Metro Line 4 to make its debut
It was learned from Changsha Rail Transportation Corporation on Oct 11 that the subway body manufacturing and painting construction of Metro Line 4 had been complete. This marks that Metro Line 4 has fully entered the vehicle manufacturing phase and is ready to dash for the goal of trial operation on time .
It is learned that many new technologies have been applied in Metro Line 4, making it more energy-saving, safer and higher in terms of domestication level. Key systems in subways like bogies, subway control system and traction system are all developed independently by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive research Co. Ltd.
According to the responsible person from the Changsha Rail Transportation Corporation,, Metro Line 4 adopts model B subway, with the highest speed of 80 km/h.
At present, the assembling work of the first subway on Metro Line 4 is under way. With the orderly development of vehicle manufacturing, subways of Metro Line 4 is expected to be transported to Changsha and made its debut to the public in the first half of 2008.
By Tang Qingqing
Source: Changsha Evening News