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Old September 23rd, 2009, 02:47 PM   #1721
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high speed rail(beijing)

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 08:32 PM   #1722
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your pictures aren't showing up for me baidu.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #1723
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #1724
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great pictures. tnx for sharing. South station is great looking.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 07:48 AM   #1725
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Old September 26th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #1726
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Does the new Tibet lines haul freight as well as passengers or only passengers?

It would make sense for it to one day go across Nepal to India someday I think. Then cargo from the interior of China could get to port in Calcutta or Bangladesh in a day
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Old September 26th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1727
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It should be for both. It is not high speed anyway.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #1728
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http://news.gd.sina.com.cn/news/2009/09/25/671571.html

When the HSR to Hong Kong is opened in 2015, there will be 33 trains from HK. Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing will be within 10 hours of Hong Kong, and more importantly, HK - Shanghai by train will only be 2 hours longer than by air (including the check-in, security, ground transportation, etc).

http://www.bvehk.net/viewthread.php?...extra=page%3D1

There will be direct trains from Hong Kong to Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanchang, Kunming, Nanning, Chengdu, Shantou, Fuzhou, and Xiamen. This is in addition to the rail services in the PRD region.
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Old September 27th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #1729
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Does the new Tibet lines haul freight as well as passengers or only passengers?

It would make sense for it to one day go across Nepal to India someday I think. Then cargo from the interior of China could get to port in Calcutta or Bangladesh in a day
Yes, in fact I think it's mostly freight. Tibet-India is too steep and has different gauges, it would be difficult to build a railway using that route (especially a freight one, which requires shallower grades).
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Old September 28th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1730
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Does anyone have any updated pictures of the new high speed train Zefiro designed by Bombardier?
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Old September 28th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #1731
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There are photo's of it
Here is the link http://www.bombardier.com/en/corpora...01260d800acfd9
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #1732
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It seems like that the MOR is ordering both the Zefiro 250 and the Zefiro 380, am I correct?

The Zefiro 380 looks pretty cool, it seems like its a hybrid between the Hitachi 800 Shinkansen and Alstom's AGV :P
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #1733
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Two continuous high speed lines (250km/h; 580 km total distance) opened yesterday.



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The Fuzhou-Wenzhou line shortens the travel time from 15 hours to 100 minutes. Trains can run at 250 km per hour on the line, said Gao An'gang, official with Nanchang Railway Bureau, which is responsible for the construction.

The other line links Wenzhou with Ningbo cities, both in Zhejiang.

The two lines, about 580 km in total, began construction in 2004 and 2005 respectively. The railways, linked with lines to Shanghai, also cut the travel time from Fuzhou to Shanghai from 11hours to about five hours.

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Old September 29th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #1734
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Bombardier Sifang Wins US$4B Contract to Build 80 Very High Speed Trains for China

28 September 2009
From: GreenCarCongress

Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has been selected by the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR) to supply 80 ZEFIRO 380 very high speed trains (1,120 cars) for the country’s rapidly growing high speed rail network. The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated 27.4 billion Chinese Renminbis (US$4 billion, €2.7 billion). Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at 13.5 billion Chinese Renminbis, (US$2 billion, €1.3 billion).The first train is scheduled for delivery in 2012 with final deliveries expected in 2014.
The new trainsets will be an integral part of an evolving high speed rail capability in China, which is developing more than 6,000 km of new high speed lines. The trains, with maximum operating speeds of 380 km/h (236 mph), are based on Bombardier’s next-generation ZEFIRO high speed rail technology, and are powered by a Bombardier MITRAC propulsion and control system.

A ZEFIRO train is built up using three types of cars: motorized end cars; intermediate trailer cars with and without pantograph; and intermediate motorized cars. Each train base unit has its own complete system for propulsion, 400 V AC auxiliary supply and 110V battery supply. The high voltage supply is connected between the train base units; one pantograph at a time feeds all the main transformers in an ZEFIRO EMU.

The ZEFIRO 380 trainsets incorporate elements of Bombardier’s ECO4 energy-saving technologies. Introduced in 2008, Bombardier’s modular suite of ECO4 technologies for the range of its train products includes:
• EnerGplan Simulation Tool
• AeroEfficient Optimized Train Shaping
• EBI Drive50 Driver Assistance System
• MITRAC Energy Saver
• PRIMOVE Catenary-Free Operation
• C.L.E.A.N. Diesel Power Pack
• MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor
• ThermoEfficient Climatization System
• Energy Management Control System
• FLEXX Tronic Technology
• FLEXX Eco Bogie
• MITRAC Hybrid Technology

The ZEFIRO 380 trains will be manufactured at Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation production facilities in Qingdao, China. Engineering will take place in Qingdao and at Bombardier centers in Europe with project management and components provided from sites in Europe and China.
Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation is currently building the world’s fastest sleeper trains for the MOR: twenty 16-car trainsets capable of speeds up to 250 km/h (155 mph). It is also building another 20 high speed trains with conventional seating capable of similar speeds, delivering the first of these trains just 18 months after Notice to Proceed from the MOR.

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One page from the Bombardier specification. More details can be found at http://www.superscooper.com/en/1_0/p...ription_en.pdf

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Old September 29th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #1735
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9.28 Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou and Wenzhou-Fuzhou HSR opens


Crossing Zhejiang Province and Fujian Province, part of Yanhai (along sea shore) HSR

Total length: 580.8km

Speed: 250kmph

Construction: 4 years

Bridge/tunnel: 66% of total length
73 Tunnels with longest Zhongyandang tunnel 7.971km
246 bridges with Ningbo Mega bridge 10.251km long









(http://news.xinmin.cn/rollnews/2009/09/29/2652366.html)
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:01 AM   #1736
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'Lifeline' railway completed in mountainous Yunnan

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A railway connecting Dali to Lijiang, two well-known tourist cities in Southwest China's Yunnan province, went into operation Monday. Bai Enpei, secretary of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), heralded the newly-completed line as the "lifeline of the people in western Yunnan" while addressing a function organized Monday to mark completion of the railway.

Line construction began in December 2004 and completion was set for June 2008. Complex terrain and repeated revisions of the plan, including a decision to use electric power for traction instead of diesel-powered locomotive, led to delays, according to Su Huimin, an official in charge of publicity with Kunming Railway Bureau. The railway cost 4.55 billion yuan ($669 million), said Song Xiude, chief of Kunming Railway Bureau. "The completion of Dali-Lijiang railway is of great significance for Yunnan to expand its rail network and increase contacts with interior areas of China and with countries in south and southeast Asia," said Song.

Song said the line will be linked to the southeast Asian rail network via a 350-km-long railway being constructed between Dali and Ruili, a city on the Sino-Myanmar border. Construction of the Dali-Ruili railway line began in 2008 and will be completed in 2014. Su Huimin with Kunming Railway Bureau confirmed Monday the railway was the first in western Yunnan and had a length of 162 km. The only land link between the two places before was a highway. Along the railway, the region is mainly inhabited by ethnic minorities, and has many cultural relics, tourist sites, and natural resources. It is estimated more than five million residents in Dali, Lijiang, Diqing and Nujiang, all in western Yunnan, will be benefited by the newly completed railway.

Hong Jumei, a woman of the Naxi ethnic group in Lijiang, was overjoyed at the completion of the Dali-Lijiang railway. "We Naxi people have been dreaming of seeing a train at the foot of the snow-capped Mount Yulong and now finally we have it in real life," said Hong. "I also think travel by train is safer, cheaper, and faster, and it will be very convenient to travel around in the future." Shen Zhou, Dali-Lijiang railway project manager and also deputy engineer-in-chief with China Railway Tenth Group Co Ltd, said the line, with 47 tunnels and 76 bridges, turned out to be the most difficult to build. "Geological problems such as landslides, quicksand, cave-in were persistent through the entire process of construction, and we have built a 5,800-meter-long tunnel in a stratum known as tuff, a type of rock composed of compacted volcanic ash, which is the world's first of the kind," said Shen. The Dali-Lijiang line has a designed speed of 120 km per hour. A single journey on it at present, however, takes three hours and 46 minutes to complete as currently, the train only travels at a speed of 80 km per hour out of safety concern. This railway line will be expanded to link more towns in Diqing Tibet autonomous prefecture in western Yunnan, including Shangri-la, a popular tourist destination, said Song.

According to Song, a plan of another railway line, with a length of 144 km, between Lijiang and Shangri-la, the prefectural seat of Diqing, passed an assessment by the Ministry of Environmental Protection early this year to examine the proposed railway's impact on the environment. This new railway will begin construction late this year, said Song.

Lijiang is well-known for its ancient town dating back 800 years ago. Set in a landscape representing the harmonious blend of different cultural traditions, Lijiang was inscribed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1997. It hosted more than four million tourists in the first half of this year, including 300,000 travelers from overseas.

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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #1737
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Leading-edge BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO technology to feature maximum operating speeds of 380 kph

Leading-edge BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO technology to feature maximum operating speeds of 380 kph

Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has been selected by the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR) to supply 80 ZEFIRO 380 very high speed trains (1,120 cars) for the countryís rapidly growing high speed rail network. The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated 27.4 billion Chinese Renminbis ($4 billion US, 2.7 billion euros).[1] Bombardierís share of the contract is estimated at 13.5 billion Chinese Renminbis, ($2 billion US, 1.3 billion euros).[1] The first train is scheduled for delivery in 2012 with final deliveries expected in 2014.


The new trainsets will be an integral part of an evolving high speed rail capability in China, which is developing more than 6,000 km of new high speed lines to create one of the most advanced high speed rail networks in the world. The trains, with maximum operating speeds of 380 kph, are based on Bombardierís next-generation ZEFIRO high speed rail technology, and powered by a highly energy efficient BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system.

The ZEFIRO 380 trainsets will also incorporate Bombardierís advanced ECO4 energy saving technologies to create best-in-class energy and operating efficiencies. Bombardier launched its ECO4 technology package in 2008 as part of an ongoing focus to extend railís position as the most sustainable form of transportation in the world. Bombardier is first in the industry to create a new formula for total train performance with a portfolio that can create substantial overall energy savings of up to 50%.


The ZEFIRO 380 trains will be manufactured at Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation production facilities in Qingdao, China. Engineering will take place in Qingdao and at Bombardier centers in Europe with project management and components provided from sites in Europe and China.


Established in 1998, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. is a joint venture between Bombardier and CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Ltd. dedicated to supplying passenger rail rolling stock for China. It has delivered over 1,000 passenger rail cars into China since its inception, including a range of high speed trains and high-grade passenger coaches.

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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #1738
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looks really comfortable but I don't really like the face to face seating design (it may not be final design though)
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:45 AM   #1739
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Wow I like the Zefiro train design. The front is so nice!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #1740
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The Fuzhou-Wenzhou line shortens the travel time from 15 hours to 100 minutes.
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The railways, linked with lines to Shanghai, also cut the travel time from Fuzhou to Shanghai from 11hours to about five hours.
If the travel time from Fuzhou to Wenzhou was 15 hous, how was it possible to travel from Wenzhou to Shanghai in minus 4 hours, so as to reach Shanghai in 11 hours?

Now that Fuzhou-Wenzhou is 100 minutes, what is the total trip time of the whole new route, Fuzhou-Ningbo?

Also, what is the trip time Fuzhou-Hangzhou?

Overnight fast trains Beijing-Shanghai already continue to Hangzhou and reach it in 11 and a half hours. Shall any trains travel direct Beijing-Fuzhou, 15 or so hours?
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