China now has the best High Speed Trains in the World
I have been in China for 12 years now and one thing has always amazed me and that is China's high speed trains. When I moved to China, I was surprised by the highspeed trains. I was able to get around the Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shaoxng area by train and this was new to me. The tickets were fairly cheap and each year new lines opened up, allowing me to travel farther and farther into China’s vast country side.
In fact, China’s first highspeed rail line was the Beiing-Tianin intercity rail, which opened in August 2008. Two years later when I arrived in China, the Shanghai area was already being developed and I was amazed by the project. By 2021, China has built the world's longest highspeed railway network with a total length of 40,000 km. But they aren’t slowing down, the government plans on building 70,000 km (43,000 mi) of tracks by 2035.
Yes. Chinese trains is fastest+ best in the world.
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Love bullet trains in China. Her is better than Japan/EU in term of affordability and comfort. What I love most are the routes from BJ to Chendu/ Huangshan in winter. It was awesome sceneries. Route from Chongqing to Shanghai is very good one too. Can't wait China to re-open her border in 2023
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Thank you for sharing the real China
Mind blowing, and amazing!
Here in USA, my hair is turning silver for high speed train since OBAMA, 14 years. All talk NO ACTION.
Thanks for bringing another perspective!!
China’s High Speed Rail network/system is just Amazing and built at such Mind Boggling Speed! The Whole World is Awed and not a few countries are certainly envious
In Britain we have 50 year old trains that smell like urine and are unreliable.
Come on . Couldn’t be that bad
It is almost that bad. My local train uses a Pacer 142 carriage which is a bus converted to a train from 1985 and is filthy, loud, smelly, always late, and the most expensive transport. It is so bad
Westerners need de ocracy, freedom and more weapons, no high-speed rail
Sorry I am not compare China's HSR with the country which I am living in now. Because in the USA there is no HSR.....so sad.
I had an experience from Beiing to Shanghai. Unfortunately, it was already dark when I arrived in Shanghai. I couldn't get to the scenery of the land of fish and rice in the south of the Yangtze River.
I lived in Shanghai and work in a factory in Changzhou in Jiangsu province which is about 200km away. I usually buy the train ticket while I am on the way to the railway stations as there are so many trains travel between the two cities (every few mins has one train) that I never have to worry. The ride is about 55 mins to slightly over an hour depending on the number of stops
China’s trains and stations may not be the most amazing design-wise, but they are functional and massive in scale, created to spearhead newfound mobility in its middle class. That’s exactly what the country needs
Boxng Kanga V Angry Panda
China has the best of everything. Everyone should move to China. Get rid of the planes and build more trains. Let learn from the best country in the world.
Is a shame how America is a world-class superpower country. No high-speed rails,
Perhaps, the difference is their governments outlook and thus their upbringings.
If this analysis is correct, in the US and the West, life is made for Wars and continuous Wars. And the cumulative effects for their populations is PTSD or accumulating a history of mental illnesses.
While in the East, it is about living life to the fullest, as life is regarded as 'Precious'.
I live in Australia. We've been talking about it since 1984. We spent millions to private consulting on study and preliminary analysis and shit like that.
Does Australia have high speed rail after all that? Not even a km.
Australian govt know how to talk about it, spend $$ to mates' consulting firms but no action.
There isn't even a train line connecting the Gold Coast with Sunshine Coast, 2 of the top tourist destinations. It takes 6 hours on public transport for the 200 or so kms, or $150+ one way pp.
Corporate greed bu auto industries and oil companies killed the rail system in US. It had the best until the 1950s. Unfortunate.
Time to learn Chinese by learning to sing Chinese songs
HSR in China is like a never ending money draining black hole, as of 2020, the China had a net lost of 7 billion on its HSR network. I don't know when these loses will be recuperated. but, i do admit, losing 7 billion on HSR is still better than drop 80 billion into the military industrial complex.
If every service provided is based on direct profitability then all services would suck
Although you said that China Railway Group has been making endless losses, the flow cash that can be created after the railway is building is also endless. This is my conclusion sir.
That's the wrong way to look at the project.
In China, most infrastructures are built to benefit the people and benefit the country. They are NOT built to make money.
It's like garbage collection operated by your local council in your country. Does your govt make money by collecting your city's garbage?
These are NOT money making projects!!
In fact, if the Chinese govt wanted to make money, they probably could. The train tickets are artificially kept very very cheap. For example a bullet train ride from Guangzhou to Shenzhen is only a few dollars more than a normal return bus ticket in Sydney Australia!!!
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Even when the chinese is losing so much money operating high speed trains , the service will never be canceled because the government wants her citizenship to enjoy inexpensive transportation service. Do de ocratic western governments offer similar transportation service for their citizens?
Because the public transport in China serves people, not to make money, and the fares are very cheap
I wanted to travel to China for the holidays but couldn't do it. maybe next year.
Life is short,,got to speed up
The US doesn’t need HSR for its small population but too large land