Videos about rail, China

ShangHai 上海 to BeiJing 北京 by high speed rail

The second video shows the overnight sleeper train.

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Hong Kong 香港 to ShenZhen 深圳 by rail

Filmed in spring 2012.

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Rail link begins with world’s fastest train (~400 km/hr)

China on Saturday (26th December 2009) unveiled what it billed as the fastest rail link in the world -- a train connecting the modern cities of GuangZhou and WuHan at an average speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) an hour.


The super-high-speed train reduces the 1,069 kilometre journey to a three hour ride and cuts the previous journey time by more than seven and a half hours, the official Xinhua news agency said.


Work on the project began in 2005 as part of plans to expand a high-speed network aimed at eventually linking Guangzhou, a business hub in southern China near Hong Kong, with the capital Beijing, Xinhua added.


"The train can go 394.2 kilometres per hour (245 mph), it's the fastest train in operation in the world," Zhang Shuguang, head of the transport bureau at the railways ministry, told Xinhua.


Over the next few years, 42 new high speed lines will be opened, totalling 13,000km.


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See how even a cigarette balanced on its end stays upright on this super-smooth ride (video): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8406910.stm


Report with large pictures : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1238496/Unveiled-Chinas-245mph-train-service-worlds-fastest--completed-just-FOUR-years.html


Also : http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091226/wl_asia_afp/chinatransportrail

       
   
   

The high-speed train from BeiJing 北京 to TianJin 天津

Reaching around 330km/hr.


Departs from the huge new Beijing South railway station.


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The new super-fast train from Wuhan to GuangZhou

The new Wuhan-Guangzhou train service travels at an average speed of 217 miles per hour and covers the 660 miles between Wuhan and Guangzhou in just three hours. The journey previously took almost 11 hours.

The Harmony Express is just the first step of an epic £480 billion project to build nearly 19,000 miles of new railways in the next five years, 8,000 miles of which will be tracks for high-speed trains. The high speed train routes to be rolled out during this Year of the Tiger, and in the two years that follow, will dramatically shrink the country, spreading economic development to the countryside.

Aboard the Harmony Express, and at Wuhan's brand new £1.5 billion French-designed railway station, everything is spotless.

For some, it is one of the most visible signs of how far China has come. By 2012 the train, which runs from the central hub of Wuhan to the capital of China's manufacturing, Guangzhou, will extend all the way to Beijing, allowing passengers to zip from one end of China to the other in under eight hours.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7230137/China-steams-ahead-with-worlds-fastest-train.html

The new trains leave 29 times a day for Wuhan from a gargantuan train station on the outskirts of Guangzhou that opened on Jan. 30. With soaring steel girders, white walls and enormous skylights far overhead, the station, Asia’s largest, resembles a major airport.

The Wuhan-Guangzhou line cost $17 billion (116.6 billion renminbi); it has so many tunnels through mountains that at times it feels like a subway.

By 2012 China will have 3,000 miles of 215mph track (freeing normal rails for freight), whereas the US will have 84 miles of 186mph track, by 2014.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/business/global/13rail.html?pagewanted=1

       
   

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