Jinan Metro

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Jinan Metro
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Overview
Locale Jinan, Shandong, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1 (start)
3 (planned)
Number of stations 9 (start)
37 (planned)
Operation
Operation will start 2018
Technical
System length 26.4 km (16.4 mi) (start)
95.6 km (59.4 mi) (planned)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Initial system

Jinan Metro (Chinese: 济南轨道交通) is a rapid transit system in Jinan (China) currently under construction.

Planning of the system began in the early 2000s but was some delayed due to 2008 world economic crisis. After years of preparation, construction started at an official ceremony on 29 December 2013. The first line, R1, has 9 stations, will be 26.4 km in length, and will cost CN¥12 billion. Line R1 has a projected completion date at the end of 2018.[1]

The first phase of construction was adopted by National Development and Reform Commission and includes three lines (R1, R2, R3) with 37 stations. The first phase is 95.6 km in length, including 42.3 km underground and 53.3 km on ground. It is expected to cost up to ¥48.9 bn. Line R2 will run from the west to the east of city. Lines R1 and R3 run north-south in the western and eastern parts of city, respectively. Lines R2 and R3 will have 14 stations each. Lines R1 and R2 will crosses at the multi-level Jinan West Railway Station.[2]

The city's government plans to build eight lines of urban-suburban metro with 262 km length and 154 stations (including 18 interchanges) total. 4 lines will run west-east and 3 lines will run north-south. There will be a circle line as well.

The metro will use Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis type B six-car rolling stock. The fare system, using smart cards, will use existing technology.[3]

Future system

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