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The High-speed Railway Development and Urban Transport Development in Mainland China

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5-7 Apr 2013

Prof. Wang Donggen, with the assistance from Ph.D student Mr. Lin Tao, led a group of 16 students to conduct a trip to Wuhan from 5 to 7 April 2013 to observe and experience the high-speed railway development and urban transport development in Mainland China. The trip is part of the course Geography of Transportation.

During this trip, students visited the Wuhan Urban Planning Exhibition Center on 6 April and the Transportation Research Institute of Wuhan University on 7 April, and took a ride of the Wuhan-Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed railway.

As a metropolitan city with population of around 10 million in Central China, Wuhan provided the students with a good example demonstrating transportation issues in a major Chinese city. This trip provided students with the opportunity to observe and experience the high-speed railway development in China, and to learn about the urban transportation development and traffic problems in Wuhan. Students are encouraged to compare public transportation developments between Hong Kong and Wuhan. Through first-hand experience, this trip allowed students to apply their knowledge acquired from lectures and experiences gained from field studies to investigate and better understand transportation issues.

Wuhan Railway Station
Visiting the Wuhan Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Wuhan University
Group photo taken at Wuhan Urban Planning Exhibition Center
 
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