My Trip to Hangzhou- On my way home
December 30, 2008
I'm now expecting the trip to my hometown - Hangzhou starting this evening. It is reported that the new D Train has been recently put into operation between Beijing and Hangzhou. D Train refers to "China Railway High-speed (CRH)" in English, a kind of China styled Bullet Train. This kind of train is the most modern and advanced train in China at present.
To see my high-aged parents, to meet my old friends in Hangzhou and cure my homesickness is my main purpose of this hometown trip.
The D Train starts as scheduled at 8:56pm. In the past I had two-time experience in taking D Train - one to Tianjin and the other to Taishan. I still remember that the speed of my last time D Train to Tianjin reached 315km/per hour, faster than the high-speed train in Japan. The Beijing-Hangzhou D Train has 16 cars: 13 soft sleepers, 2 soft seats, 1 dining car. Each soft sleeper car has 10 cabins and each carbin accommodates 4 persons - two lower berths and two upper berths. Each of the two soft seat cars holds 55 people. So the whole D Train holds 630 passengers.
Some of the Beijing - Hangzhou D Train pictures taken on my homeward train ride
The bullet head of the D Train
The body of the D Train
The corridor of the sleeper cabin
Inside the sleeper cabin
Illumination Control and Vent Air Regulating
TV, Channel and Light Control
Each berth is equipped with a TV set
Do some reading before sleep
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