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Old October 16th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #561
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Shanghai transport gets funding boost

By Cao Li
Updated: 2007-08-24 07:00

SHANGHAI: About 110 billion yuan will be spent upgrading the city's public transport system over the next three years, the transport department revealed

Starting this year, old polluting uses will be replaced, transport routes will be extended, digital traffic information systems will be established to make transport routes more efficient and frequent commuters will be able to travel at lower cost.

A plan released by Shanghai municipal government said Shanghai had witnessed tremendous progress building a public transport system since the 1990s.

But with the increasing number of migrants and the city's fast expansion, traffic congestion had become a major challenge.

The program predicts that within three years, people in Shanghai should have access to public transport within a 500-m walking distance. In downtown areas, the distance will be 300 meters.

The metro lines will be extended to more than 400 km with a total of 280 stops. By the end of 2009, planners predict the metro should be able to handle at least 30 percent of the city's commuters.

An additional 200 routes will be established and the city's ageing 1,840 buses will either be replaced or upgraded with more environmentally friendly engines.

All the buses will be equipped with wireless systems to inform passengers of traffic conditions and estimated travel times.

Fare discounts will be given to passengers who regularly use public transport and travel longer distances.

(China Daily 08/24/2007 page4)
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Old October 16th, 2007, 07:17 AM   #562
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Shanghai Subway Station:



Shanghai Metro Line 1:

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Old October 16th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #563
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Shanghai Metro Line 2:



Shanghai Metro Line 3:

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Old October 16th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #564
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Shanghai metro line to link up airports
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Updated: 2007-07-26 07:05


SHANGHAI: Work started yesterday on the project to extend metro line 2, which is to serve as a link between Shanghai's two airports.

The metro project overlaps with the city's maglev train line.



Work on the project to extend Shanghai's metro line 2 gets underway yesterday. The extension will serve as a link between the city's two airports and is scheduled for completion before the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Gao Erqiang


The extended metro line, between Longyang Road and Pudong International Airport, will stretch to 30.8 km from its current 24 km. The train will stop at 10 stations before reaching its terminal, which it will share with the maglev train.

"Most of the extended line will be built underground to save energy and to minimize the impact on the facilities and buildings along the route," said Qiu Zhaoming, an official with Shanghai Metro Operation Co Ltd.

"The line will be very close to the maglev rail as it approaches the terminal. We are still studying how to reduce the amount of interference between the two."

Construction work is to be completed before the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, when many people from home and abroad are expected to visit the city.

Metro line 2 is to be extended westwards to Hongqiao Airport, which handles domestic flights.

Upon completion, the line will enable passengers to travel from one airport to the other in 80 minutes. It is also expected to make accessing the airports from downtown easier, as well as develop rural areas along the line, said Qiu.

Source: Chinadaily
now i see, this metro line will serve as a commuter line to the airport, while the maglev will serve as the express line.. much like the MTR Airport Express Line and the Tung Chung Line
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Old October 16th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #565
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New transfer path to be built at park station

By Ni Tao 2007-10-15

THE construction of a new transfer corridor is underway at the Zhongshan Park Metro station and will be completed by the end of this year, the Shanghai Morning Post has reported.

The Zhongshan Park station connects Metro lines No.2, 3 and 4.

"When passengers transfer from No.2 line for No.3 or No.4 line, this really becomes an ordeal. They have to scramble for the escalator. During rush hour, this problem is more serious, as the corridor is teeming with crowds – friction is commonplace," a Metro employee at the Zhongshan Park station told the newspaper.

The new corridor, which will be about 50 to 60 meters in length, will be built at the south of the station and near the No. 8 exit of the No.2 line. It will link exits of No.3 and No.4 lines.

Metro operators have attempted to alleviate congestion at the station. To siphon off some of the passenger volume, they opened another staircase near the original one last year. But it is too narrow for the large crowds in the station, the report said.

Metro operators also laid down a transfer corridor at the south of the station last year, but it has been less successful than hoped, the report said.

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Old October 16th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #566
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i can see that the maglev line can be extended to Lujiazui Financial District before going to the Expo 2010 station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Hongquiao Airport. it is really feasible...
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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #567
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now i see, this metro line will serve as a commuter line to the airport, while the maglev will serve as the express line.. much like the MTR Airport Express Line and the Tung Chung Line
Well, the substancial difference is that both the Tung Chung and the Airport Express lines are of metro standard, whereas the Maglev is the fastest train in operation on the planet at 431 km/h.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #568
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Shanghai rail transit network vision will be as long as 970 km

2007-7-24 2007-7-24
The day before yesterday, at the "2007 Shanghai - Taipei's urban development and the development and construction of rail transit Forum" upload that information, the Shanghai Long-Range Plan for the rail transportation network will be up to 970 kilometers from the city domain four lines, a total of 14 urban lines composed of 18 lines.

At present, Shanghai total rail transportation 1-5 Line 5 lines operating mileage for 123 km. In accordance with the recent construction plan, in 2012, the city will build a line from 13 track transport network length 510 km. By that time, will have the People's Square, Xujiahui, Century Road, Zhongshan Park, Hongqiao hub, and other large-scale transfer hub 9, 37 transfer stations. Rail Traffic in public transport carrier in the ratio from the current 16% to 40%

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Old October 16th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #569
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In the video of line 1, was that an example of a refitted 8-car train?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #570
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what is the usage rate now, and how many people is it handling each day.
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Made-in-China trains will debut on Metro Line 9
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI will use subway trains that are made in China by a Chinese-owned company for the first time on Metro Line 9, which is set to open by the end of this year, subway officials announced yesterday. All of the subway trains currently used in the city are either imported or produced by foreign joint ventures in China.

"The purpose of developing our own subway cars is to lower costs and promote overall industrial capacity," said Wu Xinyi of Shanghai Shentong Holdings Company - a major investor in the city's Metro system.The cheaper trains won't lead to lower subway fares, however.
"The investment in subway trains only accounts for a small part of our overall investment in the subway," said Wu.

Officials wouldn't say yesterday how many of the domestically produced trains they plan to buy.
Several of the new subway trains are being exhibited at the China International Urban Rail Transport Expo at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The six-carriage trains, which look like the current trains operating in the city, were developed by Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Company, an arm of Shanghai Electric.

According to Chen Chao, a project manager at Shanghai Metro Operation Company's department of new subway trains, the new trains will be tested for around six months before they are put into use.
The test will check if they work well with current trains and study the levels of electromagnetic fields they create. "If they produce too much electromagnetism, they will affect all the other moving trains and their inter-communication system," Chen said. Han Bin, a manager at Shanghai Electric, said domestically made cars will cost "tens of thousands of yuan" less than imported cars or those produced by joint ventures.

The new cars will also be equipped with cameras to monitor each carriage. The first phase of Metro Line 9 - linking rural Songjiang District with Xuhui District - will open late this year. Metro operators have spent US$326 million on 51 six-carriage subway trains from the Canada-based Bombardier Transport for the new line.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #572
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In the video of line 1, was that an example of a refitted 8-car train?
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Shanghai, the eighth largest city of the world is also the largest city in China.

Each year, thousands of travelers travel to the wonderful metropolis of Shanghai and enjoy a vacation. Getting around in Shanghai is quite easy, as the city is supported with efficient public transport system. Shanghai Metro is one of the backbones of the transport system.

Shanghai Metro is one of the modes of transport that is popular with the locals as well as the tourists visiting Shanghai. Everyday, the rapid transit system offered by Metro carries approximately 1.8 million passengers. The metro railways of Shanghai system comprises of both elevated light railways and subways. After Beijing and Tianjin, Shanghai is only the third city in China to build a subway system. Presently, Shanghai operates more lines compared to any other subway system in China (excluding Hong Kong). This newest facet of Shanghai Metro has emerged to be one of the most rapidly expanding subway systems of the world.

The ticketing system of Shanghai Metro is based on the `one ticket' network. This allows the passengers to interchange the tickets freely without having to purchase another ticket. The Shanghai Metro has become an intrinsic part of the lives of the people of Shanghai and serves as the backbone of the society.

http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guid...hai-metro.html

The data is somewhat out of date though.
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The 1.8 million is already old news. The new record is close to 3 million, with Line 1&2 one million respectively and one million on the rest 3 lines.
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I have asked this before in other posts but my question has not been addressed. Will there be any plans for four-track express service on the Shanghai metro? I mean a relative of mine living in Baoshan was complaining about how long it took to get from Xujiahui to Baoyang Rd. on Line 3. For such a distance, (40km, no?) wouldn't it be logical to have express service? Seeing as how Shanghai's lines are incredibly long, why do they not build a four track express setup, or the very least, 3 track setup with peak-direction express service?
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No. There is no such plan in near future.

Xujiahui is almost 30 km away from Baoyang Rd. I would recommend that your relative work or do daily shopping in a more convenient place other than Xujiahui. I know Xujiahui is a hot spot, but not every New York metropolitan area resident visits Downtown on a daily basis.
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Shanghai does have three track stations on the newer routes opening this year. But i doubt express operations, Such as that in nyc or philly, would happen in china
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This is similar to Subway santiago
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These residential buildings are a scam of the real estate developer for governmental compensation.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #579
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That's very interesting, do you know on which lines? If they're not used for express lines then what are they used for?

Also, why don't you think Shanghai will have express service?

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Shanghai will have express services, I think that the cities of China have their own features. All is good, and it is great to see that China is catching up the States in a different way. Unity in diversity.
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