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  1. Economic slowdown dims light at the end of Shanghai tunnel

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for comment. The local partners, Waigaoqiao Group and Shanghai Jinjiang (Group), declined to comment. However, a 9.5km bridge and an 8.5km underwater tunnel linking Shanghai with its offshore island ...

  2. City vows to toughen safety standards

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai Shanghai officials have promised to improve safety on infrastructure projects after the collapse of an underground tunnel for a new road which forced the evacuation of 16 families. The accident is the second of its type in just more than a year following the collapse of an underground subway tunnel beneath the Huangpu River last July which caused 150 ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... without a bottle of brandy to calm his nerves after a train he was riding crashed, in 1865. Railway tunnels were seen as particularly daunting in the days of unlit carriages, partly for reasons ... through a tunnel it is always as well to have the hands and arms disposed for defence so that in the event of an attack the assailant may be immediately beaten back or restrained". ...

  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai mulls growth plan for 'last virgin territory' Chongming Island

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... and race tracks could be allowed to operate legally. Shanghai began building a tunnel-bridge project linking Chongming Island with the city in 2005 and completed the 25.5 kilometre project in late ... Kong, is one place where the city could chase further rapid growth. Aside from the tunnel and bridges linking the island to the mainland, Shanghai also has plans to extend its metro rail network ...

  5. Bund to have 4b yuan facelift for World Expo

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... makeover before the World Expo in 2010. The project includes building a 3.3km tunnel under the Bund to reduce traffic congestion, renovating the century-old Waibaidu Bridge and demolishing ... tunnel stretching the length of the Bund from around Yanan Road, crossing under Suzhou Creek and emerging on the other side in the Hongkou district. The project is scheduled for completion ...

  6. Shanghai maglev only at early stage, says city's mayor

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Cary Huang, Raymond Li

    ... on the Shanghai section of a high-speed rail line to Beijing, four metro lines and a traffic tunnel under the Bund district at the Huangpu River's waterfront. Residents opposed to the maglev project ... not be classified actual construction. 'They are definitely doing relocation work,' one said. Shanghai has also started work on a tunnel under the Huangpu linking the World Expo site ...

  7. Anti-maglev residents plan another protest

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to complete before the World Expo in 2010. They claimed that people were being relocated from near the South railway station, which will be on the maglev route, and said work had started on a tunnel for the train. The city says the tunnel under the Huangpu River is for vehicles. 'Construction of the project is progressing. If we wait, there won't be any conclusion,' said a resident ...

  8. 270 hurt as trains collide in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stoppages, lasting around 10 to 20 minutes, before the crash. 'We waited at the station before Laoximen for quite a while. Then when we were about halfway through the tunnel, there was a sudden ... 'We sat in the train waiting for at least half an hour before rescuers came to help us,' the salesman said. 'They opened the train doors so we could walk out through the tunnel ...

  9. Shanghai plans to build island eco-city

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... area of the project to 141,000 hectares. To improve transport links, the government is spending US$1.6billion to build a nine km tunnel and a 13km bridge. The bridge and tunnel are scheduled ... of Shanghai, it will take only 45 minutes after the bridge and tunnel are completed. The investment costs of the project are higher than regular mainland property development since the developer ...

  10. Shanghai island link back on track

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Tunnel and bridge finally win approval after big investments were put on hold A 25.5km tunnel and bridge link to Shanghai's Chongming Island has been ... yesterday. The project includes a 9km underwater tunnel from Shanghai to Changxing Island, a 6.5km elevated highway across the island and a 10km bridge to Chongming. Travelling time between Chongming ...




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