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First alpine rail gets midnight maintenance


16:58, November 09, 2012

Maintenance team workers walk the line at a workshop of the high-speed rail Anshan work area, Northwest China's Liaoning province, on Nov 6, 2012. The 20-strong members of the team take responsibility for 90 kilometers of new high-speed rail from Liaoyang to Anshan of Liaoning province. Workers have to work against the bitter cold from midnight to 4:30 am in order to avoid accidents from high speed trains operating trials during the day. The Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail starts north from Harbin city, Heilongjiang province, through three northeastern provinces stretching for 921 kilometers to Dalian city, Liaoning province. The railway, the first high-speed rail crossing an alpine region is in trial operation and predicted to open at the end of 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Peye at 2012-11-1024.86.231.*
Looks to me as if the crew is not properly dressed for this kind of work. No Hardhats and the shoes they wareing do not seem to be of the safety approved kind. Perhaps Iam not familiar with the safety rules used in China.

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