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High-speed rail in China  

2010-05-13 07:18:54|  分类: 中考阅读 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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China is building a high-speed passenger rail network, similar to French TGV or Japanese "bullet trains", but far larger. Many lines are already in service. These are easily the best way of getting around China where available.

The trains are clean, comfortable and modern. Seating is comparable to that in an airplane. Unlike regular Chinese trains, all tickets are for assigned seats; there is no-one sitting in the aisles. Also unlike other trains, no smoking is allowed, including toilet and between carriages. Prices are reasonable and, on most routes, departures are frequent.

The fast trains are called CRH, China Railway High-speed. At some train stations there is a separate CRH ticket office or even vending machines; at others, CRH tickets are sold at separate counters in the main ticket office. In either case, just look for the "CRH" signs or logo. There are just two classes of tickets, first class and second class. Prices are not all that different, for example ¥69 vs ¥88 for Nanjing-Suzhou. Both classes are comfortable, though first has noticeably wider seats.

Train numbers for these trains all start with "C" or "D". Intermediate-speed trains have a "Z" or "T" prefix, the slower and more crowded ones generally have "K" or no letter. Shorter routes have 4 digits and longer routes have 1 to 3 digits.

The speeds attained vary considerably from line to line. Some routes, such as the current (late 2009) Nanjing-Shanghai-Hangzhou link, run on ordinary-looking rail lines with a top speed around 250 km/hr. Newer lines on purpose-built elevated tracks are faster; the Beijing-Tianjin line (opened in 2008, just before the Olympics) covers 115 km in 35 minutes with a top speed of 350 km/h (nearly 220 mph). The Guangzhou-Wuhan line (opened December 2009) is even faster, averaging about 350 km/h. The technology used also varies. Nearly all the rolling stock is now manufactured in China, but much of the technology comes from abroad. Canadian, Japanese and European firms have all been involved.

The overall plan calls for over 12,000 km of lines in a national high-speed passenger network by 2012, plus intercity lines like Beijing-Tianjin and Guangzhou-Zhuhai that are administered separately. As that network comes online, many existing lines will become freight-only lines so overall freight capacity will be improved as well.

See China#Get_around for more general information on rail travel in China.

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