Talk:Planned high-speed rail by country

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Trains / By country series (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Trains, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to rail transport on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion. See also: WikiProject Trains to do list
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

Under burma,"....After the crashes in China its been on hold" Was this reason ever substantiated? And "crashes"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:19, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Added Sweden and Portugal in the european short section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:47, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

"A direct train between Lahore and Karachi will commence operations from July 26th 2006 and will reach a top speed of 140 km/h and will be equipped with VHF walkie-talkies"

VHF? Wow. What a marvel of 21st century technology. 18:32, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

It's faster than amtrak, and relative to the mean technology of the country, VHF w-ts are more advanced than most North American systems. --Jaded-view (talk) 17:17, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


It would be the first international line outside of Europe if built.

I removed this sentence. It obviously doesn't make much sense since high speed rail and bullet trains are present and indeed widely associated with Japan as well as Europe (or France in particular). I can't quite remember whether YTL has proposed a system based on the TGV or some such. If so, this may explain what was meant. But in itself it was obviously patent nonsense Nil Einne 19:56, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Table of Contents[edit]

I have been trying to change this article's table of contents into a normal one, in line with other articles regarding high speed railways. Now I am being accused of vandalism because of my changes. Can anyone tell me why??? --Joop20 (talk) 13:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I have reverted to the standard Table of Contents format, as it is easier to read. I would suggest reporting User:Wildthing61476 for his/her uncivil behaviour, as your changes certainly were not vandalism. --DAJF (talk) 13:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

any one who knows how please add saudi arabia High speed rail to table of content... thaxHmike121 (talk) 14:14, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Turbo Train, Montreal, 1973.jpg[edit]

The image Image:Turbo Train, Montreal, 1973.jpg is used in this article under a claim of fair use, but it does not have an adequate explanation for why it meets the requirements for such images when used here. In particular, for each page the image is used on, it must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for the use in this article.
  • That this article is linked to from the image description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --19:13, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Hong Kong[edit]

If the planned infrastructure in Hong Kong has a maximum speed of 200km/h, why is it listed in a high speed rail article? bobrayner (talk) 21:33, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

I know it pretty borderline, but whilst most modern definitions of high-speed are 300km/h and faster, for the purposes of wikipedia the definition is (I believe) set at 200km/h and faster, at least that's the standard I've seen applied all around the site. I agree 200km/h isn't that, errr, impressive, but I think that's the situation. Hope that helps.Olyus (talk) 22:24, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

If Wikipedia uses a different definition to outside authorities, I'm worried - wikipedia content is supposed to reflect what reliable sources say! :-) bobrayner (talk) 22:27, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

I think the problem is that outside authorities have different standards. I believe, don't hold me to it, that the EU sets 250km/h as high-speed. In the US the level is set at less than 200km/h. In many ways it would be convenient if "high-speed" was trademarked and we could refer to the source, but instead we are left with trying to keep a lot of people happy. I suspect in years to come 200km/h will be dropped, as most rail routes being built for speed are meeting levels much higher than that. Olyus (talk) 23:06, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Deleted Lines[edit]

It occured to me that when lines are complete, or otherwise removed from this article, that knowledge is often lost from wikipedia, or at very least, the source being used to justify the removal, isn't ever being used. I propose that this section be used to list lines that have been removed with the aim that if anyone feels up to it, new articles be created with the info or existing articles be expanded.

1. Hainan East Ring, China ( (talk) 23:44, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

There is already an article on that railway (and it's mentioned over at WikiProject Trains; I updated it when the Railway Gazette article was published.
Apart from that, yes, great idea in principle Face-smile.svg bobrayner (talk) 18:51, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Bobrayner. The listing for Hainan Eastern Ring Railway in this article was red linked, so I assumed the Hainan Eastern Ring Railway article probably didn't exist. It's reassuring to no that someone else was on top of the situation even if I wasn't. Cheers.Olyus (talk) 20:41, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
OK, redirect created, so Hainan East Ring is a bluelink now. But going back to your original point, it's a good idea. IIRC there's one high speed railway in mainland Europe which was on this article, got removed when construction was complete, but there's no article for it. I'll have a look around. bobrayner (talk) 22:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

2. Another line open which appears not to have a source. It is the Changji line (Changchun - Jilin Passenger-Dedicated Line) and here is a starting ref. [1]

Right- / left-hand running[edit]

Most of high-speed lines are left-hand running. (except in Finland, Russia, etc.) (talk) 13:49, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Of major high-speed rail countries are Germany and Spain keeping to the right, and Japan, France and Italy to the left. Furthermore it is less important information, something that often adds. --BIL (talk) 15:13, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
In the Netherlands, HSL-Zuid is left-hand running. (talk) 05:06, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


The country's HSR is complete and operational. It deserves an update to its main page, as well as removal from this "planned" page. --Smart (talk) 21:41, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Blacklisted Links Found on the Main Page[edit]

Cyberbot II has detected that page contains external links that have either been globally or locally blacklisted. Links tend to be blacklisted because they have a history of being spammed, or are highly innappropriate for Wikipedia. This, however, doesn't necessarily mean it's spam, or not a good link. If the link is a good link, you may wish to request whitelisting by going to the request page for whitelisting. If you feel the link being caught by the blacklist is a false positive, or no longer needed on the blacklist, you may request the regex be removed or altered at the blacklist request page. If the link is blacklisted globally and you feel the above applies you may request to whitelist it using the before mentioned request page, or request it's removal, or alteration, at the request page on meta. When requesting whitelisting, be sure to supply the link to be whitelisted and wrap the link in nowiki tags. The whitelisting process can take its time so once a request has been filled out, you may set the invisible parameter on the tag to true. Please be aware that the bot will replace removed tags, and will remove misplaced tags regularly.

Below is a list of links that were found on the main page:

    Triggered by \bnowpublic\.com\b on the local blacklist

If you would like me to provide more information on the talk page, contact User:Cyberpower678 and ask him to program me with more info.

From your friendly hard working bot.—cyberbot II NotifyOnline 18:33, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 15 external links on Planned high-speed rail by country. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 05:29, 4 May 2017 (UTC)