the Second Lanzhou-Urumqi railway to be constructed

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  1. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    http://politics.people.com.cn/GB/14562/10317457.html

    the Second Lanzhou-Urumqi railway is to be constructed. the railway is 1776-KM long and cross three provinces: Gansu,Qinhai and Xinjiang.

    the designed speed of the railway is 200 KM/per hour. the speed of some sections can be 250 KM/per hour.

    the total investment is 143.5 billion RMB(about 2.5 billion USD) .

    the railway is to be finished in 5 years.

    Now, it takes people 40 hours to go to Urumqi from Beijing on trains. But after the railway is finished, it will take only 12 hours to go to Urumqi from Beijing on trains.

    After the Second Lanzhou-Urumqi railway is finished, the current first Lanzhou-Urumqi railway will become speical freight railway
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    12hours from Beijing to Urumqi, great
     
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    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    its speed is 200-250 KM/per hour...so it would be a "quasi high-speed railway"
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    in 2015, 70% of high-speed railways on the earth will be in China.


    after 1997 asia financial crisis, Chinese government also used stimulus package to invest on lots of expressways. after asia fianaical crisis ended, CHina has global second longest expressways.


    now, after the current economy crisis ends, China will have global longest high-speed railways.
     

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