Sunday, July 27, 2014

High-Speed Train Will Connect Shanghaî Disneyland With Others Cities Rail and Shanghaî Pudong International Airport

Some news about Shanghaî Disneyland coming from China Shanghaî Daily:

Plans are in the works surrounding construction of a high-speed rail that would connect the new Shanghai Disneyland with other city rail and air hubs.
The new Shanghai East Railway Station will be built in Pudong, near Shanghai Disneyland, according to blue prints.

A high-speed link would be extended from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, passing through Shanghai East Railway Station and on to Pudong International Airport, said Guo Zhuxue, chief of Shanghai Railway Bureau.

This would provide a speedy link to Shanghai Disneyland, both for passengers on rail services that would otherwise terminate at Hongqiao and for visitors arriving at Pudong International Airport.

Above: China high-speed train

Hongqiao Railway Station is 35 kilometers from the Disneyland site, while Pudong airport is 10km from the resort. As China’s high-speed trains travel at up to 300 kilometers per hour, the distance could be covered within minutes.

Earlier this year, Shanghai transit authorities announced that Metro Line 11 will run a Disney-themed train on the subway extension taking visitors from Luoshan Road Station to Shanghai Disneyland, which has been under construction since October.

The theme park, which will feature Disney's largest theme park castle, is expected to open by the end of 2015.

Picture: copyright Disney



Colin said...

Shanghai Disneyland looks awesome. Is the train like in Paris??

Alain Littaye said...

In this case i think they're talking about a high speed train like the one - the TGV - going from London to Disneyland Paris, but not identical to the TGV, it'll be the chinese high speed train version.

Unknown said...

Alain, is it just me, or do all the art works we have seen so far look rather cheap? As if it is not the first rank of imagineers working on it, or even worse, as if all the visuals have been made by external companies, for Disney. The imagery never comes even close to the lush and artistically beautiful work published in advance for Euro Disneyland. What is your opinion on that? It can't be Disneys fear alone, other companies in China might copy the work before Disney can open the park? Looking forward to your opinion

Alain Littaye said...

Dutchduck, in this case the artwork above is a CGI rendering, not a real painting. So far the best artwork released was for the Pirates of Caribbean land. The main reason why they don't show anything is i think because they're really afraid that others chinese parks copy their concept. And i think they're right to be afraid. That said, things might change in January with the opening of the huge Disney Store in Shanghaî where they should have a preview area about the park. I expect them to show concept-arts in it, as we'll be 10-11 months before park opening and it would be too late for others parks to create copies of SDL concepts.