China urban rail news

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

Guangzhou metro maintenance vehicle rolled out

14 Aug 2017

CHINA: Baoji CRRC Times Engineering Machinery Co has rolled out a track maintenance vehicle for use on the Guangzhou metro. The vehicle uses ultrasonic technology to detect rail flaws, and features an air-conditioned interior. ... more

Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5.

Beijing maglev carries passengers

09 Aug 2017

CHINA: Passenger-carrying tests on maglev line S1 in Beijing began on August 5. The first stage of Line S1, also known as the Mentougou Line, will offer a 20 min journey between Mentougou and Pingguoyuan, where interchange ... more

CRRC Qingdao Sifang rolled out a tram equipped with automatic train control on July 28.

CRRC rolls out tram equipped with automatic train control

08 Aug 2017

CHINA: CRRC Qingdao Sifang rolled out a tram equipped with automatic train control on July 28. It is expected to enter passenger service in Foshan next year. The 100% low-floor vehicle is 35·2 m long and 2 650 mm ... more

Revenue services have started on the first tram line in Wuhan.

First tram line opens in Wuhan

01 Aug 2017

CHINA: Wuhan’s first tram line began trial passenger operations on July 28. T1 serves 23 stops on a 16·9 km alignment in the southwest of the city between Deshenggang and Chelun Square, which is near the southern terminus of ... more

CRRC has rolled out the first train for Wuhan metro Line 21.

CRRC rolls out Wuhan Line 21 train

01 Aug 2017

CHINA: Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric has rolled out the first train for Wuhan metro Line 21. The 35 km line will have 16 stations. The 100 km/h trainset is equipped for automatic operation (GoA2). It also features LED ... more

Ranken wins Chinese metro contracts

27 Jul 2017

CHINA: Sapphire Corp subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group Co has won four contracts for metro projects in China, the group announced on July 24. The largest is a 224m yuan civil engineering contract covering three ... more

Dancing lion tram design unveiled

25 Jul 2017

CHINA: Industrial design agency Italdesign has revealed its design for CRRC Guangzhou’s first tram. The first tram for Guangzhou is due to be presented in the autumn. Italdesign says that the external styling of the 70% ... more

CRRC Sifang has rolled out a prototype suspension monorail trainset.

CRRC Sifang rolls out suspension monorail prototype

25 Jul 2017

CHINA: CRRC Sifang has rolled out a prototype trainset for a suspension monorail that it is building in Hancheng. In November construction began on a 55 km north-south line linking the city centre and the airport. The ... more