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Cable hauled trains under Shanghai’s Huangpu River

Shanghai seems to be the China’s home of gadgetbahns – modes of public transportation that are unnecessary complicated. The Shanghai Maglev and the Zhangjiang Tram are two examples, but Shanghai has a third – the cable hauled trains that run […]

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Exploring the Shanghai Metro

It’s time for another leg of my journey into ‘Mainland’ China – a tour of the Shanghai Metro. The first line opened in 1993, and is now the largest metro network by route length, as well as one of the […]

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Hong Kong’s road-rail fire trucks

Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department has a diverse fleet of firefighting apparatus that can handle any situation, and today I’m looking at their ‘Road Rail Fire Appliances’. Photo by 廣九直通車, via Wikimedia Commons This pair of fire trucks can operate […] Continue reading

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Extending the MTR using a tunnel *dismantling* machine

Normally when building a new underground railway, a tunnel boring machine will be used to excavate the subterranean path for trains to run along. But in the case of the MTR West Island Line project, they needed to do the […]

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Hong Kong’s most useless road – Airport Tunnel on Chek Lap Kok

Hong Kong has dozens of road tunnels passing under Victoria Harbour and through the numerous mountain ranges. But there is one road tunnel that is absolutely useless – the Airport Tunnel on Chek Lap Kok. and was built as part […]

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