Hangzhou metro station

CHINA: Two extensions of Hangzhou metro Line 3 have opened, taking the city’s network to more than 450 km, with further expansion to 500 km planned.

Hangzhou metro train interior

The extensions opened on June 10 run 22·4 km from Chaowang Road to West Wenyi Road and 7·8 km on a branch from South Xixi Wetland to Shima, taking Line 3 to 51.2 km.

The line is operated using 78 six-car CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Type A trainsets assembled by CRRC Hangzhou. A further 65 trainsets are on order for future western and northern extensions.