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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #4721
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The TBM drilling of Middle Tianshan Tunnel
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Middle Tianshan Tunnel (中天山隧道) Xinjiang 22.452 km (14.0 mi) 2x1 2012 Turpan-Kuqa 2nd Line Railway(南疆铁路土库二线)
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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #4722
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Must be a pain to assemble and later disassemble the TBM at a location like this.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #4723
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Wiki link for Line Information



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I remember watching this on BBC Four, when it's 'Storyville' strand of programmes did a fortnight of documentaries on China in 2010.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #4724
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Old April 7th, 2012, 11:11 AM   #4725
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Video of HXD1D's launch, shows the retina checking camera, it can accelerate the train to 160km/h in 5 minutes, will replace existing SS6 and SS9 electric locos.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:19 AM   #4726
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China's railways carry 453m in Q1

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China's railways carry 453m in Q1
Updated: 2012-04-08 15:24
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BEIJING - China's railways transported some 453.25 million passengers during the first quarter of the year, up 0.7 percent from a year earlier, official data showed Sunday.
And the railways delivered 998.61 million metric tons of goods during the January-March period, up 3.2 percent year-on-year, according to a report posted on the railways ministry's website.
To meet the demand of industrial production and the people's basic needs, the ministry has prioritized the delivery of major essential goods, according to the report.
In breakup, the country's railways transported 594.07 million tonnes of coal, 34.62 million tonnes of oil, 27.1 million tonnes of grain and 27.58 million tonnes of fertilizers and pesticides in the first three months.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_14999772.htm
I wonder what would be the break-up between the conventional train services and the high speed train services on the corresponding lines. I mean how many passengers did the high speed trains "stole" from the "old" lines. Anyone has a link to the more detailed stats?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #4727
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The little train that could

The little train that could
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The public takes a last look on Thursday at a subway train that is being mothballed after 41 years of service in Beijing. The train, which had been running on Line 1 of the Beijing Metro since 1971, predated air-conditioning on subway cars. Some of its cars will be auctioned. [Photo/CFP]



The public takes a last look on Thursday at a subway train that is being mothballed after 41 years of service in Beijing. [Photo/CFP]



The public takes a last look on Thursday at a subway train that is being mothballed after 41 years of service in Beijing. [Photo/China Daily]



The train is being mothballed after 41 years of service in Beijing. [Photo/CFP]

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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #4728
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It's quite remarkable that those 1970s subway cars were still in use on Beijing Metro lines, they must be built like tank back then. I very much doubt today's cars can last that long.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #4729
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It's quite remarkable that those 1970s subway cars were still in use on Beijing Metro lines, they must be built like tank back then. I very much doubt today's cars can last that long.
It's quite normal to have old stock running on urban rail lines. London's A-stock is 50+ years old, and I'm pretty sure there are similar examples in the States too. If anything I'd expect modern stock to be built to higher standards.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 01:24 AM   #4730
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It's quite normal to have old stock running on urban rail lines. London's A-stock is 50+ years old, and I'm pretty sure there are similar examples in the States too. If anything I'd expect modern stock to be built to higher standards.
Agreed, this lifespan seems to be pretty normal around the world. Amsterdam's rolling stock dates back to 1976 and those are to be replaced by 2015.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #4731
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The trains on Shanghai Metro line 2 are already been moved to more rural lines due to their wear and tear. You can just see things are starting to fall apart on the remaining original trains.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #4732
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The trains on Shanghai Metro line 2 are already been moved to more rural lines due to their wear and tear. You can just see things are starting to fall apart on the remaining original trains.
AFAIR all new lines have dedicated new trains, apart from the odd Bombardier units on Line 9 that came from Line 1. All other trains used on lines 1 and 2 have stayed on those links I think. There might have been talks about rationalising the Siemans and the Alstom trains on Lines 1 and 2, but my memory is fuzzy now. I can't think of any lines that have cascaded stock from Line 2.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #4733
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AFAIR all new lines have dedicated new trains, apart from the odd Bombardier units on Line 9 that came from Line 1. All other trains used on lines 1 and 2 have stayed on those links I think. There might have been talks about rationalising the Siemans and the Alstom trains on Lines 1 and 2, but my memory is fuzzy now. I can't think of any lines that have cascaded stock from Line 2.
I was thinking about the older trains I saw on Line 9, most of the trains on Line 2 are new one now so the older trains have to go somewhere, right? Unless they increased frequencies now so I simply see more new trains because the absolute number of trains on that line increased.

Alright did some quick research and my understanding is that the older Siemens train became less trainsets when they reorganized them into eight car trainsets. Some spare motor/control cars went to line 1. Now most of the trains are CSR Puzhen Alstom made ones. They all have a 30 year designed life.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #4734
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HXD1D cockpit, note its infamous driver retina camera.





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Old April 17th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #4735
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What if the retina camera stops working... will the train not move? ^_^
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #4736
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I think it only provides visual and audio warning if it detects the driver's been distracted or fallen asleep. Maybe it'll also ring the dispatch so they can attempt to establish communication with the driver too. IIRC Chinese drivers also assigned a personal IC card which contains personal identification information and their daily schedules (routes, speed limits, stops, etc) so any detection by the camera could be used against the driver's record.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #4737
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Lovely machines.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:29 PM   #4738
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Is that a locomotive or EMU?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:21 PM   #4739
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Is that a locomotive or EMU?
Which one? The locomotive?
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:01 AM   #4740
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The HXD1D (the cab interior photos) is a locomotive.
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