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Old April 7th, 2015, 04:55 PM   #2501
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Yes, the ridership is lower than most would like. The trains typically get about 80-150 passengers from what I have seen (I have ridden the train about 30 times over the past 9 years. When I ride, I generally walk to the far end of the train where the trains are more empty.

The ticket price is too expensive for many local people and airport workers and now the Subway Line 2 makes a direct run from People's Square and the other airport and train station. That ride takes about 1 hour or more, but it is a cheaper ticket price.

The Shanghai Maglev was built as a demonstration line and its been working great for all these years.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #2502
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Locals don't use it right because they don't need to. As for foreigners many just don't know it exists or don't know where it goes. They prefer taxis that are way slower.
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Old April 9th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #2503
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Shanghai places first Chinese Citadis tram order
09 Apr 2015



CHINA: Shanghai Songjiang Tramway Investment & Operation Co has awarded the Shanghai Alstom Transport joint venture of Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development Co (60%) and Alstom (40%) a €72m contract to supply 30 Citadis trams for use in the Songjiang suburb of Shanghai.

Announcing the order on April 9, Alstom said it was the first order for Citadis trams in China. SATCO is to manufacture the vehicles, with Alstom’s La Rochelle plant in France providing the control and monitoring software and Villeurbanne the hardware, Le Creusot the bogies and Tarbes technical support for the power modules. Alstom’s Sesto site in Italy will provide technical support for the traction inverters

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Old April 9th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #2504
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Are they importing technology or this is just assemnblage?

Dymlis1994, please, do not quote the news, place them as a normal text. I sometimes want to copy it to our Russian section but I can't do it quickly.
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As a compromise, I suggest quoting the news in the international forums and doing what you want in the Russian forum. Thanks.
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As a foreigner living in Shanghai, I am a big fan of using the Maglev. Whenever I need to go to Pudong airport alone or with another person, then Maglev is always the first choice. Only when I go with a two or three other people then taking a taxi or hiring a private car makes more sense. Taking Maglev is fast, I always get a seat, and just so easy

From where I live, I only need max 35 mins door to door to Pudong airport if I use Maglev. I get a taxi from my apartment and go to Longyang Lu station and from Longyang Lu station to Pudong with Maglev. If I used taxi from my apartment to Pudong, it will take at least 1 hour and the cost ranges around 170-180 RMB.

It is a pity that Shanghai Maglev stops at Longyang Lu station as it is no where near Lujiazui CBD and Puxi. Plus, the management needs to do some serious cleaning, cabin refurbishment, and just better maintenance as signs of wear and tear are so obvious
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As a compromise, I suggest quoting the news in the international forums and doing what you want in the Russian forum. Thanks.
You'd probably misunderstood me. I didn't mean I don't want him to post the news.

Every times Dymlis1994 posts the news, he puts it between QUOTE tags. As a result, I can't re-quote it to easily copy to the Russian thread.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 06:28 AM   #2508
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It looks like the Maglev Line will never be extended in the foreseeable future. Oh well.....
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It looks like the Maglev Line will never be extended in the foreseeable future. Oh well.....
Which is a shame, because every extension you can make on that line will increase its usefulness tenfold, and enhance the network as a whole.

To Lujiazui: lots and lots of business travelers will use it more.
To People's Square: all other travelers plus business travelers will use it more.
To Hongqiao: all people coming from Hongqiao (airport or HSR) can now also use it. Would make Hongqiao-Pudong transfers a lot more feasible.

So you don't have to extend the line to Hongqiao right away (expensive): you can extend it in small phases, step by step, each one being useful.
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Which is a shame, because every extension you can make on that line will increase its usefulness tenfold, and enhance the network as a whole.

To Lujiazui: lots and lots of business travelers will use it more.
To People's Square: all other travelers plus business travelers will use it more.
To Hongqiao: all people coming from Hongqiao (airport or HSR) can now also use it. Would make Hongqiao-Pudong transfers a lot more feasible.

So you don't have to extend the line to Hongqiao right away (expensive): you can extend it in small phases, step by step, each one being useful.
At the very least, a short extension to the Disney Site would make it exponentially more useful, and offer a quicker connection into the city via Line 11
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I've finally got round to putting my videos of Shanghai up on my channel. So to start things off, here is Line 2 of the metro at Nanjing Road East station.




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More videos of the Shanghai Metro.

First a video of the interchange between Line 2 and Line 9 at Century Avenue Station.







Xujiahui station interchange between Line 9 and Line 1 - this interchange is INCREDIBLY long!







Platform view and view of a train leaving Xujiahui station and platform views (including platform information screens).







Shanghai Jiaotong University Station. Line 10 platforms.

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What do you think of the differences between Shanghai and Beijing metro?
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What do you think of the differences between Shanghai and Beijing metro?
Shanghai - obviously newer. Not only that but they seem to rely less upon interchanges compared to Beijing. Seems to be an unequal distribution between the "useful" lines and less useful - I mean look at the massive trip generators along line 2.

Beijing - Clearly designed for interchanges on a grid-like set up. Very logical but often massively long interchanges. There seemed to be more variability in the size of the trains too, Shanghai seems to be a higher capacity system.

The biggest difference, however, was in the attitude of the people. Beijingers have embraced subway etiquette far more than Shanghai has. I really preferred the Beijing subway for this reason.
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