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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #761
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Does anyone know if this trains are going to run through Poland?
yes, it runs through China, Russia, Mongolia, Poland, Belarus, Germany.

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I think it's already pretty good considering such a train would cross five borders.
it's especially useful for heavy machinery transportation.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 07:43 PM   #762
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Daqin Railway

From the Shanghai Daily on 5/31:

Daqin in wagon buy-up
Created: 2008-5-31
Author:Zhu Qingjing and Leo Zhang


DAQIN Railway Co said yesterday it plans to collect up to 15 billion yuan (US$2.2 billion) by issuing bonds to fund the purchases of locomotives and wagons.

Daqin, which operates China's longest coal transport line, said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange that the bonds will be sold to owners of its existing yuan-backed A shares. The debt will carry maturities of between seven and 10 years, while the timing and other issuance details will be decided by the company's board later, according to the statement.

The proceeds of the bond issue will be used to buy large locomotives as well as wagons, the statement said. The company will buy 8,000 wagons for 4.4 billion yuan (US$628 million), it said. If the capital raised exceeds the amount of the proposed purchases, the remaining money will be used to replenish working capital, according to the statement.

''The debt issue is part of Daqin's fund-raising plan to finance expansion,'' said Wu Zhiguo, a Guohai Securities Co analyst. ''The railway industry has rosy prospects and Daqin is the leading player to benefit from that.''

Daqin said in April that it plans to spend 17.3 billion yuan (US$2.5 billion) to expand its capacity at Daqin line.

The company wants to buy 3,000 open-goods wagons for 1.65 billion yuan (US$235 million) and 360 electric locomotives for 15.61 billion yuan ($US2.2 billion).

It will apply for a credit line of 15 billion yuan from financial institutions to fund the purchases.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #763
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Ningbo - Wenzhou high speed rail construction

Pictures taken 6/7/08 approximately 40 km south of Ningbo from the Ningbo - Wenzhou expressway showing ongoing construction of the new high speed railway from Ningbo to Wenzhou:









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Old June 7th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #764
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whats the maximum speed on this line?

300 kmh? 350 kmh?
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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #765
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If it is anything like the Beijing - Tianjin line, it'll be 350 design and 300 operational speed.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #766
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Beijing To TianJin Railway Bridges

The new highspeed railway distance between BeiJing to TianJin is 120KM long and train will at running at least 350km/h.










Wuhan Double Bridge
new bridge design for 6 lanes for cars above and 2 high speed railway tracks and 2 normal railway tracks below.
Cars will be running at 80km/h and trains will travel at 250km/h





NanJing Bridge
train will be travel at 300km/h





Zhengzhou double bridge





GuangZhou to ZhuHai bridges

V shape bridge









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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #767
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WuHan To GuangZhou HighSpeed Railway Constructions in HuBei Province Hen Moutain

From GuangZhou to WuHan total distances is approximately 998 KM and the train will be travel at 350km/h.























Laying New rail tracks call RHEDA 2000 design for speed 300km/h and above











Take a close look and you can see 350 writing on track which is design for 350km/h






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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #768
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Beijing new railway station to start service in August

BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's newest railway station will most probably open on Aug. 1 -- in time for the 2008 Olympic Games, a Beijing Railway Bureau official said on Wednesday.

The official, who declined to be identified, told Xinhua the exact date of operation would be announced by the Ministry of Railways.

Construction on the Beijing South Railway Station, in Chongwen District, began at the end of 2005 with an estimated investment of 6.3 billion yuan (910 million U.S. dollars).

The new station will serve as the terminal for the inter-city express rail between Beijing and Tianjin, a port city about 120 kilometers southeast of Beijing, and a high-speed link between Beijing and the eastern financial hub of Shanghai.

The 115-km Beijing-Tianjin railway, which was scheduled to be in use ahead of the Olympics, can allow trains to run at a speed of 350 km per hour. The train travel time between the two cities will be cut to only 30 minutes from more than an hour currently.

Work on the 1,318-km Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway line started in April and was expected to be completed in five years. With a designed speed of 350 km per hour, the line will cut the journey time by half to five hours.

The new south station is 500 meters from the old south station which was built in 1897 and underwent a major renovation in 1958. The old was closed in May 2006 and then demolished.

The new station's main building has five floors, including three underground. It can hold more than 10,000 people.

The roof of the central building has been installed with more than 3,000 solar boards which have a total capacity of 245 kilowatts.

Beijing has three major railway stations already in use. The new south station is also connected to Beijing's bus and subway systems.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #769
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i seen the new bejing station its huge man its amazing how china can build these wonderful stations and such i wonder about america's state in this?
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Old June 14th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #770
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The only problem I have found is that in many areas, Chinese architecture tends to involve making a building look absolutely beautiful on the outside, but on the inside, they tend to skrimp and save. The inside, decorative and aesthetically speaking are mediocre at best. However, some buildings aren't like this. I've found that the huge national pride buildings are invested heavily in, both on the exterior and on the interior. Beijing Terminal 3 is an example I can think of. The interior is absolutely magnificent, but then some train stations and buildings I have been in, the interior is absolutely shoddy.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #771
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Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail

[IMG]http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchin...09c400fe04.jpg[/IMG]Workers prepare to install the last section of the Ganhe Super Bridge along the Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail in Xianning, Hubei province on June 18, 2008. The 3.42 km-long Ganhe Super Bridge is the most difficult part of the railway construction project. With an investment of 108 billion yuan ($15.69 billion), the 968-km Wuhan-Guangzhou railway, which is expected to be completed in 2010, can allow trains to run at speed of 350 km per hour. The train travel time between the two cities will be cut to only 4 hours from more than 11 hours currently. [Xinhua]




The last 900-ton section is installed to connect the Ganhe Super Bridge along the Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail in Xianning, Hubei province on June 18, 2008. The 3.42 km-long Ganhe Super Bridge is the most difficult part of the railway construction project. With an investment of 108 billion yuan ($15.69 billion), the 968-km Wuhan-Guangzhou railway, which is expected to be completed in 2010, can allow trains to run at speed of 350 km per hour. The train travel time between the two cities will be cut to only 4 hours from more than 11 hours currently. [Xinhua]



Workers are busy planting trees and grass along the Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail in Xianning, Hubei province on June 18, 2008. With an investment of 108 billion yuan ($15.69 billion), the 968-km Wuhan-Guangzhou railway, which is expected to be completed in 2010, can allow trains to run at speed of 350 km per hour. The train travel time between the two cities will be cut to only 4 hours from more than 11 hours currently. [Xinhua]
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Old June 19th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #772
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They always have such nice landscaping on transportation corridors in China. I love the attention to detail, the new railways are just perfect. Hopefully other countries can emulate the nice landscaping.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #773
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I see they are using a concrete layer under the tracks everywhere instead of stones. Whats the idea/advantage of that?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #774
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I see they are using a concrete layer under the tracks everywhere instead of stones. Whats the idea/advantage of that?
more stable subjects less to weathering and chances in grade level and passing high speed trains will not beable to toss up waves of rocks everytime it passes by.

It is a requirement for very high speed operation.
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more stable subjects less to weathering and chances in grade level and passing high speed trains will not beable to toss up waves of rocks everytime it passes by.
It also requires much less maintenance and is therefore significantly cheaper to maintain, which I guess is the main reason it's being used.

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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:26 AM   #776
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more stable subjects less to weathering and chances in grade level and passing high speed trains will not beable to toss up waves of rocks everytime it passes by.

It is a requirement for very high speed operation.
It is not. Look at the high speed lines in Europe (France, Spain, UK). The trains don't toss up any stones, at least not waves of stones.

As AR1182 said, it does require less maintenance, but is in fact much more expensive to build than the "traditional" track.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 10:42 AM   #777
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China is going to reap the benefits of its investment in infrastructure and in particular, high speed rail.

The U.S. is suffering from a lack of investment in its transportation infrastructure, instead pissing trillions away into wars and tax cuts.
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Chinese insurers to invest $2.35 bln in Beijing-Shanghai express railway


www.chinaview.cn 2008-06-21 14:31:36

BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Four of China's insurance companies have been given green light by the country's insurance regulator to invest 16 billion yuan (2.35 bln U.S. dollars) in the Beijing-Shanghai express railway.

Sources from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said that four asset management companies under the Ping'an Insurance, Pacific Insurance, Taikang Life and Taiping Life will jointly set up a Beijing-Shanghai express railway equity investment project to raise the planned amount of capital.

In addition to the four insurers, the China Reinsurance (Group) Company, Generali China Life Insurance Company and PICC will also act as partakers and beneficiaries of the project, with the China Construction Bank as the trustee and the China Development Bank as an independent supervisor.

The CIRC demanded all parties involved in the project to strictly abide by related laws and regulations and prevent credit, operation, moral and legal risks. It also requested the project to submit timely report on its operation or events of significance.

On Dec. 27, 2007, the Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway Co. Ltd was unveiled in Beijing for the construction of the 1,318-km high-speed railway between China's top two cities.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_8412469.htm
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Shanghai - Nanjing high speed railway

From Shanghai Daily on 6/20/08

Link to Nanjing is right on track
Created: 2008-6-20
Author:Yang Lifei and Dong Zhen


CONSTRUCTION will begin next month on an express railway line for passenger service linking Shanghai to Nanjing City in Jiangsu Province.

It will run parallel to the present tracks which will be used for cargo transport.

Thirty-one stations are planned, but only 21 will be built initially along the 300-kilometer route that has a designed speed of 200 to 250 kilometers per hour.

The Shanghai stops on the express line will include Shanghai Railway Station, West Railway Station, Nanxiang Station as well as the Hongqiao Hub Station, according to railway blueprint.

The line will be divided at local Anting area in Jiading District. The major access will lead to stops at Nanxiang and two local railway stations while a branch line will end at the Hongqiao station.

According to Jiangsu railway authority officials, the other 10 stations will be added once passenger flow is determined. "These additional stations are in some counties or small towns. Construction will start when there are more passengers," a Jiangsu railway official said.
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Anyone got a map of current and future HSR lines in China?
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