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  1. 1. A planner in China; railway stations<br />Jan Duffhues december 2010<br />
  2. 2. The trip<br /><ul><li>15 days in november 2010
  3. 3. Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing
  4. 4. By train
  5. 5. In this presentation</li></ul>The railway stations<br />The railway network<br />Urban transportation<br />TOD<br />… what else I saw<br />
  6. 6. Inleiding<br />de stations<br /><ul><li>3 new railway stations</li></ul>广州南站 Guangzhou Zuid (January 2010)<br />武汉站 Wuhan (December 2009)<br />上海虹桥站 Shanghai Hongqiao (July 2010)<br /><ul><li>Opened on new High Speed Rail lines
  7. 7. 3 levels</li></ul>Departures (+2 and up)<br />Platforms (+1)<br />Arrivals (0)<br />So, for changing trains, you need to go down from the platform to arrivals, walk to the front of the station, go up two levels to departures, and descend to the platforms once more<br />
  8. 8. Guangzhou South - 1<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Opened early 2010 with HSR Guangzhou – Wuhan
  9. 9. 10 south of the ‘centre’ of Guangzhou; middle of nowhere
  10. 10. October 2010 connected to metronetwork of Guangzhou</li></li></ul><li>Guangzhou South - 2<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Now a terminus; in the future through trains will go to Hong Kong
  11. 11. Then it will also be a transfer point for multiple regional lines (27 tracks!)</li></li></ul><li>Guangzhou South - 3<br />The railway stations<br />
  12. 12. Wuhan - 1<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Opened 2009 HSR Guangzhou – Wuhan
  13. 13. Also: middle of nowhere
  14. 14. But on the crossing of the new HSRs (2020: 48.000 passengers / day)</li></li></ul><li>Wuhan - 2<br />de stations<br /><ul><li>Bigger than Guangzhou South – two departure halls, multiple levels
  15. 15. Cost: railway station $486 mln, surroundings $1,46 mld (wikipedia)
  16. 16. Surface: 370.860 m2
  17. 17. Span of the roof: 116 meter
  18. 18. Height: 58 meter</li></li></ul><li>Wuhan - 3<br />
  19. 19. Wuhan - 4<br />
  20. 20. Wuhan - 4<br />Wuhan - 5<br />
  21. 21. Wuhan - 5<br />
  22. 22. Wuhan - 6<br />
  23. 23. Wuhan - 7<br />
  24. 24. Wuhan - 8<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Extreme scale
  25. 25. Not many users, not even in the future (48.000 passengers is nothing)
  26. 26. Surroundings are bare, undeveloped and inaccessible
  27. 27. Spaceship in the middle of nowhere</li></li></ul><li>Shanghai Hongqiao - 1<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Opened 2010 next to Hongqiao Airport
  28. 28. New HSR-station for Shanghai. HSR to Nanjing & Hangzhou already open, not yet to Beijing
  29. 29. Served by 1 metro line, a second will soon open (but much further away from the centre than Shanghai station)</li></li></ul><li>Shanghai Hongqiao - 2<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>Generates 6,3 million kWh electricity a year! (photovoltaic roof)
  30. 30. 1 hall
  31. 31. 30 tracks
  32. 32. So big, there’s smog inside the building
  33. 33. So big, it is confusing. Where are the exits? Or entrances?
  34. 34. Looks more like an airport
  35. 35. Little/no retail or catering
  36. 36. No klocks
  37. 37. Lots of cleaning personel </li></li></ul><li>Shanghai Hongqiao - 3<br />
  38. 38. Shanghai Hongqiao - 4<br />
  39. 39. Concluderend<br />The railway stations<br /><ul><li>My impressions</li></ul>LARGE<br />Good design and execution <br />Relatively small number of users<br />Little or no retail/catering<br />No clocks (??)<br />Not integrated into environment; spaceships<br />LARGE<br />

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