KHS announces upgrade for Kime CC rail corridor

-Pyingshum, Kojo

Kojo Hyengshō Sanan (Kojo Railway Company) has announced plans to upgrade an important north-south railway axis, mostly parallel to the country’s largest river Kime, to four tracks. In the long term, this will enable the organisation to offer a proper IC service to its customers travelling to and from the capital via Kippa and on to Hetta in the south.

The railways parallel to the river form the nation’s infrastructural back bone, and the dedicated IC tracks on the northern section from Pyingshum Aku-Dyanchezi to Leshfyomi-sul are already operating at capacity. The route currently  considered for upgrade runs on the easter side of the river in the north, with hourly  CityConnect trains currently stopping at Sújoshí (42.000) and Kimaéchul (75.000) before the railway pulls into Kippa’s (1.820.000) central railway station. From there, the CC continues on to the west of the river, with the high-speed trains making a brief stop in Asaka (210.000) before arriving in Hetta (440.000) at the coast.

By adding a second set rail, dedicated to high-speed (starting from the outskirts of Pyingshum) the upgraded IC service will be able to relieve stress from the northern sections of similar IC routes – especially by adding an alternative route from Kippa to Pyingshum – while simultaneously enhancing access to the capital from Hetta and Asaka. The freed capacity on the old tracks will be used to offer a more diversified and comfortably clocked array of regional rail services, while also enabling extra freight slots and an alternative link in cases of emergency on the traditional high-speed route. Last but not least, the 4 daily IC E3 and 6 daily E4 trains per direction that run from Pyingshum to Kippa and on to Jaka during rush hour without intermediate stops will use this new section from Pyingshum to Kippa, to avoid the congestion on the old route. That will increase punctuality and reliability.

Primal construction work is to commence immediately.

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Year of the environment in Kojo – Line 13&14 of Pyingshumanian metro expected to open soon!

-Pyingshum, Kippa

The metro network of Pyingshum, the largest city and capital of the Republic of Kojo, is about to grow even further with two additional lines expected to open in 2016. Fittingly, this year has been chosen by the Kojolese Theme-of-the-year-association to be known under the name “Year of the Environment” with the motto “From local to global – saving the planet for our children”, which is supposed to raise awareness for and point activism towards greenhouse gas emissions in general and global warming in particular.

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The metro network has always played a major role in the history of the city, and when the two new lines enter operation there will have been a total of 5 new lines added to it since 1998. As Pyingshum continues to be the fastest growing city in Kojo by total numbers, ensuring the reliability and expanding the area covered by the metro network was not only necessary to prevent a rising numbers of cars on the already busy roads, but also to relax property prices in already well connected neighbourhoods.

Furthermore, with line 13 the southern far-distance railway station  Aku Dyanchezi finally is directly accessible via a third metro line. As the busiest railway station in the city it has proven to overload line 7 and especially line 1 during peak hours; in the future, the situation on its underground metro platforms will be much more relaxed.

The automated vehicles for both lines have already been delivered by a noted manufacturing company in the city of Kippa, about 150 km from Pyingshum.

The official opening is scheduled for the coming months.

Plans for Kojolese North-South Maglev corridor rejected

-Pyingshum

“After our vivid debate over the last months I, the ministry’s board of referees, the Kojo Hyengshō Sanan’s delegation as well as the city councils’ representatives have come to the unanimous decision to reject the proposal for such a Maglev project for the forseeable future.”

With these words, the Kojolese Minister for Commerce, Trade and Infrastructure announced the end of the long discussed new high-tech Maglev line that was supposed to connect the country’s capital Pyingshum with the cities of Kippa and Jaka at unprecedented speeds. According to the Minister, “The cost estimations alone already exceeded our expected macroeconomic benefits by as much as 150%; that is without any incalculable risks taken into consideration as well as the question of financing as a whole.”

While Kojo’s major cities are already well connected via the country’s IC (InterCity) highspeed railway network, travel times between the capital Pyingshum and Finkáse as well as between Pyingshum and Jaka remained just slightly too high to completely outbid domestic airtravel between these destinations, with airtravel still holding a market share of around 30%. Additionally, the country’s busiest high-speed railway line, the north-south corridor, became increasingly congested and train services had trouble keeping up with the demand.

Instead of installing a whole new system, the committee now decided on instead adding another two tracks to large parts of the north-south corridor and, when these are finished, upgrading the existing high-speed tracks to be capable of even higher speeds up to 340km/h in regular service. That way Kojo Hyengshō Sanan will be able to further diversify the IC services, with special IC expresses now being able to pass by slightly slower trains that will now stop at even more local halts in exchange. The question whether KC (Kūyú-chegicha, Regional Rail) services will be continued on that corridor once the new timetables are in place is yet to be answered. The Pyingshum-Finkáse corridor will not reveive an additional set of tracks, however here as well the maximum speed on the section Leshfyomi-sul to Finkáse will be raised from formerly 270km/h to 340km/h.

Pyingshum-sur City Council announcing plans for 2 new metro lines

PYINGSHUM – Today, Pyingshum City Council announced the official approval of a major addition to the capital’s public transportation system. Two new metro lines now enter the building phase, with completion expected by 2020, to bring the city’s total count of metro lines to 12 (14, when including the Airport Express and the S-Bahn ring).

Both lines will serve two main purposes: firstly, increasing capacity for passengers going west-east, and secondly increasing coverage in two neglected areas in inner Pyingshum; The green line in the north will run directly through the newly revitalised Pamyung-Pang, bringing the metro to the heart of the city’s most densely populated neighbourhood. The yellow line to the south will give coverage to many former blank spots on the southern side of the Kime River, and ease transit there. City authorities hope that this will make the southern shore more attractive for tourism and nightlife, especially in one of the city’s oldest quarters, Doíku-Pang. Also, the yellow line will serve as an additional connection to the Pyinshum Chin Olympia Shtadiong (Pyingshum New Olympia Stadium), which until now can only be accessed via car or S-Bahn ring line. For the most part underground, the green line will be built parallel to eastbound highspeed-railway-tracks in the east, while for the yellow line it is still an issue of debate about from what point on the line should be lead aboveground in the suburbs.

A total of 8 Norikichezis (Stations at which two or more lines meet, and which serve as Express-stops) will be built from scratch, and the lines will go through 10 other already existing transfer station. The number of new to be built local stops is still under debate, as it has yet to be confirmed how far the new lines will reach out into the suburbs.

PS new metro linesCosts are estimated to be around 200 Billion Zubi, or roughly 8.5 Billion USD (united standard dollar).

Remaking of Pamyung-pang, Pyingshum, Republic of Kojo

-Pyingshum

After 6 years of planning and negotiation, today the first block of flats was torn down in Pamyung-pang, a part of the city long-known for being crime-ridden as well as choking in traffick. As a result, it was decided 6 years ago by the Pyingshum City Planning Authority (Pyingshum-sur Kūshuē Kyanfā, PKK) to completely start off from scratch and step by step resettle 120,000 of the around 450,000 inhabitans in the highly subsardized, closely to the city centre located area, and implement a new road system to releave stress, while also renovating many of the dilpidated blocks that had been erected in the 70’s.

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The goal is to connect Pamyung directly to the circular motorway, via a large, raised roundabout in a central location with access to an own whort motorway as an extension of the G 5 leading north-west to the airport, which would intersect with the circular motorway G 1. Also the area around the old Pyinshum Stadium and its metro station will be redesigned.

Critics complain that so far, there are no plans for an even better direct metro-access in the quarter’s centre, beside an intense bus system.

Residents were promised to all be able to relocate to the quarter again after the renovation is finished.