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Old August 28th, 2014, 02:54 PM   #261
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I also agree. The average foreigner won't know that Binhai Guoji Jichang is the airport (Not me, though). Even though now I prefer the original (transliterated if necessary) name, for example Renmin Guangchang a.k.a. People's Square in Shanghai.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 03:10 PM   #262
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I also agree. The average foreigner won't know that Binhai Guoji Jichang is the airport (Not me, though). Even though now I prefer the original (transliterated if necessary) name, for example Renmin Guangchang a.k.a. People's Square in Shanghai.
It's inconsistent because technically Pinyin is still Chinese. Just in a different script

I'm surprised they didn't put Zhongdianzhan as well :P
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Old August 29th, 2014, 08:26 AM   #263
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I really have a pet hate of them using Pinyin as 'English'. They might as well as westernised/romanised using Cyrillic. Is airport too hard to write in English?

If anything it should be signed:
Binhaiguojijijang
Binhai Int'l Airport
In Cyrillic that will be great: Биньхай Гуоцзи Цзичан I reckon 100% of those Russians or whoever knowing these characters wouldn't understand what it means.

I remember this summer being in Xixi Wetlands park (Hangzhou), I went to WC to wash my hands, there was a sign saying "please save up water" in Chinese only. But to make it understandable for foreigners they just put it in Pinyin.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 07:43 PM   #264
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Could Tianjin airport now serve as a legitimate alternative to PEK? 30 minutes from airport to Tianjin station, then 35-minute HSR ride to Beijing South. If one is traveling to south end of Beijing, this isn't much longer than flying into PEK and taking the airport line into town and then L2 or L10.
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Old August 30th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #265
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Old August 31st, 2014, 06:53 PM   #266
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Could Tianjin airport now serve as a legitimate alternative to PEK? 30 minutes from airport to Tianjin station, then 35-minute HSR ride to Beijing South. If one is traveling to south end of Beijing, this isn't much longer than flying into PEK and taking the airport line into town and then L2 or L10.
Yes indeed.

Tianjin Airport and Beijing Airport are owned by the same airport group. The metro connection makes it easier to travel to Beijing. Moreover Beijing-Tianjin HSR will extend into Tianjin airport T2 which makes Tianjin Airport within easy reach of Beijing.

Tianjin Airport floorplan (HSR station is reserved in front of T2)

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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:01 PM   #267
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Metro lines M2 (The only one so far), C2 and Z2. They could extend line B2 to the airport as well .
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:46 PM   #268
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What is the map of the possible future extentions
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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:41 PM   #269
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A few videos I took on the Tianjin subway for you all.

Firstly, line 1 at Erwei Lu station.





Next, an interchange between line 1 and line 2 at Yingkou Dao station.





Hope that gives an impression of the system for those of you who haven't been on it.
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Old February 28th, 2015, 06:42 AM   #270
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Line 1 of the Tianjin Metro, as initially developed, was only 2 or 3 metres below the street surface, making it the world's shallowest metro. This is because an abandoned canal bed was incorporated into the line to reduce construction costs. When the line was renovated from 2001 to 2006, was this portion of Line 1 deepened or is that portion still at the same level as it was originally?
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Old February 28th, 2015, 07:56 AM   #271
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Line 1 of the Tianjin Metro, as initially developed, was only 2 or 3 metres below the street surface, making it the world's shallowest metro.
How does this compare with Line 1 of Budapest Metro?
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Explosion in TEDA has damaged metro tracks on Binhai Line/Line 9 (https://twitter.com/MSimonTV/status/631550433723580417)
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Old August 13th, 2015, 07:19 AM   #273
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Not just damage to metro tracks, but the explosion caused a metro station to collapse.





Source: https://twitter.com/YourAnonCentral/...44299554357249

This is Donghai Road station, terminus of Line 9, located about 500m from the site of the explosion.

http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimene...3002607-260409
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Satellite photos show proximity of Donghai Road station to blast site. Image clearly reveals the east side of the station collapsed.

http://multimedia.scmp.com/tianjin-explosions/

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Old August 15th, 2015, 12:54 AM   #275
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Where do line 9 trains end for the time being? Donghai Lu is obviously unusable.

Also, I've read part of line 6 may open by the end of current year, followed by the rest of it and line 5 in 2016. I've also read lines 4 and 10 are now U/C and lines 7, 11, B1, Z2 and Z4 may begin construction soon. I'll be 'stealing' a map with all 28 planned lines (13 within the city core, 7 in Binhai, 4 in the area in between and 4 suburban) from Baike Baidu as soon as I can.
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According to China Daily:

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Subway lines 1, 2 and 3 are operating normally. Light rail line 9 has been suspended due to the fire in Binhai New Area.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...21591958_3.htm

I think the dispatch center of Line 9 has been damaged.
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Wow, really shows the scale of the damage doesn't it?
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Old August 17th, 2015, 11:45 AM   #279
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I hope line 9 will work in 1 month as i will visit the city.

Maybe not all stations. As i know line 9 is the only connection between the core city and Binhai.
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I hope line 9 will work in 1 month as i will visit the city.

Maybe not all stations. As i know line 9 is the only connection between the core city and Binhai.
There are G trains running between Tianjin and Binhai, but the station is west of the new development area. Some of these trains continue to as far as Dalian.

When I visited a few months ago, they also had trains from Tianjin and Tanggu, which is very close to Line 9's terminus. Can't find trains today on the search engine though.
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