Urban transport news from China – Page 2

  • Alstom Train Centric Urban Onboard Intelligence
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    Alstom awarded Tung Chung signalling contract


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has selected Alstom to supply signalling and train control systems for its Lantau Extension project. The Tung Chung Line is to be extended by 1·3 km to Tung Chung West, while a new intermediate station is to be added at Tung ...

  • Hong Kong ticket gates (1)
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    Hong Kong ticket gates modernised ahead of contactless launch


    CHINA: MTR Corp is spending more than HK$1·3bn to upgrade Hong Kong’s automatic fare collection systems as part of a long-term asset renewal plan. Work has begun to install more than 2 400 ticket gates being supplied by a joint venture of ...

  • Dalian metro Line 5
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    Dalian Metro Line 5 opens with 2·3 km bay crossing


    CHINA: Dalian metro Line 5 opened on March 17, running 24·5 km from Houguan in the north to Hutan Xinqu in the south via a 2·3 km underwater crossing of the bay. It is the city’s sixth metro line, built as part of a ‘four vertical ...

  • Caring for Dementia programme uses transport smart cards to find missing persons
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    Caring for Dementia programme uses transport smart cards to find missing people


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has launched a Caring for Dementia programme, adding functions to its fare collection system which alert staff if a missing person is detected in the network. The Octopus smart card numbers of missing persons with dementia can be entered into the ...

  • Hebei Jingche Rail Transit Vehicle Equipment hydrogen LRV
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    Battery-hydrogen fuel cell light rail vehicle unveiled


    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered light rail vehicle designed for catenary-free operation on suburban lines, in scenic areas and at locations such as airports has been unveiled at Baoding in central Hebei province. The high-floor LRV has been developed by Hebei Jingche ...

  • CRRC trainset for the Xicheng S1 line in Wuxi.
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    Wuxi Xicheng S1 Line train unveiled


    CHINA: CRRC has unveiled the first trainset for the Xicheng S1 line which is under construction in the northern part of Wuxi. The six-car Type B trainset is designed for 120 km/h operation. The 30·4 km Xicheng S1 line will run from ...

  • Robel ROMIS
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    MTR Corp orders Robel mobile maintenance train


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has awarded Robel Bahnbaumaschinen a contract to supply a ROMIS mobile maintenance train to increase worker safety and optimise the use of limited track possessions on the Tuen Ma and East Rail lines. It comprises two units. ...

  • Changping Line
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    Beijing’s Changping Line extended


    CHINA: A 9·7 km southern extension of Beijing’s Changping Linefrom Qinghe to Xitucheng opened on February 4, taking the north – south suburban metro line to 43 km. There are five stations, including an interchange with Line 15 at Liudaokou, with one more to open later. ...

  • Tung Chung Line extension
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    Hong Kong metro extension approved


    CHINA: The government has given final approval for construction of a 1·3 km western extension of the Tung Chung Line plus the addition of an extra station on the existing route. Under plans confirmed by operator MTR Corp on January 10, the line is to be ...

  • Qingyuan maglev (1)
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    Qingyuan maglev delivery


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun has delivered the first three-car trainset for a 120 km/h maglev line under construction in Qingyuan. The line will run for 8·1 km between Chimelong Theme Park and an interchange with the Guangzhou – Qingyuan inter-city railway at Yinzhan, with two intermediate stops. ...

  • Chongqing metro
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    Chongqing inaugurates two metro extensions


    CHINA: The second phases of Chongqing metro lines 9 and 10 were opened simultaneously on January 18, adding a further 14 route-km to the city’s extensive network, which now totals 492 km. Both are fast metro lines operated by six-car Type As trainsets approved for 100 ...

  • The second phase of Xi’an Metro Line 6 has opened, running through the city centre from Xibeigongyedaxue (NW Polytechnical University) and then east to Fangzhicheng.
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    Xi’an Line 6 extended east


    CHINA: The second phase of Xi’an Metro Line 6 has opened, running through the city centre from Xibeigongyedaxue (NW Polytechnical University) and then east to Fangzhicheng. The 15·6 km first phase of Line 6 running southwest from Xibeigongyedaxue to Xi’an International Medical Centre with 13 stations ...

  • The line is operated by a fleet of 31 four-car Type D trainsets manufactured by CRRC Tangshan, which can carry up to 1 045 passengers.
    Metro Report International

    PPP-financed suburban metro opens in Taizhou


    CHINA: A north-south suburban metro line connecting the east coast city of Taizhou in Zhejiang province with the town of Chengnan opened for revenue service on December 28. Designed for 140 km/h operation, the 52·4 km Line S1 runs in tunnel for 17·5 km, while the ...

  • Wuhan metro
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    Wuhan metro extends north and south


    CHINA: The country’s seventh oldest metro network has expanded further, with the opening of two extensions in Wuhan totalling 25·3 km. Longer of the two is a northern extension of Line 7 from Garden Expo North to Hengdian, which opened on December 30. This adds 21·1 ...

  • Hefei_01
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    Hefei metro Line 5 extended


    CHINA: A 15·5 km northern extension of Heifei metro Line 5 was inaugurated on December 26, taking the total length of the Hefei Rail Transit network to 171 route-km serving 133 stations. The opening came exactly a year after first section of Line 5 from Guiyanglu ...

  • Shenzhen metro Line 16 (2)
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    Automated Line 16 serves Shenzhen’s eastern suburbs


    CHINA: Shenzhen metro’s fully automated Line 16 was opened for revenue service on December 28, serving Pingshan, Tianzin and Shenzhen Technical University to the east of the expanding conurbation. Also known as the Longping Line, the 29·2 km route with 24 stations starts from an interchange ...

  • Nanjing_01
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    Nanjing inaugurates fully-automated Line 7 as Line 1 extended


    CHINA: The first phase of Nanjing metro Line 7 opened for revenue service on December 28, along with a northern extension of Line 1. Running from Xianxinlu in the northeast to Mufuxilu in the city centre, the initial 12·6 km stage of Line 7 serves 10 ...

  • Qingdao metro
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    Qingdao opens east-west metro Line 4


    CHINA: Qingdao metro’s east-west Line 4 was opened for revenue service on December 26, four months ahead of schedule. The 30·7 km line linking Renmin Huitang in the old city with Dahedong to the east serves 25 stations, although the interchange with Line 1 at Guanxiangshan ...

  • Huangshi tram
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    Huangshi inaugurates catenary-free tram line


    CHINA: The first phase of the Huangshi tram network in Hubei province was formally inaugurated with a ceremony at Huangshi Bei station on the morning of December 28. Public services began at 12.30, with free travel being offered until January 31.

  • Beijing metro MTR map
    Metro Report International

    MTR extends Beijing metro Line 16


    CHINA: The southern section of Beijing metro Line 16 from Yuyuantan Park East Gate to Yushuzhuang was opened for revenue service on December 31. The 14·2 km extension serving the southwest of the city adds a further nine stations, taking the line to 46·2 km with ...