Urban transport news from China

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu.
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    Tianshui tramway opened

    2020-05-04T13:09:00Z

    CHINA: Gansu province’s second city Tianshui opened a light rail line on May 1, running west from the mainline station to Wulipu. The 12·9 km line built by China Railway Signal Communications Group runs on segregated alignment along the north bank of the Wei ...

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    Line 10 completes Shenyang’s metro ring

    2020-04-29T08:40:00Z

    CHINA: Shenyang’s fourth metro line opened at 9.18 on April 29. The 27·2 km fully-underground Line 10 runs from Dingxianghu in the northwest to Zhangshabu in the southeast around the northeast of the city centre. Four of its 21 stations are interchanges: two of these, Huaihejieshenyieryuan ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands

    2020-04-24T08:27:00Z

    CHINA: More than 70 km of new metro line was put into operation in Hangzhou on April 23, taking the total length of the city’s network to 209 km and 133 stations. Both eastern and western extensions have been added to Line 5, more than ...

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    Hong Kong gives go-ahead for Tung Chung Line Extension detailed design

    2020-04-08T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: The government of Hong Kong has given MTR Corp the go-ahead to proceed with detailed planning and design for the proposed Tung Chung Line Extension on the northern side of Lantau island.

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    Special measures in place as Wuhan metro reopens

    2020-04-08T07:15:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services have resumed on the Wuhan metro network following the coronavirus outbreak, with special precautions put in place to protect travellers. Work has also restarted on a number of expansion projects that had been put on hold.

  • CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18,
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    Chengdu airport express metro trains delivered

    2020-04-07T06:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Sifang has completed a fleet of 26 trains for Chengdu’s 66·2 km metro Line 18, with commissioning and trial running underway ahead of the planned start of services this summer. Each eight-car set is 187 m long, with 3 ...

  • MTR Corp cleaning robotThe Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot can carry out automatic deep cleaning and disinfection on trains.
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    Metro operator deploys cleaning robot to fight the coronavirus

    2020-03-11T12:18:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has deployed an automated Vapourised Hydrogen Peroxide Robot to undertake deep cleaning and decontamination of its trains and stations. The VHP Robot is the result of a joint project between MTR Corp and biotechnology company Avalon Biomedical. It automatically sprays ...

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    Hong Kong MTR opens Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 extension

    2020-02-14T17:19:00Z

    CHINA: Phase 1 of Hong Kong MTR’s Tuen Ma Line was opened for revenue service on February 14, extending the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai through Lion Rock to the eastern part of Kowloon.

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    Shijiazhuang metro extended

    2020-01-22T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 5·4 km extension of Shijiazhuang metro Line 3 north from Shierzhong to Xisanzhuang opened on January 20, taking the line to 11·8 km with 10 stations. Construction had begun in August 2016. The city’s two-line metro network is now 46·1 km long. Work is ...