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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #4941
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Haha who are those rebels that turned their seat towards the window?
It's pretty unstable in that middle position, it only locks when it faces either traveling directions. I was on a 2C once with family occupying two rows and was allowed to turn the seats over so we face each other. Almost no leg room though.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 05:29 AM   #4942
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Long holiday tests transport system

Updated: 2012-09-29 20:06
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BEIJING - Beijing-based accountant Wang Ping has brought his luggage to his office in the city's Xicheng District early Saturday morning — a working day before Chinese employees nationwide start an eight-day holiday beginning on Sept 30.

Wang has decided to leave for the train station directly after work and head to his hometown in east China's Jiangsu Province in the evening.

The city's metros on Saturday during non-rush hours appear more crowded with people carrying luggage, holiday gifts and exquisitely-packaged mooncakes.

Authorities predict that around 740 million trips will be made by Chinese people during the vacation that combines the National Day Holiday and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Around 660 million trips will be made on roads and waters, averaging 82.5 million trips daily, up 8.8 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, 75.4 million trips, averaging nearly 7 million a day, will be made on railways, which is a common choice for most Chinese people traveling long distance.

Railway authorities expect record-breaking passenger numbers, with up to 9 million predicted take the trains on Oct 1, up 320,000 compared with the travel peak last year.

However, Shanghai-based Yang Mei has decided to abort train travel. Instead, she will drive to the neighboring city of Nanjing with her family for the holiday.

"Round-trips on high-speed trains for the family will cost us 1,000 yuan ($158), so we plan to drive our car because we don't have to pay expressway tolls, and the car is convenient when we arrive in Nanjing," Yang said.

A government policy exempts passenger vehicles (with seven seats and below) from expressway tolls during the eight-day holiday. Analysts said this will boost tourism in popular cities and popular spots. But it also triggers huge worries, with record numbers of trips predicted to cause massive congestion and more road accidents.

Authorities warn of the heavy pressure facing the transport system. "In major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu, the number of passengers will increase dramatically on both the roads and the rails," said He Jianzhong, spokesman of the Ministry of Transport.

Transport and railway authorities will enhance safety and optimize transport capacity to deal with the rise in the number of trips.

"We will urge local authorities to carry out strict inspections to reduce and prevent incidents, especially long-haul buses," He said.

He added that cities will have 450,000 buses, 9,000 subway trains and more than 1.2 million taxis on hand to cope with the travel pressure. Meanwhile, more than 200 temporary trains will be in use to meet railway passenger demand.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #4943
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9 million, that's Chunyun level figure!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #4944
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The latest 25T cars, this is no longer your father's Type 25 .
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Old September 30th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #4945
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Also the upgraded Beijing-Moscow international train.


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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #4946
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Also the upgraded Beijing-Moscow international train.
The Ulan-Bator train was upgraded - but how about Astana and Almaty trains? Are there any plans for Beijing-Astana service?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 04:26 AM   #4947
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Wow, the 25T rated at 99mph??? Very nice.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:06 AM   #4948
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Wow, the 25T rated at 99mph??? Very nice.
25T is largely a BSP design which could trace its roots to the 200km/h HSR trainset for Belgium. The car actually has a 180km/h max speed but designed operating speed is 160km/h, it'll be a perfect match with the HXD1D to serve as semi high speed express trains.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:40 AM   #4949
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They have started overhauling those HXD1.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:14 AM   #4950
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:46 PM   #4951
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Why does the bathroom window have bars across it?
Because that window can be opened so people can't sneak in and out of that window, most other windows cannot be opened and in full public view.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:57 AM   #4952
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China's railways see record traffic

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Xinhua | 2012-10-3 8:15:02
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China's railways carried a record high of 9.14 million passengers on the first day of the eight-day holiday, the country's Ministry of Railways announced on Tuesday.

Sunday was the first day of China's eight-day holiday bridging Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday and the National Day holiday from Monday to Sunday.

The daily passenger transport volume on Sept. 30 exceeded the previous record of nearly 8.2 million set on the first day of the International Labor Day holiday, which lasts from April 29 to May 1.

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/736335.shtml
Waiting impatiently for the whole statistics. For reference, May holiday statistics are in my earlier post.

Also, it is hard to compare May's holiday with this year's October holiday. In May, there were only 3 days off (Sunday - Tuesday). October this year was a combination of two holidays (Mid-Autumn Festival + National Day) and lasts for 8 days.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:05 AM   #4953
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Hopefully with the added capacity there is less crowding at stations.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #4954
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What exactly would they be overhauling the HXD1Bs and Cs for? They're relatively new, unless what's being done is the addition of HEP (train power).
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What exactly would they be overhauling the HXD1Bs and Cs for? They're relatively new, unless what's being done is the addition of HEP (train power).
I completely goofed up, that picture is actually for the news that CSR signed contract to supply RMB3.3B worth of HXD1B to Shanghai Railway Bureau and RMB700M of HXD1C to Lanzhou Railway Bureau.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #4956
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With all the brand new trains and 350km/h trains zipping across the country, it's interesting to see that these are still (I think they're still are) running.

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Old October 12th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #4957
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The latest 25T cars, this is no longer your father's Type 25 .
Neat deign. Hope the new 25T can roll out and replace the old train cars asap.

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Hopefully with the added capacity there is less crowding at stations.
At least the trip convenience will be largely improved with the new openings. Let's see how this year's spring haul (Spring Festival travel rush) looks.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #4958
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Neat deign. Hope the new 25T can roll out and replace the old train cars asap.

At least the trip convenience will be largely improved with the new openings. Let's see how this year's spring haul (Spring Festival travel rush) looks.
I think MOR ordered somewhere around 2600 new 25T cars, so they will replace quite bit of older versions of the 25T and 25K, while those cars will trickle down and replace even older cars.
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With all the brand new trains and 350km/h trains zipping across the country, it's interesting to see that these are still (I think they're still are) running.


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Old October 13th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #4960
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