Urban transport news from China – Page 10

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    Dalian metro Line 2 extended


    CHINA: A one-station extension of Dalian metro Line 2 was inaugurated on June 28. The 3·1 km underground extension runs from Dalian Airport to Xinzhaizi, where interchange will be provided with the future Line 4. Line 2 is now 25·8 km long with 21 stations. The first section ...

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    CRRC to supply 300 metro cars to Nanjing


    CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen won a contract to supply 50 six-car trainsets to operate on Nanjing metro Line 5 on June 15. Deliveries are due to start by the end of October 2019. The Type A trainsets will have a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The 37·4 km ...

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    Shenzhen Airport peoplemover contract awarded


    CHINA: Shenzhen Airport Co has awarded the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture a 453m yuan contract to supply an Innovia 300 automated peoplemover. The 2·6 km line which is scheduled to enter service in 2020 would connect an airside satellite to the airport’s Terminal 3, which opened in ...

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    Nanjing suburban metro network grows


    CHINA: Nanjing’s network of suburban metro lines grew with the opening of an east-west route on May 26. Line S7 runs from Wuxiangshan to Konggangxinchengjiangning, where it meets the north-south Line S1, which has itself been extended 1·5 km south from Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Some services run through ...

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    Passenger tests begin on ‘railless train’ electric bus in Zhuzhou


    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou began three months of passenger-carrying tests on its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit ‘railless train’ in Zhuzhou on May 8. The 3 km first phase of Line A1 has four stops. A second 9 km phase is due to enter service later. The articulated battery-electric bus ...

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    Suzhou tram line extended


    CHINA: The Suzhou tram line was extended by 7·6 km on April 28. The western extension from Longkanglu to Xiyang Mountain adds four stops on a mostly at-grade alignment, with two underground sections. The first section of the tram line serving the Gaoxin district opened in 2014, and the ...

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    Tianjin and Guangzhou metro extensions inaugurated


    CHINA: Metro extensions opened in Tianjin and Guangzhou on April 26. Tianjin metro Line 6 was extended southeast from Nancuiping to Meilinlu, adding 19 km and 14 stations. The north-south line is now 45 km long. It is operated with six-car Type B trainsets, but all station platforms are ...

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    Qingdao opens Line 11


    CHINA: A 57·8 km suburban metro line in the coastal city of Qingdao was inaugurated on April 23, augmenting the existing two-line metro network. Starting from an interchange with Line 2 at Miaolinglu, close to Laoshan Bay, the new Line 11 runs northeast from the city through the Laoshan district ...

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    Macau Taipa Line operating contract awarded


    CHINA: The Macau Special Administrative Region government has appointed Hong Kong’s MTR Corp to operate and maintain the Macau Light Rapid Transit Taipa Line. The 9·3 km first phase of the driverless rubber-tyred metro line with 11 stations is under construction for opening in 2019. A 5·88bn pataca operations and ...

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    Shenyang metro Line 2 extended north


    CHINA: A northern extension of Shenyang metro Line 2 opened on April 8, taking the north-south route to 31·9 km. The 4·9 km extension with four stations connects Hangkong Hangtian Daxue with Putianlu on an underground alignment. The initial section of Line 2 opened in January 2012, and ...

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    Driverless peoplemover opens in Shanghai


    CHINA: Shanghai’s Pujiang Line automated peoplemover opened to passengers on March 31. The 6·6 km elevated route runs from the southern terminus of metro Line 8 at Shendu Gonglu to Huizhenlu in Pujiang, serving six stations. The line is expected to carry 73 000 passengers a day, with services running ...

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    Chengdu metro Line 1 extended at both ends


    CHINA: The north-south metro Line 1 in Chengdu was extended at both ends on March 18. A southern extension from Sihe to Science City adds 14·1 km and 11 stations, while a one-station northern extension from Shengxian Lake to Weijianian adds 1·5 km. In addition, the ...

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    CRRC unveils new-generation monorail train


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co presented its ‘new generation’ straddle monorail vehicle for low- and medium-capacity routes on February 1. CRRC Changchun has drawn on its experience of supplying 770 monorail sets since 2004. The manufacturer says that the use of carbon fibre composite for some components makes ...

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    Shanghai driverless metro contract awarded


    CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co has awarded the signalling contract for metro Line 14 to the Thales SEC Transport joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric. Scheduled to open at the end of 2020, the driverless east-west line would run 38·5 km underground, serving 31 stations.

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    Wuhan opens Optics Valley light rail network


    CHINA: A two-line light rail network in Wuhan opened on January 18. The Optics Valley tram network, also known as Guanggu tram, is focused to the Donghu New Technology Development Zone in the southeast of the city. Construction was approved in March 2014 and test running started on December ...

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    Hangzhou metro Line 4 extends


    CHINA: A southern extension of Hangzhou metro Line 4 from Jinjiang to Puyan opened on January 9. The 11·2 km underground extension crosses the Qiantang River and serves seven stations, with one due to open at a later date. Line 4 now runs 20·8 km from runs Pengbu to ...

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    CRRC unveils carbon fibre metro car bodyshell


    CHINA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co unveiled a prototype of what it says is the world’s first carbon fibre metro car bodyshell on January 7. The manufacturer says that the composite materials used allow the car to be 35% lighter than the average metal body bodied metro car, which ...

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    Chengdu driverless metro contracts awarded


    CHINA: Chengdu Railway Corp has awarded contracts for the supply of traction equipment and signalling for the first phase of Chengdu metro Line 9, which will be the city’s first driverless metro line. The two contracts are worth a total of €64m. Line 9 Phase 1 is expected to ...

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    Suburban metro Line S9 opens in Nanjing


    CHINA: Nanjing was not left out of the seasonal multitude of urban rail openings as 2017 drew to a close, with the inauguration of suburban metro Line S9 taking place on December 30. Also known as the Nanjing–Gaochun Intercity Railway or Ninggao Intercity Railway, the route is 52·4 km ...

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    Hangzhou metro Line 2 extends


    CHINA: A northern extension of Hangzhou metro Line 2 opened on December 27, adding 13·3 km. The underground section from Gucui Road to Liangzhu serves 10 stations. A depot has been built at the new northern terminus. The next section to open is envisaged to be Line 4, ...