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Old October 18th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2401
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I've always been of the mind that it would be inappropriate to compare Shanghai metro with just simply metro systems across the world. That is because Shanghai metro serves the functions of both metro AND suburban rail. Therefore, it would be more appropriate to look at both suburban and urban rail transit when comparing Shanghai metro. In that regard, Tokyo and NYC each easily have 5 times the length of track, coverage, and depth of service.
Seoul also have a combined metro and commuter rail.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #2402
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Hello, I have uploaded a number of videos of the Shanghai Metro on Youtube.
All videos were taken in 2012 and document the elevated section (above ground) of this great metro network.

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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2403
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Thanks, some great videos there.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #2404
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Stunning movies! Thanks a lot. Personnally, I still haven't seen my favourite Bombardier trains on line 9 being not underground.

Can anyone tell me what the dimensions (length, width, height) of each type of rolling stock on Shanghai metro lines are? Can't find it anywhere.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #2405
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Stunning movies! Thanks a lot. Personnally, I still haven't seen my favourite Bombardier trains on line 9 being not underground.
Me too. I take line 9 to work everyday and I don't know what it looks like since it's running underground all the time.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #2406
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Shanghai Line 11 phase II track laying is completed

Phase II has 22.886 km, starting from Jiangsu Rd, across Xujiahui and Pudong, to reach Luoshan Rd. The new section will open in 2013.



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Old November 27th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #2407
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Laoximen station, line 10.
On that day I felt what is called a Rush hour in Shanghai metro. Can't say it is roughe than that in Moscow but some things differ.

First thing to mention is that transfer corridors as well as exits are much of a lower capacity. So when the two trains arrive on both sides and let the crowd get off, they can't leave the station immediately, the process takes some 3 - 5 minutes right up to the arrival of the next trains.

As I said before, the driver gets off at each station to control the situation.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547161/

The trains are longer than stations.

He is about to close the doors, and he does that being at the STATION, not in the cab:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547162/

Not so many people still after the departure:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547163/

L10 stands for Line 10, 14 means the official number of the station at the line. 02 is the official number of the foors. Sometimes they are numbered as 01-02-03-04-05-...-40, sometimes: 1-1, 1-2 ,1-3 ,1-4 ,2-1 ,2-2...


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547164/

The folks are arriving from Line 8.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547165/

The place behind the screen where the driver stands while the train is at the station:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547166/

More and more people:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/547167/

Inside the train people read but to much more extent - they watch movies on their iPads, Samsung Notes or iPhones or... have breakfast. And it looks cool. Right near me a girl made a cup of instant coffee and... a cup of soup. The equipment unit box served as table.

19 .07. 2012.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #2408
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Here are some more daylight videos of the Shanghai Metro:

Line 1:



Line 5:



Line 7:



Here is a bonus. Photos from Line 11!

The photos were taking at Jiading Xincheng station looking to the North. A Metro train leaves that station and takes a right exit going towards Anting. This is the line towards Shanghai Circuit.



4 minutes later another Metro train stays on the Main Line and travels towards North Jiading station.




Enjoy!

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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #2409
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Nice collection there.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #2410
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Here is photo report from my journey to the Beach - with Shanghai Metro Line 22, operated by CRH2 High Speed Trainsets.

From Shanghai Nan Zhan to Jinshanwei I travelled on the slow train, which stops at each station. The trip took about an hour. The train never reached 160km/h as it seemed to me.
Back from Jinshanwei to Shanghai I opted for the nonstop, which was going at 160km/h most of time. 30 minutes later I was back in Shanghai.

The first video covers the Metro-ride from Shanghai Nan Zhan to Jinshanwei:





The second video was made on the way back:





The photos will appear soon.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #2411
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Approaching Shanghai South Railway Station (Shanghai Nan Zhan):





The inside pavillon of this railway station:





Metro Line 22 is not easy to find. Actually there are almost no signpost. One has to look for the signs "Jinshan Railways".





Going downstairs:





The ordinary Metro Cards are accepted. One does not need an extra ticket or seat reservation (Thank Goodness).
The platform with two Metro Line 22 trainsets (CRH2):









The inside of the empty Metro train:











This is probably Chunshen Station:







The parallel section the Huhang PDL (Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway):







Chedun Station:





Yexie Station:





The Terminal Station Jinshanwei:









The Outside View:







The Jinshan Beach:









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Old November 30th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #2412
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Sounds weird as a metro comuter line operating with high-speed trains. Is this line included into the Shanghai metro fare system? Or you need to buy new ticket to travel on the regular metro lines inside the city?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #2413
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Why does there seem so little integration with 'metro line 22' and the rest of the metro network? No metro logo, no 'line 22' anywhere? It seems like a regular railway line.
I can understand they are using CRH2 for this untill 160 km/h CRH6 becomes available, but for the other exterior aspects I don't understand why they went for railway in stead of metro looks.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #2414
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it's a commuter line. I think it's just operated by the metro?
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:56 AM   #2415
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They are distinguishing those suburban railways from the metro system, it's happening all over China, for example Nanjing Metro Line 6 is renamed Nanjing-Gaochun Intercity Transit. There will be this separate transit system being implemented in China, parallel with China Railway, CRH, and Metros.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:17 AM   #2416
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They are distinguishing those suburban railways from the metro system, it's happening all over China, for example Nanjing Metro Line 6 is renamed Nanjing-Gaochun Intercity Transit. There will be this separate transit system being implemented in China, parallel with China Railway, CRH, and Metros.
So kind of like a RER or S-Bahn, like so many people on these forums have been saying they should build? Are they reading these forums for advice?
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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2417
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Is there any information on the rolling stock of shanghai metro? I mean the dimensions of train cars per line. Thanks.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 09:45 PM   #2418
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Is there any information on the rolling stock of shanghai metro? I mean the dimensions of train cars per line. Thanks.
Trains on line 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 are allegedly 3m wide. But I highly doubt that because they feel much narrower than other trains that are actually 3m wide like the letter trains in the NYC subway. An R32 feels much wider than any Alstom train on the Shanghai metro.

R32:
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Metro line 10:
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/60186811.jpg
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Old December 1st, 2012, 11:12 PM   #2419
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They are distinguishing those suburban railways from the metro system, it's happening all over China, for example Nanjing Metro Line 6 is renamed Nanjing-Gaochun Intercity Transit. There will be this separate transit system being implemented in China, parallel with China Railway, CRH, and Metros.
One thing has to be noted though that RER or some S Bahn (e.g. Munich) systems are city-cross railways i.e. they literally cross the city from one end to another.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:01 AM   #2420
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Is there any information on the rolling stock of shanghai metro? I mean the dimensions of train cars per line. Thanks.
line 1 and the western section of line 2 use 8 car "A size trains" which are wide 3m and ~22.5 meters long.
lines 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 use 6 car "A size trains".
Line 5, 6 and 8 use "C size" trains which have the stupidly small dimensions of 2.6m wide and ~19.5 meters long. Line 6 and 5 are in 4 car formations while line 8 is in 7 or 6 car formations.
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