China urban rail news

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

Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12.

Tests begin on Xiamen metro Line 2

15 Jul 2019

CHINA: Test running on Xiamen metro Line 2 started on July 12 using 30 trainsets. The 41·6 km route serves 32 stations between Xiamen Island in the east and Tianzhushan in the west. Interchange with the north-south Line 1 ... more

Further Xi’an metro network development approved

12 Jul 2019

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase ... more

An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan has opened.

Nanchang metro Line 2 extension opens

03 Jul 2019

CHINA: An 11·9 km extension of Nanchang metro Line 2 from Metro Central to Xinjiaan via the city centre and main railway station opened on June 30, taking the line to 31·5 km with 28 stations. The initial 19·6 km southern ... more

A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao.

CRRC tests carbon fibre metro car

02 Jul 2019

CHINA: A prototype ‘next-generation’ metro car developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang using materials including carbon fibre has been tested in Qingdao, and plans are being developed for testing in other cities. CRRC unveiled a ... more

The 10·7 km extension of the Urumqi metro line runs from Balou to Santunbei.

Urumqi metro line extended

02 Jul 2019

CHINA: A 10·7 km extension of the single metro line in Urumqi opened on June 28, running south from Balou to Santunbei and adding nine stations. Beijing Railway Construction & Management Company began construction of Line 1 ... more

The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30.

Ningbo metro Line 3 opens

01 Jul 2019

CHINA: The first phase of Ningbo Rail Transit metro Line 3 opened on June 30. The north – south line runs 16·7km from Datong Bridge to Gaotang Bridge, with 15 underground stations, serving business districts and science and ... more

The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened on June 26.

Shijiazhuang metro opens Line 1 extension

28 Jun 2019

CHINA: The second phase of Shijiazhuang metro Line 1 opened to passengers at 06.30 on June 26. The 13·5 km extension runs northwards from the former eastern terminus at Xiaohedadao under the Hutuo River to serve the city’s ... more

First phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 opens

27 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first phase of Hangzhou metro Line 5 was inaugurated on June 24. The 17·8 km underground route in the northwest of the city links Liangmu Lu with Shanxian, serving 12 stations, including an interchange with Line 2 ... more

Lanzhou metro inaugurated

24 Jun 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Lanzhou opened on June 23. The 26 km Line 1 runs from Donggang in the east to Chenguanying in the west. Construction started in 2014 and test running began at the end of December 2018. ... more