Binhai Mass Transit

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Bridges

The Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit (BMT) (滨海快速) or Jinbin light rail (津滨轻轨) is not like the other bridges on the list so far this one is a light rail fast transit line or a rapid metro train line.  The longest all bridge part of this train line is 16.03 Miles long  (25.7977 km). which makes this the 8th longest bridge in the world and first longest train bridge.  This bridge connects Metropolitan Tianjin to TEDA which are both located in China.

UPDATE

The Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit (BMT)

This is no longer the 8yh longest bridge in the world it is now the 23rd longest stretch of bridge on the planet at the time of this update in Nov. 2019.  A few more things to know is thar it is also called the Jinbin Light Rail No. 1 Bridge and although it is not in the top 10 logest bridges in the world at this moment it is the longest subway bridge in China. The train can travel at 100 km/h and as of this moment there are 9 lines in total which rake up a whopping 137 mile track (220 km).

Binhai Mass Transit

The length of the eastern part of the bridge, from Zhongshanmen to Donghailu, is 28.22 miles, of which, 24.8 miles is elevated, and 3.41 miles is on ground, taking a total of around an hour in either direction. A big portion of the service is alongside with the Jintang expressway. The west part, from Zhongxinguangchang to Zhongshanmen, will be 4.57 miles long, of which, 0.36 miles will be elevated, 0.17 miles will be transition, 4.14 miles will be below ground. The total length of the line will be 32.78 miles, and the Binhai line is the longest rapid transit line in China. The construction work of the west part began in 2004, to be completed in 2008.

Binhai Mass Transit

The train used for the Binhai Mass Transit can travel up to 62.14 miles per hour, which is the record speed for any rapid transit system in China.  Construction of the bridge/rapid transit line began on May 18th, 2001 and was finished on September 30th, 2003.  The lines where opened in 2004.

Jinbin light rail

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Line 1 spans 16.3 miles (26.2 km) and boast 23 stations.

Line 2 has 20 stations and is 16.875 miles long (27.157 km).

Line 3 runs 20.9 miles long has 26 stations equivalent to 33.7 km.

Line 4 (still under construction planed opening June 2021 will have 14 stations and the length of the line will be 12.05 miles (19.4 km) and is underground so will go in the tunnels series)

Line 5 has 28 stations and is 21.6 miles (34.8 km) long

Line 6 is a 26.47 mile (42.6 km) rail line that has 38 stations and is both a tunnel and bridge rail line.

Line 7 and Line 8 are in Planning

Line 9 is the longest in the mass transit line with a length of 32.78 miles (52.76 km) but only 21 stations with average daily traffic of 97,000 passengers.

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