On June 23, Lanzhou Metro Line 1 Project Phase I, equipped with CASCO’s Urbalis 888 signaling system, officially went into trial operation. As the first urban rail transit line in Lanzhou and even in Gansu Province as well as the first rail transit line across the Yellow River in China, this line is of landmark significance in the history of rail transit.
With a total length of 25.9km and 20 underground stations, Line 1 Project Phase I starts from Chenguanying Station in Xigu District in the west, extends through the downtown and ends at Donggang Station in Chengguan District in the east. Lanzhou where one river lies between two mountains has been suffering traffic congestion for long. The opening of Line 1 will effectively alleviate the urban traffic pressure and fundamentally improve the quality of urban traffic, providing the general public with the most secure, efficient and sustainable travel service and having historical significance in the economic development of the "the Belt and Road Initiative” in West China.
On the first day of operation, Lanzhou Line 1 served a total number of 226,220 passengers, with all train operation indicators satisfactory all day. Under the escort of CASCO’s Urbalis 888 signaling system, Line 1 enjoys a punctuality rate of 100% and a train delivery rate of 100%, running in a stable and orderly manner, which proves the stability and reliability of such signaling system. In the future, CASCO will continue to provide sound after-sales services and life-cycle management, comprehensively protect the travel safety of Lanzhou citizens and guarantee a reassuring and comfortable experience for Lanzhou Metro as well as its citizens throughout the journey.
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