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Old March 8th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #381
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Dalian



Dalian is located in northeast China, in the province of Liaoning and has some 3.2 mill inhabitants in the urban area, and an estimated 6.2 mill in the metropolitan area.

The city's first rapid rail transit line, known as Qinggui, connects Dalian Development Zone and Jinshitan with Dalian city centre. The line is 49 km long, but has only 12 stations (with two more planned). Each train has 176 seats and runs at an average speed of 60km/h, with a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

Route: Dalian Railway Station --> Xiang Lu Jiao --> Jin Jia Jie --> Quan Shui --> Hou Yan --> Dalian Bay --> Jin Ma Rd --> Development Zone --> Free Trade Zone --> DD Port --> Xiao Yao Bay --> Jin Shi Tan Scenic Area

Dalian also boasts historic streetcars, as well as a modern light rail line.



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Beijing



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Subway construction started in China's capital in 1965. The first stretch, which opened between the city's railway station and Pingguoyuan, included today's western branch of Line 1 and the southern part of Line 2. In 1987, the circular line was finished (16 km) and both lines started operating separately. In the 1990's an eastern extension of Line 1 was built, the so-called Fu Ba Line, to Sihuidong (formerly shown as BA Wang Fan) opened for trial in Oct. 1999 for the People's Republic's 50th anniversary. The new section (13.5 km) was eventually connected to the western section of Line 1 on 24 June 2000 which had been upgraded to ATO operation.

The entire Line 1 from Pingguoyuan to Sihuidong is now 38 km long and provides transfer to Ring Line 2 twice, at Fuxingmen and at Jianguomen. Ring Line 2 is 16 km, so the total network operating in 2000 is 54 km. Most stations have central platforms and are 118m long, but only 10 have escalators. 4 or 6-car-trains are used, which are equipped with acoustic station announcement. For future extensions of the network (8 lines) some stations have already been built as transfer stations: Xizhimen, Dongsishitiao, Jianguomen, Yonghegong and Jishuitan.

Construction of "CityRail" (Line 13 in the overall "rapid transit" planning) started in December 1999. The semicircular line with 16 stations runs from Xizhimen to Dongzhimen (both are stations on the circle Line 2). The 40.8 km line is mainly above ground, either elevated (7.7 km) or at grade (30.3km). After the western section (20.6km) went into operation on 28 Sept. 2002, the eastern section will be opened in January 2003.

Subway Line 5, the first north-south metro line in Beijing, is 27.6-km, with 16.9 km and 16 stations underground and 10.7 km and 7 stations above ground. Platforms are equipped with half-high platform screen doors. Construction started in Dec. 2002, and the entire line was brought into service in October 2007.



History
1 Oct 1969 - Beijingzhan (Railway Station) - Pingguoyuan (23.6km, 17 stations, all underground)

- all stations operational in 1972 (until 1977 only for Chinese people)

20 Sept 1984 - Beijingzhan - Fuxingmen (16.1km, 12 stations, all underground)

since 28 Dec 1987:

Line 1: Fuxingmen - Pingguoyuan

12 Dec 1992: Fuxingmen - Xidan (1.5km)

24 June 2000: Xidan - Sihuidong

27 Dec 2003: (Batong Line) Sihui -Tuqiao (trial operation, 19 km in length (above ground along Beijing-Tianjin Highway, 13 stations)

Line 2: 16 km circle line (transfer to line 1 at Fuxingmen and Jianguomen)

28 Sept 2002: Line 13 (CityRail) - Xizhimen - Huoying

28 Jan 2003: Line 13 (City Rail) eastern section Huoying - Dongzhimen

07 Oct 2007: Line 5 Tiantongyuan North - Songjiazhuang (27.6 km, 23 stations)

Source: http://www.urbanrail.net

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From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Subway

The Beijing Subway (simplified Chinese: 北京地铁; traditional Chinese: 北京地鐵; pinyin: Běijīng Dėtiě) is a rapid transit rail network that serves urban Beijing and outlying suburbs. It currently has 5 lines in operation with 142 km of tracks and 93 stations, and daily ridership of 3.51 million. It is the second longest subway system in mainland China, after the Shanghai Subway and has the most daily ridership. The existing network cannot adequately serve the city's mass transit needs and is undergoing rapid expansion for the 2008 Olympic Games and beyond. Existing plans call for 19 lines and 561 km of tracks in operation by 2015.



Locale: Beijing
Transit: type rapid transit
Began operation 1969
System length: 142 km (88 mi)
No. of lines:5
No. of stations: 93
Daily ridership: 3.51 million (February 29, 2008)
Track gauge: 1435 mm
Operator: Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., Ltd

A more detailed thread about Beijing subway is at:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=263678
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Tianjin



Tianjin (Tientsin, Tenshin, 9.3 million inhabitants) has always been an important inland harbour, situated 40 km from the Yellow Sea (Bohai Gulf) and 130 km from Beijing (Peking).

Subway

Tianjin was the second city in China to build an underground railway. Construction of the existing metro line started in 1970. It runs only 2-3 metres under the city's streets, partly using a driedout canal bed. There were only 1,000 full-time construction workers at that time; the others were volunteers from factories, schools and institutions all over the city. The average number of volunteer workers exceeded 2,000 a day. The construction was interrupted by the 1976 earthquake and was resumed and finished between 1979 and 1984. The line started at Xin Hua Road, and finished at the West Railway Station. The total length was 7.4 kilometres.

The Tianjin metro has 1435 mm gauge and it uses 825Vdc 3rd rail power supply. Most stations have side platforms.

The Tianjin metro closed on 9 Oct 2001 for reconstruction and extension. The extended line eventually opened in summer 2006. The northern section from Benxilu is above ground.

Binhai Line

The TEDA (Tianjin Economic Developing Area) industrial zone has been Tianjin's fastest developing area. But commuting between downtown and TEDA has become a serious problem. Although there were already 3 express highways and 1 railway between them, a mass transit line was still required. With a sum of 5.92 billion Yuan (USD 0.71 billion) that was invested by the new established company named Binhai Mass Transit Developing, the construction started in 2001. And it was finished in late October 2003. The LRT Binhai line is 45.4km long with 19 stations (when completed), runs from Zhongshanmen to Kongzhizhongxin (Control Centre). The design works of the urban section of the whole Binhai line project has been completed. Construction began in early 2004.

History:

10 Aug 1980 - Line 1 (5.2 km) Xinanjiao - Xinhua Road
Dec. 1984 - Xinanjiao - West Railway Station (2.2 km)
9 Oct 2001 - Line 1 closed for reconstruction and extension

12 Jun 2006 - Line 1 - Liuyuan - Shuanglin trial operation (26.2 km)

28 March 2004 - Binhai Line (trial operation)

According to the Tianjin City Master Plan, Tianjin will have seven metro lines in 2010, and the total length will be 153.9 kilometres.

Planning and design work for Lines 2 and 3 of the Tianjin Metro has been completed. Line 2 will be 22.5 km long and will run from east to west. 20.3 km of the line will be underground. Of 20 stations, 18 will be built below ground. The 28.4 km Line 3 will run from north to south and 20 km of track will be underground. 2.2 km will be built at ground level and 6.2 km will be on elevated viaducts. There will be a total of 22 stations with three on elevated platforms, 17 underground and two on ground level. Both lines are expected to open in late 2011.







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Wow, great thread! I pomise I was planning a thread like this for this weekend!

Please don't use the following sources: subways.net, urbanrail.net, English wikipedia to provide info about Chinese metros. They are all very, very outdated about on going projects and even existing lines, excepting maybe Shanghai and Beijing

You are a native Chinese, I'm sure you can find truly updated info about projects, plans, etc
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I'll try my best. The links that I cited are not that out-of-date.
Thanks for your comments.
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This my beta ranking about urban rail plans in China Mainland, btw. I'll provide sources, maps and detailed info later.


1- Beijing: 198km by 2008, 419km by 2012, 561km by 2015, 1000km+ within 2050.
2- Shanghai: 234km by 2008, 400km+ by 2010, 510km by 2012, 970km by 2020.
3- Guangzhou: 116km by 2008, 255km by 2010, 550km by 2015, 666km by 2020.
4- Shenzhen: 28km by 2008, 155km by 2011, 245km by 2020, 585km by 2030.
5- Wuhan: 10km by 2008, 530km by 2015.
6- Chongqing: 19km by 2008, 96km by 2010, 356km by 2020, 513km by 2050
7- Nanjing: 21km by 2008, 74km by 2010, 119km by 2015, 455km by 2020.
8- Shenyang: 0km by 2008, 182km within 2020, 332km within 2050, 400km within 2050 too.
9- Hangzhou: 0km by 2008, 82km by 2010, 278km within 2050.
10- Chengdu: 0km by 2008, 274km by 2035.
11- Dalian: 49km by 2008, 193km by 2020, 262km by 2030.
12- Xi'an: 0km by 2008, 251km by 2020.
13- Tianjin: 26km by 2008, 130km by 2010, 227km by 2020. Far larger plan coming.
14- Zhengzhou: 0km by 2008, 220km by 2020.
15- Changchun: 0km by 2008, 52km by 2010, 179km by 2020.
16- Changsha: 0km by 2008, 172km planned.
17- Wuxi: 0km by 2008, 160km by 2015.
18- Harbin: 0km by 2008, 143km by 2025.
19- Suzhou: 0km by 2008, 25km by 2012, 135km by 2020.
20- Qingdao: 0km by 2008, 128km planned.
21- Ningbo: 0km by 2008, 72km by 2015.
22- Lanzhou: 0km by 2008, 59km by 2015.

Kunming, Shijiazhuang and Changzhou are planning urban rail systems too, couldn't find lengths though.

Every figure is official, not YY. I checked them one by one googling for one hour. However some of them might be outdated plans, and since my Chinese is too bad some facts could be wrong... I am terrible sometimes when trying to find accurate information.

How much is underground and how much is light rail (in China light rail = non underground) will be harder to find out though. But I'll try to find all the available info.
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Nanjing



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Nanjing (Nanking) lies some 300 km northwest of Shanghai and has a population of 5.2 million (6,500 sq km).

Construction of Metro Line 1 began in 2000 for completion in September 2005. Line 1 will be 17 km (10.62 km is underground, 6.37 km is above ground) with 13 stations.

All stations are underground except Xiaohang, Zhonghuamen, Hongshan Zoo, Maigaoqiao, Andemen.

From North to South they are:
Maigaoqiao - Hongshan Zoo - Nanjing Railway Station - Xinmofan Road - Xuanwumen - Gulou - Zhujiang Road - Xinjiekou - Zhangfuyuan - Sanshan Street - Zhonghuamen - Andemen - Xiaohang

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Shanghai

So far 234km, ranked as 7th longest in the world.

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source: http://www.johomaps.com

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from: http://www.urbanrail.net

Line 1: Fu Jing Road - Xin Zhuang
38.1 km, 28 stations

10 April 1995: Shanghai Railway Station - Jin Jiang Park (16.1 km, 13 stations)
xx xx 1996: Jin Jiang Park - Xin Zhuang (5.3 km, 3 stations)
28 Dec 2004: Shanghai Railway Station - Gong Fu Xin Cun (12.4 km, 9 stations)
29 Dec 2007: Gong Fu Xin Cun - Fu Jing Road (4.3 km elevated - 3 stations)


Line 2: Song Hong Road - Zhang Jiang
26.0 km, 17 stations

28 Oct 1999 - Zhong Shan Park - Long Yang Rd (16.4 km - 12 stations) (regular service since 13 June 2000)
26 Dec 2000 - Long Yang Rd - Zhang Jiang (2.8 km, 0.8km underground)
30 Dec 2006 - Zhong Shan Park - Song Hong Road (6.8 km)

Line 3: North Jiang Yang Road - Shanghai South Railway Station
40.3 km, 29 stations (11.9 km and 9 stations shared with Line 4)

26 Dec 2000 - Shanghai South Railway Station - Jiang Wan Town (trial operation: 24.6 km, mostly elevated)
18 Dec 2006 - Jiang Wan Town - North Jiang Yang Road (15.7 km)

The third line, initially referred to as the 'Pearl Line', was developed out of a former ring railway, mainly elevated, to run from Baoshan Steel Complex in the north via Shanghai Railway Station to Cao Xi Rd. in the south. After several months of trial operation, full service started in Aug 2001.

Line 4: Circle Line (Shanghai Railway Station - Shi Ji Ave - South Xi Zang Rd - Yi Shan Rd)
34.2 km, 26 stations (11.9 km and 9 stations shared with Line 3)

31 Dec 2005: Bao Shan Road - Lan Cun Road and Da Mu Qiao Road - Yi Shan Road
29 Dec 2007: Lan Cun Road - Da Mu Qiao Road

The second phase of the original 'Pearl Line' (Line 4) runs through Pudong along Oriental Road. This line forms a circle with the existing Pearl Line, linking Bao Shan Road station and Yi Shan Road station via Pudong on the east bank of the Huangpu River. The 22.3 km mainly underground line (1.25 km elevated) was scheduled for completion by the end of 2004 (17 stations), but was delayed due to the collapse of a building suffered on the eastern cross-river section. The first stretches opened in Dec. 2005, with the full circle being completed at the end of 2007.

Line 5: Xin Zhuang - Min Hang Development Zone
17.2 km, 11 stations

25 Nov 2003: Xin Zhuang - Min Hang Development Zone (all elevated)

The present Line 5 was designed as a southern extension of Line 1 (XinMin Line) to Minhang, but is was eventually opened as a separate line . For this line Siemens TS supplied the VICOS operation control system, the SICAS electronic interlocking and the ZUB 200 intermittent automatic train control (ATC) system. Trains were built by Alstom (Metropolis). As this line runs completely elevated it is also referred to as 'Light Railway' in Chinese terminology. Platforms are only 80 m long

Line 6: Gang Cheng Road - South Ling Yan Road
31.5 km, 27 stations (12.1 km above ground)

29 Dec 2007: Gang Cheng Road - South Ling Yan Road

Like Line 5, also referred to as 'Light Railway' with 80 m long platforms, and operated by Shanghai Modern Rail Transit Co. Ltd. (SMRT). It runs parallel to the Huang Pu River on the Pudong side, from Wai Gao Qiao in the north to San Lin City in the south.

Line 8: Shi Guang Road - Yao Hua Road
22.6 km, 20 stations (all underground)

29 Dec 2007: Shi Guang Road - Yao Hua Road

The 'Yangpu Line' runs from New Jiangwan City in the north to Zhongshan South Rd via People's Square.

Line 9: Gui Lin Road - Song Jiang Xin Cheng
29.1 km, 12 stations (approx. 16 km above ground)

29 Dec 2007: Gui Lin Road - Song Jiang Xin Cheng

Metro Line 9 (Shensong Line) was conceived as a regional express line (R4), to run from Xu Jia Hui on Line 1 towards the southwest to Song Jiang New City, but it has eventually been developed as a full metro line across the city centre. When it opened in Dec 2007, it was not yet connected to any other metro line.

Projects

After the big extensions opened in Dec 2007, the next goal is the World Expo being held in Shanghai in 2010 (view map):

1) Line 2 will link the city's two airports. The opening of the western extension to Hongqiao Airport has been delayed time and again. The eastern extension to Pudong International Airport will provide an alternative to the present Maglev service.

2) Line 7 will run from Qi Lian Shan Rd in the northwest to Dong An Rd station on Line 4 (20 km - 15 stations). Construction started in 2002 for completion in 2007/08. Later it will be extended north to Shanghai University and towards the southeast under the Huangpu River to Pudong to the planned East Shanghai Railway station.

3) Line 8 will continue further south along Shangnan Rd to Sanlin Town.

4) Line 9 (Shensong Line) is being extended through the city centre to a terminus in Pudong.

5) Line 10 is a new east-west metro line through the city centre with two branches at its western end.

6) Line 11 will eventually be a long cross-city line running from the northwestern to the southeastern suburbs. The northwestern and central sections are scheduled to be completed by 2011/12.

7) Line 13 - the first four stations of this cross-city line will be opened in 2010 to serve the EXPO 2010 area.

More lines are in the pipeline, with the numbering of planned routes having meanwhile reached 18!

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Hey, z0rg.
Thanks for your great effort. You are welcome to post updating.
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Wuhan



Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province and located by the Yangtze River, has some 8 million inhabitants. The city actually consists of three parts - Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang - separated from each other by the Yangtze and the Hanjiang Rivers.

In September 2004, Wuhan became the fifth Chinese city with a metro (after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou). The first 10.2km line (10 stations) is an elevated metro [and therefore called 'light rail' in Chinese terminology]. It runs from Huangpu to Zongguan in the downtown area of the Hankou District, and it is the first one in the country to use a communication-based train control system, provided by Alcatel (SelTracŪ S40 CBTC). The designed minimum interval is only 90 seconds between two trains and driverless operation.



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Fantastic thread! Keep going .... there's a few to go yet!
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Are there plans to integrate subways, light rails, buses, and suburban trains into one body, similar to RATP in Paris or TfL in London?

I know that Beijing allows discounts for metro passengers who transfer to buses, but many cities are following the Hong Kong model of competition between modes.
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Wow, great thread! I pomise I was planning a thread like this for this weekend!

Please don't use the following sources: subways.net, urbanrail.net, English wikipedia to provide info about Chinese metros. They are all very, very outdated about on going projects and even existing lines, excepting maybe Shanghai and Beijing

You are a native Chinese, I'm sure you can find truly updated info about projects, plans, etc
I found ditiezu.com (地铁族) is a good Chinese metro site.
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Great thread ChinaboyUSA!

Changchun already built a light rail system. Check my thread:
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wow, the light rail in Changchun is very neat.
I heard that Kunming is going to build the light rail within this year. Great News!
Mess transit is a big thing for China's urban development thinking about the urbanization speed.
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Are there plans to integrate subways, light rails, buses, and suburban trains into one body, similar to RATP in Paris or TfL in London?

I know that Beijing allows discounts for metro passengers who transfer to buses, but many cities are following the Hong Kong model of competition between modes.
What is Hong Kong model of competition between modes?

Anyway, in many cities of China, there's a smart card system for bus ride. Not sure if everthing is combined into one card way. I think that the metro card in NYC that can be used in subway and bus is very nice.
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Shanghai is rolling out the ONE card system. The card can be used with metro, taxi, bus and ferry.
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Chongqing



The city of Chongqing (formerly Chungking) lies in the centre of China on the Yangtze River. It has a population of 4.4 million, with approx. 10 million in its metropolitan area.

The first Chongqing Monorail line - from Jiaochangkou to Dongwuyuan (13 stations, 13.5 km) - opened in June 2005. This is Line 2 in the overall system planned for Chongqing. Construction had started at the end of 1999.

The elevated line starts at Jiaochangkou in the central district and ends at Xinshancun in the west industrial centre. The total length wil be 17.4 km and there will be 17 stations. In the long term, the line will be extended to Fengshouba, about 6.2 km, and Zhongliangshan. 2.2 km of the line will be underground, the remaining 15.2 km elevated. 3 stations will be underground, 2 at ground level and 12 elevated. Due to be completed by 2005, the monorail will be capable of carrying 30,000 passengers per hour at peak times. The project will be carried out in 3 stages:

The second stage (Dongwuyuan to Xinshancun) opened in July 2006. Line 2 is now 19.15 km long with 18 stations.
The third stage: Xinshancun - Fengshouba.

Trains are built by Changchun Rail Company and Hitachi.

Projects

(Thanks to Felix Nikitin)

Total length - 130 km. Three lines are to begin work before 2010 with 2 lines in an east-west direction and one in a north-south direction. These will provide a total track length of about 50 km and a network of 45 stations. The network will be a mix of light rail, monorail and underground rail lines.

Line "1" (underground line): Chaotianmen - Shapingba
In planning since 1988. Of the 13 stations, three will be above ground, the rest underground. Four-axle underground carriages will be used, initially with 4 trains marshalled at 3 minute intervals, with the passenger capacity of 19,000 passengers/hour. In the long term there will be 5 trains marshalled at 2 minute intervals with a capacity of 36,000 passengers per hour. The Chongqing government signed a BOT contract in 1992 with a Hong Kong company, and provided the land for the project. The line is due to run from Chaotianmen (passenger port) at the east end of the central district to Shapingba in the west. The line will be 16.41 km, with 13 stations. In the long term it will be extended to Shuangbei, a further 6.2 km. Work on the project stopped in 1997 and the Chongqing government has yet to resolve outstanding legal issues with the company concerned. While the Chongqing government is keen to attract new overseas interest in the project, this seems unlikely until legal issues (particularly over land ownership) have been resolved. There is interest in retaining this as a BOT project once reactivated.

Urban Rail Line "3" (underground): Shigongli - Tongjiayuanzi
This line will run in a north-south direction, starting at Shigongli on the south bank of the Yangtze, crossing the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers to Tongjiayuanzi (14 km) and may be extended to Xiaoshiba in the long term. The total length is 16.6 km. 10.2 km will be in tunnels and 6.4 km elevated. 14 stations are planned. It will use combined road/rail bridges to span the Yangtze (1.15 km) and Jialing Rivers (0.5 km).

Urban Rail Line "4": Siqiaopu - Changshengqiao
The line will run north-south from Siqiaopu to Changshengqiao, a length of 19.3 km. Of this, 8.4 km will be underground (mainly in the stretch north of the Yangtze), and 10.9 km will be elevated track (including over the Ergongyan Bridge). There will be 14 stations. This line will use four-axle carriages, and the Ergongyan Bridge has been constructed with the track in mind. It will pass through two junctions (Shiqiaopu and Shigongli), and the three underground lines in the city will be connected to it to form a complete network. Construction scheduled after 2010.

Urban Rail Line "5" (Light Rail Line): Tongjiayuanzi - Zhongliangshan
Runs from Chongqing New Station in the northern urban area (Tongjiayuanzi), ends at Zhongliangshan, a total length of 28.6 km. Of this there will be 8.6 km underground (mainly in the Shapingba section), 20 km elevated track (including over the Shimahe Jialing River Bridge). There will be 18 stations. In the long term the line will be extended northwards to Jiangbei Airport (about 14 km) and southwards to Xinshancun (about 6 km). It will join up with Jiaochangkou to Xinshancun Light Rail to form an elevated light rail line, with a total length of approximately 62 km. Construction scheduled to start after 2010.

citation: http://www.urbanrail.net

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In quite a short time, Taipei (pop. 2.7 million) , the capital city of Taiwan, is developing a network of 4 conventional mainly underground metro lines and 1 automated elevated light rail metro line to relieve the city from traffic congestion. Although previously shown as separate lines, the red, green and orange lines are now operated jointly. Green labelled trains from Danshui (Tamshui) run through to Xindian (Hsintien), and orange labelled trains from Beitou (Peitou) run trough to Nanshijiao (Nanshih Chiao). The section between Beitou (Peitou) and Xinbeitou (Hsin Peitou) is now operated as a branch by single EMU's from 7:00 to 21:00 because of noise problems. In the early mornings and in the evenings service is provided by a free shuttle bus. In 2000, different routes were also assigned numbers to improve orientation.
Danshui (Tamshui) Line - 23 km - 20 stations, partly underground, following former railway route (now northern branch of Line 1 and Line 2)

Xindian (Hsintien) Line - 10.5 km - 11 stations, underground, along Roosevelt and Peishin Roads (now Line 1 south).

Ximen - C.K.S. Memorial Hall opened 31 Aug. 2000 (Line 6 now operating as a shuttle with one intermediate station, Xiaonanmen).

The 1.9 km Qizhang - Xiaobitan branch line is operated separately every 12-15 minutes

Zhonghe (Chungho) Line - 5.5 km - 4 stations, all underground, along Zhonghe and Yungho and Jingan Roads, under the Xindian River.

Blue Line (Bannan Line or Nangang-Banqiao-Tucheng Line) - 22.3 km - 20 stations, underground, along Zhonghua and Zongxiao Roads, Heping West Rd. and Wenhua Rd., crossing the Xindian River in a tunnel. The Tucheng extension (7.5 km) to Yongning was added in May 2006.

Muzha (Mucha) Line - 10.5 km - 12 stations, elevated, rubber tyred, fully automated VAL type line, stations have side platforms and screen doors.







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