The General Manager formally handed the keys to the driver of the first passenger train on Chengdu Line 2.

CHINA: The first phase of Chengdu metro Line 2 opened on September 16. The 22·4 km line with 20 stations runs northwest to southeast, from Chadianzi bus station to the Chengdu Administration Institute.

CSR supplied the trainsets for the new line under a 520m yuan contract.

An 8·8 km northwestern extension to Xipu with six stations is scheduled to open in December, and construction of a 10·8 km eastern extension to Longquan East with another six stations began at the end of 2011.

A total of seven lines are under construction or planned for opening by 2018.