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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:57 AM   #81
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #82
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Chengdu Metro to boast nine lines within five years


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Chengdu's subway system will boast nine lines and some 104.1 km of track within five years if all goes as planned, announced the Chengdu Metro Co. in an official statement released earlier this month.

The plan, which covers the second leg of construction on the Chengdu metro for the years 2013 to 2017, states that by the year 2020, there will be 332 km of track in the city. These figures seem to include lines under construction as well as those in use.
http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/it...hin_five_years

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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #83
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Chengdu double decker: Second layer, BRT to be added to Second Ring Road




Chengdu's traffic flow—a source of constant frustration for city residents—is about to improve, say city planners.

A handful of large-scale road and transit construction projects this year is meant to facilitate better vehicular flow and offer an appealing mass-transit option in the form of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.



A 13.1-km second layer will be added over the east half of the Second Ring Road, from the Jinjiang Bridge to the Fuhe Bridge in the north and linking the major nodes: North Railway Station, Shanban Bridge, Beixin Bridge, Renju Bridge, and Shuangqiaozi.

The second layer will be elevated 12 meters above ground level with a clearance level of at least 9 meters. With a maximum width of 28.5 meters, it will accommodate six lanes, each 3.5 to 3.75 meters wide.



BRT vehicles will run in the center lanes of the Second Ring Road Elevated Road. Passengers will pay their fare at ground level, and then pass through gates to escalators that transport them to the second layer. Ascending to the platform should require a maximum of 90 seconds, and because passengers pay before ascending to the platform, vehicle loading time will take 18 seconds on average.

The BRT system is regarded by transportation planners as more flexible and much more cost-efficient than other forms of high-speed mass transit, such as light rail and subways, which can cost up to six times as much to build and operate.



An investment of 3.42 billion yuan has been made for this project. Preparations for construction should be finished before March 28, and building should begin in April or May, with a target completion date in June 2013.

A spokesperson for the project told the West China City Daily reporter that the impact of the construction on Second Ring Road traffic flow "shouldn't be too big." At any given time, four lanes will be open.

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First Ring Road

The six busiest intersections on First Ring Road will all be outfitted with flyovers or tunnels, and a second, elevated layer will be constructed over the entire eastern half of the Second Ring Road for the BRT. New pedestrian overpasses will also be constructed over the Third Ring Road. Construction costs for these six proejcts are estimated at 930 million yuan.

A 1.2-km underground passage will be constructed to connect the TCM University to Qingyang Zheng Jie.

A 405-meter, four-lane underground passageway will be constructed at Renmin Nan Lu and First Ring Road. The tunnel will accommodate both directions of traffic and will be constructed concurrently with Metro Line 3.

An 800-meter, four-lane flyover will link Fangling Lu and Dashi Xi Lu over the First Ring Road.

A 2280-meter, four-lane flyover will cross over Jiefang Lu, Xinbei Elevated Road, Renmin Bei Lu, and Wuding Lu.

An 860-meter flyover will be constructed over Fuqing Lu.

Traffic heading toward the First Ring Road will be diverted to a 650-meter flyover at Dong Da Jie, the building of which will be synchronized with Metro Line 6.

The First Ring Road is 19.4 km long and has 20 major intersections, 11 of which already have pedestrian overpasses and nine of which have intersections with traffic lights.

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Third Ring Road and Beyond

Planners haven't forgotten about the Third Ring Road, either: The existing bridges will be widened to accommodate six lanes of traffic, and nine new onramps will be built as well. The two existing pedestrian overpasses will be torn down and two new ones constructed in their place.

Additionally, enhancements will be made to a number of expressways connecting Chengdu to various nearby cities, and the second runway at the Shuangliu Airport will be completed.

Steady progress on the Chengdu-Mianyang-Le Shan city rail as well as on the Chengdu-Chongqing dedicated passenger rail is underway.

Construction of two park-and-ride lots is also planned for this year.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #84
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That seems to be a nice system, Chengdu residents will definitely have to endure some pain during construction but in a few years the benefit will be obvious.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #85
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it's pretty much like what Shanghai has done for its major city roads to resolve traffic problems.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #86
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Yes, but integrating BRT into the elevated roads is a nice touch.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 10:09 AM   #87
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4.21 Line 2 Update (U/C)

Line 2 (23km, 20 stations) will open in December 2012.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:42 AM   #88
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 07:09 AM   #89
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I dont know, maybe some people prefer a slippery surface?


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I remember in Chongqing their squares and walkways had some really slippery surfaces. It rained while I was there and slipped a few times, didn't fall though.

Chengdu metro looks nice. Cool logo.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #91
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Now that's such a massive metro system for Chengdu. Thanks for posting...
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What a lousy system. It looks like North Station, South Station and East Station are all on the loop. But West Station isn't on the loop but on Line 4. Couldn't they put all the main stations on the loop?
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Future system layout kinda looks like Moscow metro.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #94
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What a lousy system. It looks like North Station, South Station and East Station are all on the loop. But West Station isn't on the loop but on Line 4. Couldn't they put all the main stations on the loop?
Is it because of the bus rapid transit system?
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Future system layout kinda looks like Moscow metro.
The loop is actually the city's BRT (bus rapid transit system)
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The loop is actually the city's BRT (bus rapid transit system)
Wow, that's not gonna be sufficient once all the other lines are operational.
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The loop is actually the city's BRT (bus rapid transit system)
No.

It's going to use the MTR model B which has the maximum speed of 80 km/h




The ring line is 38.6 km and has 31 stations. It encircles the inner-city of Chengdu. It's expected to to start construction this year and commence operation in 2016.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #98
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Maybe one poster could be right - Chengdu metro can resemble a bit to that of Moscow metro with a circle line. Does Beijing metro has its own circle line?
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There are at least few metro systems with full circle line - not only Moscow
Madrid has them 2 (line 6 and 12)
Beijing (line 2)
Shanghai (L4)
Tokio
Glasgow (the only ine is a circle one)
Seoul (L2)
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Maybe one poster could be right - Chengdu metro can resemble a bit to that of Moscow metro with a circle line. Does Beijing metro has its own circle line?
Beijing has line 2 which encircles the city-center and and the larger under construction line 12 which encircles the whole inner-city.
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