The train departed Jiangbei depot on Line 2 at 09.58, crossing the Songhua River to Zhujiang Road interchange. The train then transferred to Line 3, before travelling to its destination at Sports Park station.
Line 2 is a 28.7km underground line which will run northwest-southeast from Jiangbei University City to the Harbin’s Meteorological Centre, serving 19 stations. The line will offer transport connections to areas currently unserved by the northeast-southwest Line 1.
Line 3 is a planned 37.6km circle line currently scheduled to be completed in 2023. The initial 5.45km Chengxianglu - Yidaeryuan Phase 1 opened in January 2017. The 32km Phase 2 comprises two subsections: the 19-station Southeast section, which will open this year, and the 11-station Northwestern section, which is due to open in 2023.
The lines will employ a fleet of 65 six-car trains manufactured by the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company (CBRC) under a contract worth Yuan 1.2bn ($US 175.6m) agreed in September 2020. 36 trains will be used on Line 2, and 29 will be used on Line 3.
The trains have aluminium car bodies and feature predictive maintenance and improved driver safety systems, digital passenger information systems, dedicated wheelchair spaces and improved emergency systems. The trains are also designed to operate in the severe low temperatures experienced in Harbin’s alpine climate.
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