First-hand experience of the Xi’an Metro Line 4: what does the “Tiffany Blue” train look like?

2018-07-07 00:03:44 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

The platform at Wenjinglu Station of Xi’an Metro Line 4

Cnwest news (reported by Yan Shanyu)-- Good news from Xi’an Metro Line 4! On the afternoon of July 5th, the reporter learned from the joint debugging and commissioning site of the Xi’an Metro Line 4 that the line construction is progressing smoothly. With the stand-alone debugging of the 28 stations partially now completed, the integrative commissioning has been comprehensively launched. The line is expected to start its trail operation at the end of this year. That afternoon, the reporter took the subway and experienced the 27 minute “speed of Line 4”.

Experience: The train runs smoothly and provides a comfortable ride.

At 2:20 p.m. on the afternoon of July 5th, the reporter came to the station hall of Wenjinglu Station of Xi’an Metro Line 4. The interior decoration was in progress and the cultural wall of the station had not yet begun. Coming to the platform, the reporter saw blue ribbons painted on the body of the train. Tiffany Blue is the main color of trains on Line 4. In the carriage, the hand rings and seats in blue and the floor in gray bring out the best of each other, looking fresh and natural.

At 2:30 p.m., the reporter entered the car currently under debugging from this station. Since it is in the early period of commissioning, its doors are closed by hand. At 2:45 p.m., the train drove out of Wenjinglu Station. When it is started, you feel a little shaky while standing. After a few seconds, the train started to run smoothly, and the reporter walked steadily back and forth in the train. The seats were more spacious and comfortable.

The reporter noted that, unlike the three subway lines currently opened, there are no glass baffles next to the seats of Line 4, making them more spacious and open. In the middle of the station display screen, the station indicator lights of red, yellow and green are arranged horizontally. The passed stations are displayed in red, the upcoming station is flashing yellow, and the stations not yet arrived at are green. When the train arrives at the station, except for displaying the names of the previous station, the current station and the next station, the display screen will also show the transfer lines, making it easier for passengers to get on and off.

Starting from Wenjinglu Station, the train arrived at Daminggong Station at 3:12 p.m. after passing Xingzhengzhongxin Station, Shizhongyiyiyuan Station, Changqinglu Station, Baihuacun Station and Yujiazhai Station. The whole journey lasted for 27 minutes. According to the Xi’an Metro staff, the speed of train under commission was slower than the operating trains. It was known that the speed of the trains would be gradually improved through joint debugging and commissioning.

The refined decoration of Wenjinglu Station of Xi’an Metro Line 4 was at the final stage.

The decoration of stations has entered the final stage.

“In the first half of this year, key procedures for Line 4 have been successfully completed such as the powering on of the electrical system, the connection of the communication system, and the hot running of the trains. All of these have laid a good foundation for the opening of Line 4 at the end of this year.” According to Zhou Xin, a professional engineer of the No.1 center of civil engineering in Xi’an Metro Construction Branch, up to now, the decoration of 28 stations has gradually entered the final stage. 60% of escalator installation for stations has been completed. All the automatic fare collection equipment needed has arrived and the installation work has been completed 19.36%.

It was understood that according to the plan, the dispatching command, the territorial jurisdiction and the equipment use rights of the Shenzhoudadao Station, Feitianlu Station, Dachaishi Station, Wulukou Station, Daminggong Station and Wenjinglu Station will be started in mid-July for operation take over. The transfer of the above three powers will be completed at the end of August.

Next, Xi’an Metro Line 4 will also carry out the comprehensively joint debugging of various systems, operation drills, a no-load test operation, project acceptance and trial operation evaluation. It will not have conditions for trial operation until the above work is completed. The trial operation is expected to start at the end of this year.

In the middle of the stop display screen of the Line 4, the station indicator lights of red, yellow and green are arranged horizontally. The passed stations are displayed in red, the upcoming station is flashing yellow, and the stations not yet arrived are green.

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