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Three Chinese metro plans approved

25 Jul 2016

CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved metro plans in three cities.

Qingdao's second phase of metro development would add 181·7 km to the 50 km first phase now under construction; 40% of the cost is to be met by the government. All planned lines will be operated with six-car Type B trainsets running at up to 80 km/h, with a maximum speed of 120 km/h on Line 8.

Qingdao metro second phase
Line Route Length km Stations Cost bn yuan Construction timescale
1 Emeishanlu – Xingguolu 42·7 29 26·81 2015-20
4 Renmin Huitang – Dahedonglu 30·7 25 21·10 2016-20
6 Phase 1 Xindunlu – Shengtaiyuan 30·3 20 17·90 2017-21
7 Phase 1 Xingguolu – Dongguozhuang 17·3 12 10·70 2015-20
8 Jiaozhoubei – Wusi Guangchang 60·7 16 31·40 2016-21

 

The third phase of the Chengdu metro would add 124·2 km and five lines, taking the network to 508 km by 2020. The lines would be operated using six-car Type A trainsets, with a maximum speed of 80 km/h on Line 8 and 100 km/h on the other lines. The city is to fund one-fifth of the project cost.

Chengdu metro third phase
Line Route Length km Stations Cost bn yuan Construction timescale
8 Phase 1 Changchenglu – Shilidian 27·4 22 21·83 2016-20
9 Phase 1 Jindun Zhongxin – Lianghe Senlin Gongyuan 23·7 11 16·68 2017-20
10 Phase 2 Airport Terminal 2 – Taipingsi 26·7 9 13·16 2016-19
11 Phase 1 Guandonglu – Huilonglu 20·7 18 16·51 2016-19
17 Phase 1 Jiyouzhen – Yiyuan 25·7 9 14·95 2017-20

 

The NDRC has also approved the second phase of the Guiyang metro, which would add 114·1 route-km by 2022. Guizhou province and Guiyang city will meet 30% of the cost. All lines would use six-car Type B trainsets with maximum speeds of 100 km/h (lines 2 and 3) or 80 km/h (lines S1 and S2).

 Guiyang metro second phase
Line Route Length km Stations Cost bn yuan Construction timescale
2 Phase 2 Youjiajie – Shuiyanba 12·8 8 8·48 2017-22
3 Phase 1 Dongfengzhen – Sheng Dianzigongye Xueyuan 40·7 26 28·43 2016-21
S1 Phase 1 Wangchengpo – Gui’an 28·5 12 15·48 2016-20
S2 Phase 1 north Xinan Shangmaocheng – Guiyang Dongzhan 32·1 16 20·43 2017-21