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Old July 26th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #341
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #342
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Wanna bet that this city's station's will be grimy in no time?
Then I'll guess they'll build new ones.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 11:40 PM   #343
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A Shekou line train temporarily runs in Huanzhong line


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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:27 AM   #344
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The interface for the intrain information screens looks awful. It looks like it was made with Powerpoint 97. The stations and the trains look great though.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 12:08 AM   #345
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What are you smoking? I can make better graphics using PowerPoint 2.0 from 1990.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #346
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Old August 7th, 2012, 05:28 AM   #347
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Buji transport hub to open this year

A TRANSPORT interchange under construction in Longgang’s Buji area will take over the passenger train operations of the outdated Shenzhen West Railway Station at the end of this year and Shenzhen West will be used for cargo trains, the city’s urban planning, land and resources commission said.
The new transport hub will link Metro lines, bus routes and taxi services and will have a passenger-handling capacity five times that of Shenzhen West, yesterday’s Shenzhen Economic Daily quoted the commission as saying.
The hub will be able to handle up to 50,000 passengers per day immediately upon opening and future expansions will boost that capacity to 90,000, the paper said.
Reports of Shenzhen West’s deteriorating condition made local headlines last month, following complaints from the public.
Shenzhen West operator Pingnan Railway Co. said last month that it had applied for station renovation permits many times, but the government consistently vetoed plans because the station wasn’t listed in the government’s passenger railway network plan.
Shenzhen’s urban planning, land and resources commission told an Economic Daily reporter that decisions about building and operating railway stations are made by the nation’s railway regulator, and out of the commission’s hands.
Even if the station is rebuilt, it wouldn’t remain a passenger station because the national railway regulator is planning to cancel some of its routes, the commission said.
The railway station was designed as a cargo station in 1989, but because of its low ticket prices and western Shenzhen location its passenger numbers quickly increased.
It was ordered to stop handling passengers in 2010, but continued operations and still handles about half of the city’s long-distance rail passengers. Pingnan Railway said the station handled more than 7 million passengers in 2011.
Pingnan Railway said it had accumulated significant debts while operating the station since 1991. As of June, it had sustained losses totaling more than 140 million yuan (US$22 million).
According to the network plan adopted in 2006, Shenzhen eventually will have five railway stations for passengers: Shenzhen, Shenzhen North, Buji, Futian and Shenzhen East. Shenzhen East Railway Station will be built in Pingshan New Area.


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Old August 7th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #348
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Metro shortens intervals, adds trains on two lines

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SHENZHEN Metro Co. will add trains and shorten departure intervals on the Shekou and Huanzhong lines starting Saturday.
The new schedule is intended to shorten passengers’ waiting times during travel seasons and rush hours, Shenzhen Metro said. Trains on the two lines will depart every six minutes after the change, from the current eight-minute intervals.
The Luobao, Shekou and Huanzhong lines combined to carry an average of 1.51 million passengers per day in July, an increase of 9.8 percent from June. The highest daily total for the three lines last month was about 1.6 million passengers, Shenzhen Metro said.
The new schedule will add three Metro trains each to the Shekou and Huanzhong lines and will increase their operating capacities by 12.2 and 13.7 percent, respectively.


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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #349
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This can only be a good thing. Less wait time for the next train = good. It takes that sting away from when you run down the stairs, run to the platform and have the doors close 5 steps before you get to the train.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #350
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Transport cards to join before Oct.


SHENZHENTONG and Hong Kong’s Octopus smart card will be interchangeable before the National Day holidays, authorities announced after a meeting of Shenzhentong Card and HK Octopus Cards administrators Thursday.
The new smart card will manage two accounts with one electronic chip. Border-crossing travelers will be able to use the card for public transportation, shopping in supermarkets and convenience stores, and at participating restaurants in both cities.
When consumers spend in Hong Kong, money will be automatically deducted in local currency, and vice versa.
“The card is in the final stage of testing and we have advanced the schedule by two months from initial plans for release in December. The card will be released before the National Day holidays,” Shenzhentong chairman Lin Maode said at a news conference.
Shenzhentong, a contactless smart card system for electronic payment, provides quick payment and access to five Metro lines, 10,000 buses and 350 taxis in the city.
About 400,000 people cross the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border every day, forming a core market for the joint card in its initial stages.
In Shenzhen, supermarket chains including Jusco, China Resources Vanguard and A-Best accept Shenzhentong cards for payment. The cards also can be used in convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Vango, and in restaurants including Burger King.
Shenzhentong Co. has issued 15 million cards, which are used for 7 million transactions every day.
Octopus Cards CEO Sunny Cheung said the new card will greatly facilitate commuting, spending and inter-city operations in a time of increasing travel and economic activity between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
There are 45,000 businesses and 60,000 points-of-sale terminals that accept Octopus cards. The businesses include public transport, parking, retail, schools, sports and door systems in residential and commercial buildings in Hong Kong. Daily spending attached to Octopus cards has reached HK$120 million (US$15 million).


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Old August 13th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #351
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I hope it will be a succes, and extended to the entire Pearl River Delta.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #352
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Unfortunately, existing card holders need to get the new version of the card. We can't upgrade our current cards to handle the dual currency transactions.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 05:32 AM   #353
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Taken this morning by me.

As the Futian Station serves for the current line 2 & 3 and in the future line 11 and the high-speed rail to BeiJing I thought it might fit in this thread as well.

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Old August 14th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #354
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Four rail lines at Futian station all underground, pretty impressive. What will we see above ground when the whole station is completed?
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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #355
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What will we see above ground when the whole station is completed?
I'm guessing quite a lot of Chinese people.





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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #356
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I'm guessing quite a lot of Chinese people.
Shall any private cars be suffered to drive over Futian station?
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Old August 15th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #357
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Shall any private cars be suffered to drive over Futian station?
Absolutely! As you can see on the pics above they rebuild the bridge crossing Shennan Dadao. Futian Station is bellow Yitian Rd. which is one of the four big roads streching north-south through the CBD in SZ.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #358
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Another batch of photos. This time of the part along Shennan Dadao which I took after lunch while going back to the office.
It seems to me like a pick-up/drop-off area for taxis after the station will be open directly connected underground with all the metro and HSR facilities.

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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #359
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Chinese concrete looks so Quebecesque pity...I bet it'll altogether be regretted!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #360
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Complaints target congestion on Line 4

SHENZHEN residents have been complaining online about crowded Metro carriages on Longhua Line, also known as Line 4.
“In rush hours, all the carriages on the line are much more congested than trains running during the annual Spring Festival travel peak, and crowds in the carriages often lead to stuffy air,” Shenzhen Economic Daily reported, quoting a netizen named Crazy_KaPo.
Another netizen, who used the name Yuchadechayu, said she’s had to wait 30 minutes to get on a Longhua Line train amid morning crowds.
The situation is worse when it rains, she said, and many passengers have no choice but to be late for work.
Many passengers have attributed the congestion to insufficient trains or carriages on the line. There are only four carriages per train on Longhua Line, but trains have six carriages on busy lines including Luobao, Huanzhong, Longgang and Shekou, the paper said.
Luobao Line carries more than 800,000 passengers a day — the largest number among Shenzhen Metro lines — but its trains run at two-minute intervals that help avoid the congestion seen on Longhua Line.
The congestion has put line operator MTR (Shenzhen) under fire for poor management and inaccurate estimates of passenger traffic. The operator sometimes restricts passenger numbers to alleviate congestion, the paper said.
Soon after the line’s official opening in June 2011, MTR (Shenzhen) made a public promise that it would add two more carriages to each train before the end of 2014. That expansion is expected to help reduce the crowds, the paper said.
The operator also pledged to shorten the intervals between trains and manage the line by calling on experience and standards learned from business in Hong Kong.
But no obvious improvements have yet been made on the line, which reported more than seven faults within half a year.
Residents are also calling for a northward extension of the line to facilitate the development of Guangming New Area.
Head of the new area government Wang Lixin has expressed hope that two Metro stations would be built in Guanlan, where the area’s government is located. But MTR (Shenzhen) has not given a timetable for an extension and only said “the project would be started soon.”
A northward extension of Longhua Line is not included in the city’s third phase of Metro construction, which consists of five new lines and 95 new stations.
The third phase of construction is scheduled to be completed in 2016, the paper said. (Gu Xiaofang, Martin Li)


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