China urban rail news

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

DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai.

Smart Panda Bus demonstrates ‘intelligent’ technologies

21 Jan 2019

CHINA: DeepBlue Technology unveiled its Smart Panda Bus autonomous vehicle at the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Future Development Summit in Shanghai on January 18. Smart Panda Bus incorporates ... more

Shenyang tram network expands

11 Jan 2019

CHINA: Trams in Shenyang started serving Shenyang South railway station on January 5 with the opening of two short extensions to the network. The 800 m extension serving the railway station is used by services on two new ... more

CRRC delivers LRVs to Hong Kong

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first two of 40 light rail vehicles that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is supplying to MRT Corp arrived at the Tuen Mun depot in Hong Kong on December 28. CRRC is supplying the LRVs under a HK$745m order placed in 2016. In ... more

Wuhan extends driverless metro line

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan’s driverless metro Line 7 opened to passengers on December 28. The 16·6 km underground extension from Yezhihu to Qinglongshan Ditiexiaozhen adds seven stations. CRRC Zhuzhou has ... more

Chongqing metro adds two lines

04 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two metro lines opened in Chongqing on December 28. The northern part of the Loop Line is 33·7 km and connects Chongqing Library with Haixialu via Chongqingbei Railway Station. There are 24 stations, of which seven ... more

Guangzhou adds suburban metro lines

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: Two suburban metro lines opened in Guangzhou on December 28, and one metro line was extended. The main section of Line 14 runs for 54·4 km between Jiahewanggang and Dongfeng in the northeast of the city, serving 13 ... more

Beijing metro lines 6 and 8 extended

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The Beijing metro network grew by more than 20 km on December 30 with the opening of extensions to lines 6 and 8. The southern section of Line 8 connects Zhushikou, where interchange is provided with Line 7, with ... more

First metro line opens in Jinan

03 Jan 2019

CHINA: The first metro line in Jinan was inaugurated on January 1. Line R1 connects Fangte and Gongyanyuan. Of the 26·3 km route, a 16·2 km section with seven stations is elevated and 10·1 km with four stations ... more

Chengdu tramway in service

02 Jan 2019

CHINA: The initial section of the Chengdu tram network opened on December 26. The 13·6 km Line T2 between Chenguang and Hexin Road is the first phase of a planned 39·3 km Y-shaped network in the northwest of the city ... more