• Impromptu Announcement 11 - China, India, South Asia, and Overloaded Trains

    14 ABR. 2024 · Overloaded trains remain a problem in South Asia — Bangladesh, in particular, but India is also seeing a lot of riders. In China, this was previously a problem as well — people were even getting onboard via the windows!... Things are, however, quite different these days in the High Speed era...
    3m 24s
  • Impromptu Announcement 10 - Toilets in China - Squat, Throne, and Availability

    12 ABR. 2024 · Want to take a sh*t in China's railway stations? Not so fast. To the uninitiated, half trying to use a squat toilet can well be folks to feel it's s like bloody murder. Yet it didn't have to be... and thankfully, it's no longer really the case. The throne toilet we're used to is making its way back...
    3m 8s
  • Impromptu Announcement 9 - Shandan Racecourse - The World's Highest HSR Station

    11 ABR. 2024 · What's the "tallest" (as in: station at highest elevation) High Speed railway station in the world? Much as yours truly is a Swiss, it's not in Switzerland — or Europe. Enter Shandan Racecourse/Shandanmachang railway station, which at around 3'600 metres above sea level, is as "up high" as it gets for an HSR station...
    3m 38s
  • Impromptu Announcement 8 - Insanely Long, Emotional, Musical PAs on China's Classic Trains

    10 ABR. 2024 · Talk about spending time in front of the onboard microphone! Classic Rail services in China are known to have long, varying-in-topics, music-rich, and occasionally news in the onboard announcements. You're told how long your next leg will be, but also how to stay alert and avoid fraudsters on the go. Love it or loath it, it's what makes Chinese Classic Trains — the Green Trains — them, themselves!
    4m 46s
  • Impromptu Announcement 7 - Details, Details, Details - Train Doors and Safety

    10 ABR. 2024 · Loud/annoying/effective enough door close chimes fast/slow enough to ensure ontime departures? Thick enough rubber strips to prevent the door slamming into your fingers and crushing your bones? As a commuter, specialist, enthusiast, and just everyday-traveller with the railways, I've been on, or seen, some networks where doors are done right — and some that struggle. The last thing we want is for people to be dragged with a door shut — and rider taken hostage!
    4m 12s
  • Impromptu Announcement 6 - Beijing Subway's Outdated Ticketing System Pre 2008

    9 ABR. 2024 · It's supposed to be a Green way to get around, but pre-2008, the Beijing Subway suffered from a paper-intensive, outdated ticketing system making frequent journeys rather less attractive. These days, though, it's all smartcards and QR codes, making the system smarter — and genuinely Greener...
    3m 39s
  • Impromptu Announcement 5 - Tomb Sweeping Festival 2024 - Millions Rush for the Rails, New Records Set

    8 ABR. 2024 · As families across China honour their ancestors over Tomb Sweeping Festival, the spring travel season has also kicked off — and Chinese railways are carrying more people than ever, with a new one-day record set in early April 2024. The railways are getting busy, once again.
    2m 30s
  • Impromptu Announcement 4 - Why Not Expand Zürich Airport's Underground Railway Station?

    7 ABR. 2024 · Zürich Airport always seems to have this, that, and the other part renovated, expanded, or renewed. Everything from the toilet flush buttons to the immigration desks have been refreshed. The only thing missing: an expansion to its railway station. In this day and age where flight shaming very much remains a thing, perhaps the airport can share its bit of short-haul international flights with the trains — slash the number of planes from Zürich and Munich, Germany, and add more trains! Allow more intercontinental flights to use the airport — if you have to fly, at least make it more ecologically sound!
    4m 58s
  • Impromptu Announcement 3 - Where Are China Railways' English Customer Services?

    6 ABR. 2024 · With expats returning and first-time foreigners inbound, it's no longer just OK for the Chinese railways to have partially bilingual signage. The world's largest HSR network needs a better English-language service — at info desks, online, everywhere. China has reopened. It's time to get China's Rail English improved, once again!
    5m 22s
  • Impromptu Announcement 2 - Classic Rail in China, For Cheap? For Good, Too!

    2 ABR. 2024 · 28 March 2024 (Impromptu Announcement 2): Classic Rail in China, For Cheap? For Good, Too! Get mileage for just the equivalent of 10p — as low as it can go on a Permit to Travel in the UK, but in China, it's a short-haul full-fare ticket on a classic Green Train on Classic Rail! The Green Trains are still here in China — and they're here for good. For cheap, of course, but also, for good...
    3m 26s

David Feng, world train traveller, shares his world of train knowledge and experiences with you. Unscripted, authentic, informative, insightful — David hits 'record' at the microphones and just launches away...

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David Feng, world train traveller, shares his world of train knowledge and experiences with you. Unscripted, authentic, informative, insightful — David hits 'record' at the microphones and just launches away about All Things Trains! Across Switzerland, China, and around the world.
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