Line 4 (Shenzhen Metro)
MTR-designed Shangmeilin Station
|Other name(s)||Longhua line
(龙华线; 龍華線; Lónghuá xiàn; Lung4 Waa4 Sin3)
|Opened||Phase 1: 28 December 2004
Phase 2: 16 June 2011
|Operator(s)||MTR Corporation (Shenzhen)|
|Rolling stock||CSR Nanjing Puzhen Type A Metro Rolling Stock (traction: ABB IGBT-VVVF Inverters with ABB Modular AC Traction Motors )|
|Line length||19.96 km (12.40 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Line 4 (simplified Chinese: 四号线; traditional Chinese: 四號線; pinyin: Sìhào Xiàn; Jyutping: Sei3 Hou6 Sin3), of the Shenzhen Metro runs South–North from Futian Checkpoint to Qinghu. The line serves Futian District and the eastern part of Bao'an District (in particular, Longhua Subdistrict) of Shenzhen.
The line originally used 4-car trains, making it extremely crowded although it still carried over 250,000 people daily peaking at 516,100 on 5 May 2014. Stations feature electronic passenger information systems which display estimated train arrival times.
When the second phase of the line opened in 2011, there were only eight trains which were completely unable to meet passenger demand. By 2012, 24 trains were in service. On 26 January 2014, the first 6-car train entered service, and as of 30 January 2015 all trains are 6 cars; 2 months earlier than planned.
The line is currently coloured red, although it was originally coloured blue until 1 July 2010.
Operation by MTR
Line 4's operation and management was handed over to MTR Corporation (Shenzhen), a subsidiary of MTR Corporation on 1 July 2010 (for 30 years, until 2040) under a BOT basis. Upon MTR's takeover, elements of the existing stations were modified to match MTR Hong Kong's styles, such as changing of lighting, station maps and signs, posters and the introduction of station art similar to those found on MTR's Hong Kong stations. English station names were also modified (i.e. 'Futiankouan' changed to 'Futian Checkpoint') for easier recognition, and staff uniform and help desks were also changed to match the styles seen in Hong Kong's MTR.
The English font type and tickets remain unchanged.
MTR Fare Saver
An MTR Fare Saver kiosk is available in Futian Checkpoint. Passengers with the Hong Kong Octopus Card can utilize the kiosk and receive a $3 discount on the subsequent trip from Lok Ma Chau on MTR Hong Kong's East Rail Line.
|Fumin — Children's Palace||28 December 2004||3.379 km (2.10 mi)|
|Futian Checkpoint — Fumin||28 June 2007||1.100 km (0.68 mi)|
|Children's Palace — Qinghu||16 June 2011||15.481 km (9.62 mi)|
- Futian Checkpoint — Qinghu
- Several extra train services are provided departing from different stations during peak hours.
|Station name||Connections||Nearby bus stops||Distance
|●||●||Futian Checkpoint||福田口岸||( via LMC [thru border check])||0.00||0.00||Futian|
|●||●||●||Convention and Exhibition Center||会展中心||1.35||2.45|
|●||●||Hongshan||红山||No bus stop nearby||1.45||13.50|
|Mission Hills||观澜湖||Longhua Tram|
The section between Qinghu North and Niuhu is under construction and is planned to open in 2020.
|Type||Date of manufacture||Series||Sets||Serial number||Assembly||Notes|
|Type A||2010 - 2012||A-size stock||28||401-428||Tc＋Mp＋T＋M＋Mp＋Tc||Manufactured by Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works|
- "Complaints target congestion on Line 4". Shenzhen Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- "ridership". Shenzhen Daily. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- "一天347.18万人次！深圳地铁全网"五一"客流创纪录". 深圳都市报. 2014-05-05.
- 李, 晓蕾 (July 2, 2010). "MTR Takesover Shenzhen Metro Line 4". sznews.com.