Urban transport news from China – Page 2

  • Nanning_01
    Metro Report International

    Nanning opens driverless Line 5

    2021-12-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Nanning’s fifth metro line was opened for revenue service on December 16. Designed for unattended train operation to Grade of Automation 4, the 20·2 km line looping around the western side of the city centre links Jinqiao Coach Station in the northeast to Guokai Dadao ...

  • Wuxi_04
    Metro Report International

    Wuxi opens fourth metro line

    2021-12-21T08:49:00Z

    CHINA: Wuxi metro Line 4 was opened for revenue service on December 17, following a formal inauguration by the city’s Mayor, Du Xiaogang, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee. Designated as the Purple Line on the city’s metro map, the 25·4 km north-south line connects Liutan ...

  • Extensions have opened at each of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3.
    Metro Report International

    Harbin’s circular metro line extended

    2021-11-29T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Extensions have opened at each end of Harbin’s orbital metro Line 3. The eastern extension runs from Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to Taipingqiao, with 15 stations, while the western extension runs from Harbin Xi railway station to Sports ...

  • Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations.
    Metro Report International

    Wuhu driverless monorail line opens

    2021-11-04T11:27:00Z

    CHINA: Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the Wuhu Urban Rail Transit Phase 1 construction plan for 2016-20 in ...

  • Shanghai Line 5 CBTC testing
    Metro Report International

    Metro turnback time cut during testing

    2021-11-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The average time taken to turn back trains on Shanghai’s automated metro Line 5 has been cut by 26 sec to 86 sec during testing, paving the way for the operation of more frequent services. The line is equipped for attended driverless operation to Grade ...

  • Hong Kong MTR Corp
    Metro Report International

    Local and cross-boundary rail projects in Hong Kong strategic plan

    2021-10-19T14:55:00Z

    CHINA: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s firth annual policy address on October 6 included a number of initiatives for the development of local and cross-boundary railway projects, as well as long-term land development. These include five projects to be explored under ...

  • cn-guangzhou-line18-test-running
    Metro Report International

    Guangzhou opens first express metro line

    2021-09-28T11:37:00Z

    CHINA: Guangzhou’s first express metro line was opened on September 28, with trains operating at up to 160 km/h. The 58·3 km Line 18 runs from a southern terminus at Wanqingsha in the rapidly developing Nansha port district to Xiancun on the east side of the ...

  • Hangzhou metro Line 7 train
    Metro Report International

    Two metro extensions open in Hangzhou

    2021-09-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou Metro opened extensions of lines 7 and 9 on September 17. Line 7 has been extended under the River Qiantang from Olympic Sports Centre to Citizen Centre. Line 9 was extended 6 km north from Linping to Long’an, adding four stations. ...

  • Harbin metro Line 2 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Harbin metro Line 2 opens

    2021-09-20T09:58:00Z

    CHINA: The 28·7 km first phase of Harbin metro Line 2 opened on September 19.

  • Foshan_01
    Metro Report International

    Nanhai tram line opens in Foshan

    2021-08-24T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: A tramway in the Nanhai district of Foshan opened on August 18. The line runs 9·5 km from Sanshanxinchengbei to Leigang with 3·7 km underground and 5·6 km elevated. Leigang provides an interchange with the Guangfo interurban metro line between Guangzhou and Foshan. CRRC Sifang ...

  • Taizicheng tram exterior
    Metro Report International

    Winter Olympics tram rolled out

    2021-08-23T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has rolled out the first of three light rail vehicles for a tramway which is being built at the Taizicheng winter sports resort which will host skiing events during 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The LRV is 27 m long ...

  • cn-zhengzhou-station-flood-train
    Metro Report International

    12 confirmed dead in Zhengzhou metro flood

    2021-07-21T12:08:00Z

    CHINA: Officials in Zhengzhou have confirmed that 12 passengers died and another five were seriously injured after parts of the city’s metro network were flooded on July 20. In what has been described as a ‘once in 1 000 years event’, the Henan ...

  • Shaoxing metro (3)
    Metro Report International

    Shaoxing opens first line of planned 208 km metro network

    2021-07-13T13:16:00Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Shaoxing has opened, running 20·3 km from Guniangqiao and China Textile City. The project was originally known as known as the Hangzhou – Shaoxing Inter-city railway, and is now branded as metro Line 1. There are ...

  • Xuzhou metro Line 3 opening
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    Xuzhou opens north-south metro line

    2021-07-09T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: Xuzhou metro’s 18·1 km north-south Line 3 opened on June 28, linking Xiadian and Gaoxinqunan with 16 underground stations. Services run every 7 to 8½ min, with an end-to-end journey time of 34 min. The infrastructure has been built for six-car trains, although ...

  • Suzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Automated metro opens in Suzhou

    2021-07-08T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The fully automated Line 5 of the Suzhou Rail Transit network opened on June 29, running 44·1 km from Taihu Xiangshan to Yangchenghu Nan and serving 34 stations. Under construction since June 2016, the line is almost entirely underground, except for a 600 m ...

  • Changzhou_01
    Metro Report International

    Changzhou’s second metro line inaugurated

    2021-07-06T13:31:00Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Changzhou was opened for revenue service on June 28, running for 19·8 km from Qingfeng Park to Wuyilu via an interchange station Line 1 at Cultural Palace station. Construction of Line 2 began in February 2017, and the trainsets ...

  • Hangzhou Metro Line 8 officials
    Metro Report International

    Hangzhou Line 8 includes 2·8 km under-river tunnel

    2021-07-06T11:06:00Z

    CHINA: Hangzhou metro Line 8 was opened for revenue service on June 28, serving the Qiantang New Area to the northeast of the city. The 17·2 km east-west route serves eight stations. It starts from an interchange with the airport branch of Line 1 at ...

  • The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation
    Metro Report International

    Supercapacitor tramway opens in Jiaxing

    2021-06-30T08:55:00Z

    CHINA: The first route of a planned 98 km seven line tram network in Jiaxing was opened on June 25, operated using a fleet of trams fitted with supercapacitors for catenary-free operation. Route T1 runs 10·6 km from Jiaxing Nan high ...

  • hk-tuen-ma-phase-2-opening-4
    Metro Report International

    Hong Kong completes its longest metro line

    2021-06-28T13:51:00Z

    CHINA: Revenue services began operating on the Kai Tak – Hung Hom section of Hong Kong’s Tuen Ma Line through east Kowloon on June 27, completing the east-west corridor across the New Territories. The Tuen Ma Line is now the longest within Hong Kong, running ...

  • Xiamen_04
    Metro Report International

    Xiamen metro line opens with 4 km undersea tunnel

    2021-06-25T13:38:00Z

    CHINA: Xiamen metro Line 3 opened on June 25, running 26·5 km from the city’s main railway station to Caicuo and including a 4 km undersea section. The route is entirely in tunnel except for the elevated terminus at Caicuo, and ...