China urban rail news

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

Facial recognition ticket gates to be introduced this year

20 Sep 2018

CHINA: Later this year passengers in Beijing will be able to use ticket gates incorporating facial recognition which have been developed by BII Railway Transportation Technology. The gates offer two operating modes. In the ... more

CRRC unveils Cetrovo carbon-bodied metro vehicle

18 Sep 2018

CHINA: Hailed as the world’s first carbon-bodied metro vehicle, CRRC’s Cetrovo metro car prototype was formally unveiled at InnoTrans on September 18. CRRC says the Sifang-built vehicle will pave the way for the third generation ... more

Alstom wins further Shanghai metro contract

12 Sep 2018

CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has awarded Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co and its Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Co a €58m contract to supply electrical and traction equipment for the Shanghai ... more

Metro line linking Suzhou with Shanghai approved

10 Sep 2018

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission approved a metro line linking the Suzhou and Shanghai networks on September 6. The city approved the Line S1 project on August 28 as part of the Suzhou Urban Rail Transit ... more

The second tram line in the city of Suzhou opened on August 31.

Second tram line opens in Suzhou

04 Sep 2018

CHINA: The second tram line in the city of Suzhou opened on August 31, having been under construction since December 2014.  The 17·2 km Line 2 starts at Longkang Road where there is an interchange with Line 1, and then runs ... more

Changchun metro Line 2 opens

30 Aug 2018

CHINA: Services on Changchun metro Line 2 began on August 30. The 22·8 km east-west route serves 18 stations between Dongfang Square and Xihu. The underground line is electrified at 1·5 kV DC overhead. The fleet of ... more

Shanghai tram operations contract awarded

28 Aug 2018

CHINA: Songjiang Tramway has awarded Shanghai Keolis a five-year contract to operate and maintain the tram network in the Songjiang district of southwestern Shanghai. The joint venture of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) and ... more