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Old August 7th, 2017, 09:28 PM   #2021
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Interesting. For some reason I thought on only Changsha was going to have a low speed maglev. What's the strategy for these low speed maglev lines. I was thinking they should have high speed maglev from the city center to the airports yet in another post it was noted that high speed maglev isn't worth the cost?
Capacity ( Beijing's 1300 max cap is a record ) and power consumption are maglev's weak points. These are live tests (is the high speed one in Qingdao on schedule?).

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Old August 8th, 2017, 06:41 AM   #2022
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What's the strategy for these low speed maglev lines. ?


I think they have a use as intercity lines? Anybody else care to comment of their financial viability in this role?
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Old August 8th, 2017, 10:34 AM   #2023
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What's the strategy for these low speed maglev lines. ?


I think they have a use as intercity lines? Anybody else care to comment of their financial viability in this role?

It's cheaper overall compared to LRT (theoretically) and can run faster than the monorail types. Too early to tell about viability. I think the current Shanghai one is considered a failure ( fire, reduced speed services and no extension) .

The original sets of Changsha trains introduced last year are old already .


Two new trains are now in the final stages of debugging and are expected to arrive in central Changsha of Hunan province as early as the end of this month.

Compared with the old trains, the new models have many upgraded features. The most obvious improvement is that it is light weight - each weighs 1.5 tons less. The reduction is equal to the weight of 25 people, weighing an average 60 kilograms each. This means it can carry more passengers during peak times while consume less energy during non-peak periods.


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Old August 8th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #2024
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Wow, I didn't knew about plans for maglev lines in Urumqi, Chengdu and Qingyuan (northwest of Guangzhou). China never ceases to amaze me.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #2025
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makes a lot of sense if a strong case can be made for them on financial grounds. I take it the technology is domestically produced? If so there is potential for exporting it down the line (no pun intended)
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Old August 10th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #2026
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What's the deal with the National Art Museum station on Line 8? It was supposed to open 4 years ago but is still delayed...
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Old August 14th, 2017, 08:45 AM   #2027
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Entire Beijing subway system becomes accessible via smartphone

Source: ECNS | 14 Aug 2017

The Beijing Subway officially launched the smartphone Yikatong, or public transit prepaid smart card, on Monday, following its pilot use on the Fangshan route, Beijing Youth Daily reports.

Unlike the ordinary Yikatong, the new one requires no deposit and supports refunding. It allows passengers to swipe their smartphones to check in or out of subway stations.

According to the report, 160 NFC (Near Field Communication)-compatible smartphones, including Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung, support the new service, which is already operational in Beijing's bus system.

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In order to improve its service, the subway company expanded the program to cover all routes. Passengers can obtain detailed information and instructions about the service at 274 subway stations.

Beijing Subway operates 15 transit routes, which handle daily traffic of nearly 10 million passengers. The new service may help ease queuing at subway stations, the report said.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #2028
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Beijing Development and Reform Commission submits proposal for commuter railway through central Beijing. Five stations to be set up at Yamenkou, Beijing West, Beijing, Beijing East (CBD Station) and Tongzhou stations. The line will be using 5 CRH6A trains.

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Old August 21st, 2017, 03:41 PM   #2029
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All stations on Line 2 of Beijing Subway enabled with safety doors

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Passengers wait for their train at Chongwenmen Station on Line 2 of the subway in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 20, 2017. By Sunday, all stations on Line 2 of Beijing Subway are enabled with safety doors. (Xinhua/Liu Xianguo)



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Old August 22nd, 2017, 12:37 AM   #2030
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Construction at Nongdananlu Station, a future infill station on Line 16 between currently operational Xiyuan and Malianwa stations.


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Old August 25th, 2017, 11:48 PM   #2031
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Tram at Chapeng station (Western Suburban Line), opening later this year


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Old September 16th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #2032
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Beijing's first maglev line to start service late 2017

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BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's first medium-low speed maglev line is scheduled to start operation at the end of the year, the line operator said Saturday.

Beijing Subway said it was preparing test runs.

Trains will stop at seven of the eight stations in the initial period as the Pingguoyuan interchange station is still under renovation and is expected to start service in late 2019, it said.

A total of 10 trains will be put into use in the first stage of operation.

With a maximum speed of 80 km per hour, the train is designed to carry a maximum 1,032 passengers at a time.

The line, with a total length of 10.2 km, will help improve transport for the suburban Mentougou district and optimize the industrial structure in Shijingshan district, it said.

Maglev trains are safer and cheaper compared to current metro and light rail cars. Electromagnets and specially designed tracks prevent the trains from overturning or derailing. They can also operate in severe weather with much less noise and zero emissions.
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Old September 20th, 2017, 08:58 AM   #2033
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BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing on Wednesday began testing three rail lines, including a driverless subway, a maglev subway and a tramway, all to be launched in the city's western suburbs at the end of the year.

The 16.6-km Yanfang Line is China's first fully domestically developed automated subway. It links the areas of Yanhua and Fangshan in Beijing's southwest suburbs. The line's trains are designed to run at a maximum 80 km per hour.

The 10.2-km Line S1 is Beijing's first medium-low speed maglev line, and it connects the western suburban districts of Mentougou and Shijingshan.

The 9-km West Suburb Line passes several tourist spots in northwest Beijing, including the Summer Palace, Fragrant Hills and the botanical gardens.

Serving both tourist and public transportation purposes, it marks the return of public tramcars half a century after the last tramway ended its services. The tramcars can travel at a speed of up to 70 km per hour.

Beijing has 19 lines covering 574 kilometers in operation. Twenty subway lines or sections, spanning over 350 kilometers, will be built this year.
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 05:14 PM   #2034
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Beijing to start services on its first maglev line

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Beijing’s first medium-low speed maglev line is scheduled to start operation at the end of the year. Beijing Subway said it is currently preparing test runs.
Trains will stop at seven of the eight stations in the initial period as the Pingguoyuan interchange station is still under renovation and is expected to start service in late 2019. A total of 10 trains will be put into use in the first stage of operation.

With a maximum speed of 80 km per hour, the train is designed to carry a maximum 1,032 passengers at a time. The line, with a total length of 10.2 km, will help improve transport for the suburban Mentougou district and optimize the industrial structure in Shijingshan district.

At the end of 2016, CRRC has delivered the first maglev train to Beijing. The train, named “Linglong” and developed by CRRC Tangshan Co will run on Beijing’s Line S1.













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Old September 23rd, 2017, 07:15 AM   #2035
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A suburban railway line from Northern Changping (Huangtudian Station) to Huairou and Miyun is Approved. With the subcity center line I wrote about a month ago, New Airport Express and Pinghu Lines, Beijing is slowly forming a sizable commuter railway network.

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Old October 9th, 2017, 06:31 PM   #2036
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Beijing Subway's Average Daily Ridership Surpasses 10 Million

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Old October 14th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #2037
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Beijing Maglev S1



Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr



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Old October 15th, 2017, 05:59 PM   #2038
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More Beijing maglev S1 pictures.

[IMG]Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Beijing Maglev S1 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
This shows the construction at Pingguoyuan Station which will be the terminus. Construction is active however this last station will open later than the rest of the line due to reconstruction work on the Metro Line 1 station.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #2039
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Beijing's first maglev metro line to start trial run by end of 2017

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 08:26 PM   #2040
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Today a first batch of 18 meters long 10 electric buses started running on the street of Beijing. The electric bus uses a high-power charging pile, which takes only 15 minutes to fully charge the bus. The bus can run 130 kilometers on a single charge. By the end of this year, at least 4,500 electric buses will be on the capital's streets, according to the Beijing Public Transport.











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