Line 3, Shenzhen Metro
Platform of Longcheng Square Station
|Opening||28 December 2010|
|Operator(s)||Shenzhen Metro Line 3
Operations Branch Corporation
Shenzhen Metro Corporation
|Character||Underground and elevated|
|Line length||41.66 km (25.89 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 1,500 V DC|
Line 3 of the Shenzhen Metro (Longgang Line) runs northeastward from Yitian to Shuanglong. Line 3 opened on December 28, 2010. It also has an unofficial name Universiade Line because it connected the Universiade playground and the center of Shenzhen.
Since opening, it has been heavily trafficked highly and became a major transport option for urban workers. Approximately 433,400 use Line 3 every day. On May 5, 2014 Line 3 carried a peak ridership of 767,300 people.
It currently has a service interval of 5 minutes between trains across the entire length of the line. Sectional trains operate on weekdays, between Huaxin and Tangkeng, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This is to alleviate a surge in passenger traffic at Buji Station, since the opening of the connecting Shenzhen East Railway Station.
The first phase of Shenzhen Metro Line 3 started construction in July 2007. On April 23, 2008, the Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau renamed the still under construction Shenzhen Metro Line 3 to "Longgang Line". The renaming was later reverted in 2013. The first phase of the line from Shuanglong to Caopu stations officially began operations on December 28, 2010. This section is almost entirely elevated except near Tangkeng Station It starts from Longgang District and runs mainly along Shenhui Road, to Luohu District. The first phase has 16 stations, with a total length of 25.138 km. The second phase of the line from Hongling to Yitian stations, opened on June 28, 2011.
|●||Shopping Park||购物公园||island (und)|
Futian Railway Station
|●||Children's Palace||少年宫||island (und)|
|●||●||Huaxin||华新||double island (und)|
Shenzhen East Railway Station
|●||●||Tangkeng||塘坑||double island (und)|
|●||Longcheng Square||龙城广场||island (ele)|
|Type||Time of manufacturing||Series||Sets||Assembly||Notes|
|Type B||2009 - 2010||B-size stock||43||Tc＋M＋M＋M＋M＋Tc||Manufactured by Changchun Railway Vehicles|
Hong Kong owned HKMTR Shenzhen Co., operator of Longhua Line, plans to introduce 33 new trains on this line by 2016 to reduce service interval times to 3 minutes.
- Caopu and Yitian Village in Futian District open June 2011
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