RTS plans to bring in double-deck trains for the Cross Island Line (CI), stating that the capacity requirement of the whole system is expected to quadruple by 2030. This was counterbalanced by the realisation that stations in certain locations, for example Nam Chan and Museum, could not accommodate a longer train without extensive infrastructural modifications.

A team was put in charge of the BREEZE train to design and study the key factors and benefits. One of the first ways of gaining a few valuable centimetres was in the introduction of articulation, hence the BREEZE train will be the world’s first ever articulated double deck vehicle. This technological breakthrough provides an extra wide carbody, extra wide gangways – thereby increasing accessibility – and for the first time, the benefit of visibility throughout the train. Once articulation had been considered, the option of alternating double deck and single deck vehicles became logical, with the advantage of putting equipment such as compressors and converters in the single deck vehicles – thereby distributing the axle load evenly.

The new Transport Masterplan 2030 is expected to be published next month including info about the new trains.
 


Frank
06/19/2013 11:58am

I think this would be a wonderful solution for the metro system. The increasing capacity can already be felt and as I live in Kai Ngau Gau this will definitely benefit me!

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Carl
06/19/2013 12:02pm

I also live in KNG, it is quite crowded during peak hours so this is very good idea!

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Ming Ming
06/19/2013 12:04pm

MAINLAND BETTER LAH!

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Frank
06/19/2013 12:07pm

HAHAHA NO!

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Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:12pm

No NamChan is better! Mainland is full of poor freaks.

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Ming Ming
06/19/2013 12:13pm

Go wash your mouth! I call North Korea to nuke you!!

Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:15pm

No, you go die of hunger lah!

Yung Chin
06/19/2013 12:09pm

She's probably a troll

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Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:09pm

That's a great idea! However, with an increased height, does it mean that the metro tunnels need to be configured too?

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RTS
06/19/2013 12:12pm

Thank you for your feedback.

No, the tunnels have been measured and the new trains will fit. There will be no need for any configuration done to the tunnels.

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Owel Shan
06/19/2013 12:11pm

mainland can die!

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Gary Fung
06/19/2013 12:18pm

As a person who takes the RTS daily and gets off at Nam Chan Sta, I think this could really help the increasing number of commuters. I'm glad RTS are finding more ways to ease this problem.

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Ming Cheng
06/19/2013 12:21pm

Another reckless move by RTS... They need to change their construction practices in the wake of the Waterloo Station Collapse.

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Ming Ming
06/19/2013 12:24pm

You should've died as well! LONG LIVE CHINA!

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Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:29pm

At least Beijing don't dam our fertile lands.

Owel Shan
06/19/2013 12:26pm

You go fuck yourself lah!

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06/19/2013 12:56pm

我敢肯定,这不是他们的错!

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Hooker
06/19/2013 12:28pm

Lets all fuck each other ;)

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Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:30pm

No, you stay at Dalian along with your North Korean Hookermates.

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PhillipinoHookerXxX
06/19/2013 12:30pm

With 2 levels, I can hook up more people x3x3x3

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Carlo Santos
06/19/2013 12:33pm

No, go back to the Philippines. You don't belong in NamChan.

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06/19/2013 12:31pm

哇,好主意!

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Jonathan Szuan-Li
06/19/2013 12:32pm

The commenting here, has gone off topic, I don't like Filipino hookers I believe this train is good, for me

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Hooker
06/19/2013 12:36pm

Please, go fuck yourself :D

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Jonathan Szuan-Li
06/19/2013 12:37pm

Ai Ya! lah, y u no accept la, u r sad person z

Alex Li
06/19/2013 12:38pm

Go back to China lah...

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ModerationTeam@NCM
06/19/2013 12:39pm

Alex, stop propagating Mainland ideology, you'll be silenced

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亨利
06/19/2013 12:44pm

这需要多少费用?如果昂贵的并不好。但是,如果好处是真的不错的话,我想这将是确定。

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亚当
06/19/2013 12:47pm

是的,我同意你的看法!

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莽奋
06/19/2013 12:50pm

大概花费了很多钱。维修此外,这将是非常昂贵的。他们只会增加税收,并从我们的口袋里拿钱,这是不是一个好主意,我说。

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闭关
06/19/2013 12:47pm

我希望有舒适的座椅!!!!

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-
06/19/2013 12:55pm

我想这一点。

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Jay Lam Kung
06/20/2013 12:13am

Not good enough!

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