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

Dalian “Soft Opens” Metro Line 2

The city of Dalian in northeastern China’s province of Liaoning has “soft opened” Metro Line 2 today (22 May 2015). Ticket sales began at 11:18 with the line opened to the public at that time. Line 2 will also in future connect to Dalian North (Dalianbei) Railway Station, which is the city’s HSR hub. Here… Continue reading Dalian “Soft Opens” Metro Line 2

President Xi Jinping Takes A Look at Kunming South Station in the Works

The last time a Chinese head of state has been this high-profile about the trains was probably Mao, although the former Premier, Wen, was also keep on HSR, having taken a ride on the very first Beijing-Shanghai HSR train. Now, Xi’s getting in on the act. National media reports that President Xi Jinping gave the… Continue reading President Xi Jinping Takes A Look at Kunming South Station in the Works

Shanghai Metro Line 18 Works to Begin This Year (2015)

Following recent approval from Shanghai’s planning authorities, it looks increasingly likely that work on a new north-south metro line for the city — that’s Metro Line 18 — will get underway within this year (2015). The new Line 18 starts from South Changjiang Road (长江南路 / Changjiang South Road) and runs through Fudan University, Jiangpu Park,… Continue reading Shanghai Metro Line 18 Works to Begin This Year (2015)

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