Urban transport news from China – Page 8

  • The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26.
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    Changsha metro Line 4 opens

    2019-05-31T11:24:21Z

    CHINA: The 33·5 km Changsha metro Line 4 opened on May 26, with 180 000 passenger-journeys made on the first day. Construction of Line 4 began in December 2014, and cost a total of 29·5bn yuan. The route starts at Guanziling in the northwest and runs south to ...

  • The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20.
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    Zhengzhou metro’s circular Line 5 opens

    2019-05-21T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 40·7 km circular Zhengzhou metro Line 5 opened on May 20. Construction of the entirely underground line had been launched in December 2014. Testing began in September last year, with trials running on the complete route from December. The line has 32 stations, with one more expected ...

  • China Railway Signal & Communications Group is supplying 17 trams to operate on the first tram line in Tianshui.
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    Tianshui tram rolled out

    2019-05-07T10:08:21Z

    CHINA: China Railway Signal & Communications Group has rolled out at its Changsha factory the first of 17 trams that it is supplying to operate the initial tram route being developed in Tianshui. The five-section Pioneer tram has a capacity of 370 passengers including 58 seated. The 100% low-floor ...

  • CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities.
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    CRRC launches rolling stock finance business

    2019-04-29T15:17:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC and Tianjin Trust Co have launched a financial leasing subsidiary with the aim of expanding the rolling stock manufacturing group’s export activities and supporting the government’s Belt & Road Initiative. Target market sectors include urban rail vehicles, as well as high speed trainsets, high-power locomotives and wagons. CRRC ...

  • CRRC Tangshan has supplied the train fleet for Fuzhou metro Line 2.
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    Second metro line opens in Fuzhou

    2019-04-26T10:52:48Z

    CHINA: The second metro line in Fuzhou opened for revenue service at 09.30 on April 26. The underground Line 2 runs for 30·6 km from Yangli in the east to Suyang in the west, serving 22 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the line in November 2012. ...

  • Harbin metro Line 1 uses a fleet of 17 six-car trainsets.
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    Harbin metro Line 1 extended

    2019-04-12T09:07:00Z

    CHINA: An 8·6 km extension of Harbin metro Line 1 opened on April 10. The extension from Hananzhan (Harbin South railway station) to Xinjiang Street is entirely underground and adds four stations. One more station is scheduled to open at a later date. The initial section ...

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    Beijing: Capital metro expansion

    2019-04-08T09:41:00Z

    As Beijing grows, its metro network is expanding to keep pace.

  • A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19.
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    Wuhan metro Line 2 extended

    2019-02-21T10:26:01Z

    CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan metro Line 2 opened for revenue service on February 19 following three months of test running. The 13·2 km underground extension runs from Optics Valley Square to Fozuling, adding 10 stations. These are all designed for eight-car trains, although Line 2 currently uses ...

  • BYD is supplying 200 K8S buses to Xi'an.
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    Electric double-decker buses enter service in Xi’an

    2019-02-05T11:24:17Z

    CHINA: Xi’an put into service 100 electric double-decker buses supplied by BYD on January 30, ahead of the Chinese New Year festival. The K8S vehicles have entered service on routes 284, 608 and 609. A further 100 are due to enter service on routes 19, 25 and 603 at ...

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    Sanya tram line opens to passengers

    2019-02-04T09:40:47Z

    CHINA: The initial phase of the first tram line in Sanya on Hainan Island opened for revenue service on January 1. Services are operating on the northern section of the line from Sanya Railway Station to Jiefang Lu, serving six stops. When complete, the line will be 8·4 km ...

  • The driverless trainsets will be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing.
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    Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test

    2019-02-01T16:07:20Z

    CHINA: Rolling stock to be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing has commenced testing. The 160 km/h Type D trainset is reported to be the fastest metro train in China. CRRC Qingdao Sifang is supplying a fleet of 12 driverless trainsets to operate on the line that ...

  • Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23.
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    First suburban line opens in Wenzhou

    2019-01-24T10:58:37Z

    CHINA: The first phase of suburban Line S1 in Wenzhou opened on January 23. The 34·8 km route runs from Tongling to Olympic Centre, serving 12 stations; three more stations are still to open. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the line in September 2012, and construction was ...

  • DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai.
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    Smart Panda Bus demonstrates ‘intelligent’ technologies

    2019-01-21T16:48:32Z

    CHINA: DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai on January 18. Smart Panda Bus incorporates Shanghai-based DeepBlue Technology’s autopilot, finger vein recognition, voice interaction and advertising systems, as well as vehicle monitoring, intelligent unmanned retail, abnormal behaviour ...

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    Shenyang tram network expands

    2019-01-11T11:26:28Z

    CHINA: Trams in Shenyang started serving Shenyang South railway station on January 5 with the opening of two short extensions to the network. The 800 m extension serving the railway station is used by services on two new routes. Route 4 runs to Century Building via University Science City. ...

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    CRRC delivers LRVs to Hong Kong

    2019-01-04T14:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first two of 40 light rail vehicles that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is supplying to MRT Corp arrived at the Tuen Mun depot in Hong Kong on December 28. CRRC is supplying the LRVs under a HK$745m order placed in 2016. In addition to replacing the 30 Phase ...

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    Wuhan extends driverless metro line

    2019-01-04T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan’s driverless metro Line 7 opened to passengers on December 28. The 16·6 km underground extension from Yezhihu to Qinglongshan Ditiexiaozhen adds seven stations. CRRC Zhuzhou has supplied 15 six-car trainsets for the extension. These augment the 40 trainsets supplied by CRRC Changchun for ...

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    Chongqing metro adds two lines

    2019-01-04T07:30:00Z

    CHINA: Two metro lines opened in Chongqing on December 28. The northern part of the Loop Line is 33·7 km and connects Chongqing Library with Haixialu via Chongqingbei Railway Station. There are 24 stations, of which seven are due to open in 2019. The Loop Line crosses the ...

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    Guangzhou adds suburban metro lines

    2019-01-03T13:59:41Z

    CHINA: Two suburban metro lines opened in Guangzhou on December 28, and one metro line was extended. The main section of Line 14 runs for 54·4 km between Jiahewanggang and Dongfeng in the northeast of the city, serving 13 stations. At Xinhe the Knowledge City Line branches off. Opened ...

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    Beijing metro lines 6 and 8 extended

    2019-01-03T10:28:30Z

    CHINA: The Beijing metro network grew by more than 20 km on December 30 with the opening of extensions to lines 6 and 8. The southern section of Line 8 connects Zhushikou, where interchange is provided with Line 7, with Yinghai. The 10·3 km north-south route is not yet ...

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    First metro line opens in Jinan

    2019-01-03T09:54:42Z

    CHINA: The first metro line in Jinan was inaugurated on January 1. Line R1 connects Fangte and Gongyanyuan. Of the 26·3 km route, a 16·2 km section with seven stations is elevated and 10·1 km with four stations runs underground. Services are operated with four-car trainsets, which are stabled ...