daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:46 AM   #281
greenlion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 374
Likes (Received): 30

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/9...3/7296511.html

China, Kazakhstan to jointly build high-speed railway
21:55, February 22, 2011

China and Kazakhstan will jointly build a high-speed railway connecting the central Asian nation's cities of Astana and Almaty, with the project to be completed in 2015, the Kazakhstan Railways president Askar Mamin said Tuesday in Beijing.

Trains on the 1,050-kilometer-long double-track planned line connecting Kazakhstan's capital Astana with its biggest city Almaty, will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, serving 5 million passengers annually, said Mamin at a luncheon party with entrepreneurs from China and Kazakhstan.

Experts in China estimate that 65 percent of the line will run along the ground, with the rest 370 km made up of bridges and elevated railways.

Mamin, who is accompanying Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on a three-day visit to China, said a memorandum of understanding had been signed with China's railways authorities.

According to the memo, the line will use the most advanced Chinese technology and new generation locomotives and cars.

Also, design institutes in both countries will work together on a feasibility study, while specialist firms from China and Kazakhstan will jointly construct the railway, says the memo.

China has quickly developed technology and skills to build high-speed railways over recent years. Its high-speed railways have carried more than 600 million passengers since the first line began operation in April 2007, Lu said.

By 2010, China's newly-built high-speed railways extended 4,674 km, of which 47 percent could run trains traveling at speeds of up to 350 km per hour, such as the Beijing to Tianjin and Wuhan to Guangzhou lines, He said.

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Beijing on Monday afternoon for a three-day state visit.

During the visit, he expressed the wish to further cooperate with China in more projects in high-tech and railways and road-building sectors. He said the Astana to Almaty high-speed line is just one of them.
greenlion no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 25th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #282
foxmulder
Registered User
 
foxmulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,135
Likes (Received): 382

I think China is very serious about high speed rail covering whole Asia... Urumqi line and international deals like this strengthens possibility of this colossal network.
foxmulder no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #283
chornedsnorkack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,975
Likes (Received): 388

Quote:
Originally Posted by foxmulder View Post
I think China is very serious about high speed rail covering whole Asia... Urumqi line and international deals like this strengthens possibility of this colossal network.
How is the Urumqi line progressing? What is the status of construction between Baoji and Lanzhou?
chornedsnorkack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #284
foxmulder
Registered User
 
foxmulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,135
Likes (Received): 382

There were pictures of the "wind shields" (more precisely concrete tubes) couple of months ago so I guess it is very well underway.

Also, I just saw this

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1742
foxmulder no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #285
hakz2007
Moderador
 
hakz2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Riŋkonāda
Posts: 18,394
Likes (Received): 4871

Russia seeks Euro-Asia rail integration
Quote:
SOCHI, Russia, June 3 (UPI) -- Europe and Asia can more easily develop long-term trade and cultural partnerships by integrating the two continents' rail systems, Russian officials say.

Rail transport representatives from 32 countries -- including chief executive officers of national railways, private railway carriers, equipment makers and government officials -- were working toward that goal in Sochi, Russia, at a major conference this week.
More: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Ene...5961307097000/
__________________
CAMARINES SUR: SSC CAMSUR | PROJECTS AND CONSTRUCTION | PORTS AND SHIPPING
ASIA'S BEST THREAD: ASEAN REGIONAL NEWS THREAD
VISIT: CAMARINES SUR
hakz2007 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2011, 03:51 AM   #286
Hubert Pollak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 112
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenlion View Post
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/9...3/7296511.html

China, Kazakhstan to jointly build high-speed railway
Are there any plans about Almaty/Astana - Urumqi high speed line?

There are no good passenger service between Kazahstan and China. Only one night train is really slow and doesn't have sleeping carriages - only couchetes.
__________________
Tak dla priorytetu dla tramwajów = zawsze zielone dla tramwajów // Always green light on crossroads for trams!
Hubert Pollak no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2011, 08:42 PM   #287
Gadiri
Registered User
 
Gadiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris-Agadir-Guelmim
Posts: 52,723
Likes (Received): 6980

Quote:
RZD launches Moscow - Beijing tourist train

18 August 2011



RUSSIA: The Russian Railways Tour corporate and private travel services joint venture of RZD's Federal Passenger Company and Intourist launched an inaugural tourist train from Moscow to Beijing on August 15.

Designed for holidaymakers rather than people making an end to end journey, the trip takes 14 days and includes stops for guided tours in Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Ulaanbaatar and Erenhot, as well as a trip to Lake Baikal. Onboard services are provided in seven languages, and the entertainment programme includes musical evenings, films and local food.

A return trip will run from August 20 to September 4. The next journey will be announced in November, and depending on demand could run in August 2012, as RZD says August is 'the most comfortable time' to make the journey.
http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/new...ist-train.html
__________________


FBI Says 94% of Terrorist Attacks in the US Since 1980 Are by Non-Muslims


Gadiri no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2011, 08:59 PM   #288
Gadiri
Registered User
 
Gadiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris-Agadir-Guelmim
Posts: 52,723
Likes (Received): 6980

Quote:
First major Afghan railway opens

25 August 2011






AFGHANISTAN: Freight services began running on Afghanistan's first major railway on August 20-21. This followed the signing on August 4 of a three-year agreement for Uzbek national railway UTY to operate the 75 km 1 520 mm gauge line, which it built at a cost of US$165m using Asian Development Bank funding.

The line starts at the Hayratan freight terminal on the Afghan side of the Uzbek border, which handles around half of Afghanistan's imports and is served by a Soviet-built rail spur dating from the early 1980s. It runs though an empty landscape to a freight terminal near Mazar-i-Sharif airport.

UTY has been appointed to operate the line as its only international connection is through Uzbekistan, and the lack of an indigenous rail industry in Afghanistan means it will take time to train local operations and maintenance staff.

Afghanistan's only other main line railway is a short spur across the border from Turkmenistan. However an Iranian-funded 1 435 mm gauge line is under construction from Iran to Herat, and studies are underway for the creation of a northern rail corridor from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif and Tajikistan. This would provide the Central Asian republics with a route to the sea; studies are underway for a link from Atamyrat in Turkmenistan to Andkhoi which could link with this corridor.

A north-south line to serve the Aynak copper mining development is also being studied by Chinese mining firm MCC.
http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/new...way-opens.html
__________________


FBI Says 94% of Terrorist Attacks in the US Since 1980 Are by Non-Muslims


Gadiri no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2013, 10:48 PM   #289
MarcVD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,069
Likes (Received): 192

The Eurasian Landbridge starts hauling some very valuable cargo...

The following article, although probably not entirely accurate, is an interesting
piece to read. Quite fascinating, I would say...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/bu...anted=all&_r=0

Comments, anyone ?
__________________

Verso liked this post
MarcVD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #290
XAN_
Registered User
 
XAN_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,034
Likes (Received): 760

What a pity that transit switched to Belarus, while route via Ukraine is shorter...
__________________
"I'm lost but still I know//There is another world"
-H. Kürsch, 1995
"Well, we all know there's no other side"
-H. Kürsch, 2002
XAN_ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #291
MarcVD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,069
Likes (Received): 192

Quote:
Originally Posted by XAN_ View Post
What a pity that transit switched to Belarus, while route via Ukraine is shorter...
Yes but shorter in distance does not necessarily mean shorter in time.

First of all, it is not clear that Ukraine is capable, and willing, to offer a
short transit time and a high priority for that kind of trains.

Second, a trans-shipment facility at the border must be available to move
the containers from russian gauge to european gauge waggons. Is it the
case ? The tradition in the ex-east block was rather to exchange boogies...

And finally, while agreements exist between Belarus and Russia exist to avoid
retention of goods trains at their border, I'm not aware that such agreements
also exist with Ukraine. The difficulties existing between the two countries
would in fact make me think the opposite. So any time won from the shorter
distance would probably be lost because of border inspections.
MarcVD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #292
TedStriker
Over Macho Grande
 
TedStriker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London
Posts: 2,517
Likes (Received): 385

Bogies.
TedStriker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #293
MarcVD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,069
Likes (Received): 192

Quote:
Originally Posted by TedStriker View Post
Bogies.
How right you are... I'm always hesitating between the two. Looks like you
can also spell it with two "g"... Not my native language ! Or should I say
"truck" ?
MarcVD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #294
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Quote:
Originally Posted by XAN_ View Post
What a pity that transit switched to Belarus, while route via Ukraine is shorter...
Russia is in a customs union with Belarus, but not with Ukraine.

Interesting read, btw.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #295
eu01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,773
Likes (Received): 293

On the other hand, the route via Ukraine could take the trains almost 400km further to the West along the Polish broad-gauge Metallurgy Line, ending in the Silesia Region close to Katowice. The western terminus of the line, Sławków, is also situated much more southward than Belarus, thus closer to countries like Czechia and Austria.
__________________
Tell me how your country cares about its infrastructure, I'll tell you who you are.
eu01 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2013, 11:26 PM   #296
Babysitter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 128
Likes (Received): 477

Metallurgy Line is single-track, non-electrified line which avoids large Polish cities so freight has to be reloaded anyway. And southern line through Ukraine passes Carpathian mountains and that limits capacity, speeds and rises costs. Sadly, there is also a problem with rolling stock in Ukraine: medium age of locos is going close to 30 years. Serious modernisation is required here.
Babysitter no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2014, 09:30 PM   #297
Vignole
e^(iπ)+1=0
 
Vignole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,014
Likes (Received): 479

--

Last edited by Vignole; August 21st, 2014 at 10:58 PM.
Vignole no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2014, 10:09 PM   #298
Silly_Walks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,978
Likes (Received): 836




No offense, but: "10:00PM GMT 08 Mar 2010".
__________________

Verso liked this post
Silly_Walks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2014, 10:58 PM   #299
Vignole
e^(iπ)+1=0
 
Vignole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,014
Likes (Received): 479

Ups, sorry my fault. I remove it...
Vignole no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #300
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,342
Likes (Received): 26132

From Railway Gazette:

Quote:
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/f...hou-train.html

DB Schenker launches Hamburg – Zhengzhou train
05 Sep 2014


DB Mobility Logistics board member Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch and the Governor of Henan province Xie Fuzhan flagged off the first Hamburg – Zhengzou train

INTERNATIONAL: DB Schenker and the Port Authority of Zhengzhou launched the first freight train from Hamburg to the Chinese city on September 1. This complements a weekly service from Zhengzhou to Hamburg which was launched in August 2013.

‘We are proud that from today, Hamburg is not only a destination but also a starting point for goods exchange with China by rail’, said Hamburg city councillor Dr Bernd Egert

...
__________________

nostalgy, Surel, Gubot, AverageJoe liked this post
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium