Line 11, Shenzhen Metro

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Line 11
十一号线
SZM Line 11 icon.png
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Shenzhen Metro
Status Under Construction
Locale Shenzhen, China
Termini Futian
Bitou
Stations 17
Operation
Opening 2016
Operator(s) Shenzhen Metro Co. Ltd.
Character Underground and elevated
Technical
Line length 51.7 km (32.12 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead Line, 1,500 V DC
Operating speed 120 km/h

Line 11 Shenzhen Metro is currently under construction. The Airport Line has a length of 51.7 km and a total of 17 stations. It connects the CBDs of Futian, Nanshan and Qianhai to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and onward to Fuyong, Shajing and Songgang suburban areas. It serves as both a regional express line from the west coast of Shenzhen to the city core area and an Airport Express Line.[1] Compared with the other lines of Shenzhen Metro, the Airport Line has a longer spacing between stops for higher speed service. The Airport Line started construction in April 2012, with the Futian - Airport segment scheduled to be opened traffic in 2015. The airport to BITOU segment will be open to traffic in 2016.

History[edit]

In 2007, the "Shenzhen city rail transit construction plan (2011 to 2020)" was publicly announced for the first time which included the planning of the Airport line.[1] In the future, it will through operate into the Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen intercity line.[2]

Rolling stock[edit]

The airport line will use Size A subway trains in 8 car sets with a maximum speed of 120 km/h, they include two first-class cars. First class has transverse seating and luggage racks for airport passengers.[3] To ride first class passengers have to pay a premium for a first class ticket, similar to the MTR East Rail Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 轨道交通近期建设线路线站位初步方案 (in Chinese). 深圳市规划和国土资源委员会. July 9, 2007. 
  2. ^ "深圳市轨道交通规划简要报告(3)". February 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ "11号线从中心区到机场不超半小时". 深圳特区报. April 24, 2012.