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Old July 21st, 2017, 05:28 AM   #81
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China shows us that metro is not the ultimate answer of a good urban rail transport. Metro is much costlier, so tram is the best solution, where population density is lower, and a good modern tramway always ideal.

Many cities which has opened metro earlier, either returned tram after its long ago closure, or beside metro, they have opened tram also. The first category has applied in Shanghai, Shenyang & Tianjin, and the second category has applied in Suzhou & at last at Qingdao.

Personally I like Qingdao tram because of its very modern aerodynamic design, although I don’t know if it run much high speed or not.

After reading many websites I’ve recently saw some matters, which arise some questions and curiosity. I’m asking these because I want to compare the Qingdao Tram with my city’s Kolkata Tram. Although the main difference is that Qingdao tram is a brand new system, just 1 year old, whereas Kolkata tram is the oldest tram system in Asia which is 144 years old. Here I’m writing—

1) Is there any tram conductor inside tramcars for ticketing? Or tickets should be bought before boarding the tram from tram stations?

2) What kind of ticket they used in tram—simple paper ticket or electronic card?

3) Are other motor vehicles allowed on tram track?

4) Are all stops as tram stations ? Or there are some single unreserved street surface stops?

5) Does the entire route is middle of the road ? Or sometimes on left or right side?

6) Is there any special seats for children, ladies, senior citizens and handicapped persons inside the tram cars ?

7) Is there any system for monthly tickets and one day unlimited travel tickets ?

8) What are the fares for a single journey?

9) Is there any plan to extend the tram line? If yes, please write some details.

10) Is there any official website about Qingdao tram (especially in English)?
1) there are "kind of conductors" , but those are more or less just providing a support. You pay the fare by simply putting the fare in a cash box.

2) Cash box.

3) I remember, appr. 95% of the track are solely for the tram

4) I remember all are special tram stops

5) Not sure anymore ... I think it was all in the middle of the road

6) China normally provides special seats for elderly, or handicapped people

7) No, monthly tickets are not available in China, you could use a "traffic card

8) It was 1 RMB or 2RMB

9) Extension might reach the newly planned Qingdao West Railway Station, at the western end of the current route

10) Don't know ...
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Old July 21st, 2017, 05:37 AM   #82
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For improvement of our Kolkata metro system, I am comparing some information about Qingdao metro, please answer these questions—

1) Is there any system for baggage checking when entering in the station area or platform area?

2) What kind of ticket they uses—RFID token or magnetic paper ticket?

3) Is drinking water available in station area?

4) Are there any display board in platform about next train? If yes, what kind of it—dot matrix or LED?

5) Do they play light music in background at station platforms?

6) Do all stations has side platforms? Or some has island platforms or both side platforms?

7) Is there any special seats for children, ladies, senior citizens and handicapped persons in both platform and inside the metro cars?

8) Is there any entertainment television in platforms?

9) Is photography allowed inside station premises?

10) What kind of fare it is used for, single, return and multiple journey tickets?

11) Do they have all day ticket system i.e. unlimited journey on any metro routes for a day?
1) That is common practice in China, each station checks baggage on the concourse area

2) Don't remember ... I think electronic cards

3) Don't remember ... but public toiletts are common in China for each station

4) I think, LED

5) No

6) Island platforms are standard, some stations use side platforms (not sure about Qingdao, which stations)

7) All metros have special seats for children, ladies, senior citizens and handicapped persons, not on platforms. Actually seats on platforms are very, very rare in China

8) Don't remember ... mostly they show advertisement in Chinese metro trains ... But I have also seen Tom & Jerry cartoons (in Nanjing)

9) Don't know, whether it is officially allowed ... haven't been stopped (just one time in Nanjing)

10) Single trip

11) No, traffic card with a certain deposit
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 07:31 AM   #83
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Thank you very much for your to the point reply.
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Old December 6th, 2017, 04:59 PM   #84
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Trial operation on line 2 of the metro was held earlier this week.

http://www.qd-metro.com/news/view.php?id=2105


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Old December 9th, 2017, 09:15 PM   #85
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Line 2 opens 2017.12.10

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Old December 10th, 2017, 11:57 AM   #86
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Now open. Only from Zhiquan Lu to Licun Gongyuan (20.4 km), they have left out the Taishan Lu-Zhiquan Lu which should yield some interesting fares (as line 2 and line 3 intersect at Wu-si Guangchang and Licun, and line 3 takes the most direct path between the two), which won't open before 2019 at best. Line 2 will eventually run from Lianhuapo to Shiyuan Huizhan, with a total length of 59 km.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 05:18 AM   #87
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More photos of newly opened Line 2


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Old December 11th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #89
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Notice how they emphatize Qingdao Bei Zhan ("North station"), as the other terminus of line 3 is Qingdao Zhan (Just "station").

Edit to add: Now I notice Wusi Guangchang ("May 4th Square") is a cross-platform interchange. Line 2 to Zhiqun Lu and Line 3 to Qingdao Zhan stop in one level, and line 2 to Licun Gongyuan and line 3 to Qingdao Beizhan in another (And line 8 will come to an end in a third level at a right angle to the other two lines).
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Old December 19th, 2017, 01:37 AM   #90
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More photos of newly opened Line 2


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Old December 31st, 2017, 07:51 AM   #91
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Newly posted map to Wikipedia, showing future line 11 (expected to open spring 2018)


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Old December 31st, 2017, 12:23 PM   #92
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That 70km line is super long, I wonder how long shall it take to cross it.
Qingdao is planning 836km and 16 lines in the long term according to Wikipedia.
I'm so glad to see more and more cities are setting themselves ambitious subway networks.
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