China urban rail news

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

The first phase of Qingdao metro Line 2 opened on December 10.

Qingdao metro Line 2 opens

11 Dec 2017

CHINA: The first phase of Qingdao metro Line 2 opened on December 10. The initial 20·4 km section runs underground from Zhiquan Lu to Licun Gongyuan, with 18 stations including two interchanges. The end-to-end journey time ... more

Nanjing.

Nanjing opens suburban metro Line S3

11 Dec 2017

CHINA: Nanjing’s 36·3 km suburban metro Line S3 opened on December 6. Previously known as metro Line 12 or the Ninghe Intercity line, S3 is designed for a maximum operating speed of 100 km/h. Construction of the 16·3bn yuan ... more

Chengdu metro Line 7 has opened.

Circle line opens in Chengdu

08 Dec 2017

CHINA: The 38·6 km circular metro Line 7 in Chengdu opened on December 6. The line has 31 stations, including eight providing interchanges with the city’s five radial metro lines, and serves the three main railway ... more

Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp has increased its estimate to HK$87·3bn.

Shatin – Central project faces 23% cost increase

07 Dec 2017

CHINA: Following a detailed review of the estimated cost-to-complete of the main construction works for Hong Kong’s Shatin – Central Link project, MTR Corp announced on December 6 that it had increased its estimate by 23% to ... more

Chinese urban rail vehicle supplier set up

30 Nov 2017

CHINA: China Railway Group subsidiary China Railway Hi-Tech Industry Corp and Changzhou Tiansheng New Materials have announced their intent to establish a joint venture for the production of urban transport vehicles. China ... more