Wuhan Metropolitan Area Intercity Railway

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Wuhan MAIR
China Railways.svg ChinaRailwayHighspeed.svg
Locale Wuhan and surrounding area
Transit type Regional rail
Commuter rail
rapid transit
Began operation 2013
Operator(s) China Railway/China Railway High-speed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification DC 25kV overhead lines
System map


Wuhan Metropolitan Area Intercity Railway (Chinese: 武汉城市圈城际铁路; pinyin: Wǔhàn chéngshì quān chéngjì tiělù) is a network of high-speed commuter railways in and around Wuhan, the capital of the Chinese province Hubei. The first line of the system opened at the end of 2013, two more in mid-2014, one in 2016.

System composition[edit]

The network will include the following lines:

Preliminary plans exist for the construction of more lines (to Tianmen and Qianjiang) as well.


In a report released during the Spring Festival travel season of 2015, the total ridership of the 3 lines of the Wuhan Metropolitan Area Intercity Railway was estimated at 25,000 a day; that was described as twice the daily amount outside of the peak travel season.[8]


  1. ^ 武汉城市圈首条城际铁路客运专线武咸铁路开通, 2013-12-28
  2. ^ See the detailed system map at http://bbs.cnhubei.com/thread-1538025-1-1.html
  3. ^ 武(汉)黄(石)城际铁路或于明年元月中旬通车 ([Test] trains will start running on the Wu[han]-Huang[shi] intercity railway in mid-January of the next year), 2013-12-18
  4. ^ 武冈城际铁路黄冈站站房封顶, 2013-12-13
  5. ^ a b 武汉至咸宁城际铁路本月28日将正式开通运营 (The Wuhan-Xianning Intercity Railway will officially open on the 28th of this month), 人民网, 2013-12-24
  6. ^ (Chinese) 图文:武石武冈城际铁路昨日通车 楚天都市报讯 2014-06-19
  7. ^ 武汉城市圈第4条城际铁路正式开通 空铁交通实现无缝对接
  8. ^ 武咸、武石、武冈3条城际铁路日均发送2.5万人次 (Wuhan-Xianning, Wuhan-Huangshi, Wuhan-Huanggang intercity lines carry 25,000 passengers daily), 2015-02-26