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Old June 13th, 2017, 04:55 PM   #761
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All aboard: Urumqi's first subway line nears completion



The first subway line in the capital of China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is nearing completion. Testing on Urumqi's Line 1 is expected to take place before the end of the year. Construction of the subway began in 2014. Once finished, the line will stretch 27 kilometers and serve 21 stations.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #762
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BRT opened in Yiwu, Zhejiang with services to Jinhua the next city over.





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Old July 21st, 2017, 08:20 PM   #763
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Future Baotou tram network map:
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 02:09 PM   #764
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New Sanya tram will open next month:
http://sanya.hinews.cn/system/2017/0...31196606.shtml





Map of Sanya tramway:
http://www.hf9588.com/zixun/702.html

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Old July 25th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #765
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From Metro Report

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CRRC Sifang rolls out suspension monorail prototype
25 Jul 2017







CHINA: CRRC Sifang has rolled out a prototype trainset for a suspension monorail that it is building in Hancheng. In November construction began on a 55 km north-south line linking the city centre and the airport.

The supplier is offering the trainset in a three- or five-car version, with capacity for 300 or 510 passengers. Permanent magnet motors give a maximum speed of 70 km/h and the ability to climb inclines of up to 10%

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Old July 29th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #766
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Chongqing China has the best monorail system in the world IMHO! I love the 8 car monorail trains. The frequency of the Metro Line 3 is very high in the downtown core!
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Old July 30th, 2017, 11:30 AM   #767
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Instead of bumping several city threads I post all here. The end of July is seeing many new metro projects getting started across China. At least Wuhan and Zhengzhou have started a couple lines each (line 16 and the 2nd phase of line 6 the former, lines 6 and 10 the latter), and Suzhou intended to do the same, with yet another line 6 and most notably line S1, which will run across Kunshan and to Huaqiao at the end of Shanghai's line 11 (but still in Jiangsu province).
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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:05 PM   #768
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I don't understand why recently many Chinese cities started using battery/super-capacitor trams instead of electric trams?
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I don't understand why recently many Chinese cities started using battery/super-capacitor trams instead of electric trams?


Don't have to string overhead electric cables along the entire route?
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 10:59 PM   #770
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Plus it doesnt destroy the view, if you dont have those wires.
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Old August 4th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #771
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Plus it doesnt destroy the view, if you dont have those wires.
Its hilarious how they are so obsessed about clearing the view when the tram would pass through webs of overpasses and thickets of skyscrapers. However I do hear it is cheaper because you don't need to build the catenary system.
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Old August 5th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #772
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Hmm, but those battery/super-capacitor trams are slower than electric trams.
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Based on my experience with the Guangzhou Tram I didn't notice any difference in speed. Station dwells seemed a little longer but passenger turnover was so high that it wouldn't have mattered if the tram needed or didn't need to charge at stations.
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Old August 5th, 2017, 08:09 PM   #774
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Its hilarious how they are so obsessed about clearing the view when the tram would pass through webs of overpasses and thickets of skyscrapers. However I do hear it is cheaper because you don't need to build the catenary system.
The R&D for various types of ultra/super capacitors (trains,buses and possibly cars) is a long term investment. Once the life cycle tests are satisfactory, wiring will be obsolete.


Below Chengdu's first elevated BRT line ...

http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2017/07...shtml#nextpage


http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2017/07...shtml#nextpage


http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2017/07...shtml#nextpage
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Old August 5th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #775
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Having rode the Chengdu BRT, these pictures don't go against my argument that going wireless is "protecting the urban views" of China. You go wireless when there are historical or natural views with an aesthetic that predates overhead wires that needs to be preserved (like some natural landscape or historical urban area). However, most places in China the overhead lines would blend into the urban landscape as street furniture just like the streetlights, fences and overhead signs in the pictures above. So there the protecting the urban views argument is really BS.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 02:14 AM   #776
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Its hilarious how they are so obsessed about clearing the view when the tram would pass through webs of overpasses and thickets of skyscrapers.
When I take photos of skyscrapers, I don't like overhead wires obstructing the view.
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Having rode the Chengdu BRT, these pictures don't go against my argument that going wireless is "protecting the urban views" of China. You go wireless when there are historical or natural views with an aesthetic that predates overhead wires that needs to be preserved (like some natural landscape or historical urban area). However, most places in China the overhead lines would blend into the urban landscape as street furniture just like the streetlights, fences and overhead signs in the pictures above. So there the protecting the urban views argument is really BS.
A lot of them are designed not just for their utilities. No furniture is better than ugly furniture especially if it's not needed.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_29901105.htm
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New Chinese maglev train completes pilot run

Source: ECNS | 13 Aug 2017

A new generation of Chinese middle-to-low-speed magnetically levitated (maglev) trains has completed a test run in Shanghai and is expected to enter the market in a year, CRRC Dalian announced Sunday.

Research and development of the new maglev train began eight years ago, and the successful pilot run showed China has mastered core technology in new-generation magnetic suspension systems, according to Qu Tianwei, chief engineer with CRRC Dalian.

The maglev underwent a test run of 120 km per hour in Shanghai.

Compared with traditional rail transit system, the new middle-to-low speed trains produce little noise and have better climbing ability and a longer service life, Qu said.

Construction costs of new maglev train lines are higher than those of urban light rail but lower than those of metro lines. Their transport capacity is also in line with light rail.

China's first middle-to-low speed maglev rail line started operation in May 2016 in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province, making China one of the first countries to master such technology.

A study from the Chinese Academy of Engineering shows China will build more than five middle-to-low-speed maglev rail lines for commercial use by 2020. More than 10 cities are considering such projects.
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First Sanya tramway platform is ready:
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