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Old February 18th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #621
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China's railway passenger volume in January grows 23.6%
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:32 PM   #622
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High-speed rail line linking Nanjing, Shanghai wins approval

www.chinaview.cn 2008-02-21 17:48:42 Print

NANJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Work will start soon on a high-speed inter-city passenger rail link between Nanjing and Shanghai, railway officials announced on Thursday.

The feasibility report for the project, estimated to cost 42.2 billion yuan (about 5.78 billion U.S. dollars), has been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, and ground-breaking will occur in the first half of the year, said Zhang Xiaoling, deputy chief with Jiangsu Provincial Office of Railways.

The investment will be borne by the Ministry of Railways, Jiangsu and Shanghai, said Zhang, who declined to provide further details.

The new railway will have a length of 300 kilometers, of which 269 km will be inside Jiangsu Province. The dual-track railroad will take four years to complete and will be able to accommodate trains traveling at 200 km to 250 km per hour.

The line will cut the trip between the two cities from two hours at present to one and a half hours.

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:11 AM   #623
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"The line will cut the trip between the two cities from two hours at present to one and a half hours. "

That's not much of a difference. It really makes this new HSR line seem like a bit of a waste. Unless of course, it's part of a bigger scheme to have a web like connection of Chinese cities.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:14 AM   #624
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I think it's part of the larger Beijing - Shanghai concept, and I believe they are building the lines to allow higher line speeds. Can anybody else confirm this?
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"The line will cut the trip between the two cities from two hours at present to one and a half hours. "

That's not much of a difference. It really makes this new HSR line seem like a bit of a waste. Unless of course, it's part of a bigger scheme to have a web like connection of Chinese cities.
Much of the existing line is already operating at 200 km/h. This line will be the southern end of the Beijing - Shanghai HSL which will operate at 300+ km/h.

The distance between Nanjing and Shanghai is quite short so the full impact of the speed increase is is only a 25% reduction in the overal running time. Remember that the last 15-20km out of Shanghai will be much slower than 300 km/h and that the new station in Nanjing which will not be built untill the new bridge over the Yangtse is built so the initial operation of the new line will also use the traditional line into the old Nanjing station when it is opened
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whoa i didn't know that Qingzang railway is only single track. Are there any plans to make it double track to increase capacity and frequency?
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Incredible pictures. A travel in this railway should be unforgotable.
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