Urban transport news from China

  • cn Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains (1)
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    Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains unveiled

    2020-10-23T14:24:00Z

    CHINA: The first of 18 trainsets for the Hangzhou – Shaoxing inter-urban link has been unveiled by the CRRC Puzhen. The six-car Type B2 trainsets have four powered and two unpowered cars, and will operate at up to 100 km/h. The ...

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    MTR depot produces face masks

    2020-10-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has opened a face mask production line at its Siu Ho Wan depot which has a capacity of more than 300 000 masks per month. MTR Corp is planning to set up a second production line by ...

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    Chengdu opens express metro

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Chengdu’s express metro Line 18 opened for revenue service on September 27, exactly 10 years after the start of operation on the city’s first metro line.

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    Ningbo Line 3 suburban extension opens

    2020-09-29T12:31:00Z

    CHINA:·The second phase of the Yinfeng Line elevated suburban route, which forms a southern extension of Ningbo metro Line 3, was opened by the city’s Mayor Qiu Dongyao on September 27. Line 3 has been developed in three phases, with the first ...

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    Kunming opens metro Line 4

    2020-09-23T11:32:00Z

    CHINA: The 43·4 km Kunming metro Line 4 opened on September 23, along with a 7·3 km extension of the existing Line 6. Line 4 is the first in the Yunnan provincial capital to be built under a PPP agreement, with construction ...

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    Harbin orders another 390 metro cars

    2020-09-07T14:56:00Z

    CHINA: Harbin Metro Corp has ordered 65 six-car Type B trainsets from the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CRRC Changchun, under a 1·2bn yuan contract announced on September 7.

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    Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opens

    2020-08-26T10:03:00Z

    CHINA: Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 opened on August 26, the last of three lines to be built under the city’s metro development plan for 2012-20. Line 2 runs 15·5 km from Xigucheng in the north to Jiahua in the south with 15 stations including interchanges with ...

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    Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 signalling contract awarded

    2020-08-20T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric Group has been awarded a contract to supply its TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling for Zhengzhou Metro Line 6 Phase 1. This will run 39·2 km from Jiayu Town to Xiaoying, with one elevated and 25 underground ...

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    Shenzhen opens two metro lines in one day

    2020-08-18T13:27:00Z

    CHINA: A further two metro lines in Shenzhen opened on August 18, expanding the network by 78 km to 373 km and adding 51 stations. The 49 km Line 6, also known as the Guangming Line, is a partly underground 100 km/h commuter line. Running from ...

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    Shenzhen metro Line 13 PPP contract awarded

    2020-08-03T10:52:00Z

    CHINA: The Shenzhen Municipal Government has award a joint venture of MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Co (83%) and China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co (15%) a public-private partnership contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the future metro Line 13 and operate the line for ...

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    Turpan tramway under construction

    2020-07-30T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Construction of a tramway in the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was launched on July 22, following approval of the plans by the National Development Reform Commission. The 1·87bn yuan first phase comprises two lines which are intended to link ...

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    ‘Spirit of the Silk Road’ on first Luoyang metro train

    2020-07-24T10:01:00Z

    CHINA: Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co has unveiled the first locally-produced trainset for the future Luoyang metro Line 1. The manufacturer said the styling draws on the ancient city’s culture, with elements inspired by ‘blooming peonies and fluttering ribbons’ demonstrating ‘the inheritance of the spirit of ...

  • The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan
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    Next generation of Type B metro train design unveiled

    2020-07-14T14:49:00Z

    CHINA: The next generation of Type B metro trainset was unveiled by CRRC Tangshan at the fourth World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, where the driverless train arrived at a platform and opened and closed its doors autonomously. The trainset has been developed ...

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    Huangpu tramway opens in eastern Guangzhou

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An initial 7·9 km section of the Huangpu tramway in the eastern part of the city of Guangzhou was opened on July 1. The line connects Xinfeng Lu with Changping station on metro Line 21, and has eight intermediate stops. An extension to Xiangxue on ...

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    Changsha opens two more lines

    2020-06-30T09:34:00Z

    CHINA: Two new metro lines totalling 58·9 km were opened for revenue service in Changsha on June 28, being inaugurated simultaneously at 11.28.

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    Maglev flies from Germany to China

    2020-06-11T11:09:00Z

    CHINA: The first ‘production’ version of Max Bögl Group’s urban maglev vehicle has been delivered from München airport to Chengdu on an Antonov Airlines 124-100 Ruslan aircraft. The two-car unit will be used on a 3·5 km guideway which Max Bögl and ...

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    Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun South Extension approved

    2020-06-11T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has granted MTR Corp authorisation to proceed with detailed planning and design of the Tuen Mun South Extension, a 2·4 km continuation of the West Rail Line (which will in the future become part of the Tuen Ma Line) from the ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp robots (3)
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    Robots trained for Hong Kong station duties

    2020-06-05T09:28:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has unveiled five types of robot which are to be deployed at Kai Tak station later this year, and its train maintenance staff have begun using a train underframe inspection robot. MTR Corp is currently ‘training’ the ...

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    Ningbo metro Line 2 extension opens

    2020-06-02T08:06:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·7 km extension of Ningbo metro Line 2 northeast from Qingshuipu to Congyuanlu, opened on May 30. Half of the three-station extension is elevated and half underground. The extension has been built by Beijing Urban Construction Design ...

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    Driverless metro train delivered to Taiyuan

    2020-05-22T13:20:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Dalian has delivered the of 24 six-car Type A trainsets equipped for GoA4 unattended automatic operation on the future Taiyuan metro Line 2, which is nearing completion for opening this year. The 23·6 km Line 2 will cross the city from north to south ...