Videos about train, China

The overnight sleeper train – BeiJing to Xi’An

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On board the world’s highest railway – the train to Tibet 西藏 (XīZàng)

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ShangHai 上海 to BeiJing 北京 by high speed rail

The second video shows the overnight sleeper train.

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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):

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China railways

The first film is directed by Zhang Yimou

The second film includes some excellent CGI and also shows the importance of rail for freight.

The third film features the QingHai - Tibet line, the world's highest. The cabins are pressurized with extra oxygen on the highest stretches.

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China 中国 cities’ metro train systems

These clips are from ShenZhen in GuangDong province.

Like the metro in other Chinese cities, the subway systems are ultra modern, clean, efficient, spacious and cheap to use ...

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A look at the high-speed train from BeiJing to ShangHai

This line is now open.

Dragon TV (ShangHai) gives us a preview of the new trains ...

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A visual guide to ShangHai 上海

A beautiful mix of video and stills ...

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Places featured include: ShangHai PuDong Airport, Magnetic Levitation Train - Maglev, the Bund, Bund sightseeing tunnel panorama, PuDong Financial District, Oriental Pearl Tower, WFC World Financial Center Tower, JinMao Tower, NanJing Road by night, World Financial Center Tower Observatory, night view of skyscrapers, Sky Arena 94th floor, People's Square, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, LongHua Pagoda, YuYuan Market, Yu garden, Tea House, HongQiao railway station, bullet train.


Experience China 中国

By boat, by plane, by train, by foot ...

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The ShangHai 上海 metro

Only begun in 1995, the Shanghai metro now has 12 lines with 268 stations over 420km.

Already the world's longest metro system, by 2020 it will double in size to comprise 22 lines with a total length of 877 km.

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The high-speed train from BeiJing 北京 to TianJin 天津 - video

Video : China : The high-speed train from BeiJing 北京 to TianJin 天津 - video

Reaching around 330km/hr. Departs from the huge new Beijing South railway station.

Onboard the GuangZhou to WuHan express train

Video : China : Onboard the GuangZhou to WuHan express train

1000 km in about 3 hours ... These smooth, quiet, electric trains run at about 340 km / hr.

The train service to Beijing Capital Airport - video

Video : China : The train service to Beijing Capital Airport - video

From Beijing International Airport terminals to DongZhiMen subway station (line 2) on the second ring road, north east corner. The journey is 28km. There are 5 coach routes into and around Beijing too, that stop at a number of large hotels. Taxis are also available at the airport that can take the Airport Expressway.

The MagLev train in ShangHai 上海

Video : China : The MagLev train in ShangHai 上海

The magnetic levitation TransRapid line links Shanghai International Airport with the city center.

MagLev train, ShangHai 上海 - video

Video : China : MagLev train, ShangHai 上海 - video

From PuDong International Airport into central ShangHai. Trains reach 430 km/hr (270 mph) while being smooth and quiet.

Wheelchair travel : Beijing to Shanghai by train and Badaling Great Wall - video

Video : China : Wheelchair travel : Beijing to Shanghai by train and Badaling Great Wall - video

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The new super-fast train from Wuhan to GuangZhou

Video : China : 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. 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.

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