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Old June 5th, 2005, 08:12 AM   #21
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Just a copy of Hong Kong's MTR.
like the 5th one too!
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Old June 5th, 2005, 09:53 AM   #22
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Why didn't install platform screen doors.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #23
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when I saw the first pic, I thought it is MTR Tung Chung Line.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #24
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One thing China's subways were quick to adopt is the generous use of large LCD screens to display information and advertisements (HK MTR has none at all in any station or train). Platform screens are very expensive to make and install; even very developed countries are unwilling to invest in them.

HK is the world's first city to install screens in old stations built without them. The MTR paid HK$2 billion (well over 200 million US dollars) to do that.

The trains look really nice.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #25
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I know platform screen doors are much more expensive to install and maintain than plasma displays/lcds but isn't it interesting to note that the Nanjing subway authorities given a choice between the two, decided to install plasma displays (considered a luxury for those who have nothing else better to do with their money) rather than the psds (pretty much standard in most new metro systems).

Going by the pictures, there are about 6 displays per platform times 2 platforms times 16 stations, that equates to about 192 displays at least. Thats even more Singapore's North East Line count of 128 displays at its platforms in its 16 stations. Isn't that excessive?

Otherwise Alstom really designs great trains. Better interior and exterior designs, more pleasing to the eye and sleeker. That touch of blue is cool too.

But it sucks that every metro in China is starting to look like HK's MTR, not because HK's MTR suck or anything, its just that they do a bad job is copying the MTR style over to the mainland....no offence....
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #26
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Little bit simmilar to Warsaw's Alstom Metropolis trains.



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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #27
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Little bit simmilar to Warsaw's Alstom Metropolis trains.


Yeah the right angled window edges and the curved and sleek handlebars. Also found on the Alstom Metropolis trains in Singapore. This Alstom look goes well with any metro system anywhere......
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:46 PM   #28
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Yeah the right angled window edges and the curved and sleek handlebars. Also found on the Alstom Metropolis trains in Singapore. This Alstom look goes well with any metro system anywhere......
To be honest we had problems with the wheels, which were made of poor materials and the doors were broken too often because of defective software. Generally Warsaw metro fans have mixed feelings about this trains.

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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #29
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To be honest we had problems with the wheels, which were made of poor matherials and the doors were broken to often because of defective software. Generally Warsaw metro fans have mixed feelings about this trains.
No such problems here...generally operations have been smooth other than the occasional signalling/brake/power etc all sorts of reasons breakdowns...all minor...

We have had major problems with our Bombardier trains though...those damned CX-100 light rail train cars.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 06:20 PM   #30
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China probably likes to adopt the MTR signage and looks to correspond to the central government's nationalised policy of everything the same for all its citizens. If the size and distance of the doors, gap bw train and platform, length and all other dimensions is the same as the urban stock of the MTR, I'd killmyself laughing!

It has it's advantages but it certainly is a tad boring with the consistent looks.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #31
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Yea, I would want to see something more original than some replica of the MTR.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #32
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Then there's still quite a disparity. Shenzhen and Guangzhou get screen doors. From pictures it also looks like Guangzhou line 1 is retrofitting screens like HK did.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #33
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Do you have any photos?
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #34
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Yea, I would want to see something more original than some replica of the MTR.
If it works, it works! Its mass transit, a tool of the general population, not an art gallery.

Another shiny new chinese subway. Dam, I may not like chinese architecture, but I sure like whats going on underground.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #35
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Maybe they could design something new using those things? They could changed things up a bit instead of using the same signs.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 12:10 AM   #36
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Old June 6th, 2005, 01:12 AM   #37
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One thing China's subways were quick to adopt is the generous use of large LCD screens to display information and advertisements (HK MTR has none at all in any station or train). Platform screens are very expensive to make and install; even very developed countries are unwilling to invest in them.

HK is the world's first city to install screens in old stations built without them. The MTR paid HK$2 billion (well over 200 million US dollars) to do that.

The trains look really nice.

Hong Kong does not use LCD, they use Plasma at the stations nowadays.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 02:01 AM   #38
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Nanjing's subway stations give the feeling that they aren't grand or big. Maybe its because they don't really have a sense of open space. Personally, I think Nanjing should have copied Shanghai or Beijing's subway system.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #39
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