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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:49 AM   #5261
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Now that railways are subject to Transport Ministry, who is the Minister?
The "new" transport minister, mostly an outsider. he actually took office in 2012 and re-elected in 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Chuantang

The CEO of the new Rail SOE
http://translate.google.com/translat..._jinru&act=url
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheng_Guangzu

The head of Rail transport Agency under Ministry of Transport: Ludong Fu, was Shanghai rail bureau chief during the Wenzhou accident. his name is not Studying... I don't get why google translate do that, his name don't even mean that...)
http://translate.google.com/translat...6%258F&act=url

Personally, I not happy with the choices. The wenzhou accident people has not being punished and allowed to keep run things and even get promoted.

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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #5262
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Be aware China. See the Danish Railways thread (IC4 scandal) and the Dutch-Belgian thread (Fyra scandal)

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=542
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Old April 12th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #5263
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China's railway infrastrucure investment up 28%

Updated: 2013-04-12 10:04
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BEIJING - China's investment in railway infrastructure increased 28 percent to 54.51 billion yuan ($8.65 billion) in the first three months of 2013, the China Railway Corporation (CRC) said on Thursday.

The growth rate was slighter higher than the 20.9 percent registered in the first two months.

To reduce bureaucracy, the National People's Congress, China's parliament last month adopted a cabinet reshuffle plan which included the dismantling of the Ministry of Railways into administrative and commercial arms.

On March 14, the CRC, which took over the commercial functions of the former MOR, went into business.

The corporation said it is mobilizing resources to ensure the completion of key projects on schedule. The passenger lines between Nanjing and Hangzhou, Hangzhou and Ningbo, Tianjin and Qinhuangdao and Panjin and Yingkou have gone through technical examinations.

According to the national plan, China will invest 520 billion yuan in railway infrastructure this year and 5,200 km of new lines will be put into use.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #5264
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All diesel lines, or all under construction?
It looks like construction to me...I can see where pylons for the overhead wires will be placed.


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I see that many people 'liked' the photo showing the interchange in Yichang, which was even commented as 'epic'.

Why do you guys like it? Is it of grand scale?
It just looks beautiful. New rail lines crossing each other eventually meeting at one point.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #5265
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Chinese on the train

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Trains have a special place in the memories of many Chinese people, especially those who were born before the boom of commercial airlines and personal cars. If bicycles bear the individual stories of several generations of Chinese, then trains bear the stories of several decades of China and its development. Through those carriage windows, one sees a miniature China.

Below are pictures taken by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun, who used to work at China’s Brother Rail. He loves trains; and he loves taking pictures. His pictures record pieces of life on China’s traditional “green-skin” trains from 1982 to 2000, before the advent of the flashy high-speed bullet train.

The pictures have led to quite some nostalgia on Weibo, China’s leading microblogging service. One netizen 珠珠玉芃 commented: “So real. Make me think about my own experiences riding a green-skin train.” Another netizen 夜幕的身影 sighed: “These only exist in memory – the train, and those faces. You won’t find them in today’s China.”

http://offbeatchina.com/chinese-on-t...m_medium=email
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #5266
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Be aware China. See the Danish Railways thread (IC4 scandal) and the Dutch-Belgian thread (Fyra scandal)

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=542
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ANSALDOBREDA and Chongqing Chuanyi Automation (SICC) have established a joint venture based in Chongqing, China, that will produce and develop electric traction systems, auxiliary services and train monitoring control systems for metro trains.
In addition to the train scandals across Europe, I am quite sure that the city of Oslo won't buy any more trams/light rail from them again. If there is a European rail company with more quality problems than AnsaloBreda I don't know of it.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #5267
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It looks like construction to me...I can see where pylons for the overhead wires will be placed.




It just looks beautiful. New rail lines crossing each other eventually meeting at one point.
I absolutely agree, it's an industrial form of beauty.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:09 AM   #5268
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Railway Investment Rises in Q1

Railway Investment Rises in Q1
Nearly 55 billion yuan spent on new lines in first three months, up 28 percent year on year
By staff reporter Lu Bingyang

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(Beijing) – Investment in railway infrastructure in the first quarter rose more than one-fourth on the same period last year, a source at the new China Railway Corp. said.

Some 54.5 billion yuan was invested in new lines in the first quarter, the source said, up 28 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Some 29.4 billion yuan was spent in March.

The former Ministry of Railways said in January it planned to spend 650 billion yuan on the railway system this year, 520 billion yuan of that on infrastructure.

In March, the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, said the Ministry of Railways would be split in two. The China Railway Corp. handles passenger and freight transport, and is in charge of drafting investment and construction plans.

The State Railway Administration was placed under the Ministry of Transport to handle administrative matters.

China Business News, a financial newspaper, reported that the State Council released a notice recently that said the State Railway Administration would have 130 employees. Another seven subordinate supervisory administrations, with total 350 employees, will be established to monitor regional railways.

The source at China Railway Corp. said Lu Dongfu, former vice minister of the Ministry of Railways, will head of the State Railway Administration.

The Ministry of Railways website went shut on March 20. A site for China Railway Corp. has not opened.

http://english.caixin.com/2013-04-15/100514494.html
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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #5269
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Spring of Datong-Qinhuangdao railway (Daqin Railway)

Daqin Railway:
a 653km freight rail designed for coal transportation, the annual freight volume is 440 million tons (2011), the busiest freight line in the world.



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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #5270
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Do you have any news or photo about the 33 km New Guanjiao tunnel?
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Old May 6th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #5271
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Do you have any news or photo about the 33 km New Guanjiao tunnel?
The new Guanjiao Tunnel is still under construction. It's planned to dig through by the end of 2013 and open in 2014.

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new Guanjiao Tunnel:

Length: 32.65km, longest highland tunnel (avg. elevation 3780m)
Location: on Xining-Golmud railway, Qinghai Province
Cost: 2.6 billion yuan
The new tunnel will increase the Xining-Golmud railway speed to 160km/h and reduce travel time from 11 hours to 6 hours.











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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #5272
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It's planned to dig through by the end of 2013 and open in 2014.

The new tunnel will increase the Xining-Golmud railway speed to 160km/h and reduce travel time from 11 hours to 6 hours.
In which month of 2014?
Also, in which month of 2014 shall Lanzhou-Xining-Urumqi high speed railway open? And what shall the trip time be Lanzhou-Xining by high speed railway?
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Old May 6th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #5273
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In which month of 2014??
Not disclosed yet.
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Also, in which month of 2014 shall Lanzhou-Xining-Urumqi high speed railway open? And what shall the trip time be Lanzhou-Xining by high speed railway?
December 2014.
Lanzhou-Xining travel time: 1 hour
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Old May 6th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #5274
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2020 rail operational target length set at 146,000 km

Per new National Urban Planning by the government, the 2020 rail operational length target is set at 146,000 km, up by 26,000 km from previous planning. Commuter rail and city cluster rail will replace HSR to become the investment focus. i.e. Pearl River Delta's total rail projection is 370 bln yuan ($59.2 b), 118 bln ($18.88b) wll be completed between 2012 and 2020. Rail investment for Jiangsu Province is 86 bln yuan ($13.76 b) during 2010 ~ 2015. Its 2016~2020 rail investment has been increased to 210 bln yuan (33.6 b).

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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #5275
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That's a great sign. Relative to its intercity sector, China's commuter rail is grossly underdeveloped. Regions like the Shanghai, Beijing-Tianjin, and the Pearl River Delta require what will be, in all likelihood, some of the most complex commuter rail networks on Earth.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #5276
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Rail investment for Jiangsu Province is 86 bln yuan ($13.76 b) during 2010 ~ 2015. Its 2016~2020 rail investment has been increased to 210 bln yuan (33.6 b).

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This is the sign that the new Yangtze River bank high speed rail project may finally move into construction phase in the next few years, and that the five or so suburban commuter rails around Nanjing will also be completed.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #5277
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The new Guanjiao Tunnel is still under construction. It's planned to dig through by the end of 2013 and open in 2014.

Here's some background:

new Guanjiao Tunnel:

Length: 32.65km, longest highland tunnel (avg. elevation 3780m)
Location: on Xining-Golmud railway, Qinghai Province
Cost: 2.6 billion yuan
The new tunnel will increase the Xining-Golmud railway speed to 160km/h and reduce travel time from 11 hours to 6 hours.











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So this will be the 4th longest railway tunnel in the world (not counting subways) after it opens in 5th longest few years later when Gotthard base tunnel become operational.

Do you have any additional technical data about it? What is the greatest overburden? Is there an emergency station in the middle like in Gotthard? Maintenance tube?
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #5278
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Pearl River Delta's total rail projection is 370 bln yuan ($59.2 b), 118 bln ($18.88b) wll be completed between 2012 and 2020.
Including Longhua-Futian-Kowloon West high speed railway, all of which lies in Pearl River Delta and is completed by 2016 (partly paid in Hong Kong dollars), and a part of Longhua-Xiamen high speed railway which lies in Pearl River Delta,and is completed by October 2013?
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Rail investment for Jiangsu Province is 86 bln yuan ($13.76 b) during 2010 ~ 2015.
Including a large part of Shanghai-Beijing high speed railway lying in Jiangsu and invested in 2010 and first half of 2011, and most of Shanghai-Nanjing high speed railway, invested in first half of 2010?
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Including Longhua-Futian-Kowloon West high speed railway, all of which lies in Pearl River Delta and is completed by 2016 (partly paid in Hong Kong dollars), and a part of Longhua-Xiamen high speed railway which lies in Pearl River Delta,and is completed by October 2013?

Including a large part of Shanghai-Beijing high speed railway lying in Jiangsu and invested in 2010 and first half of 2011, and most of Shanghai-Nanjing high speed railway, invested in first half of 2010?

Longhua-Xiamen HSR update. The track lying begun on Monday, it would take at least a couple of months, then the testing needs to be done as well. I guess it'll open by the end of the year
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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5280
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Railway construction corp confesses to 830m yuan in entertainment costs

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Global Times | 2013-5-9 0:28:01
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China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), the country's second-largest State-owned construction firm, admitted Wednesday that its 2012 entertainment bill was relatively high.

CRCC said it would try to lower its entertainment budget by at least 10 percent this year.

According to the company's annual report released in March, more than 830 million yuan ($135 million), or 10 percent of the company's net profit, was spent on entertainment. This included spending on catering, accommodation, gifts and travel arrangements for clients related to daily business operations.

This figure only accounted for 0.17 percent of the company's revenue in 2012, and that did not violate any rules, according to a response from CRCC to the Xinhua News Agency Wednesday.

The admission has ignited a heated discussion among Web users, with many questioning how the State-owned enterprise (SOE), which benefits from favorable State policies and subsidies, could be so extravagant.

"This relatively high [entertainment] expenditure has drawn the company's attention several years ago and controlling the entertainment cost has become critical to evaluate the company's governance," an anonymous CRCC executive told the Beijing News Wednesday.

The executive said the 830 million yuan is made up of costs from over 11,000 subsidiaries in over 60 countries. He added that the company will carefully implement the frugal work style called for by President Xi Jinping.

Two other SOEs, China Communications Construction Company and Sinohydro Group also spent over 100 million yuan on entertainment in 2012, China National Radio reported Sunday, although CRCC spent the most.

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Party like 2012... Spending $135 million dollars on "entertainment".
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