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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:44 AM   #401
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Seems that we will see some serious changes of the landscape in the city soon. I already noticed that they labeled tons of trees along BinHe DaDao, cut them and relocated some.

Thousands of trees to be relocated

SHENZHEN will relocate about 50,000 trees to make way for construction of new Metro lines, in the largest tree transplantation project in the city’s history.
Most of the trees to be relocated from designated Metro line areas are 5 to 10 years old. Urban management officials said about 90 percent of the relocated trees will survive the transplant. But local arborists said relocated trees usually develop unstable roots and can get irrevocably damaged in the process.
Construction of Metro Line 7 is under way and some trees along Xiangmei Road and Binhai Boulevard are being relocated. Those trees will be transplanted in nearby areas of greenery, the Qianhai area and on the campus of South University of Science and Technology of China. The relocation project will last into next spring.
Huang Gong, with the urban management bureau’s greenery office, said the 50,000 to-be-relocated trees fall into more than 100 tree species, but none of the trees are rare or unusually old. He said a camphor tree near Yinhu Bus Station that’s more than 100 years old had been on the relocation list, but Huang’s office persuaded the contractor to alter the line a little bit, saving the tree. Huang said his office would try to relocate as few trees as possible.
Some of the trees on the relocation list were planted during last year’s Universiade. Huang Chongyuan, with the city’s landscape architecture association, said those trees could get flattened by a typhoon if they were relocated, because of their young age and shallow root systems.
Li Nan, a local expert in botany and the environment, said a tree’s age, species and transplantation techniques would affect its life expectancy after relocation. Li added that this fall’s dry weather won’t help.


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In addition to that:

Road closed
THE section of Fumin Road between Fuqiang and Jintian roads will be closed for three years, until Oct. 23, 2015, for construction of Fumin Station on the future Metro Line 7.
Ten bus routes that use Fumin Road — 202, 212, 303, 385, 28, 63, 73, N10, 52 and 317 — will switch to other nearby roads, with Fumin Road stops cancelled starting Wednesday.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:45 AM   #402
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Does anyone know already the exact locations of all the new stations they are going to built?
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:53 AM   #403
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No, almost all street corners will pop up an old lady to charge you.
I wonder ... (Urumqi pedestrian tunnels).

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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #404
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http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/chin...t_15840098.htm
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Construction starts on Shenzhen metro line 7
Updated: 2012-10-23 16:46

Work has started on Shenzhen's metro line 7, after a ceremony attended by Wang Rong, Party secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee.
The new line extends 30.2 kilometers from west to east, starting at Lishui Station in Nanshan district, and ending at Tai'an Station in Luohu district.
There will be 28 stations in total connecting the areas of Xili, Longzhu, Futian South, Huaqiang North, Sungang, Tianbei and Buxin, covering the southern half of some of Shenzhen's main residential and business areas. The whole line will be built underground.
The project, costing 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion), will be undertaken by Shenzhen Metro Group Co Ltd, and Sinohydro Group Ltd. Construction is expected to take 53 months, and the line will be open by the end of 2016.
Shenzhen currently has five subway lines and carries around 2.07 million passengers daily. The city, in Guangdong province, is one of four first-tier cities in the mainland. Located next to Hong Kong, it covers an area of 1,991.64 square kilometers.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #405
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Does anyone know already the exact locations of all the new stations they are going to built?
That is a lot of trees to be moved, do they really find this necessary? Damn!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:17 AM   #406
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That is a lot of trees to be moved, do they really find this necessary? Damn!
Some Chinese cities spent hundreds of U$ million for these type of mass plantings. And a lot of city folks have fallen in love with their urban jungle trees. Therefore, destroying "their" trees is a very very bad thing to do .
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Old October 24th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #407
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Already have a post above with similar information. This articel is from SZ Daily.

Work starts on Metro’s Xili Line

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CONSTRUCTION began yesterday of Xili Line, which will link Lishui Road in Xili Subdistrict in Nanshan District with Tai’an Road in Luohu District.
The 30.2-km line will have 28 stations and connect major commercial and business centers across Shenzhen. Shaped like a “V,” the line will pass through Buxin, Tianbei, Sungang, Huaqiangbei, Futiannan, Chegongmiao, Longzhu and Xili areas.
Thirteen of the 28 stations will offer interchanges to other Metro lines.
A depot will be built near Shenyun Station and a parking lot will be built near Antuoshan Station, Shenzhen Metro Co. said yesterday.
The line also will go through Taoyuancun residential neighborhood, which now has 200,000 residents.
The line has a projected cost of nearly 20 billion yuan (US$3.2 billion) and is scheduled to open at the end of 2016.
The station at Chegongmiao, an office and business hub, will become the city’s largest Metro station, connecting four Metro lines: Luobao, Xili and future lines 9 and 11.
About 200,000 people work in the area, and some already are eagerly anticipating the new line.
“The sooner the new Metro line is completed, the better,” said a resident surnamed Wang, who works at a China Construction Bank branch in Chegongmiao. “I don’t dare to drive to work because it’s always crowded and it’s hard to find a parking place. And Luobao Line is too crowded, as well.”
The city’s transport commission said renovations at the intersection of Xiangmihu and Qiaoxiang roads will start tomorrow, to eventually relieve traffic pressure caused by the Metro project in Chegongmiao area.



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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #408
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That is a lot of trees to be moved, do they really find this necessary? Damn!
because there are lots of trees in the city and metro stations in shenzhen tend to be build by digging down from above ground to underground
as i know, most of the trees will be moved to the newly built university - South China University of Science and Technology main campus and Qianhai area
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Does anyone know already the exact locations of all the new stations they are going to built?
Xili line's has been released and just started to construct from yesterday to 2016



Meilin line is still awaiting to be approved by State Council

Airport added a station(Airport North/T4) so they need to change the design scheme and re-report to Ministry of Environmental and Protection to be agreed first then the State Council and then wait for them to approve the project
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Old October 25th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #410
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Thanks for your post, bearb!


Futian road section to close for Metro work

THE section of Huaqiangbei Road between Hongli Road and Shennan Boulevard in Futian District will be closed for the next three years for construction of Shenzhen Metro’s Xili Line.
Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and businesses. Vehicles and buses will be diverted to nearby Zhenzhong, Zhenhua, Zhenxing and Huafu roads.
The city will build a temporary bus terminal near Qun-xing Plaza to minimize the project’s impact on residents, transportation officials said.
According to Metro construction plans, Xili Line will stop at three stations — Huaxin, Huaqiangbei and Huaqiangnan — in the Huaqiangbei area.
Passengers will be able to transfer to Shekou Line at Huaqiangbei Station and to Longgang Line at Huaxin Station when Xili Line opens in 2016.
An underground business center with a total construction area of 70,530 square meters will be developed along with the Metro project.



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Old October 30th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #411
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10m using public transportation

THE number of passengers on Shenzhen’s public transportation system has reached 10.07 million a day, Shenzhen Municipal Transport Commission said Sunday.
The figure makes Shenzhen one of 11 cities in the world, and the fourth in China, to handle such a large ridership.
The other 10 cities are Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Paris, Hong Kong and London.
The city had 14,660 buses operating on 859 routes at the end of September. The bus system carries about 6.57 million passengers per day. The city’s 178-kilometer-long Metro system carries 2.33 million passengers per day, commission members said Sunday.
“The increase showed that public transportation has become the No. 1 commuting choice for residents,” Vice Mayor Zhang Wen said.
The Ministry of Transport selected Shenzhen as the first city in China to become a pilot “city of public transport” in 2010. The city put 2,011 new-energy buses into use in 2011.
Shenzhen has a total of 2,350 new-energy vehicles — including 2,050 buses and 300 electric taxis — on city streets. The city is adding 1,000 new-energy buses and 500 electric taxis this year.
The city’s new-energy bus fleet will number 7,000 by 2015, accounting for more than 50 percent of the city’s total bus fleet and giving Shenzhen the most new-energy buses of any city in the world, according to current projections.



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Metro’s Longhua Line jammed


Crowds wait for trains at Shenzhen North Station along Shenzhen Metro’s Longhua Line yesterday in this photo posted by a Sina Weibo user identified as Laomao97. An extraordinarily large amount of passengers jammed the section between Qinghu and Futian Checkpoint stations early yesterday morning. Many passengers complained that it took them about 70 minutes to catch a train and they were late for work. The reason for the jam was unknown, according to a Shenzhen TV report yesterday. The Longhua Line, run by Hong Kong MTR and with just four carriages, frequently is the target of complaints about crowds and mechanical failures. Its operator has said it will add two more carriages soon. SD-Agencies

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Old October 30th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #413
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As usual, another crummy stat lobbed onto these boards...the likelihood to this ongoing mystery about the source of members' keeness to these --uhm-- instructive data will probably never cease ... NYC subway ridership trumps London's tube
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:53 AM   #414
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As usual, another crummy stat lobbed onto these boards...the likelihood to this ongoing mystery about the source of members' keeness to these --uhm-- instructive data will probably never cease ... NYC subway ridership trumps London's tube
I do believe that some readers here are keen to read about some statistics or other news of SZ's means of transportation. Nevertheless your constructive criticism is well received.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #415
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Buji Railway Station after refurbished (built in 1911)
serves Guangshen(Guangzhou - Shenzhen) Railway/National Railway Jingjiu line (Beijing West - Kowloon(Hung Ho
no China Railway Highspeed train service here
will be a main station for long distance normal/fast speed train and Guangzhou-Shenzhen intercity railway services

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linking from metro Buji station to railway Buji station


east bus bay stop


metro Longgang line Buji station


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Old November 12th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #416
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Meilin line construction
Hongling Station







Xili line construction

Fumin Station





Honghu Station











Huaxin Station







Shixia Station





Sungang Station







Tai'an Station

















Xiasha Station





Tianbei Station
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Thanks for the pictures bearb. I'm encouraged to see so many trees in Shenzhen and around the stations. It's a small but important quality-of-life detail.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #418
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Metro Line 8 plans completed




SHENZHEN planning authorities have completed two separate plans for construction of Metro Line 8, which will link Luohu District with the Xiaomeisha tourist destination in Yantian District.
One version is for trains operating with regular wheel-rail technology, and the other is for trains with magnetic levitation technology (maglev). Fares will be the same.
“The wheel-rail trains can travel up to 80 kilometers per hour, while low- to medium-speed maglev trains can reach 100 kilometers per hour.
The whole trip between Luohu and Meisha will be limited to 45 minutes,” said Fan Xintai, deputy chief of the transport department of the city’s planning commission.
Using maglev technology for the 26-kilometer Metro Line 8 could save cost as well because it would be built above current roads. A wheel-rail type would be built underground.
While maglev trains are more environmentally friendly, quieter, quicker and cheaper than wheel-rail trains, at least one local netizen has expressed concern about radiation emissions from maglev trains.
“Yantian is the city’s primary tourism area, with many tourism destinations and beaches, but maglev trains could hurt the area’s environment,” wrote a netizen called Xuanxuan.
Maglev train projects have drawn protests and been delayed or suspended in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou over the past five years because of radiation concerns, primarily from residents who live near proposed lines.
Shenzhen’s Metro Line 8, whether on wheels or magnets, will go through the Liantang, Shatoujiao, Yantian’ao and Meisha areas.
If the wheel-rail plan is adopted, the western terminus would be at Guomao Station, which is an interchange station with the Luobao, Shekou and Huanzhong lines, and with the to-be-built Line 9.
If the maglev plan is adopted, the western terminus would be at Wenjin, an interchange station with the Shekou and Huanzhong lines and with the future Line 9.
Three stations will be built in the Liantang area, a large residential area with a population of 300,000.
The two plans will be submitted to the city government for a final decision. The project’s start-date is unknown.



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Shenzhen Metro blocks 3G for tests
2012-November-19 08:53 Shenzhen Daily
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SOME Metro riders showed dissatisfaction over the temporary blocking of 3G signals on the Huanzhou and Shekou lines Saturday.

Some riders thought it was unfair for wireless service providers, at the request of related agencies, blocked 3G public signals for the Metro company, while others thought the Metro company should inform riders in advance if the signals are blocked.

Shenzhen Metro’s operation branch company confirmed Saturday on its microblog, 12 hours after the blocking of the 3G signals, it temporarily blocked 3G signals for 24 hours to further clarify the sources of disruption that led to brief train stoppages and delays last month.

During the test period, riders could make phone calls but the speed of accessing the Internet could be slow, the Metro company said.

Some passengers complained of very slow Internet access during the tests and complained online that it was unfair to block the signals designated for public use.

The service has returned to normal.

Shenzhen Metro concluded recently that some mobile WiFi routers used by passengers to surf 3G networks had sent signals on similar frequencies as Metro signal systems and disrupted the operation of trains on the Shekou Line and Huanzhong Line. The two Metro lines use an automatic braking system that’s controlled by signals, known as a CBTC system.
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Metro could get Internet upgrade
2012-November-19 08:53 Shenzhen Daily
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SHENZHEN Metro systems won’t be disrupted by 3G signals and passengers will have faster, more stable access to the Internet with the use of a new meta-RF technology, tech-enterprise leaders said over the weekend.

Friday at the China Hi-Tech Fair, which continues through Wednesday at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, the Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology signed an agreement with Shenzhen Galaxy Valley Science and Technology Co. to apply the technology to the city’s Metro system.

“The technology can reduce disruption of signals along similar or the same frequencies and the meta-material technology is a reversed-design technology that can control electromagnetic transmissions,” Zhang Yangyang, deputy chief of Kuang-Chi, said at a press conference.

Meta-RF technology not only reduces electromagnetic radiation by 10 times compared with traditional Internet devices, but also provides more stable access that’s up to four times faster than present systems, Zhang said.

“Meta-RF-based wireless access enjoys high speed and high peformance, and is more environmentally friendly. It solves the demand for wireless access in populated areas such as large venues, transport hubs, business centers, schools and parks,” Zhang said.

Metamaterials are artificial structures that can manipulate light and electromagnetic waves in ways not found in nature, with applications including incredibly powerful lenses, mobile phone antennas, military uses such as radar avoidance, and much more.

Metamaterials have wide, emerging uses in the development of next-generation Internet and wireless telecommunication.

Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology is one of the world’s leaders in metamaterial technology, with 1,580 technological patents and patent applications.
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