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CAUTION: Construction Causing Delays on Metro Line 11 Tonight

on 12/08/2017 - 07:27 pm

1. Tonight (December 8), the last train of Metro Line 11 from Futian station to Bitou station will leave from Futian at 21:00.

2. From Futian district to Nanshan district, the metro will use only one track, so that means departure intervals will be longer than usual.

3. From Bitou to Qianhai, the metro will run as usual. The departure interval is about 8 minutes.

4. The Nanshan station on line 11 and Taoyuan station on line 1 will offer shuttle bus for passengers. It is predicated that line 11 will be fixed and run as usual after 7:30am tomorrow (December 9)

5. The metro between Nanshan and Qianhai won't run during the adjustment time.

Reference: 运营信息 | 11号线临时运营调整

Collision Sparks Emergency Evacuation of Shenzhen Metro Line 11

on 12/07/2017 - 09:06 am

At 7am December 6th, Shenzhen Metro Train No. 00503 was heading south down Line 11 between Hongshuwan South Station and HouHai Station, when it struck a piece of concrete that had broken through the metro tunnel.


According to a preliminary investigation unauthorized construction overhead of metro line 11 caused damage to the tunnel that lead to the collision.



Original reports stated that the line would be operational within three hours; however, National Business Daily, reported that repairs took over 12 hours with the line returning to normal operation at 7:48pm.


The photo above is of the object that the train struck.

 
References:
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Partial Metro Station Closure During Fire Systems Renovation

on 12/05/2017 - 12:52 pm

The pay area of Shenzhen North Railway Station on Line 5 will be partially closed starting from December 5th, due to renovation of the fire shutter facilities. The affected area is expected to return to normal on December 8th.

The railway station management has implemented passenger flow measures to ensure people will still be able to navigate through the station and transfer to the necessary areas; especially during peak periods.

Here's what you can expect:

1. The transfer area of the northern part of the station will be temporarily closed;

2. Passengers who intend to transfer to line 4 from the north part of the arrival hall of the station can take the four outbound gates at th ...

New Electric Bike Laws Aim to Save Lives In Shenzhen

on 11/25/2017 - 09:51 am

From November 1st through November 30th, two districts of Shenzhen have been conducting a transition period of new laws aimed at preventing and reducing traffic accidents involving electric bicycles, and safeguarding the lives and property of citizens. The new laws are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2017.

The following violations are punishable by fines, and possibly detainment of vehicles, in Guangming New District and Bao'an District. There's no news yet as to when or if these laws will spread to other districts of Shenzhen.

Five types of punishable violations for electric bicycle riders:

1. Not wearing safety helmet;

2. Not equipped with lighting (headlight, taillight ...

Metro Ticket Vending Machines Offline at 12 Shenzhen Stations

on 11/19/2017 - 12:20 pm

From 1:00pm today passengers will not be able to buy tickets using the Online Ticket Vending Machines (known as ITVM) at 12 Shenzhen Metro Stations. The ITVMs will be taken offline while they are being updated.

The affected stations, all on Line 1, include:
Guomao, Grand Theater, Gangxia, Shopping Park, Zhuzilin, Qiaocheng East, OCT, Baishizhou, Shenzhen University, Daxin, Window of the World, Convention & Exhibition Center.



These machines were put in place last year to allow passengers to buy tickets using WeChat, QQ Wallet and Alipay. These can be very convenient when you need to buy a ticket and don't have coins or 5 RMB notes. If you'd like to learn how to buy tickets usin ...

Octopus Cards Discontinued! What Happens to Your Money?

on 11/07/2017 - 01:39 pm

Octopus Cards Limited recently announced that all first generation Octopus Cards will become invalid on January 20, 2018.

The company decided to replace these cards in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest security and technological advances, and to add the Octopus Online Payment Service and the ability to transfer money to and from Octopus via O! ePay.

If you have a card that looks like one of these...

Then you need to replace it.


Can't tell if you need a new card? Here's how to be sure:

1. Check the last digit. The card numbers of First Generation On-Loan Octopus have no brackets around the last digit.


2. Listen for the special sound
Each batch of the ...

Shenzhen Metro "Skipping Stops" Upsets Passengers

on 11/01/2017 - 05:57 pm

On October 30th, 2017, the Shenzhen Metro decided to try out a new method of easing passenger flow they call "Skipping Stop." As the name implies, the train you're on may decide to skip certain stops. As expected, netizens began complaining as soon as the metro published this news.

The primary complaint is that riders now need to pay extra attention to the announcements in metro stations and when they're on the train because it's only by these verbal announcement over the loudspeakers that passengers become aware that the train will skip a stop.

The Shenzhen Metro replied stating that this is a common practice among metro operators and that important stations on popular lines will not ...

e-Channel Closures at Shenzhen Bay Border During Renovation

on 10/16/2017 - 08:33 pm

The self-service e-Channel stalls in the exit hall of Shenzhen Bay are undergoing construction from October 14th for about one month, ShekouNews reported today. The renovation is expected to take one month.

The goal is to replace 17 old stalls with 19 new ones; increasing the total number of stalls from 37 to 39. During the construction only 20 stalls will be available, so expect delays while exiting during busy times.

The article advises tourists to choose other exit halls such as Futian or Luohu, or avoid going during busy times; especially from 8:00-11:00 weekend mornings.


Image Source: ShekouNews

Click here for more info about the Hong Kong and Mainland China e-Channel ...

Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Typhoon Khanun

on 10/15/2017 - 09:46 am

 
UPDATE: The following Ferry Services are cancelled on Monday October 16th, 2017.

 
From Shekou to Macau New Terminal
 
Cancelled: 8:15am, 8:45am and 9:45am. 
Back to normal from 10:30 onwards
 

From Shekou to Macao Taipa:
Cancelled: 9:15am
Back to normal from 11 onwards
 

From Shekou to Zhuhai
Cancelled: 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am and 9am
The following are on on standby: 09:30、10:30、12:30、14:00、15:30、17:00、17:45、19:30、21:30

Ferry services to Hong Kong Central and Hong Kong International Airport are back to normal.
 
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Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all ferry ...

New Restriction Forces Passengers out of Cars at Hong Kong Border

on 10/13/2017 - 05:40 pm

The days of comfortably crossing the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in a car are coming to an end.

One of the most popular ways for foreigners in China to go between Hong Kong and Shenzhen has been by car. Shared vans were plentiful and could be hired on either side of the border, from the airport, or even via door-to-door service.

On Thursday October 12th, 2017; however, passengers crossing the Huanggang Border in Futian District of Shenzhen began complaining on social media that they were forced out of their cars and made to go through the customs and immigration check on foot.

Image Source: 【重要通知】本月12日起皇岗口岸过关需下车查验
 
We checked and yes... According to the "Peopl ...