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Nov 2011

Nikmatnya Melaju di Kereta Peluru Tianjin-Beijing

5:33am

//Membayangkan melaju dengan kecepatan 300km/jam di darat rasanya seperti naik mobil formula one,// penuh liukan maupun getaran dan tentu menimbulkan rasa mual. Namun hal tersebut tidak terjadi ketika saya mencoba naik kereta peluru (bullet train) dari Tianjin ke Beijing Cina.

Perjalanan kali ini merupakan perjalanan pertama kali menuju Beijing dengan rute Bandung - Kuala Lumpur - Tianjin dengan pesawat AirAsia dilanjut Tianjin - Beijing dengan kereta peluru. Dari airport Binhai Tianjin menuju RailwayStation Tianjin saya naik shuttle bus dengan tarif seharga 10 yuan. Tiba di train station Tianjin langsung membeli tiket jurusan Beijing seharga 55 yuan/orang jangan lupa siapkan paspor sebagai identitas di tiket. Komunikasi dalam bahasa Inggris tidak terlalu diperlukan cukup dengan bahasa isarat atau bahasa tarzan serta saya sudah mempersiapkan tulisan kota tujuan dalam huruf Cina (gampang saja, cari di internet lalu di print). Kode kereta peluru Tianjin-Beijing berawalan C misalnya C2021, kereta ini berangkat setiap 20 menit sekali jadi jangan khawatir kehabisan kursi, hanya harus tepat waktu 15 menit sebelum berangkat sudah siap di depan "gate" yang ditentukan. Perhatikan tiket, ada info no. gate, grebong dan nomor kursi.Suasana di ruang tunggu yang luas dan modern memang ramai karena banyak sekali orang yang akan bepergian ke berbagai tujuan.

Tianjin ke Beijing memiliki jarak sekitar 120 km ditempuh dengan kereta peluru dalam waktu 30 menit. Gerbongnya bersih dan rapih. Kereta melaju semakin lama semakin cepat namun tidak terasa ada getaran atau goncangan yang menyentak bahkan deru suarapun nyaris tak terdengar. Di layar terpampang info kecepatan saat ini 298km/jam serta suhu udara diluar 21C. Pemandangan di luar disuguhi kota yang sedang membangun serta perkebunan perkebunan yang menghijau di luar kota.

Perjalanan selama 30 menit tidak terasa, kereta sedikit demi sedikit melambat dan akhirnya berhenti di south Beijing railwaystation. Keluar dari railways station langsung saja cari antrian taxi resmi yang pakai argometer karena disekitar lorong keluar station banyak juga yang menawarkan taxi tidak resmi dengan harga selangit.

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Tianjin to Beijing bullet train

5:49am

//Imagine traveling at 300km/jam on land it's like a formula one car ride,// full of canting and vibration and certainly cause nausea. But this does not happen when I tried to catch the bullet train (bullet train) from Tianjin to Beijing China.This trip is the first trip to Beijing with the route Manila - Kuala Lumpur - AirAsia plane be continued Tianjin with Tianjin - Beijing by bullet train. From airport to Tianjin Binhai Tianjin RailwayStation I catch the shuttle bus with a fare costing 10 yuan. Arriving at the train station to buy tickets directly Tianjin Beijing majors for 55 yuan / person do not forget to prepare your passport as identification at the ticket. Communication in English is not really necessary isarat enough with the language or languages ​​tarzan and I've been preparing for the destination city written in Chinese characters (simple enough, search the internet and in print). Code of Tianjin-Beijing bullet train beginning with C for example C2021, this train leaves every 20 minutes so do not worry about running out of chairs, just to be on time 15 minutes before departure is ready in front of the "gate" is determined. Note the ticket, there is no info. gate, and the number kursi.Suasana grebong in the waiting room is spacious and modern crowded because so many people who will be traveling to different destinations.Tianjin to Beijing has a distance of about 120 miles traveled by bullet train within 30 minutes. Carriage clean and tidy. The train sped faster and faster but does not feel any vibration or shock that jolted even suarapun barely audible roar. On the screen displayed the current speed info 298km/jam and outside air temperature 21C. The scene outside the building were treated to a city in a verdant plantations and plantations outside the city.Travel for 30 minutes does not feel, the train gradually slowed and finally stopped in south Beijing railwaystation. Exit from the railways station just looking for the official taxi queue to use the meter because many stations around the tunnel exit also offering unofficial taxi with exorbitant prices.

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