CHINA: A northern extension of Shenyang metro Line 2 opened on April 8, taking the north-south route to 31·9 km.

The 4·9 km extension with four stations connects Hangkong Hangtian Daxue with Putianlu on an underground alignment.

The initial section of Line 2 opened in January 2012, and is due to be extended by 14·2 km southwards.

Two metro lines are due to open in Shenyang this year, and a fifth line is due to open in 2020.