Shijiazhuang Metro

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Shijiazhuang Metro
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Locale Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 3 (planned)
Number of stations 52 (planned)
Operation will start 2017
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.


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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