Phase I of CRT Line 9 expected to be open to traffic within this year
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- According to Chongqing City Transportation Development & Investment Group Co., Ltd., the Phase I of CRT Line 9, Xinqiao Station – Xingke Avenue Station, is progressing smoothly, and it is planned to be completed and put into use by the end of 2021. At that time, it will be more convenient and fast for the citizens along Lone 9 to travel.
New stations connect to Cuntang International Cruise Home-port
The person in charge of Chongqing City Transportation Development & Investment Group Co., Ltd. said that on the basis of the original planning of the Phase I of Line 9, one more station named Cruise Home-port (provisional name) will be built between Bonded Port Station and Hejialiang Station. This station is about 0.9km away from Bonded Port Station, and 0.7km away from Hejialiang Station.
Chongqing Daily reporter observed at the construction site of Cruise Home-port Station that construction workers were working on the left and right routes of the platform floor, and the excavation of the paid passage, main construction channel and branch channel has been basically completed.
“The construction of platform floor is directly related to the case that whether the Phase I of Line 9 can be opened to traffic within this year,” the relevant person in charge on the site said. At present, workers are actively promoting the construction of second lining waterproofing on the platform floor, and have completed nearly 50% of the quantity on the left and right routes on the platform floor.
It is introduced that Cruise Home-port Station is located within the scope of Cuntan Port Area, and about 500m away from Cruise Home-port. It is designed that the station hall and platform will be separated from each other, and will be implemented in two phases. The platform floor will be finished within this year, and station hall floor will be carried out according to the unified planning of Cruise Home-port and TOD design. At that time, it will directly connect Cuntan International Cruise Home-port.
Rail transit trains to pass through buildings at Hualongqiao Station
At the same time, Jiahua Dedicated Railway Bridge, another project of the Phase I of Line 9, is also being accelerated.
The reporter saw at the construction site of Jiahua Dedicated Railway Bridge that Jiahua Dedicated Railway Bridge is parallel to Jiahua Bridge Highway Bridge, with one end connecting to Yuzhong District, and another end connecting to Jiangbei District. Sections of this railway bridge has been joined together.
“Jiahua Dedicated Railway Bridge is the only one river-crossing bridge of the Phase I of Line 9, with main spans made of steel box girders,” said Liu Jiayong, Manager of the Project Department of Bidding Section V of Line 9. The joint welding of the bridge deck is being carried out and the Bridge is expected to enter the auxiliary rail operation stage in early next month.
It is worth mentioning that after the opening of the Bridge, in order to prevent the noise generated during the operation of the rail trains from having an impact on the surrounding environment, a sound barrier of more than 200m is set at both ends of the Bridge.
It is expected that Hualongqiao Station will be located at the head of Jiahua Bridge and connected with adjacent buildings by a corridor. At that time, the landscape of trains passing through buildings will be reproduced at Hualongqiao Station.
Line 9 has 26 stations from where passengers can transfer to many other lines
The Phase I of Line 9 is a key project of Chongqing Municipality. After it is put into service, the mileage of Chongqing’s rail transit will exceed 400 kilometers.
The Phase I of Line 9 is about 34km in total, with 26 stations including 24 underground stations. The trains are mountain AS vehicles, with a maximum running speed of 100km/hour. These stations are Xinqiao Station, Gaotanyan Station, Tianli Road Station, Shapingba Station, Xiaolongkan Station, Tuwan Station, Hongyancun Station, Fuhua Road Station, Hualongqiao Station, Lijiaping Station, Mahuangliang Station, Guanyinqiao Station, Liyuchi Station, Liujiatai Station, Jiangbeicheng Station, Wulidian Station, Gailanxi Station, Toutang Station, Bonded Port Station, Cruise Home-port Station, Hejialiang Station, Shipanhe Station, Shangwan Road Station, Qinggangping Station, Baoshenghu Station and Xingke Avenue Station (all these station names are provisional.).
In addition, passengers can transfer from the Phase I of Line 9 to Loop Line, Line 1, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 6, Line 10, Line 15 and others. Among which, passengers can transfer to Line 1 and Loop Line from Shapingba Station, to Line 1 from Xiaolongkan Station, to Line 5 from Hongyancun Station, to Line 18 from Fuhua Road Station, to Line 3 from Guanyinqiao Station, to Line 10 from Liyuchi Station, to Line 6 from Jiangbeicheng Station, to Loop Line and Line 6 from Wulidian, to Line 4 from Toutang Station and Bonded Port Station, to Line 10 from Shangwan Road Station, and to Line 15 from Baoshenghu Station. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)