Shijiazhuang Metro

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Shijiazhuang Metro
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Overview
Locale Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 3 (planned)
Number of stations 52 (planned)
Website http://www.sjzmetro.cn/
Operation
Operation will start 2017
Technical
System length 59.6 km (37.0 mi) (planned)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Shijiazhuang Metro (Chinese: 石家庄轨道交通) is a rapid transit system being built in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China.

Background[edit]

Planning and preparation for construction began in 2001 and 2008 respectively, but was delayed due to the world economic crisis. The projected was approved by National Development and Reform Commission[1] and included in the urban rail development project 2012–2020.[2][3]

Construction of the first station at the new Railway Station started in September 2012,[4][5] construction at other sites began in 14 May 2013.[6]

All three constructing lines (Lines 1, 3, 2) has 52 stations, 59.6 km length and 42.19 bln yuan cost of construction.

First for opening Line 1 with 20 stations and 23.9 km length will be completed at 2017. Second Line 3 will have 17 stations and 19.5 km length and will be completed two years later. Third Line 2 with 15 stations and 16.2 km length will be realized after 2020.

Line 1 will come from west to east and then to north of city, Line 3 will go from north-west to south-east and then to east. Each line intersects other two. Lines 1 and 3 will crosses at Shijiazhuang Railway Station. The stations of these two lines were named in January 2013.[6][7][8] Line 2 will run from north to south.[9]

Future plans[edit]

City's government plans to build six lines of urban-suburban metro with 169.2 km length and 144 stations in system totally. Lines 1, 2, 3 will be extended. Line 4 will go from north to south-west, Line 5 from south-west to east, Line 6 from west to south-east.

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