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Shanghai's maglev passenger traffic lower than expected

Shanghai's 30-kilometre maglev railway has seen its business so pummelled by the expansion of the city's metro system it is increasingly becoming a white elephant, leaving city officials red-faced.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 4:35am 6 comments

Maglev line not on, says railways official

China has no plan to build a maglev train connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou, Zhejian, according to a Ministry of Railways official.

The official, who refused to be named because of what he called the sensitivity of the issue, said the project was the subject of controversy and was not included in the ministry's construction agenda. 'It may remain on paper forever,' he said.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Capital reveals maglev ambitions

Rumours that Beijing will build a maglev line have been bubbling away since Shanghai first used the railway technology in 2003.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Getting off the ground

The fact that trains ever left the station at all is something of a miracle. In 1825, after a plan was devised to build a railway between Liverpool and Manchester, the reaction was one of revulsion.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Torch handed to financial capital Shanghai as showcase for the 2010 World Expo

With the end of the Olympics, the mainland will switch its focus to another mega-event that the government hopes will showcase its rise as a superpower - the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

29 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai maglev only at early stage, says city's mayor

Shanghai residents protesting against the planned extension of the high-speed maglev train may take comfort from a city announcement that plans are still at an early stage.

Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng said yesterday that the controversial project was not on a list of major projects approved by the city's legislature this year 'as it is yet to undergo any appraisal'.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Protest leader helps officials prevent maglev demonstration

Shanghai staved off a mass demonstration against a maglev train project yesterday through a combination of police scrutiny and a protest leader's call for people to stay home.

Residents had applied to police to hold a demonstration, nearly two months after a series of protests, but the application was rejected.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Residents plot next move after permission is denied for maglev protest

Shanghai has rejected an application by residents to stage a protest against an extension of the maglev train, and one opponent says they are considering their next move.

'We won't give up opposing the maglev. But we won't do anything illegal,' said Lu Guanfeng, a protest organiser who claimed to have made the application.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Anti-maglev residents plan another protest

Shanghai residents opposed to the maglev train line are planning another protest amid concerns the city is moving ahead with the project despite official statements that it is still under consultation.

One resident who declined to be named said organisers of the anti-maglev movement had 'applied for a legal protest', to be held on Saturday.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Public to be consulted over maglev train route

Shanghai's government will seek public opinion on the route for an extension of its maglev train line, the city's mayor said yesterday as he warned residents to express themselves through legal means following massive protests last month.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am