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New High-Tech Electric Trams To Hit Guangzhou Streets This Year

Posted: 06/16/2014 1:55 pm

guangzhou train supercapacitor trainGuangzhou will soon be home to the world’s first tram to operate exclusively on supercapacitors, reports Railway Gazette.

CSR Zhuzhou will produce a total of seven trains that will enter service in December this year in Haizhou District without the need of electric overhead lines. The first scheduled line will connect Canton Tower with Wanshengwei in a circular route that has ten stops and is 7.7 km long. The tram will be able to hold 386 passengers and travel up to 70km/hr.

Supercapacitor technology is unlike conventional electric battery technology in that it can charge and release energy quickly. The future Guangzhou tram will solve the common problem of trams having to stop to recharge at every stop, thus saving time.

Photo: Railway Gazette


Public Bus Routes Now Span Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou

Posted: 06/13/2014 5:23 pm

dongguan bus public transportationWith the recent opening of the new highway that connects Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou comes a new system to provide public transportation between these three interconnected Pearl River Delta cities.

Three extra stops will be added to a Dongguan bus to allow trips to Shenzhen. Occurring along the new “Shenzhen-Huizhou 3 Line”, this route will serve Yantian Customs, Yantian Village Committee, and Yantian Elementary.

READ: Revamped Highway to Connect Shenzhen, Dongguan, And Huizhou

A trip from Dongguan to Shenzhen will cost RMB 7, while traveling from Shenzhen to Huizhou will cost RMB 13.

A spokesperson for Shenzhen Huacheng Transportation company describes this way of traveling as the most inexpensive option available to commuters. He adds that bus stops haven’t even been labeled yet because the bus line is so new, but will be completed within days.





Guangzhou to Deploy More Trains During Rush Hour [UPDATED]

Posted: 05/28/2014 10:45 am

crowd metro subwayGuangzhou Metro Lines 2, 3, and 5 will receive seven new subway trains in order to improve service by the end of the year, reports the Guangzhou Daily.

At present, Lines 2, 3 and 5 exceed passenger capacity at rush hour, while Lines 1, 3, and 5 are the most busy lines.

As explained by the Guangzhou Metro, waiting times on Line 2 are expected to be reduced to 2 minutes 10 seconds from the current waiting time of 2 minutes 20 seconds after the addition of three new trains. Two trains will be added to Line 5 to shorten wait times for commuters to 2 minutes 20 seconds from 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Meanwhile, subway use during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival this weekend is expected to hit 7.2 million passengers. The Guangzhou Metro will be operating on a weekend schedule during this time.

UPDATE 11:26am May 29, 2014. We should also mention that the Guangzhou Metro will now start limiting commuters from entering 25 stations across the network that are already operating beyond capacity

Stations along Lines 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 will now restrict the flow of commuters into the transit system starting at the end of this month.

Photo: itxinwen

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