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  • cn-Ningbo metro
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    More Chinese metros expand

    2019-10-01T09:04:00Z

    CHINA: Several cities expanded their metro networks on September 28 as multiple extensions were inaugurated across the country. Ningbo Line 3 was extended south by 5·6 km from Gaotang Bridge to Minghui Road, adding three stations. Most of the route is elevated, with 780 m ...

  • cn-Xian Airport Intercity Line
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    Xi’an urban rail network expands

    2019-09-30T14:26:00Z

    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of ...

  • cn-xuzhou metro
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    Xuzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-09-30T10:41:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Xuzhou opened on September 28. This gives Jiangsu province five metro networks, surpassing Guangdong’s four, to make it the province with the most. The east-west Line 1 links Xuzhou Dong Railway Station with Luwo, serving 18 stations. Most of the ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

  • cn-Zhengzhou metro line 14 opening
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    Zhengzhou welcomes its next metro line

    2019-09-19T13:32:00Z

    CHINA: Zhengzhou metro Line 14 partly opened on September 19. Services operate between 06.00 and 22.00, serving three of the six stations. Services currently operate on a 3·2 km section between Olympic Sports Centre and Tielu, where interchange is provided with Line 1. One intermediate station ...

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    Chengdu metro Phase 4 approved

    2019-09-13T09:13:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the fourth phase of the Chengdu metro. The plan includes eight projects to be completed by 2024, by which time the network would total 692 route-km. The second phase of Line 8 would extend the route ...

  • Lineside trees issued with electronic ID cards
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    Lineside trees issued with electronic ID cards

    2019-09-03T16:27:00Z

    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has assigned electronic ID cards to around 33 000 trees growing along open air sections of its routes, as part of plan to reduce the impact of fallen trees during the typhoon season. Maintenance staff can use NFC mobile devices to ...

  • The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10.
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    Shanghai Songjiang tramway extended

    2019-08-12T10:29:52Z

    CHINA: The Songjiang tramway in Shanghai was extended on August 10, taking the route to 26·8 km with 40 stops. Route T2 has been extended from Zhongchen Road to North Sanxin Road, so it now forms a circular route. Route T1 has also been extended from Jinxi Road ...

  • Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.
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    Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

    2019-07-15T10:22:33Z

    CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 is provided at Lücuo. Construction started in July 2015. ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved

    2019-07-12T06:30:00Z

    CHINA: The National Development Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the ...

  • An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan has opened.
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    Nanchang metro Line 2 extension opens

    2019-07-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan via the city centre and main railway station opened on June 30, taking the line to 31·5 km with 28 stations. The initial 19·6 km southern section of Line 2 between Nanlu and Metro Central ...

  • A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.
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    CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

    2019-07-02T12:55:42Z

    CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a Cetrovo metro vehicle at InnoTrans 2018, saying it was the first metro car with a carbon ...

  • The 10·7 km extension of the Urumqi metro line runs from Balou to Santunbei.
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    Urumqi metro line extended

    2019-07-02T09:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 10·7 km extension of the single metro line in Urumqi opened on June 28, running south from Balou to Santunbei and adding nine stations. Beijing Railway Construction & Management Company began construction of Line 1 in March 2014, and the 16·5 km underground first phase from the international ...

  • The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30.
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    Ningbo metro Line 3 opens

    2019-07-01T11:07:41Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30. The north – south line runs 16·7km from Datong Bridge to Gaotang Bridge, with 15 underground stations, serving business districts and science and technology centres. CRRC Zhuzhou has supplied a fleet of 17 six-car Type ...

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    Beijing: Capital metro expansion

    As Beijing grows, its metro network is expanding to keep pace.

  • The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.
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    Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

    2019-06-28T11:03:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s northeast suburbs, adding eight stations. However, only the first 10·4 km ...

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    First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

    2019-06-27T08:38:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 at Sanba. The rest of Line 5 ...

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    Lanzhou metro inaugurated

    2019-06-24T09:16:21Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. Services are operated with a fleet of 26 ...

  • Nanning metro Line 3 uses six-car Type B trainsets.
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    Third metro line opens in Nanning

    2019-06-06T11:09:02Z

    CHINA: The third metro line in Nanning opened on June 6, with the first passenger service running at 09.28. The first phase of Line 3 runs on a 27·9 km north-south underground alignment from Keyuan Dadao to Pingliang Overpass. There are 22 stations, including interchanges with the city’s two ...

  • Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains and the control room.
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    Shenzhen tests 5G for smart metro applications

    2019-06-03T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: As part of a ‘smart metro’ development programme, Shenzhen Metro and Huawei are testing the use of 5G for the rapid transfer of large volumes of data between trains on Line 11 and the control room. The tests aim to transfer the 25 GB of data generated by a ...