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Old October 14th, 2012, 09:56 AM   #4961
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This video is awesome. thanks for finding it.

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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.
These cars definitely are a perfect match for the HXD1D. 160km/h is still some serious speed.

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Old November 1st, 2012, 07:56 AM   #4962
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10.31 "Shenzhou" double-deck train retires

With a max speed of 180km/h, the white double deck train has been running across the country. It started in 2000 between Beijing and Tianjin. It's phasing out from 2007 with the introduction of HSRs.





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Old November 1st, 2012, 07:14 PM   #4963
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Chinese railways Undaunted by terrible injuries and large cost overruns, authorities are planning further development of the nation's high-speed track system...china economic mostly based on it.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 08:26 AM   #4964
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10.31 "Shenzhou" double-deck train retires

With a max speed of 180km/h, the white double deck train has been running across the country. It started in 2000 between Beijing and Tianjin. It's phasing out from 2007 with the introduction of HSRs.





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Are there any double deck train still running now? I remember took one of these from Shanghai to Nanjing or Suzhou many years ago, so much has changed for railway in China.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #4965
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Are there any double deck train still running now? I remember took one of these from Shanghai to Nanjing or Suzhou many years ago, so much has changed for railway in China.
I think one of most famous, the KTT, on the Kowloon-Guangzhou line.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #4966
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Railway photos

Kedu River Bridge (between Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces)

a famous natual bridge, there's a giant underground river beneath.



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Old November 6th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #4967
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Beautiful landscape.

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This is a very cool looking train.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #4968
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November 9, | By Eric Min

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China’s rail investment set to boom



China’s railway infrastructure investment is expected to hit a new high next year, at over 516 billion yuan ($82.66 billion), the Beijing-based Caixin.com reported, citing a source from the Ministry of Railways (MOR).

The railway fix-asset investment (FAI) will exceed this year's 630 billion yuan, the source predicted. The ministry has increased this year's FAI target four times since June.

The capital for next year's investments will come mainly through government-allocated special funds, railway construction bonds and bank credit support.

From January to October, railway infrastructure investments totaled 361.8 billion yuan ($57.86 billion), the MOR announced Wednesday, while for the whole year they will reach 516 billion yuan, according to a prospectus released by the ministry in October.

What’s also worth mentioning is that the infrastructure investment grew quickly in October, reaching 69.8 billion yuan, up 240 percent from the same month last year and 8.5 percent from September.

Some 204.8 billion yuan targeted for spending this year remains in reserve, raising expectations of further investment hikes over the remaining months of 2012, the report said.

Investments in the railway system have slowed over safety and corruption concerns, after a train accident in Wenzhou that left 40 dead and hundreds injured.

But the slowdown appears over as the ministry source said investment hikes will continue into 2015.

Under the latest five-year plan (2011-2015), the country will invest 1.3 trillion yuan in its railways from the beginning of 2013 until the end of 2015, and the length of railway lines in service will reach 120,000 kilometers.

"Continued railway investments are a must in the country, as railway transportation remains underdeveloped," Zhao Jian, a professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, told the Global Times Thursday, urging more investment into expansion of freight rail networks instead of further blind investment into high-speed railways.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #4969
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Workers clean the snow-covered railway at the Jinzhou Railway Station in Jinzhou City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 5, 2012. The first snowfall of this winter hit Jinzhou Sunday night. (Xinhua/Wang Jianfeng)
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #4970
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Shenzhen Buji Rwy Station (new proposed name Shenzhen East Rwy Station)

According to Sina.com, the station's new name is waiting for the approval from the Ministry of Railway and the new station should be put into operation before Chinese New Year.

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深圳东站有望春运前启用
2012年11月16日06:59 深圳商报
   【深圳商报讯】(记者 李秀瑜)记者昨日从市轨道办证实,深圳东站(布吉火车站)将力争在春运前投入使用,但具体通车时间将由广铁集团具体发布。布吉火车站将以辅助功能为主,不会取代深圳火车站(罗湖站)在深圳的“大佬”地位。

   市轨道办的相关负责人介绍,目前布吉火车站更名深圳东站已向铁道部报批,目前正待审批结果,而位于坪山新区的深圳东站或更名为坪山站。

   有着90多年历史的布吉火车站,是深圳最老的火车站。该站东临龙岗大道,西靠吉华路,总占地面积约12.7万平方米。布吉火车站改造工程总投资约6.43亿元,总建筑面积约6.7万平方米,其中,站房面积约2.6万平方米,设计站台6座,股道11条,广深铁路线正线4条。该站位于深圳站北边,经广深线南下的列车要经过布吉站才到深圳站。

   “布吉站之前并无办理客运业务,之前展开了改造工程,建成后,将成为一个集铁路站、地铁站(地铁三号线布吉站)、常规公交站为一体的综合客运枢纽,成为目前深圳主要客运枢纽深圳火车站(罗湖站)的重要辅助,但不会取代罗湖站目前的‘大佬’地位。”

   “罗湖站的部分长途列车将改往布吉火车站始发和终到,预测布吉火车站开通初期日均客流量达5万人,远期规划日均客流量预计达到9万人。”市轨道办的相关负责人告诉记者。

   记者了解到,目前,布吉火车站已进入工程的收尾阶段,并且正在进行国铁运营及内部管理的部署。

   开通初期,布吉火车站将以长途列车运营为主,并设计预留了接驳城际铁路的条件。据透露,布吉火车站投入使用初期,预计有10对长途客车会在此站始发。

   “与地铁开通之初不同的是,布吉火车站属于深圳最老的火车站,即使在改造期间,也有列车经过此站,因此不需要长达3个月的空车调试期。但是需要针对信号系统、运行图等与其他线路进行联调,调试后即可投入载客运营。”市轨道办的相关负责人告诉记者。

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Old November 27th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #4971
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Shuangqucun Tunnel completed on Lhasa–Shigatse Line

Length of Tunnel: 2128 meters
Altitude: 3850 meters above sea level







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Current progress of the line near Lhasa, from my last visit in October:






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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #4972
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Kudos to the workers who risk their lives tunneling at close to 4000m elevation.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #4973
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According to Sina.com, the station's new name is waiting for the approval from the Ministry of Railway and the new station should be put into operation before Chinese New Year.

Please correct, if I didn't translate it properly.

Original link here: http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2012-11-16/065925592389.shtml
I believe the change of the station name has been approved. Old Shenzhen "Buji" Station now has billboards "Shenzhen East Railway Station". The station itself is not open yet.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #4974
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Kudos to the workers who risk their lives tunneling at close to 4000m elevation.
Really.. It is a treacherous environment.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #4975
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #4976
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That lake almost looks like the Caribbean sea.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #4977
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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.
Currently promised for October 2013.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #4978
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Buji Station renamed Shenzhen East
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2012-December-6 08:53 Shenzhen Daily
THE century-old Buji Railway Station was officially renamed Shenzhen East Railway Station yesterday and is set to become the first of the city’s three secondary railway terminals to go into service.

The two major stations are Shenzhen Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station, while the other two secondary stations are the under-construction station in central Futian District and the station in Pingshan New Area, which was the former Shenzhen East Railway Station and is yet to be renamed.

The new Shenzhen East will handle middle- and long-distance, lower-speed trains, including trains to Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces. The station is undergoing final inspections.

Previous reports said it would open before Spring Festival 2013, but Shenzhen’s rail authority hasn’t yet confirmed its opening date.

Shenzhen East will have six platforms and host 11 railways, including four railways with Guangzhou-Shenzhen trains. The renovated station will have three ticket halls and a waiting hall of 7,100 square meters.

Built in 1911, Buji Railway Station was the oldest train station in Shenzhen. Facing Longgang Boulevard to the east, it hosted ordinary express trains and slow trains. Renovations of the station began in 2004.

City plans include a total of five railway stations in the future, each with designated functions.

Shenzhen Railway Station will be the main hub for inter-city trains in Guangdong Province, for example, and its current long-distance trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin and Fuzhou will be relocated to Shenzhen East in the future. Current bullet trains between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, however, will stay.

Shenzhen North Railway Station is designated for high-speed trains. In addition to the current trains to Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Xi’an, it could start servicing trains to Beijing within the year and will eventually service trains to Xiamen and Shanghai.

The Futian station, which is under construction and could be the largest underground station in China, will operate high-speed, special passenger lines to Hong Kong.

The Pingshan station doesn’t yet have an official name but will be the first station in the city to receive high-speed trains from Xiamen will arrive at.

There is not yet a confirmed plan for the future of Shenzhen West Railway Station in Nanshan District, which now hosts some long-distance, lower-speed trains.

(Han Ximin)
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #4979
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According to Sina.com, the station's new name is waiting for the approval from the Ministry of Railway and the new station should be put into operation before Chinese New Year.

Please correct, if I didn't translate it properly.

Original link here: http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2012-11-16/065925592389.shtml
By the 'official' ticketing website www.12306.cn, there are trains service Buji from 21st December.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #4980
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Currently promised for October 2013.
Yeah it's considered as a branch line of Harbin-Dalian.
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