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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #601
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Beijing-Shanghai express railway to be launched
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The Beijing to Shanghai high-speed railway will officially break ground at a ceremony in Beijing on Friday with the start of 40 construction projects along its six sections. Chinese railway authorities, quoted in the Beijing Times report, said that completion will take five years.


A CRH (China Railway Highspeed) train [File photo]

Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun disclosed at a national conference last Friday the multi-billion-dollar rail line had been listed as the top priority in the country's railway construction for this year.

The Beijing to Shanghai Express Railway project has been under discussion for more than ten years and officially kicked off in late December after the inauguration of the Beijing to Shanghai Express Railway Company Limited.

With an estimated total investment of 160 billion yuan ($21 billion), the railway, upon its completion after 2013, will cut the travel time between the Chinese capital and its economic hub from the present 10 hours to about five hours, doubling the existing transport capacity of 160 million passengers annually.

The Ministry of Railways will fund 78.9 percent of the investment. A participant at the conference told the newspaper that the Ping An Insurance (Group) Co of China Ltd will lead other insurance companies to provide a share of 13.93 percent with a joint investment of 16 billion yuan.

Another strategic partner in the project is the National Council for the Social Security Fund with an investment of 10 billion yuan. The China Development Bank (CDB), the country's largest policy lender, is also planning to buy a stake in the project, China Daily reported earlier.

Compensation fees for land requisition and relocation for the eight provinces and municipalities along the rail line is initially set at 23.3 billion yuan.

The newspaper learned from the provincial transport department that eastern China's Jiangsu Province is set to be the first to start construction on the project,.

The Beijing to Shanghai high-speed railway includes 357.5 kilometers in Jiangsu Province, which is 27.3 percent of the total length. Four of the six contracted construction sections are in Jiangsu.

Civil engineering work on the 1,318-kilometer railway is expected to cost 83.7 billion yuan and is divided into six sub-contracts.

The China Railway Construction Corporation took the lion's share of 40.3 percent, or 33.74 billion yuan (about $4.64 billion), through its two subsidiaries, the No. 12 and No. 17 Bureaus, official Xinhua News Agency reports.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_6392869.htm
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #602
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New high-speed railway to be kicked off in S China

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GUIYANG, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Construction of a new high-speed railroad linking Guangdong Province, an economic powerhouse in south China, and Guizhou, one of the country's poorest regions, will start this year.

The plan was announced by Lin Shusen, Governor of Guizhou, in his government work report to the first session of the 11th Guizhou Provincial People's Congress on Friday.

The planned railroad will have a length of 818 kilometers and a budget of 70.4 billion yuan (about 9.65 billion U.S. dollars). The cost will be shared among the Ministry of Railways, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Guizhou and Guangdong provinces.

The railway will allow high-speed trains to run at 250 km per hour. The trip from Guiyang, the provincial capital of the land-locked Guizhou, to Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, will take four hours only.

Currently, there is no direct rail link between the two cities, and the need to change trains means the trip can take as long as 20 hours.

The Guiyang-Guangzhou high-speed railroad will link up with another planned high-speed railway between Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province in the remote northwest, and Chongqing, a major industrial city in west China, forming a west-south thoroughfare.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #603
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Looks like the HSR push is now reaching the secondary cities. But the cost is quite steep though for such a short distance!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:48 PM   #604
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Beijing South Railway Station almost completed. Expect to be operational on Aug 1, 2008







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Old January 23rd, 2008, 03:21 AM   #605
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China's railway network under pressure from growing economy

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BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's railways carried 1.36 billion passengers in 2007, up 8 percent over the previous year's figure, but the country's booming economy means demand will be even greater this year.

More than 3 billion tonnes of cargo were transported by rail, an increase of 8.6 percent, Railway Minister Liu Zhijun said at a national work conference earlier this month.

In 2008, passengers would make more than 1.4 billion rail journeys and the cargo transported by railway would exceed 3.3 billion tons, he said.

Transport networks in many areas have reported a record volume of travelers this year, especially after the Chunyun, or Spring Festival transportation period, which began on Friday, five days ahead of schedule.

It is estimated Beijing's railways will bear 30.09 million passengers in the coming Chunyun, up 7 percent over last year. Northwestern traffic hub Xi'an has seen a record of 100,000 people a day since Monday, about 20,000 more than in previous years.

Cities in eastern and southern China also had similar problems, and Guangzhou is even asking for help from the Ministry of Railways for more trains. Railway stations across China had to add311 temporary round-trips to ease the pressure.

The overwrought railway traffic is likely to receive respite when 15,000 kilometers of new railways are built and put into operation in the following three years, with 7,000 kilometers being passenger-only high-speed tracks. The total length of the country's railway will reach 120,000 kilometers by 2020.

Construction of the most important railway construction project this year, the multi-billion-dollar high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai, is due to begin on Jan. 18.

From 2003 to 2007, China invested 522 billion yuan (71.5 billion U.S. dollars) in railway construction.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #606
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DANG! That Beijing South Railway Station is HUGE! And its circular too? How come nobody ever post info about this station?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #607
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DANG! That Beijing South Railway Station is HUGE! And its circular too? How come nobody ever post info about this station?
check this thread,
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/newrep...ply&p=17309429

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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #608
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Is there a website that shows the construction progress on the shanghai bejing HSR?
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Old January 25th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #609
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Alstom awarded metro system contract
By Song Wenwei (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-01-25 16:50


Alstom Transport and its Chinese partners, Nanjing CSR Puzhen Rail Transit and Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipement Co Ltd (SATEE), have been awarded a contract worth a total of 85.5 million euros by the operator Nanjing Metro Company (NMC).

Alstom's consolidated share is estimated at 25.5 million euros. The contract is for the supplying of 126 metro cars for the Nanjing Metro Line 1 south extension.

"This new contract reconfirms Alstom's world leadership in metro systems, and consolidates its strong presence in China. We will continue to supply advanced products and services to contribute to the development of Nanjing's metro network", said Kim Chan, managing director of Alstom Transport China.


The contract involves 21 six-cars Alstom's Metropolis trainsets. According to the contract, Alstom is responsible for the design of the trains and the validation of the first trainset, Puzhen is in charge of the manufacturing and warranty of the 21 trainsets and SATEE will manufacture the auxiliary inverter and traction equipments. All the metro cars are scheduled to be delivered by 2011.


The Nanjing Metro Line 1 south extension, scheduled to enter into service March 2010, will be 18-kilometer long, linking Andemen and Chengdong Road. In 2002, Alstom supplied 120 Metropolis cars for Nanjing Metro Line 1.


Besides Nanjing Metro Line 1, the Alstom consortium also supplied 144 Metropolis metro cars for Nanjing Metro Line 2 in April 2007. To date, over 370 Metropolis metro cars have been sold in Nanjing and over 1,400 in China.

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Old February 8th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #610
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Xinhua News:
Qinghai-Tibet railway transports 5.95 mln tourists
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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #611
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beijing south station trial in June, officially open on Aug 1st 2008

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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #612
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such a huge station
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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #613
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Will this be the largest railway station in Beijing, Beijing West Railway Station notwithstanding?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #614
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Nice one, expecting more pictures
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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #615
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First CRH3 (ICE3) shipped from Germany

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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #616
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300km CRH2C (upgrade version)

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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #617
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OMG the trains are so dusty.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #618
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great pictures! Thanks...
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Old February 16th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #619
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@big-dog:

Yes, the pics have been posted before, but the ship with the trains should have arrived in Tianjin alredy.

Furthermore the first CRH-3 units from chinese productions should be finished already.

I think we will see pics of the first crh-3 trains on the Bejing-Tianjin route soon.

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Old February 16th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #620
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