Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 22, 1977 · Page 20
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(iardcn (.id l'iiCK<la\. November 22. I''77 titll'dCII l.ll\ 1 I'U'^ram I llrMIIIJ. nmninirr ^^. iv(< Crowded, Noisy Peking Subway a 'Neat' System «M TOKYO (AP)—Like subways in other places, the 24- kiiomeler (15-mile) line in Peking is crowded and noisy, but it makes up a "neat" under-ground transport system, according to a Japanese subway expert. Hiroo Hashimoto, the 61- year-old managing director of Tokyo's Teito Rapid Transit Auihorily, visited China recently and got a first-hand look at the Peking subway, a sight often denied vistors. The subway in the Chinese capital was opened in October, 1969, and runs between Peking Station and Ping Kuo Station on the western outskirts of the city. Hashimoto said he was told it carried an average of 80,000 people a day, while a bus system transported a million people daily. The Japanese expert said he was surprised to hear Chinese officials say that "bicycles, which number 2.43 million in Peking alone, are interfering with public transportation and are really a headache from foreign the point of over-all municipal traffic policy." Hasimolo said he was told Peking's present population was about 8.25 million. The visit to the subway took place during a lour of the city recently and was arranged by the Peking Revolutionary Committee, a municipal governing body, Hashimoto said. He and an interpreter were taken to the Military Museum Station, where Li Yun-an of the committee's traffic department met them. Hasimoto said he paid the regular fare of one chiao (six cents) to enter the subway and rode an escaltor to the platform. A four-coach train, entirely empty, pulled in. "It was a special arrangement for me and I was flattered," Hashimoto said in an interview with The Associated Press. He said Li told him the four- coach trains usually ran at intervals of 15 minutes and were powered by a lird rail. "Li told me they have not started to use electronic equipment like the automatic transport control (ATC) yel," Hashimoto said, "but wanted to learn from Japanese technology and they are now studing how to lower the level of the noise inside. "The wheels are made of steel and it is a neat train, but MAILING Destination DATES FOR Military Mail Priority Letters CHRISTMAS Parcel Airlift (PAL) Space Available (SAM) Surface noisy inside just like a Japanese train," he added. He said Li explained "triumphantly" that the Peking subway is "totally the achievement of Chinese workers—an example of self reliance." After inspecting and riding on the special train, Hasimoto asked his guide if he could see an actual commuter train in operation. Permission was granted immediately, he said, and their train stopped at Hsuan Wu Men Station, one stop from Peking Station. 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