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 NANNING

 

Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, some 500 km west of Guangzhou; 3 million inhabitants in urban area.

 

 Line 1

32.1 km east-west line, 25 stations

28 June 2016: Nanhu - Nanning East Railway Station (11.2 km)
28 Dec 2016: Nanhu - Shibu (20.9 km)

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Nanning Rail Transit (Official Site)

Nanning Metro at Wikipedia

 

 Report

In Sept. 2016, Craig Moore reports from Nanning:

NNRT (Nanning Rail Transit) operates the single 11.2km line (fully underground) from Nanhu Lake to Nanning East Railway Station. The current service is only a partial part of Line 1 with the western extension to Shibu opening on 28 December 2016. This will add 21km to the line and, as it will then serve the city centre, patronage rates will be higher. There are currently 10 stations and services operate on a reduced timetable from 0700-1900 at 9min intervals.

The first thing to notice about the system in Nanning is that there are stylish directional signs in the immediate vicinity of the stations. This is very useful and quite rare in China. The stations themselves are stylish and clean. After passing the security zone, rows of smart ticket machines dispense blue tokens (distance based fares are currently 2-3 Yuan). The customer service centre has useful information booklets and then access to the platforms is via stairs, lift or escalator. The platforms are almost all identical all are island platforms except Langdong and all platforms have a perfunctory 2-line schematic map, a station vicinity map, TV screens with next-train indications, and full platform screens with line map. The support stairs and pillars have pleasant designs to bring differences to the stations. The other thing to note is that station names are in English, Mandarin and Pinghua (a local version of Cantonese).

The journey along the entire line takes 21mins and is rather slow, but smooth and quiet. Platform screens open about 3 seconds after the train doors open and the ATO offers very long dwell times, no doubt exaggerated because of the low patronage rates. The trains are CSR Type B in 6-car sets. Electronic and audio information is in Mandarin and English and has regular announcements on expected behaviour focusing on being quiet, orderly, not rushing and not spitting/littering. This has been implemented because of the newness of the system and the need to engrain certain behaviours in users. The campaign is expected to last for 15months.

 

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