Yankee's first highspeed railway to start building supported by CHinese fund and tech

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  1. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    43 billion USD for 465- mile-long highspeed railway.....CHinese are really good at earning money.


    CHinese wuhan-Guangzhou highspeed railway is much adavanced than the Yankee's planed highspeed railway,but its cost is only 100M RMB/KM .

    Yankee's planed low-tech highspeed railway is almost 10 time more expensive than CHina's more advanced highspeed railway.

    only God knows how much on hell chinese can earn by building such a "luxery" low-tech highspeed railway.

     
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    It looks like a lot of the $43Billion will go into acquiring land. So, the costs are high. China does not need to purchase land from the country at high costs. Villages can be moved without much hassle and less pay. The US got no villages so costs will be high.
     
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    if the same railway were to built in CHina, it would cost 8 biillion USD at most
     
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    This is a pipedream by Scwartzenegger ,California on the verge of bankruptcy cannot take on any project like this.
     
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    CHinese don't care that California sell some of its G-strings to CHinese as the repay,such as air-crafte engines and hot girls there.
     
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    They will because they are morons who propped you up in the 70s and now find themselves threatened by you.
     
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    Right, because China has the reputation of building mega cities over poor peasant's lands without adequately compensating them.

    Btw, what is China getting in return from this deal?
     
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    China's achivement is not gifted by anyone else,but earned by Chinese's working hard.
     
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    Old news.
    First off, this ain't the United State's first highspeed railway. Not the first, and certainly not the fist planned. If you do not know what high speed rail projects the U.S. currently has, or is working with, educate yourself.

    Second, China ain't buildin' this railway. Not yet. They're only biddin' on it. And there are a lot of factors that go into this decision- not least political - not just cost-benefit decisions...just as they would in any foreign nation participatin in a 'sensitive' project.

    Thirdly, the California Authority plans for $43 billion to be spent on the Francisco-Los Angeles line to 2020 calls for $10-12 billion of private financing, from American companies which will not go outside. Traditionally, competition among rail firms in the United States has led to intense innovation, that has bred consistently improving train speed and rail efficiency. The Hiawatha regularly reached 100 mph (160 km/h) in the early years of the 1930's and easily reached 110 mph (180 km/h) after a 1939 upgrade which claimed the locomotive had a "reserve speed" of 125 mph (201 km/h).

    Fourthly, the bidding of low-cost firms is a natural process of economic evolution. It is not necessarily something to be 'proud' about, in and of itself. Particularly since South Korean and Chinese companies are less hindered by domestic competition. And the United States adopts standards of crashworthiness and cab safety that have so far hindered Japanese & American companies, and other companies therewith that have developed technologies more recently and have not caught up to the American norm.

    Fifthly, and if more recent news will have us believe, JR Central will receive state backing for a bid to build high-speed rail in Florida and for a magnetic-levitation line in Baltimore. East Japan Railway Co. will get assistance for high- speed rail tenders in Chicago and California, in a decision announced on Apr 27.
     
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