Urban transport news from China – Page 3

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    Metro Report International

    Foshan opens metro Line 3


     CHINA: Foshan metro Line 3 was opened for revenue service on December 28.

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    Metro Report International

    CRRC trainset enters service on Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong Line


    CHINA: The first of 93 eight-car metro trains being built by CRRC Qingdao Sifang for Hong Kong MTR’s network has entered service on the Kwun Tong Line. Described at the time as the largest single investment in rolling stock by MTR Corp, the Q trains were ...

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    Metro Report International

    Foshan tram line extended


    CHINA: A 4·8 km extension of the Nanhai tram line in Foshan opened on November 29, linking Sanshanxinchengbei with Linyuedong on metro Line 2. There are five stops, including two on a 2 km elevated section of the route. The Nanhai line is now 14·3 km ...

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    Metro Report International

    Two metro lines open in one day in Shenzhen


    CHINA: The 40·5 km long metro Line 12 and a 6·1 km branch of the existing Line 6 have opened in Shenzhen.

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    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou to add more metro lines


    CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the fourth phase of the Hangzhou metro, which envisages construction of another 153 route-km and the addition of 89 stations. The first section to be built under the plans would be a 26 km northwest-southwest Line 12 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tianjin metro Line 10 opens


    CHINA: The first section of Tianjin metro Line 10 opened for revenue service on November 18, following an inauguration by the city’s Deputy Mayor Yang Bing Running from Yutai in the southwest to Yudongcheng in the northeast, the line is 21·2 km long and serves 21 ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Care app launch
    Metro Report International

    App to make Hong Kong transport more inclusive


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s transport operator has launched the MTR·Care app which is designed to make travel more convenient for passengers with special requirements. A ‘simplified and elderly-friendly’ trip planner includes larger text and graphics, voice input, auto-setting of frequently visited stations, easy-to-understand route suggestions and recommended ...

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    Metro Report International

    Nantong joins the Chinese metro club


    CHINA: The city of Nantong has become the 46th in China to open a metro network, inaugurating its first line on November 10.

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    Metro Report International

    Three rail schemes in Hong Kong plan


    CHINA: Plans to undertake three rail projects which were recommended in the Strategic Studies on Railways & Major Roads Beyond 2030 study were announced by Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive John Lee in his first Policy Address on October 19. The priority is the Tseung Kwan ...

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    Metro Report International

    Triple metro opening in Hangzhou


    CHINA: Three more sections of metro have been opened in Hangzhou, adding more than 60 km to the network on a single day. The biggest project inaugurated on September 22 was the 55 km fast metro Line 19, known also as the Hangzhou Airport Rail Express. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Zhengzhou Metro opens Line 6


    CHINA: The initial 16·9 km western section of Zhengzhou metro Line 6 was opened for revenue service on September 30, linking Jiayu and Changzhuang with nine stations. Another station at Jinzhenlu is expected to open later. Line 6 was approved in March 2019 as part of ...

  • First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens
    Metro Report International

    First phase of Fuzhou metro Line 6 opens


    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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    Metro Report International

    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi


     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.

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    Metro Report International

    ‘Living lab’ to help develop transport technology


    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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    Metro Report International

    Macau – Hengqin metro tunnelling begins


    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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    Metro Report International

    Kunming metro Line 5 opens with tunnel wall advertising


    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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    Metro Report International

    Chengjiao Line extended in Zhengzhou


    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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    Metro Report International

    Changsha metro Line 6 opens


    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.
    Metro Report International

    MTR Corp to invest in start-ups


    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
    Metro Report International

    Chongqing Line 4 extended northeast


    CHINA: The second phase of Chongqing Rail Transit’s Line 4opened 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 Chongqing. ...