Urban transport news from China – Page 7

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    Driverless line opening marks launch of Taiyuan metro network


    CHINA: Taiyuan, the provincial capital of Shanxi with 4·3 million inhabitants, became the latest addition to the Chinese metro club when it opened its first line on December 26. Designed for fully automatic operation to GoA4, the 23·7 km Line 2 runs from Jiancaoping in the north ...

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    Detailed design of Hong Kong’s Northern Link gets the go ahead


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s government has authorised MTR Corp to go ahead with the procurement of detailed planning and design consultancy services for the Northern Link project. The project has two phases. The first covers the completion of Kwu Tung station on the Lok Ma Chau branch of ...

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    Qingdao opens two metro lines


    CHINA: The northern section of Qingdao metro Line 1 and the first phase of Line 8 opened for revenue service on December 24, adding almost 70 km to the city’s expanding urban rail network. The initial 21·5 km section of Line 1 runs north from an interchange ...

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    Ningbo opens metro Line 4


    CHINA: A fourth metro line serving the coastal city of Ningbo was opened for revenue service on December 23, following an inauguration ceremony attended by mayor Qiu Dongyao.

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    CBTC gains Chinese certification


    CHINA: The TSTCBTC 2.0 signalling system developed by the Thales SEC Transport joint venture has received China Urban Rail Certification from the National Development & Reform Commission and the National Certification & Accreditation Administration. ‘Thales is proud that our innovative TSTCBTC 2.0 signaling system was granted the ...

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    Chengdu metro tops 500 km as first driverless line inaugurated


    CHINA: Chengdu now has the country’s fourth largest urban rail network, following the inauguration of five routes totalling more than 160 km. The start of revenue service on four new metro lines and one express metro extension on December 18 has taken the total length of Chengdu’s ...

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    Station vending machines provide Covid-19 specimen collection packs


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has provided vending machines at 10 metro stations where people can collect Covid-19 specimen collection packs as part of the government’s enhanced laboratory surveillance programme. About 10 000 specimen collection packs supplied by a government contractor will be distributed each day. ...

  • Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for urban rail networks (Photo: Andrew Benton).
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    Smarter maintenance to support Chinese metro growth


    CHINA: Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co has developed a condition-based maintenance planning platform for metro rolling stock which is to be expanded to cover all elements of urban rail networks. ZTEC said Foresee had been developed because of the difficulty of scaling-up traditional scheduled and fault-based maintenance ...

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    Xuzhou enters the ‘multi-line’ era as metro Line 2 opens


    CHINA: The second metro line in Xuzhou was formally opened for revenue service on November 28, with a ceremony at City Administration Centre station which will be the future interchange between lines 2 and 6.

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    Guangzhou metro Line 8 extended north to Baiyun


    CHINA: Guangzhou Metro Corp opened an extension of Line 8 from Cultural Park on the west side of the city centre to Jiaoxin in Baiyun District to the north on November 26, adding 16·3 km and 11 stations. Two further stations on the new section are to ...

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    Two openings expand Nanning metro


    CHINA: Nanning metro Line 4 running 20·7 km east-west from Lengtangcun to Hongyun Lu with 16 stations opened on November 23, along with a 6·3 km, five-station extension of Line 2 southeast from Yudong to Tanze. Construction of the first phase of Line ...

  • Photo 1 New tram in China, city of Jiaxing
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    Keolis Shanghai selected to operate Jiaxing tramway


    CHINA: The Keolis Shanghai joint venture of Keolis (49%) and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) is to operate a catenary-free tramway in Jiaxing, one of the largest cities in Zhejiang province. Due to open next year, the Jiaxing network will initially comprise two tram lines totalling 15∙6 ...

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    Clay figure folk art inspires Wuxi metro train styling


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has delivered the first of 25 six-car Type B trainsets ordered for the future Wuxi metro Line 4. The trains have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a capacity of 1 904 passengers. The livery and the interior styling ...

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    Faster monorail on trial


    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro line. ...

  • One of the LRVs has been fitted with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels to test the use of renewable energy to power the interior lighting.
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    Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles enter service


    CHINA: The first of Hong Kong’s latest generation of light rail vehicles began entering service on routes 610 and 751 in the Northwest New Territories on November 17. In 2016 MTR Corp awarded CRRC Nanjing Puzhen a HK$745m contract to supply 30 ...

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    Skytrain monorail on test


    CHINA: A driverless suspended monorail vehicle with a design speed of 80 km/h is being tested on an 800 m elevated track in Wuhan. The Skytrain has two cars, each 11 m long and 2 400 mm wide, and could be extended to a maximum of five ...

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    Multiple metro openings in Shenzhen


    CHINA: A number of metro extensions in Shenzhen opened on October 28, adding 28·7 km and 18 stations to take the network to a total of 411 km with 283 stations. Line 2 was extended 3·9 km east from Xinxiu to Liantang, adding three stations. ...

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    Third metro line opened in Wuxi


    CHINA: The first phase of Wuxi’s third metro line opened on October 28, running 28·5 km from Sumiao in the west of the city to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast. Under construction since March 2016, Line 3 has 21 stations, including two interchanges with lines ...

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    Hangzhou – Shaoxing line trains unveiled


    CHINA: The first of 18 trainsets for the Hangzhou – Shaoxing inter-urban link has been unveiled by the CRRC Puzhen. The six-car Type B2 trainsets have four powered and two unpowered cars, and will operate at up to 100 km/h. The line with ...

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    MTR depot produces face masks


    CHINA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has opened a face mask production line at its Siu Ho Wan depot which has a capacity of more than 300 000 masks per month. MTR Corp is planning to set up a second production line by the ...