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    Metro Report International

    Three openings take Xi’an metro to 300 km


    CHINA: Xi’an metro Line 16 was opened for revenue service on June 27, along with extensions at both ends of Line 2. These three additions totalling 22 route-km take the city’s metro network to nine lines and 304 route-km. Serving the city’s western suburbs, the orbital ...

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    Xi’an urban rail network expands


    CHINA: The Xi’an Airport Intercity Line opened to passengers at 12.30 on September 29. The 29·3 km route connects Beikezhan with Airport West, which serves terminals 1, 2 and 3. Most of the route is elevated, with a total of 8·5 km at both ends of the ...

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    Xi’an, Shaanxi, China: urban area rail network map

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    Xian Metro (XAM)

    Opened 2011, China’s 15th metro. Nine-line network serving 191 stations. See Xi’an network map. Xi’an Metro Linedirectionkmstaopenedlast extendedrolling stocknotes 191 stations on 9 lines, of which 21 are interchangesSee Xi’an network map for table of line section opening data. 1 west–east 42·1 ...

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    Further Xi’an metro network development approved


    CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved the third phase of the Xi’an metro plan. The planned projects would add 150 km to the network, taking the total to 423 km and 12 lines. The third phase of Line 1 would extend the route westwards ...

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    Xi’an opens second north-south metro line


    CHINA: The new Line 4 of the Xi’an metro was formally opened at 10.00 on December 26. Running entirely underground for 35·2 km, the north-south line connects the city’s high speed rail hub at Xi’an Bei (North Square) with Hangtian Xincheng via the main station close to the old city ...

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    Metro Report International

    Xi’an metro Line 3 opens


    CHINA: Xi’an metro Line 3 opened on October 15, running 39·1 km from Yuhuazhai in the southwest of the city to Baoshuiqu in the northeast. Line 3 has 19 underground and seven surface stations, including interchanges with Line 1 at Tonghuamen and with Line 2 at Xiaozhai. ...

  • TBM Kaituo 31 broke through at Wulukou on Line 4 on March 12, having been launched at Lijiacun in June 2014.

    Further Xi’an metro plans approved


    CHINA: The National Development & Reform Commission has approved plans for the further development of the Xi’an metro. One new line and further phases of two more are among the projects approved, in addition to revised plans for Phase 2 of Line 5 and Phase 2 of ...

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    Xi’an metro Line 1 opens


    CHINA: Line 1 of the Xi’an metro opened for trial operation on September 16 after almost five years of construction. The 25·4 km east–west line links Fangzhicheng in the east with Houweizhai in the west via Tonghuamen, Chaoyangmen, Wulukou, Beidajie and Hancheng Road. There are 19 stations ...

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    Xi’an opens first metro line


    CHINA: The first of three metro lines under construction in Xi’an was officially opened at midday on September 16, with large crowds turning out to take a ride. Designated Line 2, the 20·5 km line runs south from the North railway station to Qujiang International Conference & ...

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    Metro projects underway in Changsha, Xi'an, Wuhan and Xiamen


    CHINA: Work on the first phase of Changsha metro lines 3 and 4 is expected to get underway by the end of the year. The southwest-northeast Line 3 would be 33·4 km long with 24 stations and Line 4 would run northwest-southeast for 29·1 km with 21 ...

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    Xi’an metro plan


    PROPOSALS for a first metro line in the Chinese city of Xi’an were unveiled by the Municipal Planning Committee in March. The 19·4 km route would link the western suburb of Xinxibei to Fangzhi in the east via the city centre. Construction is scheduled to start in 2002, with opening ...