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Second Anniversary for the Changsha Maglev Line

Updated: 2018-05-08

May 6, 2018 marks the Changsha Maglev Line’s second anniversary since its trial operation. As of May 5, there have been 89,450 trains operated along the line in total. The punctuality rate reached 99.85%, and the total operating mileage 1,683,700 kilometers. A total of 5,594,800 trips were made. 

The Changsha Maglev Line opened to traffic on May 6, 2016. The 18.55-km-long route connects the Changsha South Railway Station with the Changsha Huanghua International Airport. It was reputed as the world’s longest low-speed maglev line. 

In the past two years, the timetable of the Changsha Maglev Line has been adjusted for four times: from the preliminary planned 9:00 - 18:00 to present 7:00 - 22:00 (22:30 in the airport station). The interval between two trains has been shortened from the previous 24 minutes and 30 seconds to the current 11 minutes and 40 seconds. 

Via independent innovation, the construction of Changsha Maglev Line has filled the gaps in the field of engineering and industrialization of China's medium and low-speed maglev vehicles; and a standard system for mid-low speed maglev line in China has been formed and more than 230 patents obtained. 

Source: www.enghunan.gov.cn

Translator: Yu Jiangjiang 

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn