Dongguan Rail Transit

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Dongguan Rail Transit
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Dongguan Rail Transit logo.svg
Overview
Locale Dongguan, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1 (under construction)
4 (planned)
Number of stations 15
Website www.dggdjt.com
Operation
Began operation 27 May 2016
Operator(s) Dongguan Rail Transit
Corporation, Limited
Number of vehicles Bombardier Innovia Metro or Type B metro cars
Technical
System length 37.7 km (23.4 mi)
(operating)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
System map

Dongguan Rail Transit Plan Map en.svg

Dongguan Rail Transit
Traditional Chinese 東莞軌道交通
Simplified Chinese 东莞轨道交通

Dongguan Rail Transit or Dongguan Metro is the metro system of the city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province of China. Dongguan Rail Transit's will be operate by the state-owned Dongguan Rail Transit Corporation, Limited. Line R2 first section's construction began on 26 March 2010. [1][2] Opened 27 May 2016.[3]

Lines in operation[edit]

Line Terminals
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
 2  Humen Railway Station
(Humen)
Dongguan Railway Station
(Shilong)
2016 37.7 15
Total 37.7 15

Line 2[edit]

Line 2, the first section 15 station and 37.743 km long, from Shilong (Dongguan Railway Station) to Humen Coach Terminal in Dongguan. Opened 27 May 2016.[2]

History[edit]

Preliminary Planning[edit]

In 2001, when he was with the party secretary of Dongguan, Tong Xing used the slogan "a big year for five years to see Metro". The vision to build the Dongguan Rail Transit system was first put on the agenda.

September 2003 to October 2004, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design Institute of Ministry of Railways, "Dongguan Rail Transit Network Planning" project was launched.

November 2004, Dongguan City rail transit construction leading group was established, followed by the development of "Dongguan Rail Transit Network Plan" to be completed by 2020. Dongguan City plans to build a total length of 195km, with the total number of stations to 55 of the rail network.

September 2006, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction planning" through the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Department of Construction Review.

December 2006, plan submitted to the State Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Construction;

February 2007, the mayor of Dongguan, Li Yuquan announced provincial government approval;

In 2006, September 25 to 26, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan" expert review meeting was held, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan" was approved by the specialists. The experts recommended that the goal is brought down to about 60 kilometres and give priority to the development of line No. 2. Experts also recommend Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city lines and their routes overlap No. 1 line and for further research to make a unified coordination and optimization. It pointed out that the proposed R1 line with Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city line collinear operations should avoid duplication and wasteful investment. However the proposal was rejected, R1 line and Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city line to be built as separate lines.

July 2009, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan (2009-2015)" was put to the NDRC and the Ministry of Construction for approval. Approval was granted to build Metro Line 2 (R2 line), phase I and II ( Dongguan Station - Humen Station ), totaling 37.8km. City rail transit construction project formally entered operational phase. To cope with the Pearl River Delta region intercity rail transit construction plan, in 2010 the planning was further adjusted to increase planned line length to 218 kilometres and 76 stations. Network construction period was extended to 2025.

Construction of the line 2[edit]

April 13, 2009, Dongguan Railway Station (formerly New Dasan Station) construction officially started, also the starting point of the Metro Line. The subway station hall project to be constructed simultaneously.

March 26, 2010, section 2304 standard test project held a groundbreaking ceremony, Dongguan Metro Line officially started.

December 8, 2014, the two shield tunnel borers break through to Shan Mei ~ Exhibition Centre, marking the second line main project completion. According to the plan, completion for trial operations is to be December 29, 2015. Opened 27 May 2016.

Dongguan Rail Transit Dongcheng station entrance, 28th April 2016.
Dongcheng station entrance.

Future Development[edit]

Dongguan Rail Transit Line 1, Line 2 second phase and Line 3 feasibility study, survey, design and other preliminary work has begun. By 2019 it is planned that Dongguan rail Transit system will have three operating lines (line 1, line 2, line 3), a total length of 164.6 km of rail network.

Accident during construction[edit]

On 14 August 2015 one of the stations in construction was demolished due to landslide with one victim.


Rolling Stock[edit]

Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works and Bombardier Transportation will supply the 20 6-car sets (Type B metro cars - Bombardier Innovia Metro[4]) for Dongguan.[5] The will be built in Västerås, Sweden and Changzhou.

List of Lines[edit]

  • Dongguan Metro Line R1 icon.png
  • Dongguan Metro Line R2 icon.png
  • Dongguan Metro Line R3 icon.png
  • Dongguan Metro Line R4 icon.png

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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