Shijiazhuang Metro

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Shijiazhuang Metro
Shijiazhuang Metro.svg
Locale Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 26
Began operation 14 June 2017 (trials)
27 June 2017 (officially)
System length 28.33 km (17.60 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Shijiazhuang Metro (Chinese: 石家庄地铁; branded as SJZ Metro) is a rapid transit system in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China.


Line Terminals
Opened Newest
 1  Xiwang
2017 23.27 20
 3  Shi'erzhong
(Qiaoxi / Yuhua)
2017 5.06 6
Total 28.33 26

Line 1[edit]

Line 1, opened in 2017 and currently in operation, connects east with west Shijiazhuang. The total length is 23.27 kilometers, with 20 underground stations.

Line 3[edit]

Line 3, opened in 2017 and currently in operation, connects north with south Shijiazhuang. The total length is 5.06 kilometers, with 6 underground stations.


Planning and preparation for construction began in 2001 and 2008 respectively, but was delayed due to the world economic crisis. The projected was approved by National Development and Reform Commission[1] and included in the urban rail development project 2012–2020.[2][3]

Construction of the first station at the new Railway Station started in September 2012.[4][5] Construction at other sites began on 14 May 2013.[6]

Lines 1, 2 and 3 have, in total, 52 stations, 59.1 km length and will cost 42.19 billion yuan to construct.

The first line to open, Line 1, has 20 stations and is 23.3 km in length. The second line to open, Line 3, has 17 stations and is 19.6 km in length. The third line to open, Line 2, will have 15 stations and will be 16.2 km in length. It is projected to open after 2020.

Line 1 runs from west to east and then to the north of city. Line 3 runs from north-west to south-east and then eastwards. Each line intersects other two. Lines 1 and 3 intersects at Shijiazhuang Railway Station. The stations of these two lines were named in January 2013.[6][7][8] Line 2 runs from north to south.[9]

Future plans[edit]

The city's government plans to build six lines of urban-suburban metro with a total of 169.2 km in length and 144 stations in the system. Lines 1, 2, 3 will be extended. Line 4 will go from north to south-west, Line 5 from south-west to east, and Line 6 from west to south-east.


Route Length (km) Stations Expected
Line  1  23.3 km 20 Q2-Q3 2017
Line  2  16.2 km 15 2020
Line  3  19.6 km 17 Q2-Q3 2017


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