|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||55 exc. transfers|
|Daily ridership||1.35 million (Mar 2013 Avg.) 
1.607 million (March 8th, 2013 record) 
|Annual ridership||343.7 million (2011) |
|Began operation||September 3, 2005|
|Number of vehicles||Alstom
|System length||87.0 km (54.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge)|
Current system 
|Line 1||Maigaoqiao||Olympic Sports Center||2005||2010||46.2||31||2|
|China Pharmaceutical University|
Line 1 
Line 1 is 46.2 km long and has 31 stations. It runs mainly in a north-south direction. The line starts at Maigaoqiao station in the north, heading southwards until it splits at Andemen Station, from where the main line heads westwards towards Olympic Sports Center Station, while the branch line continues southwards to CPU Station (China Pharmaceutical University).
The construction of Line 1 began in the year 2000 and was inaugurated on September 3, 2005, with 16 stations and a length of 21.72 km.
Line 2 
Line 2 is 40.8 km long and has 26 stations. It runs mainly in an east-west direction, from Youfangqiao Station in the southwest to Jingtianlu Station in the northeast. It entered into operation on May 28, 2010. 
Under Construction 
Line 3 
Line 4 
Line 10 
Line 10 is a western extension from Line 1's Olympic Stadium branch line, which will break away from Line 1 and form part of Line 10 when the new line is completed. Construction started in February 2012. The line will be approximately 14.4 km long with 8 stations, and will enter operation in June 2014. 
Line S1 
Originally called Metro Line 6, Line S1 or the Ninggao Intercity Rail Line acts as Nanjing's airport express line, connecting Nanjing South Railway Station to Nanjing Lukou International Airport. The line is 85.8km long and has 8 stations. The line started construction in December 27, 2011, with a planned completion date of 2015.
Line S3 
Originally planned as Metro Line 12, Line S3 or the Ninghe Intercity Rail Line started construction in late 2011 with a planned opening date of 2015. The line is 37.76km long with 18 stations and will connect urban Nanjing to He County in neighboring Anhui Province.
Line S8 
Originally planned as Metro Line 11, Line S8 or the Ningtian Intercity Rail Line is an intercity metro line that will connect Luhe District to Pukou District. The Line is 44.5km long, 34.1km of the line will be elevated. The line will feature 17 stations including 6 underground stations and 11 elevated ones. It will use B size trains in 4 car sets that are capable of running up to 100km/h. The line started construction June 21, 2012 and will be officially opened on July 1, 2014.
Nanjing Metro Blueprint 2030 
According to the latest report, the Nanjing Municipal Government plans to complete 17 lines by 2030.
Ticket system 
Like many metro systems in the world, fares on the Nanjing Subway are distance-based. Fares range from 2 yuan (approx USD $0.30) for journeys under 8 stations, to 5 yuan for longer journeys. There is a 5% discount for users of the Nanjing Public Utility IC Card.
Single tickets 
Single journey tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machine or at a ticket window. The ticket vending machine accepts both coins and bills (¥5 and ¥10).
Transit Card 
Apart from one-way tickets, fares can also be paid with the Nanjing Public Utility IC Card, or Jinlintong (Chinese: 金陵通; pinyin: Jīnlíngtōng). It can be purchased for a refundable fee of 25 yuan (about 3.8 dollars) and refilled at ticket booths inside the metro stations as well as many collaborative convenience stores throughout the city. The card can also be used to pay for other means of public transportation, such as the city taxi and the city bus.
Rolling stock 
- 20 six-car Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis sets - ordered in 2002 for Line 1 opening.
- 21 six-car Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis ordered January 2008 for Line 1 extension.
- 144 Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis cars ordered 2007 for Line 2.
Signaling System 
For Line 1, Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) was awarded the supply contract in November 2002.
For Line 2, Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) and its local partner Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology (NRIET) have been awarded to supply the signaling system after signing a contract (about 25 million Euro). Technologies used include Trainguard MT, Vicos OC 501, Sicas ECC and Az S 350 U axle counting system.
A Line 1 train at Sanshan Street Station
A train stops at Zhangfuyuan Station
The Line 2 platform of Xinjiekou Station
See also 
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- Nanjing Metro official site (in Chinese)
- UrbanRail.net's page on the Nanjing Metro
- Alstom wins contract