China urban rail news

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

Trial passenger operation has begun on the initial phase of the first metro line in Urumqi.

Trial operation begins on first Urumqi metro line

12 Jul 2018

CHINA: Trial passenger operation on the initial phase of the first metro line in the western city of Urumqi began on July 9. The 16·5 km Line 1 runs entirely underground from Balou in the city centre to the international ... more

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market

11 Jul 2018

GERMANY: Construction company Max Bögl is planning to relaunch the maglev concept with a view to winning export contracts. Instead of a high speed application, the company envisages low or medium speed operation over ... more

CRRC rolls out Delingha tram

04 Jul 2018

CHINA: CRRC’s Qingdao factory has rolled out the first tram for Delingha, which is expected to enter service by the end of the year in the city in Qinghai province. The two-section low-floor tram is equipped with onboard energy ... more

Dalian metro Line 2 extended

02 Jul 2018

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 ... more

CRRC to supply 300 metro cars to Nanjing

27 Jun 2018

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 ... more

Shenzhen Airport peoplemover contract awarded

25 Jun 2018

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 ... more