CHINA: The second section of the Fuzhou metro opened for regular passenger service on January 6, following the start of passenger-carrying trials on December 25.

Running north from Sanchajie to Xiangfeng, the 15·1 km section has 12 stations, including an interchange with the future Line 2 at Nanmendou.

The southern section of the underground Line 1 opened for trial operation on May 18 between Sanchajie and Fuzhou South railway station. Line 1 is now 24·9 km long with 21 stations, and services run between 06.30 and 10.30. CRRC Tangshan has supplied 28 six-car Type B trainsets to operate the route.

Three more metro lines are under construction in Fuzhou, and are expected to enter service by the end of 2020.