Skip to comments.Shanghai Disneyland to Benefit From High Speed Train Line
Posted on 07/30/2014 9:54:16 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Shanghai Disneyland opens at the end of 2015.
The $5.5 billion theme park and holiday resort project will be integrated into city's transport system with proposals for a "Disney Express" train services also likely to get the go-ahead.
A high speed rail line connecting Shanghai Disney Resort with the city is increasingly likely to be built reported the Shanghai Daily last Saturday.
The paper says that blueprints issues by the Shanghai Railway Bureau show plans to build a new station in the Pudong New Area, a site close to the construction site of the prospective Disneyland theme park and Disney Resort.
The Shanghai city plans are in addition to previously released planned rail services from other Chinese cities all feeding into a prospective Shanghai Disney Resort terminus. Shanghai Railway Bureau officials added they were working with 17 counterpart agencies around the country to create Disney Express services linking the resort with cities.
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My niece was in China two weeks ago and took a trip on one of their bullet trains. 300 kilometers per hour and very smooth. She said it was excellent.
They built the first line in three years.
The older I get the more I realize that America must have peaked around the time of the Moon landing, or maybe five or six years earlier. You see how modern and clean a recently backward economy like China has become compared to the collapsing cities and industries of America. We are on our way to becoming third world. In parts of California we are already there since we’ve been importing the third world and their values on a huge scale.
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I’m in China right now. I do 4-5 trips a year and no matter what part I’m in north or south the changing landscape is amazing. The number of high end vehicles puts Beverly Hills to shame. The Beijing airport will probably surpass my airport in Atlanta as the worlds busiest in 18-24 months. You don’t see people sitting around they work whether is person with a broom sweeping sidewalks or a corp president. As for the trains they are incredible and work.
“The number of high end vehicles puts Beverly Hills to shame. “
But, but, but, EVERY TIME I note that China is KICKING OUR ASS and is about (or maybe is) the world’s economic leader, and will be TWICE the size of our economy within a decade, I get impugned by people INSISTING that it’s all show.
Well, maybe some of it, but the Chinese are paying for those (imported) cars with REAL MONEY (along with imported raw materials), and they sure seem to have a LOT of it.
“You dont see people sitting around they work whether is person with a broom sweeping sidewalks”
My niece told me that they have people whose job is to sweep the city clean all day long. The little kids who she was teaching had the habit of not picking up after themselves because they are used to having someone else do it for them.
In California we have imports from south of the border who likewise do not pick up after themselves. But in their case it’s because they couldn’t care less if the streets are filled with litter and trash and dirty diapers. Third world habits. Coming your way real soon, courtesy of Obama and the GOPe.
Shanghai still has a dirty edge to it but compared to Los Angeles that was once considered a clean looking city it is modern, modern, modern. Portland, OR has them all beat though.
There are people on here that will accuse you of being a China government propaganda plant. Have you run into that yet. I posted to FR from China for ten years and people swore there was no way for an ordinary citizen to post on FR from China.
“There are people on here that will accuse you of being a China government propaganda plant. Have you run into that yet. “
Not quite a plant, but stupid. I remember hearing about how China spies, versus the Soviets. The Chinese are VERY PATIENT - if it takes a decade of work to get one spy (almost always an ethnic Chinese, by the way) productive, then it was worth the decade. The Soviets did have time for you if you didn’t produce quickly.
They seemed to have studied how we reacted during the Cold War. When the Soviets yelled and threatened, we took them seriously. When they were quiet and (acting) friendly, we disarmed so quickly that they couldn’t keep up.
The Chinese learned figured out which approach works best.