Shanghai Bejiing Express Railway Photos

Only seeing is believing. Although I know the Shanghai Beijing Express Railway started construction on April 18, 2008, I didn’t realized that there is big progress there. On March 17, 2009, Wendy and I drove to Suzhou, and along the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway (A11), you see the poles of the tracks are already completed.

The 1318 km high-speed railway will enable specialized CRH trains to run at 350 km/h, that cut the total travel time to Beijing to 5 hours, from current 10.

Below are two photos of the poles completed. It is very long – I saw at least 5 km of track like this.

Photograph by Wenfy Fan

Photograph by Wenfy Fan

According to reports, 80% of the 1318 km will be constructed like shown on the photos: elevated to save land, and reduce noises.

7 thoughts on “Shanghai Bejiing Express Railway Photos

  1. good! yesterday i just said to my wife, prepared go Shanghai someday, except this railway complete early.

  2. This will be the end of excuses not to visit Shanghai every so often! (The present-day excuses are: “It takes forever even by plane — all that wait at the airports!” or “I can’t sleep in the overnight train!”)

  3. i am engineer from egypt highly interest in all round structure in the world ,i can believe shanghai railway station is the best

    i visit it several time when i stay in china,very high quality steel work ,finishing

    i trust china can do more and more

    my gratulation to china and all chinese friends

  4. am engineer from egypt highly interest in all round structure in the world ,i can believe shanghai railway station is the best

    i visit it several time when

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