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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #4981
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China's electric railway mileage exceeds 48,000 km

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BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's electric railway mileage has surpassed 48,000 kilometers, ranking first in the world, the China Railway Engineering Corporation Railway Electrification Bureau Group Co., Ltd. (EEB) said Tuesday.

It achieved the goal with the operation of a 921-kilometer electric railway line connecting the northeastern cities of Harbin and Dalian. The line is also the world's fastest rail line in regions with extremely low temperatures.

Wang Zuoxiang, head of the EEB technology department, said the country started to build electric railways in 1958, and in just over half a century, the mileage has exceeded that of Russia, the former country with the most electric railway mileage.

There are 68 countries and regions with electric railways. Behind China, the leading ones are Russia with 43,300 kilometers, Germany with 21,013 kilometers, India with 18,810 kilometers, Japan with 16,965 kilometers and France with 15,217 kilometers.

According to the 12th five-year plan for railway development, China will have around 120,000 kilometers of railway in operation -- 60 percent of which will be electric -- by the end of 2015.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #4982
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There are 68 countries and regions with electric railways. Behind China, the leading ones are Russia with 43,300 kilometers, Germany with 21,013 kilometers, India with 18,810 kilometers, Japan with 16,965 kilometers and France with 15,217 kilometers.
Where is US?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #4983
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Where is US?
I think ~1% of US rail is electrified.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #4984
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US is exactly the opposite as Switzerland: 99% is electrified.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #4985
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Where is US?
The only thing I can think of is the Northeast Corridor.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #4986
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12.11 Xiangtang-Putian Railway (向莆铁路) tracklaying completed, opening in September 2013

Length: 635.861km
Design Speed: 200km/h
Stations: 24

Xiangtang-Putian Railway connects Jiangxi Province directly to Fujian Province, providing a 3-hour seaport access to inland province of Jiangxi. With its opening Nanchang to Fuzhou's travel time will be reduced from current 11 hours to 3.5 hours.



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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:41 AM   #4987
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12.11 Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway (厦深铁路) to open in October 2013

Length: 502km
Design Speed: 200km/h
Stations: 24
Time table:
April 2013 Track-laying completes
July 15th 2013 Trial run
October 2013 Opens

The most difficult part, 9888m Liangshan Tunnel project has completed on Nov 24th. The Xiamn-Shenzhen Railway will reduce the two city's rail travel time from 13.5 hours to 3 hours.



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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #4988
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13 hours to 3 hours!!! Damn! These new high speed railways are making travel so much simpler throughout the country. 350km/h line would be better but 200km/h is still pretty fast for overland travel.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #4989
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wow....those are good amount of time being saved.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #4990
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Remember those are not PDLs and not considered high speed rail in China, they will run 200km/h CRH trains but also conventional trains including freight.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #4991
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13 hours to 3 hours!!! Damn! These new high speed railways are making travel so much simpler throughout the country. 350km/h line would be better but 200km/h is still pretty fast for overland travel.
There's no direct rail connctions between the two cities before so it take a long time by rail.

The Xiamen-Shenzhen line is being built to give capacity of upgrading to 250km/h.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #4992
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Remember those are not PDLs and not considered high speed rail in China, they will run 200km/h CRH trains but also conventional trains including freight.
Just curious: why can't HSR be used for express frieight? isn't it more convenient to use HSR than flight to ship express mails/cargo?
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #4993
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Just curious: why can't HSR be used for express frieight? isn't it more convenient to use HSR than flight to ship express mails/cargo?
It's already used in France - https://www.google.com.ua/search?q=T...Dc3OswaTxICwBg
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Just curious: why can't HSR be used for express frieight? isn't it more convenient to use HSR than flight to ship express mails/cargo?
Cargo load/unload time is significantly longer than passengers, and a HSR container train has yet to be developed. However Chinese logistics companies have already explored using HSR as a mean of package delivery. For example SF Express is currently doing trials of running parcel services using CRH trains.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #4995
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Some Yunan-Vietnam railway pics, not sure whether it's been posted here before.

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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #4996
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China's easternmost railway station to open for passenger service later this afternoon

The first train will depart from Fuyuan on December 18 at 15:00 for Harbin East.
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The first train will depart from Fuyuan on December 18 at 15:00 for Harbin East.
Where is Fuyuan station located relative to Khabarovsk?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #4998
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Where is Fuyuan station located relative to Khabarovsk?
50 km
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Old December 20th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #4999
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Shenzhen East Railway Station to open tomorrow.
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Shenzhen East Railway Station to open tomorrow.
How did opening of Buji Station between Shenzhen and Zhangmutou affect the D train travel time?
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