CHINA: Two metro extensions in Hangzhou were ceremonially opened on April 1, with revenue services starting the following day. The openings come ahead of the city hosting the 2022 Asian Games in September, and take the network to a total length of 419 km.
Line 7 has been extended 6 km west through the city centre from Citizen Centre to Hangzhou railway station and Wushan Square, adding three stations with one more to open at a later date. This completes Line 7, which now runs for 47·5 km from Jiangdong’er Road in the northeast through Xiaoshan International Airport to Wushan Square.
Line 9 has been extended 12 km from Coach Centre to an interchange with the new section of Line 7 at Guanyintang. This extension adds eight stations, with two more to follow. It was built by China Railway Construction Corp, and takes Line 9 to 29·5 km.
Another intermediate station was also opened at Baoshan Bridge on Line 5.