Olympic high speed train Beijing-Tianjin opening for soccer game
China Draw 1-1 with New Zealand in Men's Soccer 2008-08-07 21:47:37 Xinhua
Chinese men's Olympic soccer team win their first point and score their first goal in Olympic Games and World Cup as they drew with Olympian debutant New Zealand 1-1 in their Group C match of the men's soccer tournament on Thursday, August 7, 2008. [Photo: sina.com.cn]
China won their first point and scored their
first goal in Olympic Games and World Cup as
they drew with Olympian debutant New Zealand 1-1
in their Group C match of the men's soccer
tournament on Thursday. Subsititute forward Dong
Fangzhuo, who plays for Manchester United, scored
a last-gasp goal with a headar with two minutes
before the final whistle.
The intercity rail line will shuttle spectators, athletes,
media people and other passengers between Beijing and Tianjin,
which is to host 12 Olympic football matches from Aug. 6 to 15.
To watch the soccer games at Tianjin take the high speed train
just opening Aug 1. First results, Chinese men soccer team plays
1-1 with Olympic debutant New Zealand in the group C match.
China will take on Belgium and the Kiwis will meet Brazil.
Some "Solar and train station" details:
Ten eight-car trains are already in service, each equipped with
aircraft-like cabins, swivel seats, spacious interiors and
rooftop solar panels. Every train carries 600 passengers.
Beijing South Railway Station, in Chongwen District
The roof of the central building, 3,000 solar panels
installed, which have a total capacity of 250 kilowatts.
Train Ticket price: 70 Yuan /$ 10 first class, 50 Yuan second class
The new train cuts the 120-km journey from the current 70 minutes to about 30 minutes. There are five stations along the line: the cavernous new Beijing South Railway Station, Yizhuang, Yongle, Wuqing and Tianjin. The Beijing-Tianjin Intercity passenger trains speeds up to run at 350 km per hour. The railway is the world's fastest with passenger trains running at an operational speed of 350 km per hour, according to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), which claims high-speed trains in Japan and Spain run at 320 km per hour, and those in France and Germany at 300 km per hour.