Changsha Maglev Express

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Coordinates: 28°10′12″N 113°08′57″E / 28.1699°N 113.1491°E / 28.1699; 113.1491

Changsha Maglev Express
Changsha Maglev Express Train.jpg
Changsha Maglev Train arriving at Langli Station
Native nameChinese: 长沙磁浮快线
Transit typemagnetic levitation
Number of lines1
Number of stationsInitially 3, planned for 5
Daily ridership8,299 (2017 avg.)
12,759 (record)[1]
Began operationMay 6, 2016
Operator(s)Hunan Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd.
System length18.55 km (11.53 mi)
Average speed57 km/h (35 mph) (Including stops)
Top speed100 km/h (62 mph)

The Changsha Maglev Express (simplified Chinese: 长沙磁浮快线; traditional Chinese: 長沙磁浮快線; pinyin: Chángshā cífú kuàixiàn) is a medium-low speed magnetic levitation, or maglev line in Changsha, China. This is China's second maglev line, after Shanghai Maglev, and the first domestically built maglev line that uses indigenous technology.[2] The line stretches over 18.55 kilometers and runs between Changsha Huanghua International Airport, Langli station and the high-speed railway station Changsha South railway station.[3] Its rolling stock is designed for a speed of up to 120 km/h, however, currently it is running with a maximum speed of 100 km/h.[4]

Construction started in May 2014, trial running in 26 December 2015, and finally start trial operations on 6 May 2016.[5] Since the beginning of construction in May 2014, the project has received an estimated investment of 4.6 billion yuan ($749 million).[6]

Opening timeline[edit]

Segment Commencement Length Station(s) Name
Changshanan — Huanghua Airport 6 May 2016 18.55 km (11.53 mi) 3 Phase 1


Map of Changsha Maglev Express
Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
Changshanan 磁浮高铁站  2   4 
Changsha South railway station CWQ
0.00 Yuhua District
Convention and Exhibition Center 会展中心 Changsha County
Langli 磁浮㮾梨 7.55
Automobile City 汽车城
Huanghua Airport 磁浮机场 Changsha Huanghua International Airport CSX
 6  (under construction)

Operating hours[edit]

The first train departs from Huanghua Airport station or Changsha South railway station at 7:00am. The last train leaves Changsha South railway station at 10:00pm or Huanghua Airport station at 10:30pm. The current service interval is 11 minutes 40 seconds and each train completes the whole journey in 19.5 minutes.[1]


  1. ^ a b "热烈祝贺长沙磁浮快线安全运营两周年" (in Chinese). Sohu. 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  2. ^ "中国首条国产中低速磁悬浮铁路开通试运营".
  3. ^ "New maglev projects on track for launch next year". 9 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Changsha airport maglev line openes". Railway Gazette. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Long, Hongtao (6 May 2016). "Trial operation of magnetic levitation line in Changsha to start". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  6. ^ Qiong, Zhang (27 November 2014). "Changsha maglev project in progress". China Daily. Retrieved 12 January 2015.