Changsha Maglev Express
Changsha Maglev Train arriving at Langli Station
|Native name||Chinese: 长沙磁浮快线|
|Transit type||magnetic levitation|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||Initially 3, planned for 5|
|Daily ridership||8,299 (2017 avg.)|
|Began operation||May 6, 2016|
|Operator(s)||Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd.|
|System length||18.55 km (11.53 mi)|
|Average speed||57 km/h (35 mph) (Including stops)|
|Top speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The Changsha Maglev Express (simplified Chinese: 长沙磁浮快线; traditional Chinese: 長沙磁浮快線; pinyin: Chángshā cífú kuàixiàn) is a medium-low speed magnetic levitation, or maglev line in Changsha, China. This is China's second maglev line, after Shanghai Maglev, and the first domestically built maglev line that uses indigenous technology. The line stretches over 18.55 kilometers and runs between Changsha Huanghua International Airport, Langli station and the high-speed railway station Changsha South railway station. Its rolling stock is designed for a speed of up to 120 km/h, however, currently it is running with a maximum speed of 100 km/h.
Construction started in May 2014, trial running in 26 December 2015, and finally start trial operations on 6 May 2016. Since the beginning of construction in May 2014, the project has received an estimated investment of 4.6 billion yuan ($749 million).
|Changshanan — Huanghua Airport||6 May 2016||18.55 km (11.53 mi)||3||Phase 1|
|Convention and Exhibition Center||会展中心||—||Changsha County|
|Huanghua Airport||磁浮机场|| CSX
The first train departs from Huanghua Airport station or Changsha South railway station at 7:00am. The last train leaves Changsha South railway station at 10:00pm or Huanghua Airport station at 10:30pm. The current service interval is 11 minutes 40 seconds and each train completes the whole journey in 19.5 minutes.
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