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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #121
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Ashis, I've some questions. Please answer one by one -
1) You are gathering a lot of information, what are you doing with all this information?
1a) Are you building some sort of database?
1b) Is the database connected to a website for us to access?
2) Why don't you say thank you or please after asking people to do these chores for you? You sound incredibly bossy.


Thanks in advance!
1) I have a special interest about world tramways and subways, beside this, taking many sides of these, I often suggest to the tram & metro company of my city Kolkata to serve better.
2) Yes, I'm building a database, and as I mentioned in No. 1, gathering selected points I send them to tram & metro company of Kolkata.
3) Building website is not currently in my plan, but, I sometime put these information to Wikipedia & Skyscrapercity.
4) I'm not boss. I often like answers by clicking the like button, and sometime I also give thanks. May be you have not seen

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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #122
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Thankfully Suzhou chose traditional tram system i.e. - steel wheel and overhead wire. It is conventional, easily parts available, and speedy.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #123
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Thanks to Suzhou that It has chosen the traditional tram system, i.e steel wheel and overhead wire. After many years’ experiment with rubber tyred tram like Shanghai and Tianjin, and with wire free tram like Guangzhou and Nanjing, Suzhou proved that the tradional system is the best.

a) Steel wheeles has less friction, so less maintenance and smoother journey, which is not possible in rubber tyred tram. Rubber wears out quicker than steel, so a periodical replacement is necessary.
b) Due to uneven road surface, rubber tyred vehicle creates a bumpy ride (like bus), and in this case it may be Translohr tram, but complete smooth journey like railway is not possible.
c) Buses also has rubber tyres, but they can move anywhere, and not uses a particular place of the road, even trolleybus. This is not possible for a rubber tired tram, because it uses a particular place, so decays the road surface time by time.
d) Battery or Supercapacitor can’t produce same energy as electricity, so as a result battery tram or supercapacitor trams are slower than electric tram.

So I’m giving thanks to Suzhou transport authority for selecting an electric tram.

Rolling stocks are identical with Rabat tram, but in Rabat, two trams coupled together like an EMU train, whereas in Suzhou trams are not coupled, a single unit is running.

I only have two questions –

1) Where is the depot of the tram network?
2) Which terminus has the interchange facility of the suburban rail system?
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Old November 25th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #124
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Are you kidding with question 2? The answer is obvious. As for the depot it is located at Taiyangshan.

I was also surprised to see Suzhou tram with catenary, I thought Chinese were allergic to them. But then I believe Shenyang also uses catenary, not to mention Dalian and Changchun, both of which have retained some lines of their old tram networks. By the way, they have a second tram line under construction now.

I have also a question: Has metro line 5 started construction? Nevermind, I found the answer, according to Chinese Wikipedia line 5 is planned to start construction by mid-2016. I know for sure that line 3 has been U/C for a while now. They swapped the Eastern parts of lines 3 and 5 some time ago.
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Old March 11th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #125
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Old March 31st, 2016, 09:44 PM   #126
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Hi guys! could You tell me what`s the status of second tram line in suzhou, is it build, put into service already? Does anyone knows who was responsible for signaling system? Is there a chance someone could take few pictures on second line, some pic of control cabintes would be also great thanks!
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Old April 7th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #127
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From Railway Gazette:

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Suzhou Line 2 trams ordered
07 Apr 2016



CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is to supply 18 five-section 100% low-floor trams to operate the second tram line in Suzhou.

Škoda Electric is to supply electrical equipment through its Chinese joint venture Škoda Kingway Electric. Škoda had previously supplied traction equipment to power cars for the Suzhou metro

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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:05 PM   #128
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From Railway Gazette:

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NPRT wins further Chinese rolling stock orders
23 Jun 2016



CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Co announced on June 23 that it had been awarded two contracts for metro cars and two for trams in China.

Two of the orders are for Suzhou. Suzhou Rail Transit Group Co has awarded NPRT a 1·88bn yuan contract to supply rolling stock for metro Line 3, with delivery scheduled in 2018-19. Suzhou New District Tramway Co is purchasing trams to operate on the extension of tram Line 1 for 150m yuan, with deliveries due to take place in 2016-17

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Old October 11th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #129
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Photoed by @了了了I

The icon color of Suzhou metro line 2 is red , but the trains of this metro line is in blue .


This rolling stock is the only 5-B trian among metro systems in China.








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Old October 26th, 2016, 12:51 AM   #130
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A detailed English map of the tram system is available here:

http://www.whatsoninsuzhou.com.cn/Ev...il.asp?IDs=488

In other news, it appears that a two-stop extension of line 2 north from Suzhou North Railway Station opened on 2016.09.24. On the same day, an 11-station east/southeast extension of line 2 also opened.

http://www.sz-mtr.com/xinwen/toutiao...1F037A489.html

current official map:



http://www.sz-mtr.com/fuwu/xianlu/



http://js.qq.com/a/20160926/025002.htm



http://js.qq.com/a/20160926/025002.htm



http://bidibandaojlc.fang.com/bbs/18..._187297407.htm



http://bidibandaojlc.fang.com/bbs/18..._187297407.htm



http://bidibandaojlc.fang.com/bbs/18..._187297407.htm

Fuxiang Lu station (on northern extension):



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Lu_Station.jpg



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Lu_Station.jpg

Qihe station (on northern extension):



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...he_Station.jpg



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Old October 26th, 2016, 02:15 AM   #131
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Here is the only English-language map I could find. The quality is not very good. The yellow lines are the recently opened stretches of Line 2. The Wikipedia page for Line 2 has the English station names.



http://www.whatsoninsuzhou.com.cn/PrintMap.asp?ID=527

Graph showing first and last departures from each station:



http://www.360doc.com/content/16/092...93201629.shtml



http://www.360doc.com/content/16/092...93201629.shtml



http://www.360doc.com/content/16/092...93201629.shtml

Dushuhu Neighbor Center Station:



http://www.360doc.com/content/16/092...93201629.shtml

Moon Bay Station:



http://www.360doc.com/content/16/092...93201629.shtml



http://chuansong.me/n/853592252882



http://chuansong.me/n/853592252882



http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2016-09/07/c_1119525114.htm



http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2016-09/07/c_1119525114.htm


http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2016-09/07/c_1119525114.htm



http://www.sz965.com/suzhou/2016/0906/9715.html



http://news.2500sz.com/news/tmsz/3005520.shtml



http://news.2500sz.com/news/tmsz/3005520.shtml
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http://www.urbanrail.net/as/cn/suzh/suzhou.htm
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Old October 26th, 2016, 09:28 PM   #133
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Wow, those openings have caught me by surprise! I thought Suzhou wouldn't have any new stations until next year, and now I'm late. I guess I didn't go to the Suzhou section on Ditiezu when I did some updates last month .

PS: I've noticed Sangtian Dao is 2.5 km closer to Huaqiao at the end of Shanghai line 11 than Zhongnan Jie.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 11:48 AM   #134
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One forumer at ditiezu has spotted a tram under testing on tram line 2. Thus, we can expect an opening sometime in 2017. The line runs for about 20 km from Wenchang Lu (where it will connect to metro line 3) and Suzhou Xinqu railway station to Longkang Lu, where it meets the existing tram line 1.
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Per the latest reports line 4 is set to open on April 28. This line runs North-South from Longdaobang to Tongli, with a branch from Hongzhuang to Muli, for a total of 38 stations over 52.8 km. In the future the branch will be extended North from Hongzhuang into a standalone line, numbered line 7. I expected line 4 to open before the line 2 extensions (which opened back in September).
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A bit ahead of schedule, line 4 is now open to traffic, bringing Suzhou metro to 119 km (Not counting the 6 km Shanghai line 11 has in Kunshan; other sources say 121, however I don't know where these two km are). A side effect of this opening is that some journeys along line 2 actually become cheaper due to line 4 taking a more direct path between the railway station and Shihu Donglu than line 2.
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new official map



http://www.sz-mtr.com/fuwu/xianlu/

Leqiao station on Line 4



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...or_Muli%29.jpg



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Baidu Maps still hasn't updated with the new line
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Are you sure? I have seen it since the day after the opening. Try clearing cache.
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