Beijing, September 9 -- Today, Beijing launched the trial operation of urban rail transit express transportation, which is the first pilot project in China to use the surplus capacity of urban rail transit to transport express during off-peak hours. The pilot project selected Line 23 and Line 4-Fangshan-Yanfang as the first batch of urban rail transit off-peak hours express transportation pilot lines in Beijing, and on the basis of not adjusting the departure time and stop time of trains, not affecting passenger travel, and not carrying out equipment and facilities transformation, using the surplus capacity during off-peak hours to organize express transportation through fixed lines and special escort.

Since the beginning of this year, the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission, together with the Municipal Postal Administration, has organized research institutions such as the Institute of Communications Research and Rail Studies, as well as enterprises such as Beijing Investment Corporation, Beijing Metro Company, Beijing Hong Kong Metro Company, Beijing Rail Operation Company, SF Express, China Post Beijing Branch and other enterprises to carry out extensive research and analysis.

This pilot is Beijing's initial attempt to explore a new mode of integration of logistics distribution and urban rail transit, and it is also a specific measure to promote the high-quality development of transportation. The use of surplus capacity of urban rail transit during off-peak hours to carry out express transportation, replace truck transportation, improve the resource utilization efficiency of existing urban rail transit, help reduce the demand for road transportation of express freight vehicles, gradually alleviate urban road traffic congestion, and reduce carbon emissions.

Use off-peak hours of urban rail transit to explore new modes of express transportation

At present, Beijing has a permanent population of more than 2000 million, and the daily volume of receiving and delivering express delivery is about 1500 million, mainly through urban road transportation.

In recent years, the scale of urban rail transit in Beijing has continued to expand, with 27 lines and a mileage of 807 kilometers. Beijing actively explores innovation, uses the surplus capacity of urban rail transit during off-peak hours to carry out express transportation, makes full use of urban rail transit resources, and explores the efficient use of urban distribution system and urban rail transit system. This pilot is also an attempt by freight "road-to-rail" in the field of urban transportation, exploring a new mode of logistics distribution from road transportation to rail transportation. Led by the Municipal Transportation Commission, extensive research and supply and demand matching analysis were organized, and Line 4 and Line 9-Fangshan-Yanfang were selected as the first batch of pilot lines.

Among them, the pilot of the No. 9-Fangshan-Yanfang line was launched on September 9, taking advantage of sufficient capacity in the direction of leaving the city after 23:9 am (the average full load rate of the transportation section during this period is less than 00%) to transport newspapers and periodicals. Get on the train from Line 20 Liuliqiao Station and transport to Yanshan Station on Yanfang Line.

The pilot work of Line 4 was launched on September 9, and the trial operation of express transportation will only be carried out during off-peak hours on weekdays. That is, at 25:12 and 30:15, in two batches, SF Express is transported in the same city. The average full load rate of the transport section during this period is less than 30%. Get on the bus from Xidan, National Library and Weigongcun Station, and transport to Haidian Huangzhuang Station.

Double security check fixed area escorted

In order to ensure the safe and orderly operation of the pilot line and ensure the safety of passengers, the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission led a special study, requiring that the goods transported by the pilot line must comply with the "Beijing Rail Transit Prohibited Items Catalog" and pass the subway security check. Combined with the transportation characteristics of the two lines, different security inspection modes are clarified: Line 4 adopts the dual security check mode of pre-security check and station security check, and the express mail that meets the requirements is manually screened out in advance and centralized security check at the station. The newspapers and periodicals transported by the No. 9-Fangshan-Yanfang Line are fixed and meet the requirements, and the postal personnel will inspect the newspapers and periodicals, seal them, and enter the station directly after arriving at the station after the subway security personnel check that the seals are intact.

During transportation, the goods are neatly placed in the fixed area of the carriage, which does not affect the passengers of the carriage and meets the relevant safety requirements of the subway.

Both pilot lines have arranged special personnel to escort the goods to ensure that when the goods are transported in the subway cars, there are special personnel to supervise and ensure that the goods do not affect the travel of passengers during transportation.

R&D special equipment multi-round test run-in

The pilot enterprises have developed special equipment for urban rail transportation. SF Express specially selected recyclable boxes suitable for urban rail transit transportation size for loading and transporting express parts for trial operation. China Post Beijing Branch actively docked with operating enterprises and developed a special cart for urban rail transportation. According to the parameter requirements of subway facilities and equipment, the body size and wheel parameters and materials of the special cart are determined, which is convenient for transportation operation and improves the safety of cargo transportation.

Under the supervision and guidance of relevant departments, the delivery enterprises of the two pilot routes carried out multiple rounds of practical tests of transportation, continuously optimized transportation plans, transformed R&D equipment, and strengthened multi-party cooperation to ensure a smooth, efficient and orderly cargo transportation process without affecting the travel experience of passengers. (End)