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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #281
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WOW great! The roads and pedestrians are WIDE, and clean and neat too!!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 02:35 AM   #282
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what rolling stock is this?
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Old June 24th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #283
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what rolling stock is this?
You may read this in Urbanrail.net.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #284
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China builds first inter-city subway
29 June 2007
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GUANGZHOU, June 29 (CEIS) -- Construction on China's first intercity subway which will connect Guangzhou and Foshan in Guangdong province, got underway on Thursday.

The new subway will start from Lijiao in the city of Guangzhou and run westward through Haizhu and Liwan districts of the provincial capital, and end at Kuiqi Road in Foshan after passing through Chancheng and Nanhai districts of Foshan, according to Ding Jianlong, chairman of the board of Guangzhou-Foshan Track Transport Co. Ltd.

At 32.16 km long the subway will have 21 stops, of which, 10 will be within Guangzhou. It will also connect to four other subways in Guangzhou. It is designed to accommodate trains traveling at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Guangzhou-Foshan subway will cost 14.67 billion yuan, of which Guangzhou will invest 51 percent while Foshan will cover 49 percent. The provincial government is also providing subsidies for the project.

The new subway will be finished and put into service late 2012.

The subway will cut travel time between Guangzhou and Foshan from two hours to 49 minutes.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #285
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"Spending on lines 3, 4 and 5 alone this year will amount to 3. 3billion yuan (398 million US dollars) to be paid by government funds and bank loans, according to the Guangzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission."

So cheap to build 3 subway lines?

No wonder China's cities are building them like crazy
3.3 billion spending alone in the year of 2007
the old line 1 is like 500 million yuan per kilometer
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Old July 16th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #286
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China builds first inter-city subway
29 June 2007
Xinhua's China Economic Information Service

GUANGZHOU, June 29 (CEIS) -- Construction on China's first intercity subway which will connect Guangzhou and Foshan in Guangdong province, got underway on Thursday.

The new subway will start from Lijiao in the city of Guangzhou and run westward through Haizhu and Liwan districts of the provincial capital, and end at Kuiqi Road in Foshan after passing through Chancheng and Nanhai districts of Foshan, according to Ding Jianlong, chairman of the board of Guangzhou-Foshan Track Transport Co. Ltd.

At 32.16 km long the subway will have 21 stops, of which, 10 will be within Guangzhou. It will also connect to four other subways in Guangzhou. It is designed to accommodate trains traveling at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Guangzhou-Foshan subway will cost 14.67 billion yuan, of which Guangzhou will invest 51 percent while Foshan will cover 49 percent. The provincial government is also providing subsidies for the project.

The new subway will be finished and put into service late 2012.

The subway will cut travel time between Guangzhou and Foshan from two hours to 49 minutes.
Spectacular work, very well China!!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:13 PM   #287
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Guangzhou(Canton) metro

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Station name in Chinese handwriting






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Entrance to the Guangzhou metro

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:27 PM   #288
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Traffic . Guangzhou metro doesn't support paper tickets, only magnet tokens or electrical cards.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:55 AM   #289
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How come the signs are still in the 'old' form of translation. Guangzhou Dong Zhang should be Guangzhou North Station?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:43 AM   #290
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Lots of design cues from Hong Kong's MTR -- especially the signage. But this is good. A good design replicated will likely be successful.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:03 PM   #291
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How come the signs are still in the 'old' form of translation. Guangzhou Dong Zhang should be Guangzhou North Station?
It's not a translation, it's a transliteration. Look up a dictionary. I prefer transliteration, it sounds and looks much cooler and more sophisticated!
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What would be a professional transliteration in you opinion?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:04 PM   #293
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No it is half baked and unprofessional transliteration. Translation or not, it is not normal for any person to say the Chinese name rather than station.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:07 PM   #294
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What would be a professional transliteration? Mind to give us an example?

Why is it not normal to say the Chinese name when you are in China? What kind of attitude is it?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #295
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Why would you say nam to an English speaking person instead of North?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #296
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Nan is South. Why shouldn't I say Nan to an English speaking person, when I'm in China? I say Gar du Nord to an English person as well, when I'm in Paris.

Why don't you say Northern Capital instead of Beijing?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #297
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The have some English already on the signs, not just Pinyin so if they say "Toward Panyu Guangchang", they should either say "Toward Panyu Square" or "Wang Panyu Guangchang", something with both seems unprofessional, I'd agree. For Tianjin subway, it is also like that but at least the stations (except for the subway-railway stations) have total pinyin, so they say "Heping Lu" instead of "Heping Road"; the other signs are a mixture though, but not as cluttered as this. The platform screen doors look nice, looks just like MTR and Beijing new lines, good job!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #298
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I agree with you that in many instances the road signs are quite messed up. In Shanghai, e.g. they have sometimes use Xizang Road and the next sign says Tibet Road, although it's the bloody same street we are talking about. But I don't see anything wrong with "Toward Panyu Guangchang".

I think that all names of streets and placesnames should be written in Chinese and pinyin for foreigners, if there is a greater number of foreign visitors . All streets and places should consequently retain their Chinese characters, e.g. Xizang Lu (not Road), Renmin Guangchang, Tian'anmen Guangchang, Gugong, Chang'an Jie, Xihu, etc.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #299
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Well the Hong Kongers have it right when it comes to transliteration. Either give it an English equivalent name, entire different English name or transliterate in its entirety in pinyin/or transliteration method.

ie. Central- Chung Wan (translation), Admiralty- Kum Chung (different English name), Chai Wan (direct transliteration).

This is part of my contention that when mainland China copies HK style products; they get it horribly wrong. It seems that everything copied; or as most of the forumers here like to call it, 'borrowed', needs more work and thought.

Where a place can be named square, call it a square. Guanchang is not a natural morpheme to English speakers, where as Gare Du Nord is more pallatable, pronounceable for the untrained speaker. It is all about natural sounding morpheme for the language directed at, not the cultural content of the original language. After all, why would locals need to use the 'roman alphabet' version of the sign?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #300
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Sorry, Hongkong was a colony and people have a colonial mentality. I am all for a more self-confident approach to this matter.

What is so much of a copy when you write Nanzhan instead of south station?
You don't make sense at all!
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