Lanzhou Metro

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Lanzhou Metro
Locale Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines

2 (under construction)

1 (planning)
Number of stations 20 (under construction)
Operation will start 2017[1]
Operator(s) Lanzhou Railway Company
System length 26.78 km (16.6 mi)
System map

Lanzhou Metro.svg

Lanzhou Metro
Simplified Chinese 兰州地铁
Traditional Chinese 蘭州地鐵

Lanzhou Metro is a rapid transit system under construction in Lanzhou, Gansu. The vision for the Lanzhou Metro includes three metro lines totaling 90 kilometers (56 mi), and a three-line, 117-kilometer (73 mi) suburban rail network, in the completed regional rapid transit network.[2] Due to the nature of the layout of Lanzhou, most of the urban rail network will run east-west in line with the Yellow River, with most of the network being south of the river and just a few future expansions across to the north of the river. A total of six lines is proposed, of which three will connect the main urban centre with regional destinations Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, Yuzhong county and Gaolan county.[2]

The first two lines will cost about 23 billion yuan ($3.6 billion) and be completed by 2020.[3]

Line 1[edit]

Line 1 started construction on July 9, 2012. Line 1 is 26.78 kilometers (16.6 mi) with 20 stations.[4] The line is completely underground with a completion deadline of 2017.[2] The operating speed will be 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph).[5]

On 22 October 2015, a fire broke out at the construction site of Donggang station. No casualties were reported by authorities.[6]

Rolling stock[edit]

In October 2016, the first two metro trains were delivered, but services have not started yet. Services will be done by 26 EMUs with a capacity of 2460 passengers each.[7] Each set is 139.98 metres (459.3 ft) long, 3.09 metres (10.1 ft) wide and 3.8 metres (12 ft) high. The rolling stock is manufactured in Changchun by China's CRRC.[5][8] The train sets are developed to be able to withstand sand storms, and feature aluminium bodywork with sand resistant paint, sand resistant glass, and the ventilation system is designed to handle large amounts of dust in the air.[9][10]


  • Chenguanying station (陈官营站)
  • Olympic sports center station (奥体中心站)
  • Shiji boulevard station (世纪大道站)
  • Yingmentan station (迎门滩站)
  • Matan station (马滩站)
  • Tumendun station (土门墩站)
  • Lanzhou West Railway Station (西客站站), transfer to high speed and heavy rail
  • West cross station (西站十字站)
  • Qilihe station 七里河站
  • Xiao Xihu station (小西湖站)
  • Palace of Culture station (文化宫站)
  • Xiguan cross station (西关十字站)
  • Province capitol station (省政府站)
  • Dongfanghong Square station (东方红广场站)
  • Panxuan station (盘旋路站)
  • Wulipu station (五里铺站)
  • East Market station (东部市场站)
  • Gongxindun station (拱星墩站)
  • Jiaojiawan station (焦家湾站)
  • Donggang station (东岗站)

Line 2[edit]

Line 2 starts construction at the end of 2015.[11] Built in phases, the first phase is 9.06 kilometers (5.6 mi) with 9 stations, 5 of which will be transfer stations. It will run from Dongfanghong Square to Yanbei Road, all within Chengguan district.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Lanzhou metro construction begins". 
  2. ^ a b c "兰州城市轨道交通工程昨开工-今日兰州". Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "N.W. China city to usher in subways". China Daily. Xinhua. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "兰州城市轨道交通工程开工奠基 刘伟平冯健身赵广发欧阳坚出席奠基仪式". Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "兰州,你的地铁已到货!注意签收". 25 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "兰州地铁东岗工地发生火灾(组图)". 22 October 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  7. ^ 兰州轨道交通1号线一期工程首列电动客车于3月份在吉林长春开始生产制造,今年10月下线运抵兰州。据悉,1号线一期工程建成运营后,将配备26列电动客车,每列客车最大载客量达2460人。  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "兰州轨道交通". 
  9. ^ "中国北车将为兰州研制抗风沙地铁车". 16 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "我国首列抗风沙地铁在长春下线". 2 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Construction of subway line 2 expected to start soon". Retrieved 17 December 2015.