China urban rail news

The latest new from China's rapidly-growing metro, light rail and urban rail market.

Hangzhou metro Line 5 concession agreement signed

26 Jun 2017

CHINA: Hangzhou municipal government, Hangzhou Metro Group and MTR Corp signed a PPP concession agreement on June 26 for the construction and operation of Hangzhou metro Line 5. Hangzhou Metro Group will fund and undertake the ... more

Shijiazhuang metro opens

16 Jun 2017

CHINA: June 14 saw the inauguration of the 28th metro in China, when two lines opened in Shijiazhuang. These form the first phase of a planned six-line network in the city that would total 169·2 route-km with 144 stations. Line ... more

Guangzhou Metro rolls out its longest train

14 Jun 2017

CHINA: Guangzhou Metro has unveiled its longest train at CRRC Dalian’s factory. The eight-car trainset is the first of 17 that will enter service on Line 13 later this year. The Type A trainset is 186 m long and ... more

Dalian metro opens three extensions

13 Jun 2017

CHINA: Three metro extensions opened in Dalian on June 7. Line 1 and the suburban Line 12 now meet at Hekou. Line 1 has been extended by 9·1 km southwest from Convention & Exhibition Centre. On this section it ... more

Testing has started on the first maglev line in Beijing.

Testing starts on Beijing maglev

13 Jun 2017

CHINA: Testing has started on the first maglev line in Beijing, and trial running is expected to commence by the end of the year. The first stage of Line S1 will offer a 20 min journey between Mentougou and Pingguoyuan, ... more

Revenue service on the Zhuhai tramway started on June 6.

Zhuhai tramway enters revenue service

13 Jun 2017

CHINA: Revenue service on the Zhuhai tramway began on June 6. The 8·9 km line with 14 stops runs from Haitan Park to Shangchong, where depot is located. Trial running had started in November 2014. Services are operated ... more

CRRC Zhuzhou has unveiled what it describes as a 'railless train'.

CRRC unveils ‘railless train’ electric bus

06 Jun 2017

CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou unveiled its Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit vehicle in Zhuzhou on June 2. The articulated electric bus has the same dimensions as a tram, but runs on the road using rubber tyres. Described by the manufacturer ... more

Extensions at both ends of metro Line 4 in Chengdu opened on June 2.

Second phase of Chengdu metro Line 4 opens

02 Jun 2017

CHINA: The second phase of Chengdu metro Line 4 opened to passengers on June 2, extending the east-west line at both ends. A western extension with eight stations runs underground from Intangible Cultural Heritage Park to ... more

Strukton forms Chinese joint venture

31 May 2017

CHINA: Strukton Rolling Stock signed a joint venture agreement on May 31 with Jinan-based Rnomac Group subsidiary SiCC Co, which specialises in the manufacture of semiconductor materials. The joint venture, named Shandong SRCC ... more