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  1. Spin-off benefits for cities down the line

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... of high-speed trains will act to reinforce the integration of the corridor and make them seem more inter-connected,' he said. This would speed up property and infrastructure investment. Hub cities ...

  2. Bombardier upbeat on train orders

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... state-owned train maker listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong. 'As one of the high-speed train manufacturers in China, Bombardier's reputation was hurt briefly. The stock price of parent company ... high-speed trains to the Ministry of Railways, with deliveries to begin next year. In July last year it won a US$762 million contract to supply another 40 high-speed trains to the ministry. 'The ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Rail experts shunted out of hi-tech project

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

    ... billion yuan (HK$18.8 billion) compared with the conventional high-speed railway now favoured by the Ministry of Railways, which some experts estimate would cost up to 300 billion yuan. Trains ... 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 ...

  5. 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 ... high-speed trains from the south of the mainland to Hong Kong, and transfer to international flights from Hong Kong airport, said Zheng Tianxiang, a transport professor at Sun Yat-sen University ...

  6. News - China - TRANSPORT

    High-speed train route 'to ease economic slowdown'

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Small and medium-sized cities between Beijing and Guangzhou now have the opportunity to attract new business and investment, experts say High-speed train ... remain largely untapped. Chen said high-speed train travel would prompt many manufacturers to consider building labour-intensive factories in small cities along the line, and tourism companies ...

  7. News - China

    Food takes a back seat on high-speed train from Guangzhou to Beijing

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... a back seat on new service The new high-speed train between Guangzhou and Beijing made its public debut yesterday. It cut travel times between the cities from 24 hours to about eight, but most ... Railway Station at 10am yesterday for Beijing, travelling at 300km/h for most of the 2,298-kilometre trip. Another train left Beijing for Guangzhou. The world's longest high-speed train ...

  8. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Tests of trains that will do Beijing to Shenzhen in 9 hours

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Beijing-Shenzhen bullet train to test 9-hour trip The first test runs on a high-speed railway that will reduce train trips between Shenzhen and Beijing from 24 ... including Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Hebei and Guangdong. It will eventually terminate in Hong Kong, after the Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway opens in 2015. The Beijing-Shenzhen portion ...

  9. News - China - TRAVEL

    Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed line to open on December 26

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com At 300km/h, service will cut journey time to under 8 hours and link four inland provinces Start date for Beijing-Guangzhou bullet trains The high-speed ... coastal regions. It will eventually allow high-speed trips between Beijing and Hong Kong, after the Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed link's completion, scheduled in 2015. Trains will run ...

  10. News - China

    Live updates: from Guangzhou to Beijing on the new bullet train

    Posted Dec 26th 2012, 09:46am by Mimi Lau, Simon Song

    ... Mimi Lau and Simon Song on board the G80 SCMP's Mimi Lau and Simon Song bring you the latest reports from the maiden voyage of the Guangzhou-Beijing high-speed train. Updated 7.15pm ... twice and travelled from temperatures around 19c in Guangzhou to possibly minus 10 celsius in Beijing. Updated 5.58pm After being delayed by snow and icy conditions, our high speed train ...




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