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Old March 9th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #1281
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But why they only allow the trains to run at 300km / h? Is it because some parts of the railway is not completed?
Because ETCS level 2 does not work till now.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #1282
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Once the maximum speed reached 350km / h (last August), then reduced speed, the current maximum sustained speed is 330km / h. Since the goal of operation are from Beijing to Tianjin arrive half an hour, continuing to run at 330km / h will be able to meet this requirement, but rather than continuing to run at 350km / h, the train maintenance costs lower, so lower speed.
Yes. The Beijing-Tianijn line only run at 350 km/h in the first 10 days, my GPS recorded 353 km/h in a trip on August 6 2008.

Since August 11, my GPS never recorded speed higher than 346 km/h. In September and October, the trains mostly run at 340 km/h, and later slowed down to 335 km/h, and now seems at 330 km/hr.

My GPS recorded maximum speed of 332 km/h in a trip in March 2009. But someone told me he personally noticed the train run at 348 km/h in a trip in February 2009, but I think it should be a very rare case.

BTW, I have traveled about 120 times (or 60 round-trips) between Beijing and Tianjin since the open of this line. You can find most of my GPS records at: http://tinyurl.com/8knm9x
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Old March 9th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #1283
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Sinohydro wins 4.9b yuan railway construction contract

By Yu Hongyan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-03-09

Sinohydro, China's leading hydraulic construction contractor, has won the bid to construct a 72.79 km railway in Jiangsu province, part of the railway connecting Nanjing and Hangzhou, according to a statement posted on the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) website

Value of the deal is worth 4.94 billion yuan ($722 million). The 248.96 km Nanjing-Hangzhou railway is expected to be operational in three years.

The Beijing-based company's business ranges from transport infrastructure, dredging and reclamation to hydropower and hydraulic works. In 2008 it entered the railway construction market.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #1284
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China to open Wenzhou-Fuzhou railroad at mid-year

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FUZHOU, March 9 (Xinhua) -- A railway line linking Wenzhou, a city in east China's Zhejiang Province, with Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province, also in eastern China, will open to traffic on June 30, the Fujian provincial government confirmed Monday.

The local government said tracks for the line, which will be the first to link the two regions, have been completed. The line has a designed speed of 200 km to 250 km per hour for passenger trains.

The project, which started in August 2005, cost 12.66 billion yuan (1.85 billion U.S. dollars). The line has 298.4 km of rail, of which 229.1 km are in Fujian.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:26 AM   #1285
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Zhengzhou-Xi'an express rail starts tracklaying

Length: 458.2km
Speed: 350kmh
Finishing: 12/28/2009

This rail will shorten Shanghai-Xi'an rail time from 15 hrs to 5 hrs, Beijing-Xi'an from 11 hrs to 4 hrs.

source: http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2009-03-11/082417383057.shtml
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #1286
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Because ETCS level 2 does not work till now.

When ETCS level 2 can work?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #1287
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Workers die on China rail project

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7936444.stm

At least nine workers have died in the collapse of a construction site on the Shanghai-Nanjing railway in eastern China, state media say.

Four railway workers are still missing in the accident, which occurred in early morning in Jiangsu province, Xinhua news agency says.

Initial reports suggested a gas explosion at a workers' dormitory had caused the collapse.

China has ambitious railway plans but a poor safety record for workers.

China plans to build more than 12,000km (7,500 miles) of high-speed railway to connect its major cities.

New links in China's railway construction programme are part of the economic stimulus plan announced in November.

It recently approved a further two-trillion-yuan ($300b, £218b) investment plan for its railway infrastructure over the next two years.

It also plans a high-speed network, starting with a line between Beijing and Shanghai.

Chinese-designed trains on this route will be capable of speeds up to 380km/h (236mph).
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #1288
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When ETCS level 2 can work?
That's the question, I don't know.
A similar problem exists in Belgium where the new high speed line between Liège and Welkenraedt cannot be used because the train control (ETCS) is not ready.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:19 AM   #1289
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Beijing expects new inter-city railway

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Updated: 2009-03-11

An inter-city railway is expected to be built between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a city in the neighboring Hebei province, where an airport under construction may potentially serve as the capital's back-up, an official said Wednesday. The 160-km-long railway line will start construction in August this year, said Zheng Xuebi, a deputy to the National People's Congress, the parliament, and mayor of Zhangjiakou. Trains, which run at 300 kilometers per hour on the railway line, will take less than one hour to make the run from the capital to Zhangjiakou, which is now at least three hours, according to the mayor. Media reports said the inter-city railway would cost 30 billion yuan ($4.39 billion).

Zhangjiakou is building an airport for both military and civilian use. "We have actively applied to relevant authority to make the airport a back-up for Beijing and Tianjin," he said. Zhangjiakou seldom has foggy weather and is close to Beijing, he said. Flights bound for Beijing and Tianjin can land in Zhangjiakou in atrocious weather, he said.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #1290
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7936444.stm

At least nine workers have died in the collapse of a construction site on the Shanghai-Nanjing railway in eastern China, state media say.

Four railway workers are still missing in the accident, which occurred in early morning in Jiangsu province, Xinhua news agency says.

Initial reports suggested a gas explosion at a workers' dormitory had caused the collapse.

China has ambitious railway plans but a poor safety record for workers.

China plans to build more than 12,000km (7,500 miles) of high-speed railway to connect its major cities.

New links in China's railway construction programme are part of the economic stimulus plan announced in November.

It recently approved a further two-trillion-yuan ($300b, £218b) investment plan for its railway infrastructure over the next two years.

It also plans a high-speed network, starting with a line between Beijing and Shanghai.

Chinese-designed trains on this route will be capable of speeds up to 380km/h (236mph).
too fast?
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #1291
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Where can I find an english language map of China's rail expansion projects?

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Old March 13th, 2009, 08:13 AM   #1292
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CRCC to build on new orders

By Yu Hongyan (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-03-13

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) yesterday announced that its subsidiaries have won railway construction contracts worth as much as 28.12 billion yuan in China, less than one month after the company won a similar $1.77 billion contract in Saudi Arabia. The country's largest railway and highway builder said its subsidiaries would take part in the construction of four railways in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Zhejiang and Gansu provinces. The value of the contracts is equivalent to 15.84 percent of the company's 2007 sales under domestic accounting standards, the Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed company said in a stock exchange filing yesterday.

The A-shares of the railway builder remained virtually unchanged yesterday, declining 0.43 percent to close at 9.3 yuan. The massive contract, analysts said, will help boost the company's performance.

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CRCC, as one of the 141 State-owned enterprises administered by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration, said earlier that it will put more efforts into domestic infrastructure construction as the government aims to beef up that sector. Due to the financial crisis, CRCC's overseas activities may go slower or in a steady fashion, Huo Jingui, vice-secretary of the company's Party committee, told Xinhua in December. "CRCC and its major rival China Railway Group Limited, among other construction contractors, will benefit most from the stimulus plan, as railway construction will constitute a great part in the plan," said Han Qicheng, analyst with Guotai Junan Securities. China's railroad lines in service were expected to reach 120,000 km by 2020, Lu Dongfu, vice-minister of railways, told a press conference last year. To that end, the country would spend 5 trillion yuan until 2020 to add another 41,000 km to its already extensive but strained rail network.

CRCC, builder of Shanghai maglev train rails, said operating revenue in the first three quarters of 2008 totaled 135.33 billion yuan. It has yet to release its full-year earnings. CRCC won a $1.77 billion contract in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier this month to build an 18.06 km light rail in the Middle East country.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #1293
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More on rail construction awards

China Railway Erju wins 5.5b yuan in bids
By Tong Hao (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-03-13

China Railway Erju Co, a Chengdu-based contractor on traffic and civil construction projects, has won bids worth 5.5 billion yuan, the company said.
The 11 projects include construction of the railway, subway, expressway and airport in Guizhou, Shaanxi and other provinces, according to a statement the Shanghai-listed company filed on Friday.

The largest project is the upgrade of Nanning Railway from Yongzhou to Liuzhou, which lasts 36 months with an investment of 2.27 billion yuan. The company realized a net profit of 308 million yuan in the first three quarters of last year, a 27.36 percent increase year-on-year, while its business revenue increased by 12.9 percent to 15.76 billion yuan, according to its third-quarter financial report.
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China Communications Construction wins 1.79b yuan bid
By Yu Hongyan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-03-13

China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), China's largest port construction and designing firm, said it has won a 1.79 billion yuan railway construction contract, according to a government website. The Hong Kong-listed construction contractor will build a part of the railway connecting Hunan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, said a statement on the website of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC). The company also signed an agreement with the Wuhan city government to take part in city planning and infrastructure construction in the transportation hub in Central China.

As one of the 141 State-owned companies under the administration of SASAC, CCCC is the main constructor of China's ports and waterways.
CCCC, whose subsidiary Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery is the world's largest container crane maker, said in its 2008 medium report that its operating revenue rose 29.1 percent to 75.75 billion yuan in the first half of 2008, 14.2 billion yuan of which were from projects outside the Chinese mainland.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #1294
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It's hard to keep up with all of the infrastructure in China.

Hew high speed lines are approved every day it seems and start construction a week later!!
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Old March 14th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #1295
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Old March 14th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #1296
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This is not complete.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:20 AM   #1297
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This is not complete.
It's complete. Just around 6 months out of date.

Most of the 300 km/h blues should be U/C. Additional line from Shijiazhuang to Tianjin. And I refuse to believe that every training coming into Bejing from Dongbei (north eastern provinces) must pass through Tianjin to get to Beijing. If there isn't something planned for Qinghuangdao to Beijing, I really hope there will be.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1298
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TBEA Won Bid to Supply Cable for Zhengzhou-Xian High-speed Rail

2009-2-24

On January 5, 2009, TBEA Xinjiang Cable Company signed the contract of cable supply for Zhengzhou-Xian passenger special line with China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) in Xian, the value of contract is more than RMB 68 million which accounts for two thirds of total cable supply. TBEA provided service for national major railway construction projects once again followed by Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Zhengzhou-Xian passenger special line with overall length up to 484.5 Kilometer is first high-speed passenger special line under construction in the northwest of China, and is important parts of “Four Horizontal and Four Vertical Railway Traffic Network Under National Railway Network Planning on Mid and Long Term”. Zhengzhou-Xian passenger special line can improve transportation condition of Longhai Railway, furthermore, journey between Northwest of China, Sichuan Province, Chongqing and Central South of China, East of China can be reduced greatly. So the line can enhance economic cooperation and exchange among the east, central and west of China. The line is of great significance to Western Development and The strategy of prosperity of Middle part of China.

TBEA Xinjiang Cable Company is the ranked in first manufacture in the northwest power wire and cable industry with the largest production capacity, the most sophisticated production facility and strongest R&D abilities, the unique qualified supplier of expanding diameter overhead conductor for State Grid Corp 750 kV power demonstration projects in the northwest of China, expanding diameter overhead conductor was honored by The first Award of Science and Technology Advance.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #1299
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i don't think the Chengdu-Chongqing one is running at 350km/h
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