Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

That map of Tianjin’s metro lines is becoming busier with every year: we now have Lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 opened to the public already. You’ll want to add two more lines to this, as the city by the Bohai Sea is finalising routes for Lines 7 and 11. As lines go… Continue reading Tianjin Readies More Works Plans for Metro Lines 7 and 11

Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

It’s Christmas Eve again — as a result, some metro operators in China are extending service hours. Guangzhou: The Guangzhou Metro is extending services across the whole network by 1 hour. Nanjing: Last trains on all Nanjing Metro lines depart at 02:00 (25 Dec). Note: Ticket machines will be out of service after midnight. Use… Continue reading Christmas Eve 2013: Longer Metro service hours

Tianjin Metro Line 2 Opens Up in Full

It was quite a wait — which took over a year — but finally, Tianjin’s Line 2 has been opened up in full. The opening on 28 August 2013 meant travellers can now go direct from the Airport Economic Area station (the temporary terminus of Line 2 in the east) straight to Caozhuang (in the… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 2 Opens Up in Full

Tianjin Metro Line 2 Enters Operation — Initially as Two Split Sections

What a rather “interesting” way to bring a new line into the network — Tianjin’s Metro Line 2 entered into operation on 1 July 2012 as two separate parts of the same line! Still, there is a reason for this rather awkward opening: there was damage by Jianguo Road (Jianguodao), where there was a Line 2… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 2 Enters Operation — Initially as Two Split Sections

Tianjin Metro Finalizes Networked Fares

In brief:The Tianjin Metro has finalized new fares to enter effect on 01 July 2012. The Tianjin Metro will either be cheaper or more expensive (or most likely remain much the same) on and after 01 July 2012. Just to get ready for the full networked system, which will be reality later this year, the… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Finalizes Networked Fares

Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening

In brief:Tianjin’s Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, in time for the Chinese National Day. Tianjin Metro logo The Tianjin city planning and construction government bodies have affirmed that the new Metro Line 3 will open on 01 October 2012, to coincide with China’s National Day. The nearly 30 km-long line is… Continue reading Tianjin Metro Line 3 Ready for Chinese National Day Opening