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Old March 17th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #101
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How much longer might railway operators there anticipate scarcity of materials that, presumably, currently obliges fare/class differences between hard and soft seating, bunks, beds?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #102
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How much longer might railway operators there anticipate scarcity of materials that, presumably, currently obliges fare/class differences between hard and soft seating, bunks, beds?
Would you care to rephrase that question?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #103
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How much longer might railway operators there anticipate scarcity of materials that, presumably, currently obliges fare/class differences between hard and soft seating, bunks, beds?
Why not - indefinitely?

Japan had GDP per capita in 1975 of 4514 US$.
China had GDP per capita in 2010 of 4382 US$.

In 2010, Japan had per capita GDP 42 783 GDP.

Shinkansen has class and fare differences between second and first class. And in 2011, a class above First was introduced on Tohoku Shinkansen.

Regarding the highest railway: how is Tangula Luxury Trains currently progressing?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #104
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Alright, then let's treat this --uhm-- logic differently: Hard materials outweigh soft ones, agree? Asking soft-seated passengers to dole out more than hard-seated ones do is much ...

Moreover, were the Chinese operator to pay proper attention, I bet they just might conclude better that Tibetans themselves value hard over soft
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #105
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Regarding the highest railway: how is Tangula Luxury Trains currently progressing?
Same as the Chengdu-Shanghai luxury CRH sleeper, no where.....
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Same as the Chengdu-Shanghai luxury CRH sleeper, no where.....
Tangula luxury trains have never operated, so not sure what actually was made besides plans.

But the luxury CRH1E sleeper trains did operate. Where are these trains now used?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #107
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Do/would the trains categorised luxury over there indeed yield softer rides?
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Alright, then let's treat this --uhm-- logic differently: Hard materials outweigh soft ones, agree? Asking soft-seated passengers to dole out more than hard-seated ones do is much ...
Soft materials are lower density, but they need to be put on some hard and heavy frame anyway.

But "hard seat" is not actually hard - benches with some sort of upholstery are called "hard seat".

The real difference between "hard seat" and "soft seat" is that on the "hard seat" benches without division into individual seats, more passengers can squeeze. And this means that the costs of the car are split between more passengers.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #109
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Exactly, but the luxury CRH1E sleeper is truly luxurious, it's pretty much a two people suite with its own bathroom and couch.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:37 PM   #110
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Must experience it atleast once in my whole life.

I would say this rail road engineering is incredible. Would like to see more photo from this thread.
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