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Photo Essay: An Entire Day on the Beijing Subway

A photo essay at Vice by Oscar Holland and Lukas von Rantzau shows an entire day on Line 2 of Beijing’s subway, from the first train to the last: 5:05 AM – The doors to the first train open. “Welcome to Subway Line...

China Metro Train Derails in Test Run

As China continues to work on its high-speed railways amid concerns over corruption, a subway train derailed during a test run in Kunming leaving a driver dead and injuring another, from AFP: The first carriage of the train ran...

China Approves Series of Infrastructure Projects

Aiming to boost its economy, China has recently approved huge budget allocations for railway and subway projects. From Reuters: China has approved construction of two city subway projects worth 49 billion yuan ($7.87 billion),...

Shanghai Rail Commuters Get Onboard With a Prayer

At Bloomberg’s World View blog, Adam Minter describes reactions to the recent Metro accident in Shanghai, where many, for all their reservations, have little choice but to keep riding the subway and hope for the best. As...

Clash of Subways and Car Culture in Chinese Cities

Efforts to build and expand subway lines under major Chinese cities, such as Guangzhou, have become a race against rapid urban expansion and the purchasing power of a growing middle class whose members desire private cars as...

Death Toll in China Subway Cave-In Rises to 7

From AP: The death toll from the cave-in of a subway tunnel under construction in eastern China rose to seven Monday, while new cracks near the site raised worries of further collapses, state media and local authorities said....

Coming Soon: Beijing Subway Line 8

David Feng at CNReviews explains the ins and outs of the soon-to-open Line 8 in Beijing’s subway system. This will be the line to take to get to the main Olympic venues in Beijing. The Olympic line was originally designed...

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