Changchun Rail Transit

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Changchun Rail Transit
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Overview
Locale Changchun, Jilin, China
Transit type Rapid transit/Light rail
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 49
Daily ridership 140,000 (2012 Daily Avg.)
200,000 (2012 Peak)[1]
Operation
Began operation 2002
Operation will start 2016 (metro)
Technical
System length 50.63 km (31.46 mi)
System map

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Changchun Rail Transit
Simplified Chinese 长春轨道交通
Traditional Chinese 長春軌道交通

Changchun Rail Transit (Changchun RT) is an on-ground rail mass transit system in the city of Changchun, Jilin province, China. It is said to be the first light rail transit or metrotram system on mainland China. The initial phase of Line 3 was completed in 2001, the 2nd phase was completed in 2006. Thus the construction of Line 3 has been totally finished. It officially opened to revenue service in October 2002. The current total length of the route is 50.63 kilometers (31.46 mi) with 49 stations.[citation needed] 4 sections of 4 Lines are under construction.[2]

The system will be expanded by two lines of conventional underground metro and one line of lightrail. Construction of the first line of metro (Line 1), with 18 stations and a length of 20.12 kilometers (12.50 mi), started in 2011, and it is planned to open for service in 2016.[citation needed] Construction on a second metro line (Line 2) started in 2012.Construction on a third lightrail line (Line Beihu) started in 2014. Construction on extending Line 3 started in 2014.

Network[edit]

Line Terminals
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
     Line 3 Changchun Railway Station
(Kuancheng)
Changyingshijicheng
(Nanguan)
2002 2006 31.9 33
     Line 4 Northern Stop of Changchun Railway Station
(Kuancheng)
Chechang
(Nanguan)
2011 18.7 16
Total 50.63 49

Line 3[edit]

  • The current alignment has 32 stations which include Changchun Railway Station, Liaoninglu, Furongqiao, Xi'anqiao, Nanchanglu, Chaoyangqiao, Jiefangqiao, Huxiqiao, Fusonglu, Nanhudalu, Huguanglu, Guigudajie, Qianjin, Qianjindajie, Weimingjie, Weiguangjie, Weixingguangchang, Yataidajie, Yitonghe, Linhejie, Xiantaidajie, Huizhanzhongxin, Shijiguangchang, Zhongyiyaodaxue, Dongbeishida, Huaqiaowaiyuan*Boxuelu, Nongboyuan, Jingyuegongyuan, Zishanlu, Fuzhilu, Huaxuechang, Changyingshijicheng.
  • The first train departs at 6:00. At 21:00 both last trains leave the termini at Changyingshijicheng, Shijiguangchang and Changchun Railway Station.
  • You can transfer Line 4 at Linhejie.

Line 4[edit]

  • The current alignment has 15 stations which include Northern Stop of Changchun Railway Station, Beiyataidajie, Weihuanggong, Dongdaqiao, Jilindalu, Gongpinglu, Ziyoudalu, Pudonglu, Dongnanhudalu, Beihailu, Weixinglu, Shironglu, Nansanhuan, Nansihuan, Chechang.
  • The first train departs at 6:00. At 21:00 both last trains leave the termini at Northern Stop of Changchun Railway Station and Chechang.
  • You can transfer Line 3 at Weixinglu.

The History and Lines of the Changchun Rail Transit[edit]

Schema showing the development of the Changchun RT from 2002 to 2015

Lines Serving Now[edit]

  • October 30,2002: Line 3 (Phase 1) Changchun Railway Station - Weiguangjie
  • December 26,2006: Line 3 (Phase 2) Weiguangjie - Changyingshijicheng
  • June 30,2011: Line 4 Dongdaqiao - Chechang
  • May 7,2012: Line 4 Northern Stop of Changchun Railway Station - Dongdaqiao

Lines Under Construction[edit]

  • 2016: Line 1 Beihuanchenglu - Hongzuizi
  • 2016: Line Beihu Beihuanchenglu - Taipingcun
  • 201?: Line 3 Underground section from Furongqiao to Weihuanggong will be used. Former section overground will be dissolved.
  • Before 2018: Line 2 Guojiqichenggongyuan - Dongfangguangchang

Future Projects[edit]

Future Projects of Changchun RT
  • 20??: Line 1 Beihuanchenglu - Lanjia
  • 20??: Line 1 Hongzuizi - Yongchun
  • 20??: Line 2 Dongfangguangchang - Xiangshui
  • 20??: Line 4 Northern Stop of Changchun Railway Station - Hexin
  • 20??: Line 5 Fufeng - Xinglongshan
  • 20??: Line 6 Changchun West Railway Station - Fuzhilu
  • 20??: Line 7 Bailongju - Taipingcun
  • 20??: Line 8, 9 and 10

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