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Old Posted Sep 29, 2009, 6:42 AM
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Chinese Railways

I think it's time we start such a thread about the world's leading railway builder.


Some basic info from SSC about the HSR plans until 2012:

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  • "4 horizontal 4 vertical" HSR (China high speed rail) network built by 2012
  • Total HSR length 13,000km, including 5000km rail of 250kmph and 8000km of 350kmph
  • Network covering central and western China, inlcuding Chongqing
  • 7-hour trip expected from Chongqing to Beijing or Shanghai by 2012
  • Total rail network length reaching 110,000km by 2012



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Leading-edge BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO technology to feature maximum operating speeds of 380 kph

Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has been selected by the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR) to supply 80 ZEFIRO 380 very high speed trains (1,120 cars) for the country’s rapidly growing high speed rail network. The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated 27.4 billion Chinese Renminbis ($4 billion US, 2.7 billion euros).[1] Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at 13.5 billion Chinese Renminbis, ($2 billion US, 1.3 billion euros).[1] The first train is scheduled for delivery in 2012 with final deliveries expected in 2014.


The new trainsets will be an integral part of an evolving high speed rail capability in China, which is developing more than 6,000 km of new high speed lines to create one of the most advanced high speed rail networks in the world. The trains, with maximum operating speeds of 380 kph, are based on Bombardier’s next-generation ZEFIRO high speed rail technology, and powered by a highly energy efficient BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system.

The ZEFIRO 380 trainsets will also incorporate Bombardier’s advanced ECO4 energy saving technologies to create best-in-class energy and operating efficiencies. Bombardier launched its ECO4 technology package in 2008 as part of an ongoing focus to extend rail’s position as the most sustainable form of transportation in the world. Bombardier is first in the industry to create a new formula for total train performance with a portfolio that can create substantial overall energy savings of up to 50%.


The ZEFIRO 380 trains will be manufactured at Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation production facilities in Qingdao, China. Engineering will take place in Qingdao and at Bombardier centers in Europe with project management and components provided from sites in Europe and China.


Established in 1998, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. is a joint venture between Bombardier and CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Ltd. dedicated to supplying passenger rail rolling stock for China. It has delivered over 1,000 passenger rail cars into China since its inception, including a range of high speed trains and high-grade passenger coaches
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380 kmh= 230 mph

damn. that's awesome. Are all the new lines engineered to that, or are these going to be used on a special route?
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Impressive plans, however I'm a bit surprised that there aren't more plans for HSR lines in the south such as Guangzhou-Zhanjiang-Haikou-Sanya or Guangzhou-Nanning-Kunming.

Considering the growth rates of the Hainan and Kunming airports those routes should be quite profitable.
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380 kmh= 230 mphdamn. that's awesome. Are all the new lines engineered to that, or are these going to be used on a special route?
I'm pretty sure they'll be used on the 350km/h lines being built now - including the world's longest single HSR route, the 1300km Shanghai-Beijing line. This line, when complete in 2012, will cut the journey time by train between the two cities from a current 10 hours to only 4 hours. Ticket prices are expected to be around 500RMB one way, which is more than competitive with air travel on the price front too.
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I'm not going to make it a habit posting stuff related to public transportation in this thread, but here's a plan for the future metro system of Beijing:

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Some small/medium sized Chinese railway stations:


Yanchen Station:

baidu


Taizhou Station:

9Tour


Yan An Station:

Chinese Railways


Yantai Station:

baidu


Huaihua Station:

big-dog


Chifeng Station:

Hidden Dragon 99


Yiwu Station:

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Zhangjiajie Station:

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Wuchang Station:

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Lhasa Station:

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Ningbo-Fuzhou (via Taizhou and Wenzhou) HSR opened two days ago, from SSC:

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Crossing Zhejiang Province and Fujian Province, part of Yanhai (along sea shore) HSR
Total length: 580.8km
Speed: 250kmph
Construction: 4 years
Bridge/tunnel: 66% of total length
73 Tunnels with longest Zhongyandang tunnel 7.971km
246 bridges with Ningbo Mega bridge 10.251km long









(http://news.xinmin.cn/rollnews/2009/09/29/2652366.html)
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^ wow, only four years to build
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Damn! That first train is fucking amazing! Wish something like this was build in the US.

Or maybe I should move to China! Gotta learn Chinese first though...
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Very nice. A 10 km long bridge? An 8 km long tunnel? Bridge/tunnel for 66% of its length?!?! The route must be incredibly mountainous, no?

Four years to finish that kind of thing is absolutely mind blowing.
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Some larger stations;


Beijing West:

fxxj.com



New Suzhou Central Station:









skyscrapers.cn



Wuhan:









skyscrapers.cn



Fuzhou:



big-dog



Beijing North renovation:



big-dog



Qingdao:






http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2008-07-...15963088.shtml



Chengdu:



bbs.home.news.cn



Nanjing South:







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Guangzhou:




Shanghai West





Shenzhen North Station







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New Dalian Station











by chenxiaohai at http://dlskyscrapers.5d6d.com



Tianjin West Station.





Pics by dinfengyuan.
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From SSC:

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Length:968km
Max speed: 350 km/h
Completion: 2010







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Xiamen-Shenzhen express Rail

Period: 2008.1.6 ~ 2011
Cost: 41.7 billion
Length: 502.4km
Speed: 200kmh
Location: Fujian - Guangdong province


construction pics



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Harbin-Dalian express rail

Length: 904km
Project started: 8/23/2007
Finishing: 2013, some parts finish by 2010
Speed: 350kmph
Cost: 92.3 billion Yuan

Railway station: will build 18 new station, renovate 9 existing station
Bridges: 2/3 rail elevated, 162 bridges (bridge length 663km)
Location: Liaoning Province (553km), Jilin Province (270km), Heilongjiang Province (81km)

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2007 kick-off





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1.2009





3.6.2009





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More from SSC:


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Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan Passenger Railway, 250 km/h, opened on April 1, 2009

This line cut the travel time between Shijiazhuang to Taiyuan from 04h59m to 01h13m.



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Jinan-Qingdao CRH 胶济铁路客运专线

Construction period: 2005 ~ 2008.5.31
Length: 362.5km
Speed: 200-250 kmph
Cost: 9.58 billion yuan
Location: Shandong Province













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Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan HSR (Hebei and Shaxi Provinces)

April 30 (rail opened April 1 2009)

Thanks 8k-356, hasea.com

S314 Bridge, Yangquanyu County







Xixiaoping Tunnel





Taihang Mountain Tunnel West Exit (tunnel 27.839km)





Bridge/tunnel is 60% of total length



North of Yangquan County



Xichengwu Bridge (3.57km)



Driving to the other part of tunnel



Gushan Bridge, the design serves the purpose of not breaking S314 road







Yehe Bridge



Yehe Bridge and Duan Zhuang Tunnel



Kulong Peak Bridge and Miaoling Mount Tunnel





Out of Xiaopo Mount Tunnel



The only low-speed train the new rail





Taiping River Bridge (2.23km)

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More porn from SSC:

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Shanghai-Nanjing express rail

Length: 300km
Speed: 300kmph
Station: 31
Project starts: 2008.7.1
Project completion: 2010
Cost: 39.45 billion



Nanjing



Suzhou





Suzhou Industrial Park station



Wuxi







Changzhou



Danyang



Zhenjiang





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Beijing West 4th Ring road and CRH, picture taken Aug 12 2009



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The massive Hongqiao Traffic Hub (maglev, metro, HSR, airport) in Shanghai:










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those stations are mind blowing, love the Shenzhen one especially, and the Qingdao.
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Very nice. A 10 km long bridge? An 8 km long tunnel? Bridge/tunnel for 66% of its length?!?! The route must be incredibly mountainous, no?

Four years to finish that kind of thing is absolutely mind blowing.
The work the Chinese are doing is yet another reminder that America is no longer the world's innovator.
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Amazing! Simply amazing!
The architecture of the stations is great. Although my one complaint would be that lots of the don't appear to be very incorporated into their surroundings. They are just surrounded by parking and roads. I'd much rather see that stuff go underground with more intense development happening right around the stations.
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Wow, some amazing stuff going on in China. This railfan is impressed.
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