The East Kowloon Line, which has been in preparation for many years, is planned to be developed by the government in the form of an "elevated trackless rapid transit system". Several members of the Legislative Council of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong went to Shenzhen Pingshan today (1st) to "learn lessons" and personally experience the small-capacity transportation developed by BYD itself Rail transportation system "Yunba".
Yan Wenyu believes that this system may become a reference for the construction of the East Kowloon Line.
Shenzhen Pingshan Yunba Line 1 opened in December last year, with a total of 11 stations, all of which are elevated stations, using 4-section rubber-tyred trams and automated driverless technology.
The government proposed the East Kowloon Line as early as 2014. The Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Lam Sai-hung, stated in the Legislative Council in October last year that the new line will no longer be built in the form of reconstruction, but will be developed in the form of an "elevated trackless rapid transit system". Reel", and no longer connect to the Tseung Kwan O area.
He also said at the time that there was room for bidding for the new line, and other MRT contractors other than MTR were welcome to bid.
The East Kowloon Line proposed in the "Railway Development Strategy 2014" (picture of "Railway Development Strategy 2014")
A number of members of the Legislative Council of the DAB, including Yan Wenyu, Chen Hengbin, Ge Peifan, Chen Keqin and Liu Guoxun, took the cloud bus to Pingshan, Shenzhen this morning.
Member of the Legislative Council of Kowloon East, Yan Wenyu, said that the train feels very flexible when riding. The current Yunba has four carriages, which can be increased to eight carriages, and each carriage can carry about 70 passengers.
Yunba has strong climbing force, low vibration and low noise
Yan Wenyu said that according to reports, Yunba has a small turning radius, strong climbing ability, low noise, low vibration, high safety, and flexible laying methods.
He continued that Yunba's climbing ability can reach 1:12, but for the comfort of passengers, it can only reach 1:6 or 1:8 at most.
He believes that some road sections of the proposed "elevated trackless rapid transit" system in Kowloon East are relatively inclined. He believes that the construction of the East Kowloon Line can learn from the relevant technology of Yunba and the operation experience of Line 1.
He also pointed out that on the technical level, Yunba is classified as a guide rail rubber tire system, which is a new type of low-volume rail transit system. It is suitable for large and medium-sized urban trunk lines and large urban traffic branch lines and encrypted lines. Yunba charges 40 It can travel 200 kilometers in minutes, and the maintenance fee is only a little more expensive than the bus.
As for the construction cost, it is RMB 100 million per kilometer. He admits that the railway construction cost in Hong Kong cannot be directly compared with that in Shenzhen, and it is worthwhile for the government to explore the possibility.
Kai Tak should also build a mass transit system
In addition, although the government has shelved the construction of a monorail system in the Kai Tak New Development Area, Yan Wenyu believes that with the emergence of more new technologies, the government can also reconsider adopting a mass transportation system similar to Yunba in Kai Tak. The final capacity of 320,000 people in Germany is also in line with the general trend of promoting green public transportation.
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