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  1. Spin-off benefits for cities down the line

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem The high-speed rail line from Beijing and Shanghai will do far more than just offer travellers a smooth and rapid journey between the mainland's political and economic ... of high-speed rail to aircraft,' he said. 'The costs involved are less for high-speed trains, so it is accessible to a wider group of passengers. 'Railway stations are also more easily ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In praise of China's high-speed trains

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer is wowed by China's high-speed trains but says tickets must be affordable for all here to justify the cost of the Hong Kong link Rail revelation The 50-minute high-speed rail trip from Guangzhou South station to Shaoguan in northern Guangdong province isn't one of the world's great train journeys. Rice paddies blur by, tunnels ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Slicing through the airlines

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com High-speed rail has hit mainland airlines, and the trains' popularity is likely to continue to hurt smaller airports and short-haul flights Slicing through the airlines The integration of air travel and high-speed rail services on the mainland will benefit major airports like Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, but hurt smaller airports ...

  4. Rail experts shunted out of hi-tech project

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Barred from a hearing on track options, they say their plan for the BeijingShanghai link would save billions As official debate over the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail project enters its ... journey between Beijing and Shanghai has a journey time of 14 hours, with a maximum speed of 140km/h. If the conventional high-speed rail system is adopted, the journey time would be reduced ...

  5. Bombardier upbeat on train orders

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... railway passenger cars to the ministry, Zhang said. 'We haven't changed our long-term strategy in China. The suspension is a temporary measure, and the high-speed rail network ... with CSR to supply high-speed trains and other railway technology in the US. $17.7b The revenue, in US dollars, that Bombardier recorded in its last financial year Firm moved into the rail business ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's high-speed rail network carries burden of being safe and affordable

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial High-speed rail bears heavy load China's desire to be a science and technology leader was made plain when it became the third nation to put a man in space in 2003. ... No other country has such ambitions for high-speed rail, and plans are in place to link with Southeast Asia and Europe. The scheduled completion of the Shenzhen to Hong Kong line in 2015 ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRANSPORTATION

    Hong Kong, mainland Chinese firms eye Malaysia bullet train plan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... But he said the railway will affect the cross-border aviation market. In Europe, air travel between Paris and Brussels virtually disappeared after high-speed rail was introduced. ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com HK, mainland firms eye Malaysia bullet train plan Hong Kong and mainland Chinese companies are interested in a recently announced high-speed railway ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Mainland China moved by trains, not planes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Trains, not planes, the future for travel within mainland The report about how China's domestic air carriers are feeling the pinch from competition with high-speed rail was inevitable ... and without that irritating walk and then long wait to find out if your suitcase has been lost. Shanghai to Hong Kong will soon be about an eight-hour rail journey when Hong Kong's high-speed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legco to launch inquiry into controversial delay to high-speed rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco select committee will not have power to summon witnesses Railway delay: third probe launched The Legislative Council will launch a lower-level investigation of the two-year delay to the high-speed cross-border railway after a call to invoke its powers was vetoed. Lawmakers agreed yesterday to set up a select committee to look into the hold-up ...

  10. GE wants China's fast-rail technology

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to build a high-speed rail network across America. 'We're going to need to bring high-speed rail technology from outside because there is no indigenous high-speed rail technology in the US. China is the world leader in high-speed rail. We plan to leverage Chinese-developed technology,' said Tim Schweikert, the China president of GE transportation. 'Based ...




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