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Old December 19th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #521
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GZ-SZ high-speed link starts test run
2011-December-19 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

A TEST run has started on the 104.5-kilometer Guangzhou-Shenzhen section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway.

Six trains without passengers travelled in both directions with a departure interval of 15 minutes during rush hours in accordance with a running chart, Guangzhou Daily reported Friday.

According to a timetable at Shenzhen North Railway Station, the earliest train would leave Shenzhen at 7 a.m., and the latest 10 p.m., with a total of 39 trains setting out from Shenzhen each day and 36 of them carrying passengers.

The train stops at Guangzhou South Railway Station, Qingsheng in Guangzhou’s Panyu District, Humen Township in neighboring Dongguan City, and Shenzhen’s Guangming New Zone and Shenzhen North Railway Station. A single ride in the test run was only 29 minutes.

Passengers from Shenzhen can take Metro Longhua and Huanzhong lines to Shenzhen North Railway Station.

The section has passed a preliminary inspection by the Ministry of Railways, a final step toward its official opening.

Shielding gates would be installed on the platform of Shenzhen North Train Station, which has been prepared for the operation of the section, the paper said.

There will be more than 1,600 parking spaces at Shenzhen North Railway Station. The sidewalks on the platform, however, have not yet been connected to the station halls and escalators.

Ticket pricing has not been announced.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #522
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High-speed railway links Shenzhen, Guangzhou
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SHENZHEN - A 102-km-long high-speed railway linking south China's boomtown of Shenzhen with Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong, became operational on Monday.


A seat in the VIP carriage of the high-speed train linking Shenzhen and Guangzhou, which opened Monday, costs 120 yuan. The line is expected to be extended to Hong Kong by 2015. [Photo/CFP]

The line is expected to be extended to Hong Kong by 2015, making it an important new option for passengers traveling between Hong Kong and the mainland.
Lu Chunfang, deputy minister of railways, said the Guangzhou-Shenzhen line, built at a cost of 20.4 billion yuan ($3.2 billion), is a section of the future Beijing-Hong Kong high-speed railway, which is one of the country's rail arteries currently under construction.
Upon its completion, the trip between Beijing and Shenzhen will be reduced from 23 to 10 hours.
A total of 36 pairs of shuttles have been arranged daily on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen line. A single trip takes 35 minutes at a maximum speed of 300 km per hour.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #523
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That was a short test period!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #524
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Shenzhen, Guangzhou high-speed rail begins

BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhuanet) --Service on the 102-km high-speed railway between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, in South China’s Guangdong province, is scheduled to start Monday. The fast trains will be a new option for the many passengers between the two commercial hubs adjacent to Hong Kong, where the railway will extend to in 2015.

Non-stop trips between Guangzhou South Station and Shenzhen North Station will take 35 minutes at full speed. The trains will travel at a maximum hourly speed of 300 km initially. All 36 pairs of trains will run daily. A one-way first-class ticket costs 100 yuan and a second-class fare is priced at 75 yuan.

However many passengers are expected to still prefer the slower trains, given their terminals in Guangzhou and Shenzhen are located in the cities. The terminals of the high-speed trains are situated in less-populated areas of both cities.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:55 AM   #525
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The Futian undeground station should open by the end of 2013 according to Shenzhen Daily:

http://szdaily.sznews.com/html/2012-...nt_1914373.htm
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Old February 4th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #526
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The Futian undeground station should open by the end of 2013 according to Shenzhen Daily:

http://szdaily.sznews.com/html/2012-...nt_1914373.htm
Does that mean eventually the line to Guangzhou South will have 2 stations in Shenzhen - one at Shenzhen North, and then the new one in the heart of Futian?
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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #527
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Does that mean eventually the line to Guangzhou South will have 2 stations in Shenzhen - one at Shenzhen North, and then the new one in the heart of Futian?
No.

The line to Guangzhou South already has 2 stations in Shenzhen - one at Guangming and one at Longhua.

Eventually the line shall have 3 stations - the 3rd being the new one in Futian.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #528
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大角咀居民反對挖高鐵隧道
2012年02月13日(一)






【本報訊】近二百名大角咀居民昨發起遊行集會,反對港府因高鐵工程,收回該區十九幢樓宇的地層以鑽挖隧道。居民指該區樓宇樓齡高,部分更屬鹹水樓,擔心一旦鑽挖高鐵隧道會影響樓宇質素,及令樓宇沉降,又不滿當局要居民自行出資聘請專家及律師評估工程對樓宇的影響,透過法律程序才可申請賠償。居民指已收集過千份反對書,將遞交運輸及房屋局局長鄭汝樺,要求她落區與居民對話。

Rough translation of key points : about 200 residents of Tai Kok Tsui district protested against construction of the high-speed rail link. They fear tunnelling works will impact their aging buildings, many of which were built during the time when construction standards were not high. Protesters have collected over 1000 opposition letters and will send them to the government.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #529
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Won't they get compensated properly if the construction works impact their buildings?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #530
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Won't they get compensated properly if the construction works impact their buildings?
I think they're afraid the buildings could collapse, or be at the point where they're declared dangerous and uninhabitable. They'll probably get compensated but I doubt the amount would be enough to buy something else in the area, especially in the current bull market. I also don't think the renters can get full compensation either if something were to happen.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #531
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Ah yes, then they have good reason to protest. I hope the construction works will go without incident.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #532
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They definitely do have a legitimate reason to be concerned, HK has many relatively old high rises built on soft soil, so they need to be very careful about how to proceed with the tunneling. Thanks goddess HK residents still have an accountable government that hopefully will listen and provide a satisfactory solution. I'd recommend the government provide the money to allow local residents to hire a third party engineering company to perform the study, that way the company can stay neutral, but no additional burden to the residents.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #533
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SZ-Wuhan link to open in March
2012-February-15 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

HIGH-SPEED trains are scheduled to start running between Shenzhen and Wuhan on March 17, cutting travel time between the two cities to no more than five hours, Guangzhou Railway Group said yesterday.

Railway plans have been handed to the Ministry of Railway for approval.

Currently, passengers from Shenzhen to Wuhan and Changsha need to transfer at Guangzhou South Railway Station. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed rail opened Dec. 26, in time for the latest Spring Festival travel season.

According to Li Youyi, deputy director of Shenzhen’s rail construction office, Shenzhen has initiated tests of signals and connections on railway sections from Shenzhen to Guangzhou and Guangzhou to Wuhan.

Shenzhen North Railway Station will handle about 56 pairs of trains after the link opens, including 10 pairs to Changsha and 15 pairs to Wuhan. Travel from Shenzhen should take three hours and 15 minutes to Changsha, and four hours and 50 minutes to Wuhan.

The Shenzhen-Wuhan section is part of a national rail plan linking Beijing to Hong Kong. The 900-kilometer Wuhan-Shijiazhuang high-speed rail is preparing to open. The Wuhan-Zhengzhou section will open in the first half of this year, while the Zhengzhou-Shijiazhuang section will open at the end of the year.
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廣深高鐵中途死火近句鐘
2012年02月20日(一)


Synopsis : The first operational event has occurred on the new Guangzhou-Shenzhen HSR route. Due to an electric failure, train G6255 stopped in a tunnel. Lights and circulation went off. It took about an hour to repair. The train left Guangzhou South at 5:55pm.

【兩岸組記者深圳報道】開通僅個多月的廣深港高鐵廣深段,前晚發生首次事故,因供電設備故障,廣州南至深圳北的G6255班次列車在駛過虎門站前的隧道後突然煞停,車上照明及空調全關,車廂漆黑一片,部分乘客不適及恐慌,近一個小時始修復,多個班次受影響延誤個多小時。

當日乘搭G6255班次的旅客鄭小姐透露,列車在下午五時五十五分從廣州南站開出,駛至虎門站前的獅子洋隧道時開始減速,出隧道後不久突然停下,不少乘客以為到站,準備下車時卻發現列車停在路軌,車內空調及照明也停掉。

漆黑封閉的車廂悶熱,愈來愈多乘客不適,列車長暫時打開三個車門通風。至六時四十五分左右,空調方重新啟動,數分鐘後列車開動,至七時許抵達虎門站,乘客須換乘另一列車往深圳。

受故障影響,多班列車延誤。當晚近八時,仍有不少乘客被迫滯留虎門站,部分欲前往廣州南站轉乘長途汽車的旅客,因錯過開車時間向車站投訴,車站方面致歉,並安排受影響旅客退票或換乘列車。
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By me today. South part of Futian Station
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Taken by me today. Northern part of Futian Station

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Looks like the cut-and-cover part is done! I presume the underground station is still U/C?
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Will there be mainland immigration officers at the West Kowloon terminal to speed up the process for Hong Kong passengers or are legal difficulties preventing them from being implemented?
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Will there be mainland immigration officers at the West Kowloon terminal to speed up the process for Hong Kong passengers or are legal difficulties preventing them from being implemented?
Yes - there will be a central immigration facility at the Hong Kong end, similar to how US officials man their counters at Canadian airports.
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SZ-Wuhan high-speed trains to run in April HIGH-SPEED trains departing from Shenzhen will take passengers directly to Changsha and Wuhan starting April 1, cutting the travel time between Shenzhen and Wuhan to four hours, according to rail operator Guangzhou Railway Group Corp. on Monday.
At present, passengers leaving Shenzhen for the two provincial capital cities of Hunan and Hubei have to transfer at Guangzhou South Railway Station.
The railway group will operate 10 pairs of trains — labeled G10 — from Shenzhen to Wuhan, and 10 pairs of trains labeled G60 to Changsha. The group currently operates 28 pairs of high-speed trains between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, carrying 20,000 passengers a day.
The newly connected rail will provide trips of four hours eight minutes to Wuhan and two hours 48 minutes to Changsha.
The railway group didn’t reveal fares or schedules for the new trains. It costs 75 yuan (US$12) for an economy seat from Shenzhen to Guangzhou and 465 yuan from Guangzhou to Wuhan. The fare from Shenzhen to Wuhan, therefore, is estimated to be 540 yuan. The fare to Changsha is about 390 yuan.
The opening of a direct high-speed rail link between Shenzhen, Changsha and Wuhan is expected to stimulate tourism with its cheaper cost and shortened travel time.
Shenzhen-Wuhan high- speed rail is part of the larger Beijing-Hong Kong passenger rail system. The section between Wuhan and Zhengzhou will open this August. The section between Zhengzhou and Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province will open at the end of the year. The Shenzhen-Hong Kong section is expected to open by 2015.
It will take eight hours to travel from Shenzhen to Beijing when the whole line is operating.



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