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Old September 6th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #381
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I know what you mean HKSKYLINE. I do feel also like Shenzhen Government is trying to blame everything on the MTR to show that the Mainland Chinese Operated lines work better than the MTR operated line. Medias are always reporting every little incident on this line. And this power outage sounds very suspicious to me.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #382
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Cracked wire a cause of power outage

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A POWER failure that paralyzed half of Metro’s Longhua Line for about six hours Wednesday was caused by cracked insulation on electrical wiring, Metro operators said Thursday.
The train was traveling toward Futian Checkpoint Station when the protective covering of an overhead “messenger wire” cracked and caused the power failure, HKMTR Shenzhen Co. said at a press conference.
The incident affected about 150 meters in a tunnel near Children’s Palace Station and caused power failures between the Shangmeilin and Convention and Exhibition Center stations. Liu Zhuomin, general manager of HKMTR Shenzhen, bowed at the news conference and reiterated his apologies for the trouble the incident caused for Metro passengers.
During the six hours of suspended service Wednesday, Shenzhen’s transport commission arranged 170 buses and transported 20,700 passengers who were stranded at stations along the line.
HKMTR Shenzhen has launched a safety check of all its messenger-wire grids along the line to ensure safety



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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #383
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China’s NDRC approves 25 urban rail transit projects in one day

As the Chinese economy slows and that growth stabilisation becomes the top priority, we have heard a lot of talks about local governments announcing plans to invest in the coming years. The National Development and Reform Commission website announced approvals of 25 urban rail transit projects plans and feasibility studies on one single day according to Chinese Securities Journal. This, according to the journal, is a rare occurrence. The plans and/or feasibility studies being approved include rapid transit network construction projects in:

Changzhou
Xiamen
Shenyang
Harbin
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Lanzhou
Taiyuan
Shijiazhuang
Jiangsu Province
Chengdu
Changchun
Xian
Tianjin
Ningbo
Suzhou
Shenzhen
Qingdao
etc.

Most of them will cost tens of billions of yuan, with the local government funding part of the funding requirement, while the rest will mostly be funded by bank loans and other sources. Total investments amounted to more than 800 billion yuan according to our quick count of the projects which have disclosed the funding requirement.The next problem for these projects, of course, is whether these local governments are able to get these projects funded. However, RMB600 billion of investment is not going to make any huge impact on the economy anyway as far as generating GDP is concerned. Nevertheless, it is still very interesting that NDRC approves so many investment projects on the same day.
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The approved items are:
  1. Changzhou rail transit short-term plan
  2. Xiamen rail transit short-term plan
  3. Shenyang rail transit short-term plan
  4. Harbin rail transit short-term plan adjustment
  5. Guangzhou rail transit short-term plan
  6. Shanghai rail transit short-term plan adjustment
  7. Lanzhou rail transit short-term plan
  8. Taiyuan rail transit short-term plan
  9. Shijiazhuang rail transit short-term plan
  10. Jiangsu Yangtze River city cluster rail transit network
  11. Chengdu subway line 3 phase I feasibility study report
  12. Changchun subway line 2 phase I feasibility study report
  13. Xi'an subway line 3 phase I feasibility study report
  14. Tianjin subway line 5/6 adjustment and line 6 extension feasibility study report
  15. Ningbo subway line 1 phase II feasibility study report
  16. Guangzhou subway line 7 phase I feasibility study report
  17. Suzhou subway line 2 extension feasibility study report
  18. Shenzhen subway line 11 feasibility study report
  19. Shenzhen subway line 7 feasibility study report
  20. Qingdao subway line 2 phase I feasibility study report
  21. Chengdu subway line 1 south extension and Ocean Park Station feasibility study report
  22. Hangzhou subway line 1 franchise operaton project
  23. Gantang-Weiwu (Gansu province) second line project (Railway project)
  24. Huhhot-Baotou-Ordos (Inner Mongolia) city rail project (Railway project)
  25. Suzhou subway line 4 and branch feasibility study report

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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #385
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Cracked wire a cause ofpower outage
2012-September-7 08:53
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A POWER failure that paralyzed half of Metro’s Longhua Line for about six hours Wednesday was caused by cracked insulation on electrical wiring, Metro operators said Thursday.

The train was traveling toward Futian Checkpoint Station when the protective covering of an overhead “messenger wire” cracked and caused the power failure, HKMTR Shenzhen Co. said at a press conference.

The incident affected about 150 meters in a tunnel near Children’s Palace Station and caused power failures between the Shangmeilin and Convention and Exhibition Center stations. Liu Zhuomin, general manager of HKMTR Shenzhen, bowed at the news conference and reiterated his apologies for the trouble the incident caused for Metro passengers.

During the six hours of suspended service Wednesday, Shenzhen’s transport commission arranged 170 buses and transported 20,700 passengers who were stranded at stations along the line.

HKMTR Shenzhen has launched a safety check of all its messenger-wire grids along the line to ensure safety.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #386
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Does anyone have a detailed map with the metro stations locations for the coming phase III lines ? especially in the CBD area. All what I found on internet are some raw maps without any precise locations, just relative to the existing stations.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #387
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Children's Palace, one of the most disappointing (and irritating) station names I've come across.

Also, when will they change the English-language announcements to be more...foreigner-friendly? For example, I'm pretty sure "gouwugongyuan" and "baishizhou" aren't pronounced as they should be. I think the English recordings were done for Chinese people learning English.
Don't you know that Gouwugongyuan has changed into its correct form as Shopping Park last year?

Baishizhou is a name for the place for centuries. What else are you expecting it to be called? "White Stone Land"? Window of the World West?

Shenzhen Metro is one of the most foreign-friendly system in China already. Even Japanese railway systems are not using english words in naming their stations. I think Shenzhen has tried its best in using some english names for some stations.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #388
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Does anyone have a detailed map with the metro stations locations for the coming phase III lines ? especially in the CBD area. All what I found on internet are some raw maps without any precise locations, just relative to the existing stations.
Xili Line




Meilin Line



Airport Line


they are pretty almost correct apart from the names of stations to be confirmed.
and there is a station added in Airport line between Airport and Fuyong.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #389
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City talks to HKMTR over rail accident

2012-September-14 08:53 Shenzhen Daily
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AT 1:26 p.m. Thursday, a train on the Metro’s Shekou Line suddenly caught fire in a tunnel about 50 meters from Wanxia station. A flammable material carried by a passenger started the fire, which spouted heavy smoke, caused multiple injuries and severely damaged the train.

Or it would have, if those events had actually happened.

In a large-scale, comprehensive emergency exercise Thursday, the city’s emergency management center did everything it could to make the Metro training feel real, with no orchestration in advance.

Within two minutes of the start of the “fire,” the city’s traffic emergency command center issued orders to fire departments and health centers to launch rescue efforts and set up medical stations.

At the same time, the operation control center began evacuating “passengers” off the train and closed Metro stations between Wanxia and Chiwan — inconveniencing many Shekou residents and workers, in real life, for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon. The center also ordered bus companies to arrange buses along the line, between Chiwan and Haiyue, to pick up stranded passengers.

Those buses were available to real-life commuters Thursday, but a significant amount of confusion was evident around the Shuiwan and Sea World stations, as Metro staff and police officers directed confused would-be passengers to bus queues and hastily posted schedules. The 90-minute drill involved 1,000 participants and was the biggest in Shenzhen Metro’s history.

Shekou Line operations fully resumed at about 2:45 p.m.

Frieder Kircher, director of the Berlin Fire Brigade in Germany, was one of several experts invited to assess the exercise. He said it was successful in general but added that he needed time to think about some technical faults that arose.

“I think the departments involved responded quickly,” he said.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #390
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The rapid expansion of the Shenzhen metro is set to continue with the construction of the Yuan 25.5bn, 30.3km Line 7 from Nanshan to Luohu, and the 51.7km Line 11, an express line with 17 stations, 13 of which will be underground.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #391
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Way to sound ignorant. I was emphasizing the pathetic "English/pinyin" pronunciation, THAT'S ALL.
It might be pathetic, but that's how they talk English in these places. Not everyone can learn to talk the Queen's English. For future reference:


Cheerens Paras = Children's Palace
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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #392
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Pathetic is to expect abroad to hear your own language when you dont bother to learn the local one.
But what annoys me are the english translations for station names, if one can't read the caracters, with the latin transliteration can at least say the correct name of the station and ask questions, if they only translate - no one on the street would know the englishh name. The perfect solutiopn would be to write all names in chinese characters, then in latin alphabet to transliterate them, and on some stations (if really needed) give the english translation in brackets. This would be in a perfect world
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Old September 24th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #393
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Way to sound ignorant. I was emphasizing the pathetic "English/pinyin" pronunciation, THAT'S ALL.
sorry that i have misunderstood

but you were wrong
in chinese people's mind, they are pronounced by american

also there is no 'gouwugongyuan' anymore

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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #394
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i don't really know what you were complaining about

They have translated ALL translatable station names into English already

THERE IS NO MORE GOWUGONGYUAN. understand?

and that's what they are DOING FOR A FAVOUR
and you should know they are AGAINST THE CHINESE LAW by doing so
all station and street names are suppose to use pinyin names for any reason in mainland China
i know pinyin is a stupid thing but that's the only way to put everything into latin

for those which cannot be translated more i.e. Baishizhou, Zhuzilin, Gangxia and Xixiang... JUST LEARN IT.
Dude, chill, he was talking about pronunciation, NOT transliteration or translation.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:18 AM   #395
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9.1-km tram planned in Longhua

A 9.1-KM, north-south tram rail will be built in Longhua New Area to help commuting residents and relieve traffic congestion.
Longhua planning authority documents show the tram will link with Qinghu Station of Shenzhen Metro’s Longhua Line in the south and with Guanlan’s central area in the north. With 13 stations, the tram line will go through core areas of Longhua including Longhua Automobile Industry City, Science and Technology Service Center and Guanlan Strategic New Industries Park.
A 2.6-km spur line that links with Guanlan New Industries Park from Dahe Road is also being considered.
Longhua planning officials said the tram will integrate north Longhua into the city’s rail network and significantly ease commuting difficulties, and is of particular significance because the northern extension of Longhua Line is still under planning. The tram line will eventually connect with Longhua Line at Guanlan Central Station in the north.
Compared with Metro and light rail, tram rail has a lower cost and shorter construction period, planners said. Modern trams can also offer low energy consumption, quiet operation and transit flexibility.



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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #396
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SZ diversifying bus services

SHENZHEN transportation officials are planning to implement “business buses” in the city later this year or early in 2013, offering express routes and greater comfort to passengers willing to pay slightly higher fares.
Business bus routes will have significantly fewer stops than normal city buses and will target private car owners and frequent business travelers, the Daily Sunshine reported yesterday. Officials did not provide details about the greater comforts and increased fares.
The city also is planning to start running sightseeing buses and “fast buses” for rush-hour commuters, as part of an effort to diversify bus services, encourage the use of public transportation and alleviate traffic congestion.
“Shenzhen’s bus service is predicted to transport more than 10 million passengers each day, on average, by the end of this year. The city will become the fourth domestic city with a daily average of more than 10 million bus riders, following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou,” transportation commission director Huang Min said at a two-day national bus transportation development forum that ended Tuesday in Shenzhen.
More than 250 people from government departments, research institutions, colleges and transportation enterprises attended the forum.
Shenzhen’s bus service currently transports 9.69 million passengers per day, according to Huang.
Huang said the commission would soon employ more measures to ease local traffic congestion.
Beijing Jiaotong University professor Zhao Jian said the cost of driving a private car should be increased to improve traffic conditions, and more buses and bus routes should be put into use. (Martin Li)
Xue Bo, head of the Shenzhen Metropolitan Transportation Planning & Design Institute, stressed the importance of scientific planning of traffic facilities. Xue said traffic system planning should be integrated into big-picture urban planning.


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Park-and-ride lot rarely used

SHENZHEN’S first park-and-ride lot, in the Minle neighborhood of Longhua New Area, hasn’t been used much by drivers since its opening Sept. 26, primarily due to residents’ unawareness of its existence.
The lot covers 38,300 square meters and provides parking spaces for 1,089 vehicles. But only 50 vehicles, at most, have parked there every day.
The city built the park-and-ride lot to relieve Longhua traffic burdens during rush hours and promote an environmentally friendly way to commute. The parking lot is near a bus station and Minle Station on the Metro’s Longhua Line. People commuting to downtown areas can park their cars in the lot and transfer to public transport. The parking fee is 5 yuan (US$0.79) for the first hour, 10 yuan for the first 12 hours and 15 yuan for a day.
But many Longhua residents recently said they didn’t know there’s a parking lot near Minle Station, local media reported. A resident said the lot’s sign is not clear and people who are unfamiliar with the area could easily miss the entrance.
Some residents also have complained about what they call expensive parking fees at the lot. It costs only 10 yuan and 2 yuan per day to park a vehicle in such lots in Shanghai and Beijing, respectively, according to the Daily Sunshine.
Others attribute the lot’s unpopularity to the crowds of passengers on public transportation during rush hours, making its use unappealing, and suggest adding more carriages to Metro trains and speeding up Metro service during rush hours.
Residents of Dalang, Long-hua, Guanlan and Bantian have said they have to take a long, indirect route to the lot because there is only one entrance, on Meiguan Road. The city’s transportation commission said a new entrance will open on Xinqu Avenue soon.



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I don't get this P+R concept. In China doesn't everyone park free in the middle of the sidewalk?
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I don't get this P+R concept. In China doesn't everyone park free in the middle of the sidewalk?
you can try
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I don't get this P+R concept. In China doesn't everyone park free in the middle of the sidewalk?
No, almost all street corners will pop up an old lady to charge you.
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