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Old March 18th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #681
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Excellent - Loving all the photos. That's some crazy contraption building that bridge. Looks like it'll slowly build it's way over an entire valley in a week!!!
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #682
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Fujian railway network to total 4,000 km by 2020
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Updated: 2008-03-17 16:45



A new round of railway construction is making its way to Fujian Province, according to vice governor Zhang Zhinan. In the next few years, Fujian will build an average of one high-grade railway every year and the Fujian railway network will total 4,000 kilometers by 2020, he said.

The Wenzhou-Fuzhou railway will be operational this year, and so will the Fuzhou-Xiamen railway next year, followed by the Longyan-Xiamen railway, the Xiamen-Shenzhen railway and the Xiangtang-Putian railway.

Lagging traffic, and especially railway problems, have hindered Fujian's economic and social development for a long time.


The Ministry of Railways and the Fujian provincial government signed three "meeting conslusions" on December 17, 2004, November 23, 2007 and March 8, 2008 respectively to promote the railway construction in the province.


The Hengfeng-Fuzhou railway electrization reconstruction will be brought under the "2008 Railway Construction Plan" and will start within the year, according to the most recent "meeting conclusion", launching a new round of railway construction on the mainland side of the Taiwan Strait.


The Ganzhou-Longyan double-track railway also will strive to start construction next year, becoming a great railway channel between Kunming and Xiamen. The Beijing-Shanghai express railway will be extended from Bangbu station to Fuzhou, traveling through Hefei, Huangshan, Wuyishan and Nanpin, and becoming a major express railway channel between Beijing and Fuzhou.


The latest "meeting conclusion" also mentioned the Nanping-Sanming-Longyan railway, the Gangping-Quanzhou-Xiaocuo railway reconstruction, and the Changting-Yongan railway construction, improving the Hangzhou-Guangzhou and Kunming-Quanzhou railway channels.


Meanwhile, preliminary work on the Quzhou-Ningping railway, the Fuzhou-Xiamen-Zhangzhou-Longyan inter-city railway, the coastal freight railway, the Wuyishan-Jianning-Longyan railway and the Zhangzhou-Gangwei railway will start as soon as possible.


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchin...nt_6543058.htm
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Old March 18th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #683
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great updates... keep them coming
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #684
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China Railway Group Wins $257 Million Road Contract in Morocco

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March 18 (Bloomberg) -- China Railway Group Ltd., Asia's biggest construction company, won a $257 million contract to build two highways in Morocco.

The projects will take 30 months to complete, the company said in a statement to the Shanghai stock exchange last night, without saying when work will begin.

China Railway's shares debuted in Hong Kong and Shanghai in December after a dual initial public offering that raised $5.6 billion for equipment, capacity expansion and equipment upgrades.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #685
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China Railway Group Wins $257 Million Road Contract in Morocco

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I don't think this has anything with China railway development, it is more like Morocco's railway development.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #686
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I don't think this has anything with China railway development, it is more like Morocco's railway development.
While this may be true, don't tell someone that they shouldn't post without posting relevant info or opinions yourself. I think China's railways are progressing incredibly and sometimes I wish that we didn't have all of the bullshit red tape that we do here in the US.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #687
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Excellent - Loving all the photos. That's some crazy contraption building that bridge. Looks like it'll slowly build it's way over an entire valley in a week!!!
that's not a birdge. The entire track is elevated. Prob the Beijing-Tianjin 300km/h HSR.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #688
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Elevated track is a type of bridge.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:26 AM   #689
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Elevated track is a type of bridge.
no it's not. bridges are supposed to span across some sort of un-commutable gap. elevated tracks are just raised railway tracks.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #690
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High-speed rail constructions

Guangzhou high speed rail (Guangzhou - Zhuhai)





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Old March 24th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #691
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no it's not. bridges are supposed to span across some sort of un-commutable gap. elevated tracks are just raised railway tracks.
It's still a type of bridge. If it wasn't a type of bridge it would be an embankment.

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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #692
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Nice Photos, they worck very fast!
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Old March 25th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #693
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thanks for pictures. why is one of the workers wearing camouflage?
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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #694
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what about metro in china? is it easy to get lost in metro stations?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #695
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I know nothing about this project, but they are not going to drive 350 km/h fast through this curve, are they?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 06:30 AM   #696
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it's designed for 350km/h. at the opening it'll run at 300km/h. I dunno if the train needs to slow down or not for this curve but apparently a leaning rail was laied from the photo.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:26 PM   #697
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Tianjin to get three new railways in 2008


By Tu Lei

2008-04-03




North China's Tianjin Municipality will add three railways in 2008, transforming it into a comprehensive modern transportation center.


The three lines are the Tianjin section of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, the railway from the Tianjin west railway station to the Tianjin station, and the Tianjin-Qinhuangdao railway.


The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is planned to start at Beijing South railway station and leave Tianjin from Tianjin West and Huayuan stations.


The railway from the Tianjin West railway station to Tianjin railway station will have 5.2 kilometers underground and a 3.889 kilometer long tunnel.


And the Tianjin-Qinhuangdao railway is designed to run at 300 kilometers per hour, and the travel time between Tianjin and Tangshan of Hebei Province will be 50 minutes. It will be only 20 minutes from Tangshan to Qinhuangdao. The railway will stretch 262 kilometers and stop at Tianjin West, New Tangshan and Qinhuangdao stations.


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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #698
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Daqin Railway expansion

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Daqin Railway on track to raise capacity with spending
Created: 2008-4-4
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DAQIN Railway Co plans to spend nearly 17.3 billion yuan (US$2.5 billion) to expand its capacity at Daqin line, a major railway link that transports coal from western China to the eastern part of the country.

Daqin, the country's largest listed train operator, will purchase 3,000 open-goods wagons for 1.65 billion yuan and 360 electric locomotives for 15.61 billion yuan, the company said in a statement filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange yesterday.

The company will apply for a credit line of 15 billion yuan from financial institutions to fund the purchases. It said it has not excluded the possibility of issuing bonds to raise funds to reduce borrowing costs, according to the statement.

The 360 locomotives will mainly run on the Daqin line, which links Datong City in Shanxi Province and Qinhuangdao in Hebei Province, the statement said.

The locomotives will benefit the company's sustainable development, enhance its competitiveness and raise its market share, but the expenditure may add some pressure in the short term, Daqin said.

"After the facilities are put into use, the capacity on the Daqin line will reach 400 million tons and we estimated that its earnings per share will reach 0.60 yuan this year and 0.69 yuan in 2009," said Zheng Dong, an analyst at China International Capital Co Ltd.

The company's capacity rose from 150 million tons in 2004 to 300 million tons last year.

"The purchase of new facilities is essential for the company to raise its capacity and transport efficiency, but it will also generate depreciation expenditure that would affect its profit," said Zhou Meng, an analyst of Shenyin & Wanguo Securities Co. "The company is estimated to pay 2.52 million yuan for the depreciation of each locomotive annually and 99 million yuan on the 3,000 wagons."
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Daqin Railway (con't)

Below is map of Daqin Railway courtesy of Huawei
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Old April 10th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #700
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WOW!!!!! China is progressing alot thats awesome why can't the USA do something like this?

oh man wow kudos to china keep progressing china maybe the USA will say oh man we should built HSR Railway Corridors and i will say to them its about time.
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