daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 30th, 2010, 03:56 AM   #4041
foxmulder
Registered User
 
foxmulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,135
Likes (Received): 382

Quote:
RAILWAY STATION BEING BUILT IN TIANJIN

Tianjin West Railway Station, believed to be the largest in Asia, has had its main structure completed in Tianjin, an industrial center in northern China, the project contractor confirmed Thursday.

The station will be a transfer hub connecting the Beijing-Tianjin railway, the Beijing-Shanghai railway and Tianjin-Qinhuangdao railway.

The station is expected to accommodate 23.67 million passengers a day eventually.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...c_13622102.htm
foxmulder no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 30th, 2010, 05:29 AM   #4042
Nordschleife
Registered User
 
Nordschleife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shanghai/New York
Posts: 1,053
Likes (Received): 713

23.67 million passengers a day? That's impossible.
Nordschleife no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #4043
greenlion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 374
Likes (Received): 30

http://www.eeo.com.cn/Politics/by_re...6/187311.shtml

Huhang PDL transfered 2.4 million passengers during the 1st month of it's operation
greenlion no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #4044
ANR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 932
Likes (Received): 117

Sichuan bullet train plan

By Dong Zhen
shanghaidaily.com
2010-11-30

BULLET trains could soon be running between the city and Sichuan Province, cutting the journey time in half, according to the Shanghai Railway Administration. Shanghai's railway authority said yesterday that a plan to launch bullet trains on January 1 has been submitted to the national railway authorities. It involves operating bullet trains on routes between Shanghai and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, and Shanghai and Chongqing Municipality.

The local railway authorities confirmed the existence of the plan yesterday after an article detailing next year's new bullet train schemes received widespread attention online. The author claims to be a railway insider. Many Sichuan natives live and work in Shanghai. As a result, train tickets to the province are always in huge demand at the Spring Festival, when people return to their hometowns for the holiday. In 2011, the Spring Festival falls in February, and if the plan gets the go-ahead, homebound Sichuan travelers will be among the first to enjoy the much shorter journey time.

Currently, it takes trains 30 to 40 hours to travel from Shanghai to Chengdu or Chongqing. Bullet train can make the same journey in between 14 to 20 hours. However, bullet train tickets are generally 50 percent more expensive than those for the older-generation trains.
ANR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #4045
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,980
Likes (Received): 388

Quote:
Originally Posted by ANR View Post
By Dong Zhen
shanghaidaily.com
2010-11-30

BULLET trains could soon be running between the city and Sichuan Province, cutting the journey time in half, according to the Shanghai Railway Administration. Shanghai's railway authority said yesterday that a plan to launch bullet trains on January 1 has been submitted to the national railway authorities. It involves operating bullet trains on routes between Shanghai and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, and Shanghai and Chongqing Municipality.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANR View Post
Currently, it takes trains 30 to 40 hours to travel from Shanghai to Chengdu or Chongqing. Bullet train can make the same journey in between 14 to 20 hours. However, bullet train tickets are generally 50 percent more expensive than those for the older-generation trains.
Shall the high speed sleeper trains travel between Shanghai and Chongqing via Yichang and Enshi?
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #4046
BarbaricManchurian
来了就是深圳人
 
BarbaricManchurian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Worcester
Posts: 5,505
Likes (Received): 6896

Quote:
Originally Posted by foxmulder View Post
definitely not the largest in asia, not even the largest in Tianjin
BarbaricManchurian está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #4047
NCT
Not Cwite There
 
NCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Shanghai, London, Nottingham
Posts: 6,215
Likes (Received): 1782

Isn't Xi'an North supposed to hold the title of Asia's biggest?
__________________
My Shanghai photos - Nanjing Road, People's Square, The Bund, Xintiandi and more!
NCT está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2010, 04:41 AM   #4048
urbanfan89
Registered User
 
urbanfan89's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,502
Likes (Received): 67

Quote:
Originally Posted by NCT View Post
Isn't Xi'an North supposed to hold the title of Asia's biggest?
I thought Guangzhou South had the plan to be Asia's biggest.
urbanfan89 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2010, 01:17 PM   #4049
yaohua2000
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 453
Likes (Received): 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by NCT View Post
Sources say that MOR has confirmed the introduction of new EMU services for Chengdu, to and from Beijing and Shanghai in 2011. The new services are expected use 16-car CRH2E stock, formed by 13 sleeper cars, 2 ordinary cars and 1 dining car. There will be 1 pair of journeys per day for Chengdu - Beijing and Chengdu - Shanghai. Exact stopping patterns and timings are still to be determined.

Source in Chinese for those interested.
Beijing West – Chengdu: D317/D318
Beijing West – Chongqing: D319/D320

The trains will not stop in Xi'an.
yaohua2000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2010, 01:19 PM   #4050
yaohua2000
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 453
Likes (Received): 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by chornedsnorkack View Post
Shall the high speed sleeper trains travel between Shanghai and Chongqing via Yichang and Enshi?
No.
yaohua2000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2010, 05:24 PM   #4051
foxmulder
Registered User
 
foxmulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,135
Likes (Received): 382

Beijing South



Guangzhou



Hongqiao



Tianjin



Wuhan



Xi'an


Guangzhou or Shanghai one should be biggest for now Tianjin West cannot be seen on GE yet. At least, I dont see it in my version. Half of Xi'an's foundation is not for the tracks so cannot be the biggest.
foxmulder no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2010, 06:24 PM   #4052
Luli Pop
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,529
Likes (Received): 40

I guess the giant no longuer sleeps.
Luli Pop no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2010, 05:10 AM   #4053
ANR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 932
Likes (Received): 117

China's major coal railway starts construction

2010-12-2
energychinaforum.com

China started the construction of the 542km Zhangjiakou Tangshan coal dedicated railway on Nov 12, China Coal Times reported. This is just the first section of China’s third coal outlet starting at Erdos in western Inner Mongolia and ending at Caofeidian in Hebei.

Upon completion within four and a half years, the railway will be transporting 200mt/yr of coal produced in northern Shanxi, western Inner Mongolia and northern Shaanxi. The infrastructure project is a part of China’s stimulus plan announced in 2008.

China is currently operating two major coal railways, which are the Datong-Qinhuangdao line, and the Shenfu- Huanghua line.

image hosted on flickr

General location of the Zhangjiakou - Tangshan railway
ANR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2010, 09:57 AM   #4054
big-dog
Registered User
 
big-dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 14,080
Likes (Received): 6840

12.3 CRH380 reaches record speed 486.1km/h on Beijing-Shanghai high-speed trial run











(by 新华社, xinhua news)
big-dog no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #4055
ANR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 932
Likes (Received): 117

Record-breaking train on track

By Xin Dingding (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-04

image hosted on flickr

The Chinese designed and manufactured bullet train CRH380AL races along
the tracks on Friday morning en route to breaking the world record for the fastest
passenger train. [Photo/China Daily]


XUZHOU, Jiangsu - Imagine how it feels to sit in a passenger jet as it hurtles down the runway just prior to take-off. That is the feeling a lucky group of passengers got to experience on Friday when China's newest fast train set a world record during a trial run as it hit 486.1 km/h on the Beijing-Shanghai line. The new record replaced one of 416.6 km/h set almost three months earlier, also in China, on the high-speed line between Shanghai and Hangzhou. "This is a major contribution that China has made to the world's high-speed railway technologies," Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun said after the trail run.

The new passenger train record was hit along a 220-km section of the line between Zaozhuang, Shandong province, and Bengbu, Anhui province, which has led other sections of the new line in finishing its signal, communications and power supply systems. At 11:06 am, the Chinese designed and manufactured bullet train CRH380AL set off from Zaozhuang. With a longer, streamlined nose designed to reduce air resistance, the train began to pick up speed. After only a few minutes, it had broken the previous record of 416.6 km/h. The train maintained a speed that hovered around 420 km/h for a while before cranking it up again and hitting 480 km/h at 11:24 am. After slowing down briefly, it started to accelerate again and set the new world record of 486.1 km/h at 11:28 am.

The experience of being on board felt very much like "flying on land", which is how the ministry has described its future high-speed rail service. And the noise inside was similar to that inside a jet, but somewhat quieter. Unlike passenger aircraft, travelers were not required to buckle-up. Passengers aboard the train for the record-breaking trial run said the ride was smooth and the feeling was similar to being on a regular train traveling at 250 km/h. "We have done a lot of experiments on making the train airtight and streamlined on the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed rail line and used our research findings on this train," said Zhang Shuguang, deputy chief engineer with the Ministry of Railways.

And he said there were also no concerns about the safety of the train. He said it operated well within its safe parameters and "performed excellently" even while it was at the new record speed. "This operational experiment shows China's leading position in the sector," Zhang said. "It is the world's most advanced but cheapest high-speed train. It is also reliable and comfortable to ride."

The train that broke the record was a 16-car bullet train that was designed and built by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co Ltd. It was designed for daily work on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line. The 403-meter train can seat 1,027 passengers and will ordinarily travel at 350 km/h and hit a maximum speed of 380 km/h while in normal service.

Previously, in April 2007, France's TGV (train a grande vitesse, or high-speed train), set a record of 574.8 km/h. However, that record was set under test conditions by a shortened train with two power cars and only three passenger cars, not by a passenger train on a regular line.

Zhang said an experimental train that China is developing will look to set a new high-speed record next year on the Beijing-Shanghai line that will exceed 500 km/h.

The 1,318-km Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway cost 220.94 billion yuan ($33.29 billion) to build. The railway travels through seven provinces and municipalities along China's eastern coast, where one-fourth of the country's population lives. When it begins operation next year, the travel time between China's two largest cities will be slashed to less than four hours from the current 10 hours.

image hosted on flickr

Last edited by ANR; December 5th, 2010 at 07:46 AM.
ANR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #4056
foxmulder
Registered User
 
foxmulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,135
Likes (Received): 382

What is also very impressive; each record was on a newer line.
foxmulder no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #4057
Nozumi 300
Registered User
 
Nozumi 300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 222
Likes (Received): 6

I was jsut thinking, if the 380A can reach 486km/h then what will the Zefiro/380C reach?
Nozumi 300 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #4058
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,980
Likes (Received): 388

New "express" Haishenwei-Suifenhe

See:
http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/11/26/35670347.html
Are there any plans to speed up Harbin-Haishenwei?
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #4059
spkg
Unregistered Alien
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 14
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nozumi 300 View Post
I was jsut thinking, if the 380A can reach 486km/h then what will the Zefiro/380C reach?
operation speed is designed to be the same as the 380A, so my guess is that top speed a unmodified train set will be similar, seeing as how weight and power on both designs are fairly similar. I guess we'll have to wait till 2012 to see.

But is it just me or dose it look like the Chinese MOR is pulling the same crap as Usain Bolt, holding back a little every time just so they can make a new record a few months later.
spkg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #4060
UD2
A very cool person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,294
Likes (Received): 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nozumi 300 View Post
I was jsut thinking, if the 380A can reach 486km/h then what will the Zefiro/380C reach?
depends. The CRH380BL is not any faster than the 380AL. It infact may actually be alittle bit slower.

Keep in mind that these trains are designed for 380.
__________________
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed" - President Eisenhower
UD2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
china, high speed train, rail, tgv

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium