China's high-speed railways are mainly in the three large economic zones, the Yangtze River Delta, the
In the same year, the GDP of the three zones accounted for 44 percent of the GDP of
The economy of Tianjin increased by more than 16 percent both in 2008 and 2009, much higher than the economic growth rate of all of China.
"One-city Effect" pushes the high-speed railway economy
Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway to show 'dumbbell effect'
The track-laying work of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway recently started after a track-laying machine quietly laid a 500-meter-long rail at the
The maximum speed of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway is 350 kilometers per hour and can shorten the travel time for a distance of 1,318 kilometers between
"We can see on a map that the two ends of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway connect
According to initial research and estimations, upon the completion of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, the "dumbbell effect" will lift the GDP growth rates of the regions along the railway by about 19 to 21 percentage points.
China's ability to capture even more economic growth with high speed rail increases the likelihood that China will develop even faster vacuum rail.
This is double the speed of current maglev trains, which enable a larger one city economic growth effect. Even more advanced vacuum maglev would enables speeds up to 12000 miles per hour. The double speed only costs 10-20% more than regular maglev.
According to Shen Zhiyun, academic member of CAS and CAE,
Each dot is about 5000 people and shows that almost all of china's population is in the eastern half of the country.
Going to 1500 mph in the 2030 to 2040 timeframe would enable about 90% of Chinas population to be 1 hour apart by low pressure maglev.