Wuxi Metro

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Wuxi Metro
Wuxi Metro Line 1 train.jpg
Wuxi Metro logo.svg
Overview
Locale Wuxi, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 46
Daily ridership 198,000 (2015 Avg.)
Annual ridership 72.2 million (2015)
Operation
Began operation 1 July 2014[1]
Operator(s) Wuxi Metro Corporation
Character Mostly underground, with some elevated alignment
Train length 6–cars
Technical
System length 56.0 km (34.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification (?)
System map
MAP FOR WUXI METRO.png

Wuxi Metro is a two line metro system in operation in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China. Line 1 began operations on the 1 July 2014,[1] and Line 2 on 28 December 2014.[2][3] Further plans to build 6 lines more and to connect system with the Shanghai Metro and Suzhou Metro are under active review.[4][5]

Gallery[edit]

Line 1 station
Changguangxi Station
Line 1

Lines in operation[edit]

Line Termini
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
01 1  Yanqiao
(Huishan)
Changguangxi
(Binhu)
2014 29.42[1] 24[1]
01 2  Meiyuan Kaiyuan Temple
(Binhu)
Wuxi East Railway
(Xishan)
2014 26.6[2][3] 22[2]
Total 56.0 46

Line 1[edit]

Main article: Line 1, Wuxi Metro

Line 1 runs north to south over 29 kilometers (18 mi) serving 24 stations. Most of the route is underground including 19 stations, with only 5 stations[1] and 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) running on an elevated alignment. CSR Zhuzhou supplied 23 six-car trainsets for the system.[6]

Line 2[edit]

Main article: Line 2, Wuxi Metro

Line 2 runs east to west over 26.6 kilometers (16.5 mi) with 22 stations (including one transfer station with Line 1). Most of the route is underground, apart from 6.6 kilometers (4.1 mi) of elevated alignment. CSR Puzhen supplied a fleet of 120m-long six-car Type B metro trains for the line.[3]

Construction Award[edit]

Wuxi Metro Line 1 won China's highest honor for engineering construction and innovation, the National Quality Engineering Golden Award.[7]

Future plans[edit]

According to the Wuxi urban rail transit masterplan, Wuxi metro will form a network of three main lines and two tangential lines by 2050.[8] Metro lines 1, 2 and 3 are the mainlines, radiating from the city center. Lines 4 and 5 lines are tangential lines for suburb to suburb traffic. The network is planned to be 157.77 km long with 111 stations. Environmentally friendly and energy efficient designs will be integrated into construction and design of the stations.[9]

Route Name Termini Planned Opening Length Stations Status Notes
01 3  1st Phase 2020 28.5 km 21 Under Construction [10][11][12]
01 1  South Extension 2020 5.2 km 3 Under Construction [10]
 4  1st Phase 2021 40.45 km 26 planned [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 无锡地铁7月1日开通 全长29.42公里 [Wuxi Metro with a total length of 29.42km opening July 1] (in Chinese). Jiangsu Real Estate Association. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Barrow, Keith (31 December 2014). "Wuxi launches second metro line". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chinese cities open 10 more metro lines". Railway Gazette International. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  4. ^ 无锡苏州也将轨交通沪? 目前有规划但尚无时间表. Eastday (in Chinese). 18 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "上海11号线、17号线有望接轨苏州S1线、4号线". sh.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Wuxi metro begins trial operation". Railway Gazette International. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  7. ^ Nicky. "Wuxi metro wins China's top engineering award | ENGLISH.JSCHINA.COM.CN". english.jschina.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  8. ^ "Wuxi metro". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  9. ^ "Wuxi metro". www.wuxinews.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  10. ^ a b "地铁3号线一期暨1号线南延线工程正式开工". 无锡市规划局. 2016-04-01. 
  11. ^ "无锡地铁". www.wxmetro.net. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  12. ^ a b "Wuxi Metro News". Wuxi Metro. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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