Hub right on track, now for the Maglev
By Zhang Jun 2007-11-1
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IT'S all system go for Shanghai's new transport hub near Hongqiao International Airport, but an extended Maglev line remains the stumbling block, project officials said yesterday.
Yunnan to invest huge sum in airport construction
KUNMING, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Yunnan Province is to invest more than 20 billion yuan (2.5 billion US dollars) in airport construction projects in the next five years.
According to the province's blueprint for the...
-World's 4th busiest airport at 62.291.405 pax in 2004
-Starting point of the world's 2 busiest routes: to Sapporo (9.1 millon pax/year) and Fukuoka (8.1 millon) 4 more routes with over 2 million pax.
-Mainly domestic, flights to South Korea and Taiwan? (not sure)
-3 runways, one more in...
I saw a special on the Discovery Channel last night on the amazing speed & engineering it took to build this airport...it was amazing!!
22 miles of high speed rail from downtown to the airport, a new seaside highway on reclaimed land, a new rail terminal downtown, two of the world's longest...