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Date: 07/06/19 17:35
Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: symph1

Last Sunday I rode from Shanghai to Chengdu, China on one of their newest trains, a Fu Xing (Renaissance) train. Top speed was 350 kph, though they are capable of 400. I was on train G1974 (G is their fastest class of trains), leaving Shanghai Hongqiao station at 7:17 and arriving Chengdu East, about 1400 miles away, on time at 18:27.

1. After putting my stuff in the train, I had plenty of time to take this pic.
2. View coming down the escalator.
3. This sign switches between English and Chinese. It tells about upcoming stops (there were 19), speed, temperature, etc.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/19 04:52 by symph1.








Date: 07/06/19 17:38
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: symph1

4. Business class is $422 (US dollars)
5. First class, which I chose, is $221
6. Second Class is $136








Date: 07/06/19 17:42
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: symph1

7. Little snack given to all first class passengers: dried peas, two kinds of crackers,a few pieces of dried pork, and a bottle of water.
8. My train at the station stop in Xi'an. That's a 15 minute stop, so I could get off and shoot this.
9. Other trains in Shanghai.








Date: 07/07/19 06:49
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: VintageMac

Business Class is very comfy and quiet.  You also get Wi-Fi, which is nice.

Larry



Date: 07/07/19 13:05
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: engine3420

The Chicoms have made a lot of progress since my first visit back in 1988.
Chris



Date: 07/08/19 06:55
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: tomstp

Sure is tight clearence in those stations.



Date: 07/08/19 08:58
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: bluesboyst

Nice...the US should be ashamed.....



Date: 07/08/19 12:04
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: Lackawanna484

engine3420 Wrote:
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> The Chicoms have made a lot of progress since my
> first visit back in 1988.
> Chris

Yes.

Chairman Deng Xiaoping recognized that China could either learn from the world, and become great, or it could continue to be a punching bag for Japan and the western powers.

Deng sent brigades of students to engineering, science, and finance schools all over the world.  They came back ready to build a new society on the wreckage of the cultural revolution.



Date: 07/08/19 22:54
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: ts1457

Thanks for the report.

Pictures don't show very many passengers. What can you say about the load factors?



Date: 07/09/19 05:37
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: VintageMac

On the main corridors, the trains run on 12 to 15 minute headways and are normally full.

 



Date: 07/09/19 18:15
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: symph1

I was one of the first down to the train. I took pics right away, but most of the crowd hadn't boarded yet. It completely filled up. In my car, at any station where someone got off,someone else immediately boarded for that seat. Here are pics from another train, Beijing-Datong a couple years ago.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/19 18:16 by symph1.






Date: 07/12/19 18:11
Re: Shanghai - Chengdu trip report
Author: randyr

Thanks for a very informative post. Very interesting.

Randy in PHX.

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