Line 3 (Shenzhen Metro)
Interior of CRRC Nanjing Puzhen train
|Other name(s)||Longgang line
(龙岗线; 龍崗線; Lónggǎng Xiàn; Lung4 Gong1 Sin3)
|Opened||28 December 2010|
|Operator(s)||Shenzhen Metro Line 3 Operations, part of SZMC (Shenzhen Metro Group)|
|Character||Underground and elevated|
|Line length||41.66 km (25.89 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||Third rail, 1,500 V DC|
|Operating speed||100 km/h|
Line 3 (simplified Chinese: 三号线; traditional Chinese: 三號線; pinyin: Sānhào Xiàn; Jyutping: Saam1 Hou6 Sin3) of the Shenzhen Metro as the runs northeastward from Yitian to Shuanglong. Line 3 opened on 28 December 2010.
Since opening, it has been heavily trafficked and became a major transport option for urban workers. Approximately 433,400 people used Line 3 everyday in 2013. On 1 January 2017, Line 3 carried a peak ridership of 919,000 people.
It currently has a service interval of 5 minutes between trains across the entire length of the line. Sectional trains operate on weekdays, between Huaxin and Tangkeng, from 7:15 am to 9:15 am and from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. This is to alleviate surges in passenger traffic at Buji, since the opening of the connecting Shenzhen East.
The first phase of Shenzhen Metro Line 3 started construction in July 2007. On 23 April 2008, the Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau renamed the still under construction Shenzhen Metro Line 3 to "Longgang Line". The renaming was later reverted in 2013.
The first phase of the line from Shuanglong to Caopu stations officially began operations on 28 December 2010. This section is almost entirely elevated except near Tangkeng. It starts from Longgang District and runs mainly along Shenhui Road, to Luohu District. The first phase has 16 stations, with a total length of 25.138 km.
|Caopu — Shuanglong||28 December 2010||25.138 km (15.62 mi)|
|Yitian — Caopu||28 June 2011||16.522 km (10.27 mi)|
With the start of Shenzhen Metro's Phase III construction, Line 3 will be extended on both ends. The extension one station south beyond Yitian to the Futian Free Trade Zone is expected to start construction by the end of 2015. In addition a 7.3 km extension further west into Longgang District is expected to start construction soon.
Long term plans include extending Line 3 even further east into neighboring Huizhou City along with Line 12. On 7 August 2013 a "Memorandum of Cooperation" was signed to coordinate transport planning and urban development between the two cities, formalizing the planning process for the proposal.
|Station name||Connections||Nearby bus stops||Distance
|Low Carbon City||低碳城|
|Type||Date of manufacture||Series||Sets||Serial number||Assembly||Notes|
|Type B||2009 – 2010||B-size stock||43||0301-0343||Tc＋M＋M＋M＋M＋Tc||Manufactured by CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles|
|Type B||2014 –||B-size stock||33||0344-0376||Tc＋M＋M＋M＋M＋Tc||Manufactured by CSR Nanjing Puzhen|
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