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Railways in Shanghai

Shanghai railways

The high -speed rail (HSR) network in China is operated by the national railway operator, China Railway
Corporation. The network consists of all commercial train services that have an average speed of 200 km/h
or higher. China has the world's longest HSR network with about 9,300 km of routes in service as of 2012.
It runs 2,298 kilometer from Beijing to Guangzhou.

China's initial high-speed trains were imported or built under technology transfer agreements with foreign
train makers, including Siemens, Bombardier and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Chinese engineers then
re-designed internal train components and built indigenous trains that can reach operational speeds of up
to 380 km/h.

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station Automatic ticket plaza for Chinese-residents and an escalator to go up to the waiting rooms
Before enter the Shanghai station, all passengers have to have a security check.

(L) A nursing room is set in a VIP waiting room. (R) A platform of the Shanghai Railway Station

(L) This station display shows the time when the ticket gate opens and closed for each train.
(R) A platform of the Shanghai Railway Station

Smoking is prohibited inside of high-speed trains. Incidentally, the writer observed a passenger was smoking
in the deck (corridor) of a long-distance sleeper train heading to Shanghai from a G train from Sozhou runs
in parallel to that train. In China, smoking is allowed in all trains except D and G trains.
Dining cars are clearly marked as no-smoking.  However, it is reported that police officers and railroad staff sitting
under these signs and smoking heavily.

A new railway safety regulation stipulates that anyone to smoke a cigarette on a bullet train will be fined up
to 2,000 yuan ($327). This law will start from January 1, 2014.
Source: Global Times, October 8, 2013

(L ) Inferior of China's HSR train: A first-class seat (M) Inferior of China's HSR train: an economy-class seat
(R) Sozhou railway station

A woman car attendant always locks the door, between the first and economy vehicles, at each time she
passes through. This might be to prevent a passenger from the economy vehicle get into the first-class seat.
However, this would be very dangerous action. How a train passenger escapes at the time of fire or other
serious emergency accidents happen!

(L) A first-class ticket from Sahnghai to Sozhou G-train (R) A high-speed railway train in China, HSR at Shanghai station

This shows the direct passage to the Metro-Line from the Shanghai station of a high-speed railway.
This is a one-way traffic. Nobody can return to the direction of ground-level plateform.

Shanghai to Suzhou high-speed train
Suzhou to Shanghai high-speed train


High-speed rail in China 2019

Shanghai Railway Metro Station

Metro station, People's Square

(L) Three-day Travel Pass (M) One-day Travel Pass
(R) The sign-plate on the platform guard shows that the priority should be given to passengers to get off, not to passengers
to get into a train.

The Shanghai Metro is the rapid transit system, serving the city of Shanghai, a direct-controlled
municipality in the People's Republic of China. The first line opened in 1995, making Shanghai
the third city in Mainland China to have a city transit system. Since then, the Shanghai Metro
has become one of the fastest-growing rapid transit systems around the world, with several lines still
under construction. The Shanghai Metro delivered 2.276 billion rides in 2012.

It is said that there is One-day Travel Pass, which is sold at price of 18 Chinese Yuan. With
this pass card, passenger could take all the city's subway lines without limit in 24 hours after
the first use. Three-day Travel Pass costs 45 Yuan. A passenger could take all the Shanghai
subway lines without limit in 72 hours after the first use. However, Three-day travel pass,
that the writer bought, expired four hours before the term of validity. This is truly the country
of China!

It is the world-wide rule that after the railway passengers get off train, people who want to ride
that train enter. However, in Shanghai, the order is reversed. When the train arrived in the intended
station, you have to try not to push back into the train; otherwise, you have to ride a train until
the next station. For the aged with a weak muscle, this is not a good country to live.


Shanghai Maglev Train

(L) No-smoking sign plate at the platform of Shanghai Maglev Train.
(R) A ticket gate and the exterior of the Longyang Road Maglev Train station

The Shanghai Maglev Train, a turnkey Transrapid Maglev project, imported from Germany, is capable
of an operational speed of 430 kms/h. It has connected the district of an outskirt of central Pudond
and the terminal of Pu Dong International Airport, Shanghai. It has been operated since March 2004.
The train does not always run at a high speed in the certain time zone. We carefully selected the time
in which a train runs at a high speed; however, it did not. In China, it does not go well as the fact posted.

The passengers use Maglev train are markedly decreased because of start operating of the metro railway
Line 2 to the Pu Dong International Airport, since 2010. If Meglev does not run in a high speed, the
downward trend in the number of air travelers will be accelerated.

Meglev Airport Station

(L) Shanghai Maglev Train, VIP class ticket
(R) Train leaving Shanghai International Airport.

A driver's seat and driver during a high-speed operation

Shanghai Maglev Train, (L) VIP class and (R) economy class seats

Shanghai Maglev Train: The speed: 0 → 361 kms/h in 3 minutes. → 430 kms/h in 5 minutes.
This was photographed in December, 2008.

Shanghai Maglev Train at Pu Dong International Airport station

Seven of 17 pictures were taken by our cooperation volunteer, in December 2008 and December 2013.


磁気浮上式高速鉄道は磁力による反発または吸引にて軌道から浮上する鉄道。JR式マグレブ、 HSST、
トランスビットなどがあり、世界最速は日本のJRが2003年に記録した時速581 キロがある。

「上海トランスビット」は2004年にドイツの技術を活用して上海浦東国際空港と 上海市の中心へ向か


Shanghai's Maglev train
Shanghai's Metro train from International Airport

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「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photograph was taken in May 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
The current information was added in October, 2013, and June 2019.

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