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Old October 31st, 2010, 07:28 PM   #1841
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Part 5

Finally getting back to this… Just been too busy.

Next is some pics of the Zhangjiang Tram, which uses Translohr guided tram technology.

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I got a little lost after exiting Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Station and ended up taking the long way around to get to the tram…

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Tram terminus. There’s a second platform, but only a single crossover. The second platform didn’t seem to be used, but would require a double crossover to be of much use anyways.

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Shanghai Metro training center. This is actually the former elevated station, which was closed when the underground station opened in February 2010.

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Platforms have LCD train locator displays. First departure from Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Station is 6:19, last is 22:19.

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For exiting passengers:

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For exiting passengers only.
Personally, I would have preferred clear or tinted glass… This reflective material covers the full length of the train, making it impossible to know from the outside what the crowding level is like, what seats are open, etc.

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Old October 31st, 2010, 07:32 PM   #1842
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Part 6

Inside:

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Wheelchair space.

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Ticketer.
Unlike Beijing, I had no trouble finding an SPTC, so I never bothered buying tickets except on my first journey after arriving at Hongqiao.

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Got off at the Guanglan Road ‒ Zuchongzhi Road Station.

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Pedestrian zone treatment

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Time to head over to Guanglan Road Station on Metro Line 2.

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Lots of taxis surrounding the entrance…

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Bike parking, and a look at the surrounding development…

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Exit 4 of Guanglan Road Station:

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To be continued...
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Old October 31st, 2010, 07:49 PM   #1843
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How fast is that guided tram compared to a bus, car, or bicycle?
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Old October 31st, 2010, 10:18 PM   #1844
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Thanks for the pics
next time that you can, can you please take a picture of the rails so we can see how it changes lines?
what kinf of wheel does it have? a normal car tire or metal wheel like a normal tram?


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Old November 1st, 2010, 10:04 PM   #1845
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See here, for technical datas :

http://www.lohr.fr/transport-public_gb.htm
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:17 PM   #1846
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this system is so stupid. I hope i'm not offending anyone here.

and no lane seperation?
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 07:41 PM   #1847
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I don't think the lack of separation is much of an issue, at least for now... Most of the roads are fairly wide and there isn't much traffic on the streets.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #1848
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this system is so stupid. I hope i'm not offending anyone here.
Agreed. It has the disadvantages of both trolleybus and tram.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 05:05 AM   #1849
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Line 10 extension to Hongqiao airport will open next week,
On which day?
What shall be faster to reach from Hongqiao - Jiangwan New Town or Hangzhou?
The line 10 extension to Hongqiao airport opening is postponed to end of this month. Currently only line 2 connects with Hongqiao airport.


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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:09 PM   #1850
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希望到2020年,上海的轨交规模可以超过大东京!!!12号线-23号线慢慢造吧,十年的时间足够了!!!硬件水平进步了,但是软件水平和国外先进城市还有很大差距的。好好努力吧。加油啦。。
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:34 PM   #1851
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希望到2020年,上海的轨交规模可以超过大东京!!!12号线-23号线慢慢造吧,十年的时间足够了!!!硬件水平进步了,但是软件水平和国外先进城市还有很大差距的。好好努力吧。加油啦。。
For those of you that don't read Chinese, our enthusiastic friend here says: "I hope that by 2020, Shanghai's rail transport model could exceed Tokyo's in length. Hurry up with Line 12 to 23 - 10 years is enough time. The hardware level is advancing, but the software is still well behind other international cities. Work hard. Go on!"

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:31 PM   #1852
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Software ? Does he mean ATO technology et al ?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:46 PM   #1853
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Software ? Does he mean ATO technology et al ?
I think in the Chinese sense software refers to service and management.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #1854
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The Hongqiao branch of Line 10 is finally opening tomorrow (30 Nov)! Should relieve some pressure from Line 2.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #1855
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Finally! Now they have to open the line 7 to Meilan lake by the end of this year. Wikipedia is not updated yet, but Urbanrail has been already updated.

BTW, what are they doing with the little section of line 13 they opened for the Expo?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #1856
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BTW, what are they doing with the little section of line 13 they opened for the Expo?
Good question. According to threads on metrofans.sh.cn this section of the 13 is currently closed, and the trains have been returned to line 9 (from which they came).

A bit of trivia regarding the newly opened section of line 10. At the moment it is impossible to change between lines 2 and 10 at Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2. The station layout is thus:

========2 West========
ISLAND PLATFORM
========2 East========
ISLAND PLATFORM
========10 East========
ISLAND PLATFORM
========10 West=======

The idea was that trains going east on both lines would open both sets of doors so only a cross-platform interchange is required and passengers who have just got off the plane could have maximum flexibility with getting into town (East). Now technical reasons mean that the middle island platform cannot be used. In addition to that the two lines have separate barriered zones on the level above, so they comtemplated enable out-of-the-station interchange. Now it transpires that programming difficulties mean even this won't be possible for at least a week.

As line 10 connects the 2 terminals of Hongqiao Airport the free inter-terminal shuttle bus has been withdrawn. Passengers needing to switch terminals will now have to pay a ¥3 fare, as well as walk 500 metres between Terminal 1 and the metro station, negotiate a flight of stairs and enjoy the weather.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 09:38 AM   #1857
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Teething troubles for new super capacitor buses
By Xu Chi and Zha Minjie
2010-12-3
Shanghai Daily

IT was not the first time that Zhang, the driver of a No. 26 bus, had to explain patiently to a passenger why the bus was taking so much time in front of a green light before moving.

"Calm down, it's a super capacitor bus, so we have to feed it with electricity. Thank you for your understanding," said Zhang.

Zhang and other No. 26 bus drivers were quite excited when they were offered the opportunity to drive the World Expo buses - a fleet of 25 electrically-powered super capacitor buses which enjoy a good reputation for zero-emissions, less noise during operation and offering a more comfortable experience for passengers.

But after the Expo buses replaced the old ones last week, drivers found their work was actually getting tougher. They now have to keep their eyes on the dashboards, because whenever a yellow warning sign flashes, they have to recharge their vehicles. If they fail to do so, the buses will stop dead.

Although charging points have been set up at every stop along the route of the No. 26 bus, it is still not an easy task for drivers to get their vehicles recharged every 5 to 6 kilometers as the stops are often occupied by other cars and buses during rush hour.

On Changle Road, where a kindergarten and a hospital are situated, parents of children and relatives of patients park their vehicles all along the street, making it hard for buses to get into position and recharge.

During rush hour on some narrow streets, whenever the drivers get their buses into the recharging station, it takes up to four minutes to top up the battery and traffic jams are easily caused.

Another difficulty for the drivers is that they share stops with many other routes, so it is not always possible to get to the recharging station before the battery runs out. Even tree branches get in the way as the new buses are taller than the old ones.

The problems cast into doubt the fate of the Expo buses - should they be used along the routes where traffic is less crowded instead of on main downtown routes?

According to a senior technician surnamed Wu who works on the No. 11 bus fleet, which started using super capacity buses in 2006, the problems of No. 26 bus drivers can be solved with training courses and more time for both the drivers and passengers to get used to the new buses.

"We encountered similar problems when using the new buses four years ago," said Wu, "But when the drivers gained experience and learnt when and how to charge their buses properly and efficiently, all the problems disappeared."

The No. 11 buses run on Zhong-hua Road and Renmin Road, also a downtown area with narrow streets.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 09:51 AM   #1858
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11.30 taking line 10 to airport (on airport-section opening day)







arriving hongqiao airport T2


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Arriving Beijing airport


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Old December 3rd, 2010, 09:53 AM   #1859
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Eirgh ... if they're going to put out an English translation, they should do it right!
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 10:02 AM   #1860
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you can see this kind of translation everywhere in China Actually I'm happy they get the station name translated correct.
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