Line 4, Shenzhen Metro
|Line 4, Shenzhen Metro|
MTR-designed Shangmeilin Station
|Opened||Phase 1: 28 December 2004
Phase 2: 16 June 2011
|Operator(s)||MTR Corporation (Shenzhen), part of MTR Corporation|
|Rolling stock||CSR Nanjing Puzhen Type A Metro Rolling Stock|
|Line length||19.96 km (12.40 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Line 4 (Longhua) of the Shenzhen Metro runs northward 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 8 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 coloured red, although it was originally marked in 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 Western 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.
- Futian Checkpoint — Qinghu
- Futian Checkpoint — Shenzhen North Station
- Convention & Exhibition Center — Hongshan
|●||●||Futian Checkpoint||福田口岸||side/island hybrid (und)||Lok Ma Chau for East Rail Line of MTR (through border check)||Futian|
|●||●||●||Convention & Exhibition Center||会展中心||side (und)|
|●||●||●||Civic Center||市民中心||side (und)|
|●||●||●||Children's Palace||少年宮||side (und)|
|●||●||●||Lianhua North||莲花北||island (und)|
|●||●||●||Shenzhen North Station||深圳北站||island (elev)||
Shenzhen North Railway Station