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High-Speed Rail

In praise of China's high-speed trains

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.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 2:57am 3 comments

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese firms eye Malaysia bullet train plan

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese companies are interested in a recently announced high-speed railway planned to link Singapore with Kuala Lumpur, according to Mohamad Nur Ismal Kamal, chief executive of Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission.

2 Apr 2013 - 4:57am

Speed increase on Harbin to Dalian rail line delayed

The 50 per cent speed increase on the high-speed rail from Harbin to Dalian, originally scheduled for April 1, is likely be postponed for operational and safety reasons.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

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 and short-haul flights, say industry players.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Mainland China moved by trains, not planes

The report about how China's domestic air carriers are feeling the pinch from competition with high-speed rail was inevitable ("Mainland airlines fly into headwinds from high speed trains", February 20).

I have been warning for years that railways are the sensible way to go and that ever-expanding aviation is doomed because of its environmental destructiveness.

2 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Fast track to big economic benefits

"High-speed rail will push [mainland] China's economy forward significantly," said Anthony Wong, a former president of the Hong Kong Logistics Association, citing the Chinese proverb, "When the road is through, the money will flow".

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

2020 target for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link

A high-speed rail link between Singapore and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur may be completed by 2020, leaders of the two countries said yesterday.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:33am

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

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. With the opening of the world's longest high-speed railway on Wednesday - a 2,298 kilometre line from Beijing to Guangzhou on which trains run at more than 300km/h, completing the route in just eight hours - it is well on the way to becoming a technology master.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:39am

Shanghai's maglev passenger traffic lower than expected

Shanghai's 30-kilometre maglev railway has seen its business so pummelled by the expansion of the city's metro system it is increasingly becoming a white elephant, leaving city officials red-faced.

22 Dec 2012 - 4:35am 6 comments

China Railway Construction Corp wins 13.2b yuan of orders

China Railway Construction Corporation has won two contracts worth 13.2 billion yuan (HK$16.4 billion), the company announced on the Shanghai Stock Exchange website yesterday.

13 Nov 2012 - 3:53am