Urban transport news from China

  • First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens
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    First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens

    2022-08-30T12:46:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opened on August 28, running 31·3 km from Pandun to Wanshou with 16 stations. This includes the 6·8 km Doqingzhou Bridge over the River Min, which has metro tracks on the lower deck and a six-lane road ...

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    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi

    2022-08-22T13:29:00Z

     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

  • MTR Corp HKSTP
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    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp have agreed a three-year collaboration framework which aims to enhance the transport operator’s services and customer experience and promote an open innovation and technology ecosystem by making use of innovative technologies and data and through ...

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    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins

    2022-07-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Tunnelling has begun for a light metro line connecting the Macau Special Administrative Region with Zhuhai’s Hengqin Port across the Shizimen canal. Being built at an overall cost of US$437m, Macao Light Rail Transit’s Hengqin Line will run for 2·2 km from an interchange with ...

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    Kunming metro Line 5 opens with tunnel wall advertising

    2022-07-08T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Kunming metro Line 5 opened on June 29, 10 years and one day after the first metro route in the city. Line 5 starts at World Horti-Expo Garden in the northeast and runs 26·5 km through the city centre to Baofeng in the south, with ...

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    Chengjiao Line extended in Zhengzhou

    2022-07-05T09:00:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Zhengzhou’s Chengjiao Line opened on June 20, running 9 km underground from Xinzheng International Airport to Zhengzhou Hangkonggang railway station. The metro extension adds three new stations, with another to follow when the airport’s Terminal 3 is ...

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    Changsha metro Line 6 opens

    2022-07-04T09:58:00Z

    CHINA: Changsha’s east-west metro Line 6 was opened on June 28, running 48·1 km from Huanghua Airport to Xiejiaqiao with 34 stations including seven interchanges. Construction of Line 6 began in December 2016, and the opening takes the metro to 190·7 km ...

  • MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups.
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    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups

    2022-06-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year collaboration to invest in digital technology start-ups. The MTR Lab and Cyberport Macro Fund will select start-ups from Cyberport’s ecosystem that have potential and suit MTR’s rail ...

  • The second phase of Chongqing Rail Transit’s Line 4 opened from Tangjiatuo to Huangling on June 18
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    Chongqing Line 4 extended northeast

    2022-06-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The second phase of Chongqing Rail Transit’s Line 4 opened from Tangjiatuo to Huangling on June 18, adding 32·6 route-km and 15 stations. Construction began on January 25 2019, and local media reports suggest the project set a new record for speed of construction in ...

  • Operator and university to collaborate on railway technology
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    Operator and university to collaborate on railway technology

    2022-06-15T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: MTR Corp, MTR Academy and Hong Kong Polytechnic University have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore innovative railway technologies including smart asset and operations management and intelligent maintenance. The three-year partnership aims to bring together the railway expertise of MTR Corp and MTRA with ...

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    Hangzhou metro expands

    2022-06-10T09:44:00Z

    CHINA: Two extensions of Hangzhou metro Line 3 have opened, taking the city’s network to more than 450 km, with further expansion to 500 km planned. The extensions opened on June 10 run 22·4 km from Chaowang Road to West Wenyi Road ...

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    China: Express metros serve growing conurbations

    2022-05-17T13:28:00Z

    As Chinese cities continue to expand, a new generation of express metro lines has emerged to serve the medium-distance niche between classic urban metros and high speed lines. Toma Bačić investigates.

  • Hong Kong's East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens
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    Hong Kong’s East Rail Line cross-harbour extension opens

    2022-05-16T12:51:00Z

    CHINA: Services on the cross-harbour extension of Hong Kong’s East Rail Line began on May 15 after an inauguration ceremony the previous day. The extension enable passengers from the Northeast New Territories and Central Kowloon to travel directly under Victoria Harbour to the core business district ...

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    Guangzhou opens Line 7 western extension

    2022-05-05T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The western section of Guangzhou metro Line 7 was opened for revenue service on May 1, running for 13·8 km from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Meidi Dadao and serving eight stations. Construction began in 2016, and tunnel boring got underay ...

  • Fuzhou metro train (2)
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    Third metro line opened in Fuzhou

    2022-05-03T09:33:00Z

    CHINA: Fuzhou metro Line 5 opened on April 29, running 22·4 km from Ancient Luozhou Town to Jingxi Houyu with 17 stations including an interchange with Line 2. Main construction began in September 2017. Services are operated at headways of 8 min ...

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    Shaoxing metro Line 1 extended

    2022-05-02T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: A 26·3 km southern extension of Shaoxing metro Line 1 from China Textile City to Fangquan with 18 stations opened on April 29, taking the line to 47·1 km and 28 stations. Shaoxing started planning a metro network in 2011, and the construction plan was ...

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    Guangzhou metro tops 600 km as 160 km/h driverless Line 22 opens

    2022-04-06T10:09:00Z

    CHINA: The first section of Guangzhou’s Line 22 has opened, with attended driverless trains operating at up to 160 km/h using Grade of Automation 3. Express metro Line 22 was approved by the Guangzhou Development & Reform Commission on September 1 2017. ...

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    Hangzhou opens city centre metro extensions

    2022-04-05T10:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two metro extensions in Hangzhou were ceremonially opened on April 1, with revenue services starting the following day. The openings come ahead of the city hosting the 2022 Asian Games in September, and take the network to a total length of 419 km. ...

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    Hangzhou metro tops 400 km as three lines open

    2022-02-25T13:41:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou metro opened two new lines and an extension on February 21, adding more than 59 route-km to the network on a single day. Both lines 3 and 10 were authorised in 2016, as part of the city’s third phase of urban rail development covering ...

  • Alstom Shanghai Metro Line 12 - 1
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    Shanghai awards Line 12 fleet maintenance contract

    2022-02-22T12:09:00Z

    CHINA: Shanghai Metro has awarded Alstom’s local subsidiary Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Co a contract to perform full life-cycle based maintenance on the trains for phases 2 and 3 of the Line 12 extension project. The contract covers 204 Movia metro cars supplied ...