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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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