Jiangtiao Line strives to link up with Line 5 and start operation by the end of this year
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing Rail Transit Jiangtiao Line linked up with Line 5 to start trial operation without passengers on June 13, which brings us closer to the opening of the Jiangtiao Line.
Jiangtiao Line strives to link up with Line 5 by the end of this year
CRT Jiangtiao Line is the first route using a double-current system in China. The traction power supply system using DC 1500V and AC 25KV combined with automatic vehicle identification, vehicle control, and switching technology enables mutual conversion of AC and DC power supply for the train and the interconnection between Jiangtiao Line and Line 5.
The trains under trial operation will run without carrying passengers on Jiangtiao Line following the operation plan and schedule made for the official operation of the line.
The train running on both Line 5 and Jiangtiao Line has to drop passengers off at Tiaodeng Station before starting its trial operation along the route of Line 5. During the trial operation, there will be eight trains running on both Line 5 and Jiangtiao Line from 9:00 to 17:00, and one pair of trains run every two hours.
After the trial operation, Jiangjian Line is expected to link up with Line 5 and open to traffic by the end of this year, which will further enhance the efficiency of the rail transit network, improve passenger capacity, and offer smooth non-stop train trips.
Trains are added for Line 6 during peak hours to shorten the interval
Two trains were added for Line 6 during peak hours on weekdays to shorten the departure interval time by 20 seconds on June 13. The increase of trains effectively eased the commuter pressure of Line 6 during peak hours, with the passenger capacity of Line 6 rising by 1500 person-times/hour during peak hours, and the daily passenger capacity increasing by 12,000 person-times.
The number of operating trains on Line 6 increased from 48 to 50 during the morning rush hour on weekdays, and the minimum departure interval was shortened from 3 minutes and 10 seconds to 2 minutes and 50 seconds; the number of operating trains during the evening rush hour on weekdays rose from 43 to 45, and the minimum departure interval was shortened from 3 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes and 10 seconds, according to Chongqing City Transportation Development & Investment Group.
(Translated by Yuki, Fathom Language Limited)