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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #5201
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That's really cool. I love how most new railway developments are designed for at least 200km/h.
my city will have a railway
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #5202
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Length: 137.28km, 9 stations
Design speed: 200km/h
Cost: 36.1 bln yuan ($6 bln)
Construction duration: 5.5.years

A large railway/highway suspension bridge (main span 1092m) will be built across the Yangtze River.

How does the route, speed and building time of this line compare with the additional Shanghai-Nanjing line, that has also been mentioned?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 03:25 AM   #5203
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How does the route, speed and building time of this line compare with the additional Shanghai-Nanjing line, that has also been mentioned?
It's part of the fifth HSR linking Nanjing and Shanghai, namely the Nanjing-Taizhou-Shanghai Intercity Railway, it follows the northern bank of the Yangtze River and passes through Yangzhou, Taizhou, Nantong and arrive at Shanghai.

The fourth line is the well known Yangtze Riverbank Intercity Railway which after Changzhou will go along the southern bank of Yangtze to reach Shanghai.

Both lines are said to be 250km/h but I think they are 200km/h passenger/freight mixed lines with the option to be upgraded to 250km/h because they are labeled as Double Track China Railway Class I Trunkline.

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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #5204
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Railway carries 240 million trips during Chinese New Year.

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China's busiest travel season breaks record

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BEIJING -- China's 40-day travel period covering the Spring Festival ended Wednesday with a record high 3.42 billion trips being made using public transport, according to authorities.

The Ministry of Transport said passengers made 3.1 billion journeys in long-distance buses during the 40 days, up 8.8 percent from the same period last year.

The country's railways saw a total of 240 million trips, up from about 220 million in the same period last year, the railways authority said.

Passengers made 42.5 million trips by ship and 38.07 million journeys by plane, according to authorities.

The Spring Festival, also called China's Lunar New Year, is the country's most important traditional holiday as most people go home to visit family.

This year's travel season around the festival was from January 26 to March 6, according to the MOT.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #5205
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Guangzhou

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Tracks (27.1/52) by nicoyangjie, on Flickr

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Leave (27.3/52) by nicoyangjie, on Flickr

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Short leg (27.2/52) by nicoyangjie, on Flickr

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Tracks (27.5/52) by nicoyangjie, on Flickr

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Tracks (27.10/52) by nicoyangjie, on Flickr
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #5206
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Sweet! Nice pictures! I wonder where this is in Guangzhou. I'm so used to seeing high speed rail and new lines in China that this looks like the U.S. to me...lol.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 03:32 AM   #5207
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Sweet! Nice pictures! I wonder where this is in Guangzhou. I'm so used to seeing high speed rail and new lines in China that this looks like the U.S. to me...lol.
It's at Shiweitang, on the south side of the Pearl River.

Simplified Chinese : 石围塘
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Old March 9th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #5208
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Bento?

TRA reported that bento boxes sell like hot cakes and they have to increase production of bento boxes.

What kinds of bento boxes are sold in China?
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Old March 9th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #5209
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Was it 'walk on train tracks and take pictures of ourselves'-day in Guangzhou?
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Old March 9th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #5210
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TRA reported that bento boxes sell like hot cakes and they have to increase production of bento boxes.

What kinds of bento boxes are sold in China?
They don't sell bento boxes in China - only small snacks like cookies and chips.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #5211
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Can anyone tell me where I can get the very details of China railway maps.
I've search on the internet and there were only map with major stations.
Are there any maps that shows every stations in China.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #5212
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It's at Shiweitang, on the south side of the Pearl River.

Simplified Chinese : 石围塘
Thank you. Found it on Google maps, these tracks appear to go into a tunnel close by since the tracks seem to go over in the winter.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5213
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Can anyone tell me where I can get the very details of China railway maps.
I've search on the internet and there were only map with major stations.
Are there any maps that shows every stations in China.
There you go

http://1832.img.pp.sohu.com.cn/image...dd3e38d4g2.jpg
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Old March 10th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #5214
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DATA: Railway saw 240.47 million trips during 2013 Chinese New Year holiday period (40-day), up 12.1%, including 67.27 million from high-speed rails, up 37.5%.



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Old March 10th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #5215
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Big news: the Ministry of Railways will be broken up and merged with the Ministry of Transport.

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The Railways Ministry and Family Planning Commission have been particularly unpopular, and their restructuring was widely expected.

The Railways Ministry has faced numerous problems over the past few years, including heavy debts from funding new high-speed lines, waste and fraud.

Railways planning will be coordinated under the broader transport ministry. The government has pledged to open the rail industry to private investment on an unprecedented scale.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #5216
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Exactly when shall the National People´s Congress cast a vote on the matter of abolishing the Ministry of Railways?

Shall the Consultative Conference also vote on that question?

And who shall be the new Minister of Transport?
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Old March 10th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #5217
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It's official, the MOR will be divided into three parts, just as predicted.

Ministry of Transport will overseas the overall development and long term planning of the railway system. It will form a National Railway Bureau to perform general administration tasks for the railway network (drafting standards, perform inspection, etc). The operations of the railway network will be handled by a newly established state owned China Railway Corporation.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #5218
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yes. per MOR minister Sheng the future rail fare will be made accordng to the market by the new founded railway corporation.

I guess the ticket price will be a floating one and tickets will be easier to get in hot seasons.



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Old March 10th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #5219
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3.9 People are busy taking pictures in front of the will-be-gone MOR name plate.

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Old March 10th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #5220
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yes. per MOR minister Sheng the future rail fare will be made accordng to the market by the new founded railway corporation.

I guess the ticket price will be a floating one and tickets will be easier to get in hot seasons.


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That's what I was suggesting. Flexible ticket fares depending on demand and (probably) advance booking. That should especially apply to CRH services which despiute Internet trade look a bit odd in terms of fare flexibility.

Anyway this is good news. Cutting the number of staff and improving efficiency should save tons of money and bring in transparency.
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