Friday, April 25, 2008

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In the spirit of Chris's posts, I present:

张江有轨电车08年底通车 将可换乘2号线(图)

Zhangjiang Tram Line To Open Late 2008, Will Connect With Metro Line 2 (Photo)


共设15个车站,张江有轨电车的车站设在路中间。效果图

A total of 15 stops will be built down the center of the road. Illustration may not reflect reality.

电车时速最高70公里

Top-speed will reach 70 km/hr

★2007年12月23日,上海首条现代化有轨电车线路———张江有轨电车(一期)工程开工典礼在张东路举行

★ December 23, 2007: The opening ceremony of the construction of Shanghai's first modern tram line is held on Zhangjiang Road. Construction starts on Phase 1.

★计划2008年10月完成土建工程、轨道铺设及设备安装工程,10月车辆具备进场调试的条件

★ October 2008 (anticipated): Civil engineering is finished, track laid and equipment installed. By October, train cars arrive and begin testing.

★争取2008年底全线通车试运行,时速最高可达70公里,旅行速度每小时30公里左右,介于地铁和公交之间

★ Goal for end of 2008: The full line enters trial operation with a top speed of 70 km/hr and a cruising speed of 30 km/hr, connecting bus and metro stops.

今年是上海诞生有轨电车100年,一条新型的有轨电车年底有望在浦东张江建成,目前工程的土建施工已完成约1/4。

On this 100th anniversary of the appearance of electric trams in Shanghai, a new tram will be making an appearance in Pudong's Zhangjiang area. Currently, a quarter of the civil engineering phase is complete.

张江有轨电车的建设让老上海再次勾起对往日“当当车”的回忆。作为浦东规划有轨电车的一期部分,张江有轨电车已考虑到与轨道交通的衔接,在张江高科站和广兰路站,可方便地与轨道交通2号线及东延伸线实现换乘。

The Zhangjiang tram line calls to mind memories of Old Shanghai's "clang-clang" streetcars. As the first phase of Pudong's planned tramway, the Zhangjiang line has taken into consideration the need to provide an interchange with the Metro Line 2 at Zhangjiang High-Tech station and to the future Metro Line 2 Eastern Extension at the future Guanglan Road station.

We live a 20 minute walk from the Guanglan Rd location.

I doubly like the translation of 当当 (should be 铛铛) as "clang-clang" both because American streetcars traditionally make the clang sound (♪"clang, clang, clang goes the trolley"♪) and because clang's lowercase "c" and "l" together combine visually to make a d, which is the sound used in the chinese 铛铛. A visual pun, hoho!

1 Comments:

At Apr 26, 2008, 8:53:00 AM, Anonymous chriswaugh_bj said:

70 km/h? Damn. Somehow I don't think our Qianmen clang-clang cars will be going that fast.

 

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