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Old August 3rd, 2007, 07:57 AM   #521
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lol... impossible that maglev is so simple to drive... and what is about that heater? no money for air-conditioning... very funny...
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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #522
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the new line 1 trains are f*cking awesome.

pretty disappointed with the line 6 and line 8 trains though. theyre so narrow and small that they look more like light rail than legit subways. they should get more trains like those on line 1.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #523
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cool pictures.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #524
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Old August 5th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #525
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:50 AM   #526
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Shanghai is doing wonders for their city. I can't wait to visit but I wish I had a friend that lived there. I do not know any Mandarin or Cantonese. When is this Line 9 supposed to open?
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Old August 6th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #527
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Shanghai is doing wonders for their city. I can't wait to visit but I wish I had a friend that lived there. I do not know any Mandarin or Cantonese. When is this Line 9 supposed to open?
this coming December
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Old August 6th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #528
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Shanghai's high-tech flop

Foreign visitors to Shanghai marvel at the high-tech link between the airport and the city, a super-fast train without wheels that floats over the track thanks to magnetic levitation. The maglev, built by Chinese a few years ago with the help of Siemens, is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world and is one of the projects that China boosters point to as a sign that the country is now world class. No doubt the maglev is speedy. At its fastest, the maglev reaches over 400 km per hour and makes other high-speed trains like Japan’s Shinkansen and France’s TGV seem like tortoises. And it’s fun to ride. Each car of the maglev has a digital speedometer showing you just how fast the train is going. When the maglev is accelerating in the first half of its journey from the airport, that speedometer is almost hypnotic; I find that it’s hard not to watch, fascinated, as the numbers keep going higher and higher and higher.

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Old August 6th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #529
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I would love to sit in that maglev atleast once.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #530
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Dream of high-speed rail may prove Shanghai politician's final nightmare

Many of them also pointed out that the existing maglev route has been a commercial failure. It attains a peak speed of 414 kilometers an hour, covering 30 kilometers in 7 minutes, from the city's international airport to a spot on the opposite side of the Huangpu River from central Shanghai. But ticket prices are high and passengers have been few.
"This maglev is not a necessity at all," said Chen Qi, an account executive with an online trading company who lives along the line and has worked with neighbors to oppose the project. "It is not clear who is going to benefit from it. If it is for the World Expo, what happens after the Expo, and who would go straight to the Expo from the airport? People go to their hotels from the airport."

Others have denounced the planned railway as just the kind of prestige project that the city needs to get away from. Why would someone spend around $25 for the maglev when they could spend just $2.65 to get to Hangzhou comfortably in two hours, asked Zhao Huiyu, an environmental law professor who lives along the line.


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Old August 10th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #531
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This article is written by Howard French, a guy who keeps bitching about everything Chinese government is doing.

He is also a lousy journalist. He just can't get a lot of facts straight. for example:
1. This line is an airport express line. It is a mass transit line, not meant to be a commercial success.

2. From day one, the peak speed has been 431. During morning and evening shifts, the peak speed is 300. Everybody who did some research knows this.

3. The number of passengers is not enough to make the line a money cow, but is ok, just enough to cover the operationa and maintenance. But it is by no means "few". Any visitors can testify this.

4. The biggest point the protestors are making is not pollution. Most of them just want to use this chance to get out the rundown old residential quarters along the railroads. They are demanding more evacuations. They are not demanding a stop to the project. The most local citizens involved in the discussion are absolutely clear about this. French either did not do enough research or he intentionally omitted the side of the issue to make his story.

All in all, Transrapid project is former premier Zhu's pet project, and realized by Chen's predecessor. Its lengthening has been promised by these two. Basically this project has nothing to do with Chen. Before and after Chen's sacking, a lot of people accused Chen of a lot things. Transrapid project was not among these accusations.

Except the points involving Transrapid projects, every point he made in the article has factual deficits, many of which are based on the most fanciful hearsays and rumors circulated on the online forums.

French has done a really bad journalism. He has a long record of doing such craps about China. Maybe he spent too much time on Tongren Rd drinking 60 Rmb a piece beer and fooling around with prostitutes.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #532
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The Maglev Museum Opens!

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Old September 5th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #533
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Shanghai Subway Line 6,8,9 opening in Dec'07

There are a lot of constructions going on with Shanghai's subway system (till 2012). Here are 3 lines to be opened by this year.

Line 6: Gangcheng - Jiyang Rd, 33km, 28 stations (19 underground, 9 elevated), opening in December
Line 8: Shiguang - Yaohua Rd, 23.33km, 22 stations (all underground), opening in December
Line 9: Songjiang Newtown - Guilin Rd, 29.14km, 12 stations (7 underground, 5 elevated), opening in December

The stations are under renovation now, photos are from skyscraper.cn

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Old September 5th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #534
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Impressive!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #535
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Wow, Shanghai must really be some star among us -- three extended metro lines all being commissioned in the same month, wow.

Congratulations, Shanghai!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #536
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congratulation

the trains are imported or fully made in china?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #537
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The trains look great, from the outside. Everything else looks ok, pretty nice. Those ticket machines, though, look ugly in my opinion. They resemble ovens or even washing machines...
Good thing to see the Shanghai subway expanding at a rapid pace. Amazing!

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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #538
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the trains are imported or fully made in china?
not sure, I'll check for you. Most subway cars are manufactured by Changchun, Nanjing or Chengdu companies except those which have special requirements in their specs.

here's an intersting animation from Greenlay on SH's subway development 1995 - 2007
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #539
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Thanks for sharing. Everything looks very nice excepting those pink seats

Shanghai subway by 2020, 22 lines and 800km+, world's largest.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #540
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so line 6,8,9 hasn't benn added to the electronic map yet?

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