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Old February 28th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #1241
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:55 AM   #1242
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I don't understand why it must all be elevated into the station. Isnt that like more expensive?
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Old March 1st, 2009, 01:05 PM   #1243
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Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail
new changsha railway station(u/c)
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Old March 1st, 2009, 04:55 PM   #1244
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I don't understand why it must all be elevated into the station. Isnt that like more expensive?
Caton (Guangzhou) lies in the delta of the Pearl river, which makes the soil very unstable

at least thats what i think
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Old March 1st, 2009, 05:16 PM   #1245
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Caton (Guangzhou) lies in the delta of the Pearl river, which makes the soil very unstable

at least thats what i think
yeah,exactly
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Old March 1st, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1246
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awesome updates, great pictures...
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Old March 1st, 2009, 07:08 PM   #1247
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Wonderful, simply exciting.

I'm glad China is so pro-rail. I hope they convince Hillary Clinton that rail is the way to go. Guangzhou Rail Station is just so cool!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:49 AM   #1248
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. I hope they convince Hillary Clinton that rail is the way to go.
Now that would be a Hallelujah and a big I WISH or I Hope
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:19 AM   #1249
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Construction on new railway bridge starts in Fujian

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Updated: 2009-03-01

Chinese workers began building the first pier on Sunday of a massive bridge that will span across the Minjiang River in eastern China's Fujian province. The two-way railway bridge, with a length of 7,637.32 meters, is a key part of Xiangtang-Putian Railway. The project is designed to bring Jiangxi, an old revolutionary inland province, closer to east China's seaboard, according to Xiangtang-Putian Railway Co Ltd.

The bridge will connect a tunnel exit with Daode Mountain in Minhou near Fuzhou, the provincial capital of Fujian, and the Fuzhou Railway Station. It will span over the Beijing-Fuzhou Freeway, 316 National Highway, Minjiang River and a local flood control embankment. The bridge will cost 590 million yuan (about $86.77 million) and will take 30 months to complete because of its complexity, said an engineer with China's Zhongtie Major Bridge Engineering Group Co Ltd.

The Xiangtang-Putian railway will start in Xiangtang in Nanchang, capital of eastern China's Jiangxi province, extend southeast and zigzag among mountains. It will then branch to Fuzhou and Putian via Yongtai, Fujian province. With a budget of 51.8 billion yuan (about $7.62 billion), the railway project spans 603.6 kilometers. More than half that distance is inside Fujian.

Construction started on Xiangtang-Putian railway in November 2008. The entire railway project is expected to be finished and put into service in 2012.

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 08:01 AM   #1250
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wow great updates, this is just impressive

the fast rail system will be a great benefit for the business people for meetings in cities to avoid flying with those extra delays
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 11:00 AM   #1251
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As much as I love the designs of China's new generation of 'central stations' - they always look so detached from the surrounding areas. They seem like they'd be near-impossible to reach by foot, and like they're more for interchanging rather than accessing the area nearby.

Feel free to prove me wrong. The designs are still amazing when all is said and done.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:07 PM   #1252
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Actually it's the renderings that are "cleaned up" of surrounding buildings (so that they don't "cover" any parts of the station). It would be absolutely out of the question to leave land undeveloped in the middle of a city in the most populated country on the planet..
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:50 PM   #1253
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High speed rail construction pictures

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Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail construction in Guangdong province
These are great pictures - thanks.

Does anyone have pictures of the construction in progress of the Shanghai - Beijing high speed line? I don't believe any have been published.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:37 AM   #1254
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So, is the first floor of the terminal reserved for drop-offs or something? Sure would like to know what the first level is used for...


EDIT: Woops, just read the soil comment. Very ingenious! There's a hotel nearby that's taking cues from Asia (at least that's what I read) and they're building the whole thing on stilts. Same concept right?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:54 AM   #1255
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this has toy train collectors drooling.

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:14 AM   #1256
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Old March 6th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #1257
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Hefei-Wuhan high speed rail

Length: 350km
Speed: 200kmh - 250kmh



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Old March 7th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #1258
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Guangdong to sink 30b yuan into rail projects in 2009

By Zheng Lifei (Chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-03-07

South China's Guangdong province is expected to pour 30 billion yuan ($4.38 billion) into railway projects this year, a provincial rail official said.
Fourteen railway projects are currently under construction and the province will kick off seven new projects this year, Caijing Magazine reported on its website, citing He Yuhua, chairman of Guangzhou Rail Group.

Total investment in the 21 projects would amount to 230 billion yuan ($33.6 billion), He said on the sidelines of the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The massive investment, he said, is expected to create 1 million tons of steel, 6 million tons of cement and 300,000 jobs.

The length of the railway in the province will increase from the current 1,880 km to 4,200 km once all the projects are complete, said He, an NPC deputy.
The province is also planning another six rail projects, but He did not reveal financial details.
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China to have world's fastest train by 2012

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Trains on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railroad under construction will run at 350 km per hour, the fastest in the world, said Li Heping, a researcher at the China Academy of Railway Sciences on Friday. The 1,318-km-long railway line, with a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour, will beat the fastest rails in the world at present, which has a designed speed of 320 kilometers per hour, he said. Trains will take less than five hours to make the run from the capital to Shanghai, which is now at least 11 hours. The new rail line would be used for passenger service, while the existing one for cargo transportation, according to Li.

"The railway traffic strain will be greatly eased by 2012 as the country will increase investment and build faster rails and trains," he said. The Ministry of Railways has said it planned to invest 1.2 trillion yuan ($175.44 billion) to improve the railway system, aiming to have 13,000 km of passenger lines by 2012. According to Li, 8,000 km of the lines would allow trains to travel between 200 to 350 km per hour, and 5,000 km for trains with a speed from 200 to 250 km. The money is part of the 4-trillion-yuan stimulus package announced by the government late last year, the ministry said. Currently, there are not enough seats for all the people who want to travel, especially during the Lunar New Year every year, when millions are on the move for family reunion.

"Research on high-speed trains are going on smoothly," he said. The new trains would be batch-produced after trial operations in 2012. China was developing trains that would run at a designed speed of 350 km per hour, and the speed for test might exceed 380 kilometers, according to Li.

China aimed to put 120,000 km of rail lines in service by 2020, of which 16,000 km would be dedicated to only passenger services, according to the Ministry of Railways. To meet the 2020 target will require about 5 trillion yuan, the ministry said.

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the fastest in the world,
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I don't think so.
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