BEIJING Metro is planning to start construction of three new lines and extensions to two existing lines before the end of this year. Designs for these extensions went on public display on September 10 for 20 days to allow the public to vote on which designs they prefer.
Chinese cities are increasingly looking to light rail to solve their public transport issues, and in particular to serve new residential developments. Dipl-Ing (FH) Dennis Schulz and Kevin Smith present a comprehensive insight into current and future projects.
REVENUE at MTR Corporation grew 3.7% in 2014 to $HK 40.16bn ($US 5.17bn), with its Hong Kong operations accounting for $HK 27.53bn of this figure, an 8.1% increase. Underlying profits from MTR's global businesses was also up by an impressive 7.9% to $HK 8.02bn, while total profit, after investment property revaluation, increased by 19.8% to $HK 15.61bn.
CHINA Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CNR) has released artist's impressions of the driverless trains it will deliver next year for the first metro line in Beijing to be equipped for Unattended Train Operation (UTO).
THE Beijing municipal government, Beijing MTR Corporation, and the three shareholders of Beijing MTR signed a letter of intent during the Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium on November 26 to initiate a concession agreement for Part B of the Beijing metro Line 16 public-private partnership project.