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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:26 AM

Steve Sattler sent pictures at the Beging Station of the High-Speed line to Shanghie:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:47 PM

The train looks like the German ICE4. 

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Posted by scilover on Monday, June 22, 2020 9:47 PM
Wow, the architecture of the station looks amazing! I heard the railway started construction in April 18 2008 and was opened on June 30 2011.
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Posted by alphas on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:01 PM

Wow, the architecture of the station looks amazing! I heard the railway started construction in April 18 2008 and was opened on June 30 2011.

 

When you have a totally in control government that has experienced engineers and construction firms; doesn't have to worry about environmental actions, NIMBYS, private property rights, labor unions, local government, civil lawsuits, etc.; and makes it a priority, you can get things done in a hurry.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:05 PM

Approximately 24 tracks in each direction.  platform space for 20+ cars.  Certainly no passenger station in US anywhere has that kind of capacity.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:31 AM

Thanks!  I wonder if any of us will ever get to see it in person.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:59 PM

daveklepper

Thanks!  I wonder if any of us will ever get to see it in person.

 

I wouldn't hold my breath.  Even as we speak the Taiwanese government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees from Hong Kong if the CCP brings the hammer down on the city. The resulting international issues and fallout will be sticky if that happens, to say the least.  Hmm

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