Chongqing Taxi, Cableway & Escalator
The taxis in Chongqing are yellow. Normally the base price is CNY10 for the beginning about 2 miles (3 km) and CNY2 for each additional 0.6 mile. Like many cities around the world, time while stationary and moving at low speeds is also metered, CNY5 toll should be paid when you cross the Yangtze River Bridge or the Jialing River Bridge. The rate from 23:00 to 06:00 is slightly higher. Usually, a short journey within 10 kilometers (about 6.miles) costs no more than CNY20.
To reduce the difficulty of taking a taxi at peak times, the Ministry of Communications in Chongqing has regulated that passengers can share taxis. At some stations there is an organized system for sharing taxis to go to the city center. Passengers take a direction card and the staff will arrange taxi sharing for. The easiest way to explain the charging is with an example: if two persons share a taxi and one gets out, he just pays 80 percent of the price on the meter. When the other gets out he pays the same as the first person plus whatever extra has gone on the meter since the first person got out.
The Jialing River and the Yangtze River at Chongqing can be crossed by cablecar. The Jialing River Cableway spans the Jialing River and connects CangbaiRoad in the Yuzhong District and Jinsha Street in the Jiangbei District. TheYangtze River Cableway on Xinhua Road crosses the Yangtze River. They run from 07:00 to 22:00. It costs CNY10 per person for a single trip and CNY20 for a round trip and takes four to five minutes one-way to cross the cableways.
Believe it or not, escalators are part of the transportation system in Chongqing due to its rugged terrain. The escalator (Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator) near Chongqing Railway Station is said to be the second longest in Asia. There is also one on Kaixuan Road. CNY2 is charged for taking the Lianglukou Escalator and CNY1 is charged for taking the one on Kaixuan Road.