A Line 1 train at Sanshan Street Station
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||6 (4 urban metro lines
+ 2 suburban metro lines)
|Number of stations||96 (urban metro only)
121 (including S1 and S8 line)
|Daily ridership||2.176 million (April 2015 avg.)
2.732 million (1 May 2015 record)
|Annual ridership||503 million (2014)|
|Began operation||3 September 2005|
|Number of vehicles||Alstom Metropolis|
|System length||143.4 km (89.1 mi) (urban only)
224.4 km (139.4 mi) (incl. S1 and S8)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||5 kV DC overhead lines|
The Nanjing Metro is the metro system serving the city of Nanjing (Nanking), China. It opened in 2005, and currently there are 4 urban metro lines traveling on 143.4 kilometers (89.1 mi) of route; additionally, there are 2 suburban metro lines in operation, resulting in a metro system with a grand total of 224.4 kilometers (139.4 mi) of route. The total length of the system ranks fourth in China, after Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
- 1 Current system
- 2 History
- 3 Under Construction
- 4 Nanjing Metro Blueprint 2030
- 5 Ticket system
- 6 Rolling stock
- 7 Signaling system
- 8 Gallery
- 9 See also
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 External links
|China Pharmaceutical University (Jiangning)||2005||2010||38.9 km||27|
|Sub-Total (urban metro only)||143.35 km||96[Note 1]|
|Line S1||Nanjing South Railway Station
|Nanjing Lukou International Airport
|Line S8||Taishanxincun Station
|Grand Total||224.35 km||121[Note 2]|
Line 1 runs mainly in a north–south direction. The line starts at Maigaoqiao station in the north, heading southwards to CPU (China Pharmaceutical University).
The construction of Line 1 began in the year 2000 and was inaugurated on September 3, 2005, with 16 stations and a length of 21.72 kilometers (13.50 mi).
On May 28, 2010, Line 1's 24.5-kilometer (15.2 mi) long south extension entered into operation. Thus, before the completion of Line 10, Line 1 was 46.2-kilometer (28.7 mi) long with 31 stations.
The branch line (Andemen to Olympic Stadium) broke away from Line 1 and formed parts of Line 10, when the latter's construction finished and entered operation in July 1, 2014. Currently, Line 1 is 38.9-kilometer (24.2 mi) long and has 27 stations.
Line 2 is 37.95-kilometer (23.58 mi) long and has 26 stations. It runs mainly in an east–west direction, from Youfangqiao Station in the southwest to Jingtianlu Station in the northeast. It entered into operation on May 28, 2010
Groundbreaking work for Line 3 started in January 2010. This line, with a north–south orientation, started operation on 1 April 2015 and is 44.9 kilometres (27.9 mi) in length with 29 stations.
Line 10 is a western extension from Line 1's Olympic Stadium branch line, which broke away from Line 1 and formed part of Line 10 when the new line was completed. Construction started in February 2012, finished in 2014. The line is approximately 21.6-kilometer (13.4 mi) long with 14 stations, and entered operation in July 1, 2014.
Originally called Metro Line 6, Line S1 or the Ninggao Intercity Rail Line acts as Nanjing's airport express line, connecting Nanjing South Railway Station to Gaochun District via Nanjing Lukou International Airport. The entire line is planned to be 85.8-kilometer (53.3 mi) long and has 13 stations. The first phase from Nanjing South to Lukou International Airport started construction in December 27, 2011, and finished in 2014. The first phase opened in July 1, 2014. It's 35.8-kilometer (22.2 mi) long with 8 stations. The second phase will open in 2015, completing the whole line. Advanced signalling and urban rail traffic management systems were delivered to the line in time for the Nanjing 2014 summer Youth Olympic Games by Thales Saic Transportations.
Originally planned as Metro Line 11, Line S8 or the Ningtian Intercity Rail Line is an intercity metro line that will connect Luhe District to Pukou District. The Line is 45.2-kilometer (28.1 mi) long, 34.1 km of the line will be elevated. The line features 17 stations including 6 underground stations and 11 elevated ones. It will use B size trains in 4 car sets that are capable of running up to 100 km/h. The line started construction June 21, 2012 and was officially opened on August 1, 2014.
In 1984 the first serious proposal for construction of a subway appeared in the Municipal People's Congress. On April 1986, the Nanjing Integrated Transport Planning group was established to research on how to implement a subway system in Nanjing. On December 1986 the team published the "Nanjing Metro Initial Phase". The phase consists of a north–south line, east–west line and a diagonal Northwest to Southeast line. The three lines meet in the city center forming a triangle. A revision of the "Nanjing City Master Plan" in 1993 added another line through the urban core, and three light metro lines connecting Nanjing's suburbs in Pukou and the proposed new airport. In addition a suburban railway to Longtan was proposed. A 1999 report on "Nanjing city rapid rail transit network planning" further proposed six subway lines, two subway extensions and three light metro lines.
In 1994, the State Planning Commission approved the preparatory work for the subway only to have the entire metro project postponed in 1995 amid a national freeze on new metro projects. The initial section of Line 1 from Maigaoqiao to Xiaohang received final official approval in 1999. On May 2000, the Experimental Station resumed construction with the entire Line 1 project in full construction in December. A western extension of Line 1 from Xiaohang to a newly built stadium was fast tracked after Nanjing won hosting the National Games. Line 1's initial section and the western extension started trial operations in September 3, 2005, running from Maigaoqiao to Olympic Stadium with 16 stations and a total length of 21.72 km. The opening of the Nanjing Metro Line 1 makes Nanjing become the sixth metro system in the Chinese mainland after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Major changes where made to "Nanjing Urban Rail Transit Network Planning" in 2003. The new master plan consisted of 13 lines, of which nine are subway lines and four are light metro lines. The new Line 6 will be a loop line connecting all the urban radial lines. The plan retained the original lines 1, 2 and 3 from the previous plan. According to the new plan, the initial phase will consist of the completion of Metro Line 1 and 2 by 2010. Together the two lines will form a basic "cross" network. By 2020 the completion of Lines 1,2,3,4 will form a more robust "pound" (#) network. Longer term plans include the construction of a loop line connecting all existing lines. The plan also identified four subway lines crossing the Yangtze river.
Originally planned as Metro Line 12, Line S3 or the Ninghe Intercity Rail Line started construction in late 2011 with a planned opening date of 2015. The line is 37.76 km long with 18 stations and will connect urban Nanjing to He County in neighboring Anhui Province.
Nanjing Metro Blueprint 2030
According to the latest report, the Nanjing Municipal Government plans to complete 17 lines by 2030.
Like many metro systems in the world, fares on the Nanjing Subway are distance-based. Fares range from 2 yuan (approx USD $0.30) for journeys under 8 stations, to 5 yuan for longer journeys. There is a 5% discount for users of the Nanjing Public Utility IC Card.
Single journey tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machine or at a ticket window. The ticket vending machine accepts both coins and bills (¥5 and ¥10).
Apart from one-way tickets, fares can be paid with the Nanjing Public Utility IC Card, or Jinlingtong (Chinese: 金陵通; pinyin: Jīnlíngtōng). It can be purchased for a refundable fee of 25 yuan (about 3.8 dollars) and refilled at ticket booths inside the metro stations as well as many collaborative convenience stores throughout the city. The card can be used to pay for other means of public transportation, such as the city taxi and the city bus.
- 20 six-car Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis sets - ordered in 2002 for Line 1 opening.
- 21 six-car Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis ordered January 2008 for Line 1 extension.
- 144 Alstom/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works Metropolis cars ordered 2007 for Line 2.
For Line 1, Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) was awarded the supply contract in November 2002.
For Line 2, Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) and its local partner Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology (NRIET) have been awarded to supply the signaling system after signing a contract (about 25 million Euro). Technologies used include Trainguard MT, Vicos OC 501, Sicas ECC and Az S 350 U axle counting system.
- This figure involves counting the two interchanges once for every line that it is part of. If every interchange is only counted once, there will be 92 stations.
- This figure involves counting the two interchanges once for every line that it is part of. If every interchange is only counted once, there will be 114 stations.
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