|Locale||Nanchang, Jiangxi, China|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2 (under construction)
|Number of stations||24 (2015)|
|Operation will start||2015 (Line 1)|
|Operator(s)||Nanchang Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd.|
|System length||28.7 km (28.7 km) (2015)
162 km (162 km) (planned)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Nanchang Rail Transit|
Nanchang Metro (also known as Nanchang Rail Transit in official documents) is a metro system in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China. Two lines are currently under construction with the first scheduled to be operational in 2015.
The network is expected to exceed 122.2 km in length in 2020 after Phase 2 is finished. Additional complementary lines are also being considered. Five lines are planned with a total length of 163 km of network (excluding the extension of Line 1 & Line 2 planned in the Phase 2).
The construction of a rail transit system in Nanchang was first proposed in the beginning of the 2000s: In August 2005, Jiangxi Provincial Development & Reform Commission and Nanchang City Government replied to the proposal of building a metro system, and the City Government considered listing the proposal in the Eleventh Five-year plan. In November, a plan of 4 metro and 1 light rail was drafted. In 2006, the City officially started the research of building a rail transit system. In the second half of 2007, the prophase research of the construction of the system was initiated. On 30 July 2008, the construction of Nanchang Metro was formally included in the priority agenda.
In 2008, Nanchang was approved to build a rail transit system by the State Council, and Nanchang Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd. was incorporated in 16 October 2008 to construct and operate Nanchang Metro. On 15 September, the planned 5 routes were notified to the public, which was approved by the State Council in July 2009. On 29 July 2009, the construction of Nanchang City Rapid Rail Transit officially began, and also on the same day the detailed route and construction plan of the five lines was proclaimed at the press conference.
In April 2013, the Government planned to acquire approval for all 5 lines by 2014, start constructing all planned lines from 2015, and plan Line 6 to Line 10 to complement the existing network.
On 31 May 2013, Nanchang Government submitted three candidate plans for the Phase 2 construction (2014-2020) to the expert panel, which chose the compromising Plan 2. According to the plan, Line 2 will be extended to both directions from 2014，Line 1 from 2016; the construction of Line 3 will start as soon as September 2014, and Line 4 will be constructed as soon as September 2015.
Construction of Line 1 has started on 29 July 2009, and the line is planned to be operational by Q4 2015. As of August 2013, the construction of Line 2 is also started.
|Name||No. of Sta.||Length (km)||Route|
|Line 1||24[† 1]||28.7[† 1]||Lehua—Jiaoqiao—Fenghe Bei Dadao—Fenghe 2 Lu—Shimao Lu—Zhongshan Xi Lu—Zhongshan Lu—Bayi Square—Beijing Lu—Yaohu Dadao|
|Line 2||21[† 1]||23.3[† 1]||Jiulonghu—CR Nanchang West Station—Xizhan Dajie—Guoti Dadao—Fenghe Dadao—Fenghuang 1 Lu—Yangming Lu—Bayi Dadao—Luoyang Lu—CR Nanchang Station—Shunwai Lu—Shanghai Lu—Guangzhou Lu—Luojia Town|
|Line 3||22||27.2||Yaohu North—Minfeng Lu—Danxia Lu—Qingshan Lu—Bayi Dadao—Dieshan Lu—Xiangshan Bei Lu—Xiangshan Nan Lu—Shenjinta Jie—Shizi Jie—Jingshan Bei Lu—Yingbin Dadao—Liantang|
|Line 4||25||35.2||Wangcheng—CR Nanchang West Station—Xizhan Dajie—Chaoyangzhou South—Fusheng Lu—Hongcheng Lu—Hongdu Dadao—Nanjing Dong Lu—Shanghai Lu—Guowei Lu—Huoju Dadao|
|Line 5||25||34||Xialuo—Changleng Dadao—Xuefu Dadao—Honggu Nan Dadao—Xuefu Dadao—Chaoyang Dadao—Jiangling Xi Lu—Gaoxin Dadao|
Nanchang Metro planned to operate with, whose cars are 2.8 m in width, 3.8 m in height and 3.8m in length, providing the system with maximum capacity of 30 000 to 55 000 passenger per hour per direction.。
Single ticket will be available as plastic packaged RFID coin like many other cities in China. Existing pre-payment smart cards such as local Hongcheng Tong (Chinese: 洪城通) are also expected to used in Nanchang Metro.
- The data of station numbers and length of Line 1 & Line 2 are only applicable to Phase I
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