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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:54 AM   #4541
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I was wondering if it already exists or if it's proposed. I've never heard of it before. The Pearl River Delta is going to be very well connected. You can either fly from HKG to CAN (Dragonair or China Southern) or take the train.
Perhaps, but no one in their right mind will be taking these flights unless they're transfer passengers. The Rapid Transit System still only exists on paper, though it will likely be done sooner rather than later.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #4542
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China is facing serious energy shortages this year, with bottlenecks in coal transport partially responsible for electricity blackouts nationwide. http://vo.to/btk
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Old January 6th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #4543
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More approaching lines

More lines which have some time been promised for 2011 or 2012:

Panjing-Yingkou
Xian-Baoji
Chongqing-Lichuan
Chongqing-Suining
Nanjing-Anqing
Jiangyou-Chengdu-Leshan
Beijing-Tangshan
Tianjin-Baoding
Qingdao-Rongcheng

Which of these are on schedule to open in 2012?
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Old January 7th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #4544
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Damnit Chornedsnorkack, MOR only pays me 50 cents per post! It'll take a while to get accurate info on those smaller, locally funded lines.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #4545
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Nearly one-sixth of the population is on the move as Chinese get ready to embark on their journey home to reunite with their families. Unlike in previous years, there is only about twenty days between New Year and Spring Festival in 2012, which makes this year’s travel season even harder.

To ensure a smooth journey for every passenger, railway departments are adopting a variety of new measures, including shortening the interval between each train in order to increase capacity.
Story continues (with a video report) Here
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #4546
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Quite understandable that not all plans are out! Just mentioning them so that they are not forgotten and can be noted if some news do appear.

Xian-Baoji looks like a link in the Silk Railway, Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou-Xian-Baoji-Lanzhou-Xining-Urumqi. Has Baoji-Lanzhou railway started construction?

Nanjing-Huzhou-Hangzhou looks like an important short cut in Beijing-Nanjing-Hangzhou, Beijing-Ningbo, Beijing-Fuzhou and Beijing-Xiamen. So next news to be expected should be tests of 249 km Nanjing-Hangzhou, from February.
Is Nanjing-Hangzhou railway suitable to test CRH500?
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Old January 9th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #4547
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Quite understandable that not all plans are out! Just mentioning them so that they are not forgotten and can be noted if some news do appear.

Xian-Baoji looks like a link in the Silk Railway, Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou-Xian-Baoji-Lanzhou-Xining-Urumqi. Has Baoji-Lanzhou railway started construction?

Nanjing-Huzhou-Hangzhou looks like an important short cut in Beijing-Nanjing-Hangzhou, Beijing-Ningbo, Beijing-Fuzhou and Beijing-Xiamen. So next news to be expected should be tests of 249 km Nanjing-Hangzhou, from February.
Is Nanjing-Hangzhou railway suitable to test CRH500?
Baoji-Lanzhou PDL's feasibility study was approved by NDRC last March, but it was never an immediate project and hasn't received funding or started design. My take is that the current priority is to get the second twin line for Lanzhou-Urumqi railway finished. I think someone asked whether there are any lines being increased from double lines to quadruple lines, I guess this is it.

Regarding Nanjing to Hangzhou I think it's certainly long enough to test the CIT500, but they have two other lines (Shijiazhuang-Wuhan, Harbin-Dalian) that are far longer and go through less densely populated areas than this one. So I'm not sure whether they will test CIT500 on this particular line.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #4548
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Panjing-Yingkou-Haicheng PDL is the connecting line between the Harbin-Dalian line and the Beijing-Shengyang line. Construction started in summer 2009 and construction period is 36 month, so with all the delays going on it probably won't be finished until late 2012. It's strange that this 90km long line took this long to build.

Xian-Baoji construction started in Dec 2009, suppose to put into commercial service by Dec 2012. Currently the lasted news is that viaduct construction finished in Dec 2011.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #4549
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Chongqing-Lichuan would if completed connect Chongqing with Yichang, Wanzhou and, after June 2012, with Wuhan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xianning.

Next railway to be actually opened then seems to be Wuhan Megalopolis Intercity Rail.

Have any CRH6 trains entered service?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #4550
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Perhaps, but no one in their right mind will be taking these flights unless they're transfer passengers. The Rapid Transit System still only exists on paper, though it will likely be done sooner rather than later.
What's the official name for the project? I'd like to look up some more information since it looks interesting. The Pearl River Delta is such an amazing place.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #4551
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Next railway to be actually opened then seems to be Wuhan Megalopolis Intercity Rail.

Have any CRH6 trains entered service?
Yeah two sections of the Wuhan Intercity system will probably the first to open for commercial service this year. NDJ3 powered CRH Great Wall was once rumored as CRH6 but that has proven to be wrong. The actual CRH6 will probably based on DJF2 Vanguard, which is a 200km/h class low speed EMU based on some JR 300 series technology.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #4552
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What's the official name for the project? I'd like to look up some more information since it looks interesting. The Pearl River Delta is such an amazing place.
It's the 穗莞深城际铁路 (Guangzhou Dongguan Shenzhen Inter-city Railway), and supposedly it is to be completed by the end of 2013. But actual information is a bit scarce.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #4553
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Hopefully, with China rail network n technology can ease chun yun,not 100% solve but at least much more better if compare to few years ago.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #4554
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It's probably better than before, but still far from adequate. For example, everyone here seem to think that those new stations are excessive, but during Chinese New Year they don't seem too big anymore. Here at the fairly new and large Fuzhou Station which serve many long distance and HSR trains, they had to erect tents as temporary waiting rooms for passenger because the main building is filled up.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #4555
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Here are some Chinese New Year railway pictures.










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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #4556
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #4560
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Does China have any new built CRH trains, which can start service at the end of Hare Year?
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