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Old December 29th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #4181
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Wow, another 900+km 350kph PDL, by the time this one finishes China will have about 4000km of 350kph rated line.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #4182
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Wow, another 900+km 350kph PDL, by the time this one finishes China will have about 4000km of 350kph rated line.
Which ones?

The 350 km/h lines now are Beijing-Tianjin, Guangzhou-Wuhan, Zhengzhou-Xian, Shanghai-Nanjing and Shanghai-Hangzhou.

The 350 km/h lines that may open in 2011 are Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Hangzhou-Ningbo, Beijing-Zhengzhou-Wuhan, Beijing-Shanghai, Dalian-Harbin... any others?

Which 350 km/h lines shall be open when Dalian-Harbin opens, which shall open in 2011 but after Dalian-Harbin line?
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Old December 31st, 2010, 07:15 AM   #4183
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I was referring to the Dalian-Harbin line, it will open at around the same time Beijing-Shanghai opens late next year. By the end of 2011 China's 350kph rated line will top 4000km.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 11:00 AM   #4184
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and actually the first generation locomotive is a Japanese locomotive
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Why is the MoZedong plaque always installed onto freight locomotives and never passenger dedicated models?
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:34 PM   #4185
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China Northeast first intercity express railway between Changchun (Jilin provincial capital ) and Jilin city (the second largest city in Jilin province )- High-Speed Railway was running for its first test on Dec. 30, 2010 . And it will officially begin run on Jan.11,2011...........Take Time : 29Mins
Speed: 250Km/H
Distance: 110Km Changchun City -Jilin city


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Old December 31st, 2010, 05:38 PM   #4186
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Railway linking major Silk Road towns opens in NW China

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URUMQI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) - A railway linking Kashi and Hotan in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened Thursday for cargo transportation, and passenger transport is expected to begin in June, according to a local official.

The railway, with a cost about 5.1 billion yuan (773 million U.S. dollars), covers 488.27 kilometers running through the south part of Xinjiang, an important section of the ancient Silk Road.

The railroad is expected to have an annual freight volume of 15 million tons, and carry ten passenger trains every day, said Tang Shisheng, director of the Urumqi Railway Bureau..

The Kashi-Hotan railway will help promote the development of Xinjiang' s mining industry, tourism and agriculture, said Tang.

Construction of the railway began in December 2008.

The Ministry of Railways and Xinjiang regional government will invest 310 billion yuan to build more than 8,000 kilometers of railway in Xinjiang during the next 10 years
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Old January 1st, 2011, 04:08 AM   #4187
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Chungchun - Jilin express rail

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China Northeast[B] first intercity express railway between Changchun (Jilin provincial capital ) and Jilin city (the second largest city in Jilin province )- High-Speed Railway was running for its first test on Dec. 30, 2010 . And it will officially begin run on Jan.11,2011
Thanks for posting this picture from a relatively unreported new high speed line.

I enhanced the picture per below, but I still don't recognize the style of equipment. Can anyone help identify?

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Old January 1st, 2011, 06:31 AM   #4188
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Old January 1st, 2011, 07:34 AM   #4189
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Thanks for posting this picture from a relatively unreported new high speed line.

I enhanced the picture per below, but I still don't recognize the style of equipment. Can anyone help identify?

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CRH5, the only Chinese EMU that could works well under -40℃
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Old January 1st, 2011, 08:41 AM   #4190
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Really nice picture, snow cloud behind the train makes it quite unique.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 01:26 AM   #4191
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Why is the MoZedong plaque always installed onto freight locomotives and never passenger dedicated models?
Mr. Mao's head will definitely compromise the aerodynamics of CRH380A.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 06:05 AM   #4192
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Mr. Mao's head will definitely compromise the aerodynamics of CRH380A.
http://www.tranzformer.de/blog/?p=441
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 12:34 PM   #4193
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Railway linking major Silk Road towns opens in NW China
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URUMQI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) - A railway linking Kashi and Hotan in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened Thursday for cargo transportation, and passenger transport is expected to begin in June, according to a local official.

The railway, with a cost about 5.1 billion yuan (773 million U.S. dollars), covers 488.27 kilometers running through the south part of Xinjiang, an important section of the ancient Silk Road.
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The Ministry of Railways and Xinjiang regional government will invest 310 billion yuan to build more than 8,000 kilometers of railway in Xinjiang during the next 10 years
Which lines are in these 8000+ km?

Is Hotan-Ruoqiang railway included?
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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #4194
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Beijing, Shanghai High-speed rail will open ahead of schedule

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High-speed rail linking Beijing, Shanghai to open in June

English.news.cn 2011-01-04 13:55:19


BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway will be put into operation by the middle of June this year, Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun said at a conference Tuesday.

The high-speed link connecting the country's two most important cities will open ahead of its original schedule, previously set in 2012.

The construction of the 1,318-km railway was started in April 2008 with total investment estimated at 220.9 billion yuan (around 32.5 billion U.S. dollars).

The railway is expected to cut travel time between Beijing, China's capital in the north, and Shanghai, the country's economic center in the east, to less than five hours, compared with the current 10-hour rail journey.

On Dec. 3, 2010, a China-made CRH380A train set a new speed record of 486.1 km per hour on a test run on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway.

Also at the conference, Liu said the combined length of China's operating high-speed railways had reached 8,358 km by the end of 2010.

Total length of high-speed railways would reach 13,000 km by 2011, and 16,000 km by 2015, Liu said.

China plans to invest 700 billion yuan for the construction of railways this year, Liu said.

He said the total length of China's railways had reached 91,000 km by 2010, and the railways would reach 120,000 km in five years.

In 2010, 1.68 billion passenger journeys were conducted through the nation's railways, up 9.9 percent year on year. The railways had also transported 3.63 billion tonnes of goods, up 9.3 percent.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #4195
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Mr. Mao's head will definitely compromise the aerodynamics of CRH380A.
Yes, thick relief plaque would.

But since the CRHs do wear livery of flat paint, couldnīt the head of Comrade Mao be painted on their noses?
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #4196
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There is another problem, bugs and possibly even birds will splash on his face when you are going 350kph.
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Old January 8th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #4197
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Expert: China's rail spending spree has looming risks

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China is on an investment spree in terms of railway construction, including high-speed rail and urban rail. It has taken the country a decade to build the kind of railway network that took developed countries a century to achieve. However, there are risks, warned some experts, of rising public deficits in local governments.

According to the blueprint for the development of China's railway, some 700 billion yuan will be spent on railway construction annually during the next five years. The total of 3.5 trillion yuan for the five years is 1.3 trillion yuan more than the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010). Another analysis shows that 270 billion yuan is expected to pour in urban rail transportation annually between 2009 and 2020.

While that staggering expansion of railways could boost the country's urbanization process and GDP growth, it could also trigger the risk of an alarming increase in local budget deficits.

In an article published in the Beijing Times, Ye Tan, a noted commentator on China's economy, warned that the investment spree in high-speed rail and urban rail transportation could push the inflation and tax burden higher, which is not good for the economy as a whole.

It is crucial to take fiscal capability into account when the government makes decisions on railway investment, Ye said.

By Li Jia, People’s Daily Online
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Old January 8th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #4198
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Friday January 7, 2011
New rail link connects China with Malaysia

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CONSTRUCTION work on railroad linking China and South-East Asia would start this year, Nanyang Siang Pau reported on its front page.

Quoting China Economics Weekly, the report said the railroad would start from China and would link the country to Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

The paper reported that the construction of the railway would stimulate and consolidate the economies of China and countries in the Asean region.

The entire route would be 5,000km long and have three lines – east, central and west.

The link would also improve access to China by rail.

China had signed agreements with Thailand and Laos for the rail link which is expected to be completed by 2015.

> Malaysia Quarry Association chairman Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng has refuted claims that the increase in the price of houses is due to the higher cost of construction materials, Sin Chew Daily reported.

He said the price of bricks had been 30 sen a piece for two years and the price of cement had been reduced to boost sluggish sales.

Tee also said it was unlikely that the price of construction materials would increase in the future.
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Old January 8th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #4199
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Old January 8th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #4200
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i really like how in china everything is very clean and organised, i would like to take a train journey inside china
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