Monday, September 01, 2014


Route 202 is to have an LRV extension out to the distant suburbs of Dalian.  We caught tram 202 to the end of the route to try and find the LRV and were turned off the tram a few stops from the end of the route.  We caught a local bus which follows the route as far as the depot and then turned off into an area of new 'posh' housing.  We looked at the depot and then decided to walk along the side to see if there was any sign of the new LRV tracks etc.  After a short distance we were then confronted with tall hoardings and had to follow these with occasional glimpses through the gaps of some trackwork.  We walked about 1.5-2 miles in 30+ degrees C and eventually found a viaduct with the roofs of some cars showing and a station in the distance - that's dedication for you! (On our return we found a free shuttle bus between tram terminus and LRV station!). The current LRV service is between Cai Da Ling and Lushunxingang hourly, and takes 52 minutes running time.

Route 202 at the current terminus

Route 202 approaching terminus

The depot with a 1927 tram in view

Tops of LRV cars just visible on the viaduct

Road sign which spurred us on to keep walking!

Cai Da Ling Station the current terminus at the City end.

The single journey ticket costs CNY7, which is expensive comparatively to the CNY1 or 2 on the trams

Spare cars lined up on the viaduct outside Cai Da Ling station

View of the station.  As can be seen the service is lightly used at the moment.

LRV arriving  from Lushunxingang end

Builders plate

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