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Old December 31st, 2013, 01:17 PM   #5501
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Lhasa-Shigatse Railway,Southwest China

December 31,2013
The track-laying has completed in Lhasa-Shigatse Railway,which is an extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 04:46 AM   #5502
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12/27 Guangtong-Kunming double line opens

This is part of Pan Asian Railway, 106.3km long. Design speed 160 kmph (reserved capacity to upgrade to 200 kmph).

Project started in October 2007 this is a difficult rail to build. Xiuning Railway Tunnel, 13.187km, is one of the critical sub-project on the route.



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Old January 6th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #5503
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NEW locomotive, HXD3D have been delivered to railway corporation,There will be 40 new locomotives before the lunar new year. HXD3D is a kind of passenger locomotive,160KM/H,7200KW,quite powerful.



























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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #5504
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Non-HSR Railway openings at 2013 year end

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12/27 Guangtong-Kunming double line opens

This is part of Pan Asian Railway, 106.3km long. Design speed 160 kmph (reserved capacity to upgrade to 200 kmph).

Project started in October 2007 this is a difficult rail to build. Xiuning Railway Tunnel, 13.187km, is one of the critical sub-project on the route.

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12/28 Xi'an-Pingliang Rail and Xi'an-Ankang II Rail opened

Location: Shaanxi, Sichuan Provinces

Xi'an-Pingliang Rail: 265km, 120km/h
Xi'an-Ankang II Rail: 247km, 160km/h

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12/28 Handan-Huanghua Port Rail opened

Location: Hebei Province
Length: 432.87km
Stations: 32 (18 passenger stations)
Standard: Grade I
Cost: 1.957 bln yuan

This is mainly a freight rail, providing a new port rail for cities of north Hebei.

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12/28 Fuyang-Lu'an Rail opened

Location: Anhui Province
Length: 167.8km
Stations: 13
Speed: 160 km/h
Construction: 4 years

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12/30 Suzhou-Huai'an Rail opened

Location: Anhui and Jiangsu Province
Length: 210.421km
Stations: 13
Bridges (large/medium): 104 (17% of total length)
Construction: 4.5 years

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12/31 Haiqing Rail opened

Location: Haitian-Pingdu-Qingdao-Gaomi, Shandong Province
Length: 91.7km
Grade I
Cost: 3.3 bln yuan
Design speed: 160 km/h

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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:47 AM   #5505
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Non-HSR Railway openings at 2013 year end
12/28 Handan-Huanghua Port Rail opened

Location: Hebei Province
Length: 432.87km
Stations: 32 (18 passenger stations)
Standard: Grade I
Cost: 1.957 bln yuan
22.12 km for 1 yi yuan.
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12/31 Haiqing Rail opened

Location: Haitian-Pingdu-Qingdao-Gaomi, Shandong Province
Length: 91.7km
Grade I
Cost: 3.3 bln yuan
Design speed: 160 km/h
Just 2,78 km for 1 yi yuan.

Seeing that both are "Grade 1", Handan-Huanghua railway looks like good value for money.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #5506
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NEW locomotive, HXD3D have been delivered to railway corporation,There will be 40 new locomotives before the lunar new year. HXD3D is a kind of passenger locomotive,160KM/H,7200KW,quite powerful.
Seeing them all backed down a siding with no overhead wire, I'm tempted to quip,

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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:12 AM   #5507
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Report Says Death Of China Railway President May Be Linked To Anticorruption Campaign


The death of the president of China Railway Group Ltd. may be tied to the recent anticorruption campaign, reported 21st Century Business Herald, a Guangdong-based newspaper. Bai Zhongren, who had been in charge of the state-owned railway giant since 2010, jumped from the building where he lived on Jan. 4. The company dropped 4.1%, the most in six months, to close at HK$3.75 on Jan 6.

The 21st Century Business Herald, citing anonymous sources working in China’s railway sector, said Bai’s death may be related to the ongoing anticorruption campaign that led to the downfall of Liu Zhijun, China’s former railway minister who was given a suspended death sentence in July for abuse of power and taking bribes. Under Liu’s tenure, China’s railway builders were mired in debt, waste and embezzlement. China Railway Construction Corp.Ltd., the country’s second largest infrastructure contractor, spent 837 million RMB ($135 million)on hospitality in 2012. A year earlier, the National Audit Office found officials embezzled 187 million RMB ($28 million) from just the Beijing-to-Shanghai portion of the high-speed railway project.

Caixin, an investigative journal based in Beijing, reported that the central government is stepping up its efforts to root out corruption in the railway sector. The publication, also citing anonymous sources, said corruption problems of railway projects will soon be exposed in a “bigger scale” and managers of the railway sector are under immense pressure.

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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:15 AM   #5508
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China's rail traffic to surge in 2014

2014-01-09 16:23 Xinhua Web Editor: Gu Liping

China's railways are expected to carry 2.27 billion passengers this year, up 10 percent year on year, a top railway official said here on Thursday.
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According to CRC estimates, China's railways will also carry 3.28 billion tons of cargo this year, up 2 percent from last year.

In 2013, a total of 2.08 billion passengers traveled by rail, up 10.7 percent year on year, with the daily peak number reaching more than 10 million.

China's railways carried 3.22 billion tons of cargo in 2013, which is equal to the number in 2012, according to the CRC.

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Old January 13th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #5509
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CSR Train Cars, Parts Shipped to Australia Tainted with Asbestos

CSR Train Cars, Parts Shipped to Australia Tainted with Asbestos
By Staff reporters Wu jing and Lu Bingyang



(Beijing) – Train cars and parts exported by CSR Corp. Ltd., China's biggest train maker, to Australia have been found to contain hazardous materials, and CSR is working to make sure the news is contained.

The exports were sent to Bradken Ltd., an Australian mining products group.

The Australian customs officials have isolated the cars and equipment containing asbestos, which can cause cancer and other diseases if exposure is prolonged. They are continuing to investigate.

It is unclear how many cars are involved.

The Economic and Commercial Section of China's consulate in Melbourne announced a probe was underway on January 7. The website of China's Ministry of Commerce posted the news a day later.

However, information regarding the episode has been removed from both websites. A source close to CSR said the company negotiated with relevant departments immediately after the incident to limit publicity.

CSR said the news release by the Ministry of Commerce was removed from the website because some aspects were not entirely accurate, but declined to say what exactly was inaccurate.

This is not the first time that a CSR export has been found to contain asbestos, the source at the company said.

Australia banned the use of asbestos in 2004 and importers are required to ensure and declare on import documents that their goods do not contain the material.

Sources in the railway industry say that Chinese manufacturers sometimes use banned materials to keep costs low and make their exports more competitive.

The report on the Ministry of Commerce website that was removed said that a spokesman at Bradken said this was the first time the company had imported CSR products. He added that although an examination showed train cars contained white asbestos, employees faced no health hazards and the episode would not affect future cooperation with Chinese companies.

A spokesman for Australian customs said Bradken is likely to be fined AU$ 850,000 or up to three times the value of the locomotive.

A CSR spokesman said earlier that the subway cars it sells domestically are better quality than the ones its exports.

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Old January 13th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #5510
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What CRC should do is halt more freight traffic on CRH/freight mixed use lines, which tend to be longer and branches into more rural areas, and run some temporary EMUs. We have never seen DL or GL trains, that'd be fun.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #5511
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What CRC should do is halt more freight traffic on CRH/freight mixed use lines, which tend to be longer and branches into more rural areas, and run some temporary EMUs. We have never seen DL or GL trains, that'd be fun.
Freeing space on railways makes sense - the freight is not produced anyway at New Year when workers are at home, and what does get produced could wait.

But does China have surplus high speed trains to serve crush loads, or are all existing trains in service all time anyway?
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Old January 13th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #5512
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Freeing space on railways makes sense - the freight is not produced anyway at New Year when workers are at home, and what does get produced could wait.

But does China have surplus high speed trains to serve crush loads, or are all existing trains in service all time anyway?
I don't think there is a shortage of trainsets, and if there are they can always extend the operating hours to accommodate more trains. Not by cutting into maintenance hours at night, but by extending its daytime hours, for example extend operating time by two hours each way (early morning and late night).
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Old January 13th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #5513
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We have never seen DL or GL trains, that'd be fun.
Hmmm, I wonder what D643/2 is? For the timetable impaired, Changsha-Quzhou-Shanghaihongqiao, 12 hour running, overnight, 16 intermediate stops, mostly only 2 or 3 minutes, longest 9 minutes at Zhuzhou.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 03:46 AM   #5514
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CSR Train Cars, Parts Shipped to Australia Tainted with Asbestos
By Staff reporters Wu jing and Lu Bingyang
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A CSR spokesman said earlier that the subway cars it sells domestically are better quality than the ones its exports.

http://english.caixin.com/2014-01-09/100627064.html

If China wants to be big in exporting trains, why would it ever admit that?!

"Don't worry, citizens, you are not getting the crappy shit we're selling to the foreigners".
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Old January 14th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #5515
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The new HxD locomotives look great and 160km/h(99mph) is no joke. Only 25mph lower than "high speed"
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Old January 15th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #5516
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If China wants to be big in exporting trains, why would it ever admit that?!

"Don't worry, citizens, you are not getting the crappy shit we're selling to the foreigners".
Here is the original News, dated 11/27/2013.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-2...-scare/5118242

This the train in question, which is not used China.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSR_Ziyang_SDA1

Asbestos is not banned in China, while it's being banner in most developed countries. So it would be a big problem in the future as the standards does not conform. Given the problems Asbestos cause, and Chinese government increasingly start to foot the tab on medical costs. It's in their best interest to ban it. However, it seems Canada is a supporter of White Asbestos, which is weird...
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/09..._n_979790.html
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Old January 15th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #5517
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However, it seems Canada is a supporter of White Asbestos, which is weird...
Canada supports it because they produce asbestos in the town called Asbestos...
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Old January 18th, 2014, 04:44 PM   #5518
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Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Train from Shenzhen Station to Zhangmutou Station
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Old January 20th, 2014, 10:10 AM   #5519
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Canada supports it because they produce asbestos in the town called Asbestos...
Yes the Canadian government has faced a lot of criticism about chrysotile (white asbestos) production both domestically and internationally. Previously the government claimed that it was "safer" than other types of asbestos if used "properly." Of course the main problem with asbestos is how to dispose of it and whether those doing the deconstruction know about it, so it negates the "proper use" argument.

The mines shut down in 2011 and the government has finally agreed to stop official support of asbestos.
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D308 from Xi'an North to Shanghai







Have to say, it's one of the nicest overnight trains I've ever taken.
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