Wuxi Metro

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Wuxi Metro
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Overview
Locale Wuxi, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 43
Daily ridership 82,600 (2014 Avg.)
186,000 (2014 Peak)
Operation
Began operation 1 July 2014[1]
Operator(s) Wuxi Metro Corporation
Character Mostly underground, with some elevated alignment
Train length 6–cars
Technical
System length 56.0 km (34.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification (?)
System map
MAP FOR WUXI METRO.png

Wuxi Metro is a two line metro system in operation in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China. Line 1 began operations on the 1 July 2014,[1] and Line 2 on 28 December 2014.[2][3]

Line in operation[edit]

Line Termini
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
01Line 1 Yanqiao
(Huishan)
Changguangxi
(Binhu)
2014 29.42[1] 24[1]
01Line 2 Meiyuan Kaiyuan Temple
(Binhu)
Wuxi East Railway
(Xishan)
2014 26.6[2][3] 22[2]
Total 56.0 43

Line 1[edit]

Main article: Line 1, Wuxi Metro

Line 1 runs north to south over 29 kilometers (18 mi) serving 24 stations. Most of the route is underground including 19 stations, with only 5 stations[1] and 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) running on an elevated alignment. CSR Zhuzhou supplied 23 six-car trainsets for the system.[4]

Line 2[edit]

Main article: Line 2, Wuxi Metro

Line 2 runs east to west over 26.6 kilometers (16.5 mi) with 22 stations (including one transfer station with Line 1). Most of the route is underground, apart from 6.6 kilometers (4.1 mi) of elevated alignment. CSR Puzhen supplied a fleet of 120m-long six-car Type B metro trains for the line.[3]

Future plans[edit]

Route Name Termini Planned Opening Length Stations Status Notes
Line 3 1st Phase 36.95 km 22 planned [5]
Line 4 1st Phase 40.45 km 26 planned [5]
Line 5 1st Phase 21.8 km 17 planned [5]
Line 6 1st Phase 28 km long-range plan
Line 7 1st Phase 30 km long-range plan
Line 8A 1st Phase 24 km long-range plan
Line 8B 1st Phase 9 km long-range plan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 无锡地铁7月1日开通 全长29.42公里 [Wuxi Metro with a total length of 29.42km opening July 1] (in Chinese). Jiangsu Real Estate Association. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Barrow, Keith (31 December 2014). "Wuxi launches second metro line". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chinese cities open 10 more metro lines". Railway Gazette International. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Wuxi metro begins trial operation". Railway Gazette International. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  5. ^ a b c "Wuxi Metro News". Wuxi Metro. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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