty air.

Without offering specific money figures, Liu Xiaoming, spokesman for Beijing's Transportation Commission, said Wednesday that spending on public transportation would be boosted in the 600 days remaining before the 2008 Olympics begin.

Liu also said new bus and subway passes would be introduced early in 2007.

The city's subway system is expected to grow from its present 120 miles, reaching 185 miles by 2010 and 350 miles by 2015.

Despite the optimism, Liu offered figures suggesting the city was losing ground in its battle with chronic traffic congestion which, along with nearby heavy industry, is the source of frequently choking air pollution.

-- Beijing has 2.85 million vehicles, a figure expected to swell by 35 percent to 3.8 million in 2010.

-- The number of commuters using public transportation has increased from 26.5 percent in 2000 to 29.6 percent in 2005. In the same span, the number of private cars used for commuting has grown even more quickly from 23.2 percent to 29.8 percent.

"Our effort in alleviating congestion has been mitigated by the growth of urban construction and population," Liu said.

Liu said city officials were encouraged by the fall in car usage during last month's China-Africa summit. Using mandatory and voluntary measures, about 30 percent of vehicles were removed from the roads during the six days of meetings between Chinese and African leaders.

The measures may be a preview of the 2008 Olympics.

"It was a very good experience for us for the 2008 Olympic Games," Liu said. "I think the China-Africa forum has accelerated our efforts in developing and reforming our public transportation."

However, Liu said there was no plan to stem the soaring number of vehicles in the capital.

"At present the government does not have any policy or intention to control the number of private cars," he said. "But that does not mean the number of private car can grow without limits."
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Could anyone move this thread to the Railway subforums where it belongs?
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #274
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I have made the request in the 'About the forums' section and by PM. It has been a number of days and nobody seems to care.
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China-made locomotives to run on high-speed rails
11 December 2006
China Daily

The first batch of China-made high-power alternating current electric locomotives have come off the production line in northeastern coastal city Dalian.

The locomotives will play a leading role in the sixth speed rise of China's trunk railway to be launched on April 18 next year.

The locomotive is named "Hexie", meaning "harmony" in Chinese.

Such drive electric locomotives are advanced in the world, said Zhang Shuguang, deputy chief engineer and director of the Transport Administration of the Ministry of Railways.

According to Sun Xiyun, board chairman of the Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co Ltd, the producer, drive locomotives running on Chinese rail lines now are all double current.

Most electric locomotives in operation can only drive freight trains up to 3,800 tons at 80 to 100 km per hour, while "Hexie" can drive as much as 5,000 tons running at 120 km per hour.

The new locomotives will be used in trunk lines such as the Beijing-Guangzhou railway and the Beijing-Shanghai railway, and main coal transportation lines, said Zhang.

According to Sun, 44 units of the locomotives will come off the production line and put into use by the end of this year and 180 units more next year.
Is this Chinese made high speed locomotive done with Chinese technology?
Or is it using foreign designed component but assemble in China?
Or could it be technology transfer?

I know that China was working on her own high speed train named "China Star" and it could go more than 200Km/H.
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China home-made high-speed maglev train to be trialled in Shanghai this July
16 February 2006

SHANGHAI (AFX) - China's first home-made high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train will be put through its first trial run in Shanghai in July this year, said Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co Ltd (CAC), a unit of China Aviation Industry Corp.

Production on the train, which is expected to run at a speed of 500 km per hour, started at the end of September last year.

The train has a designed speed of 500 km per hour and can carry 90 passengers. CAC possesses complete independent intellectual property rights of this project, a company official said.

Shanghai currently has one maglev line, which runs 30 kilometers from the international airport to a stop near a subway line in Pudong. That line, which cost 8.9 bln yuan to build, opened three years ago and was designed and built by engineering giants Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp AG.

Shanghai is planning to extend the line from its current terminus to the domestic airport, although details on the route and cost have not yet been decided.

China is also planning a high-speed link between Shanghai and Beijing, although it is reportedly considering technology other than maglev.

The country has announced plans to spend 250 bln usd over the next 15 years to renovate and expand its network.
What was the result of the home grown Maglev train?
Did it succede or fail?
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Old January 20th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #277
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Is this Chinese made high speed locomotive done with Chinese technology?
Or is it using foreign designed component but assemble in China?
Or could it be technology transfer?

I know that China was working on her own high speed train named "China Star" and it could go more than 200Km/H.
I read on Wikipedia that China Star had some teething problems and had to have its speed reduced from 270 km/h to 160 km/h, and then it was taken out of service completely. A second train is in production.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #278
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I read on Wikipedia that China Star had some teething problems and had to have its speed reduced from 270 km/h to 160 km/h, and then it was taken out of service completely. A second train is in production.
Thank for the information. I tried to look into Wikipedia, but I could not find.
Could you provide the link so I can get more detail information?
It is not that I don't trust you I would like to read more about it.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #279
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It's on Chinese Wikipedia, maybe that's why you couldn't find it. There is no English version of this article.

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%...B9%8B%E6%98%9F
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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #280
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Can naybody compare indian railway system with chinese ones...which one is much better in quality and service. But both these big asian giants are really engaged in building metro trains ,trams and highspeed trains ..good luck to both these emerging stars of asia..........................................
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