CHINA: Officials in Zhengzhou have confirmed that 12 passengers died and another five were seriously injured after parts of the city’s metro network were flooded on July 20.
CHINA: The first metro line in Shaoxing has opened, running 20·3 km from Guniangqiao and China Textile City.
CHINA: Xuzhou metro’s 18·1 km north-south Line 3 opened on June 28, linking Xiadian and Gaoxinqunan with 16 underground stations.
CHINA: The fully automated Line 5 of the Suzhou Rail Transit network opened on June 29, running 44·1 km from Taihu Xiangshan to Yangchenghu Nan and serving 34 stations.
CHINA: The second metro line in Changzhou was opened for revenue service on June 28, running for 19·8 km from Qingfeng Park to Wuyilu via an interchange station Line 1 at Cultural Palace station.
CHINA: Hangzhou metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on June 28, serving the Qiantang New Area to the northeast of the city.
CHINA: The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation.
CHINA: Revenue services began operating on the Kai Tak – Hung Hom section of Hong Kong’s Tuen Ma Line through east Kowloon on June 27, completing the east-west corridor across the New Territories.
CHINA: Xiamen metro Line 3 opened on June 25, running 26·5 km from the city’s main railway station to Caicuo and including a 4 km undersea section.
CHINA: The CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the guideways and trainsets for the monorail network which is under construction at Wuhu in Anhui province. Opening is planned by the end of this year.