January 26, 2017

Harbin opens metro Line 3

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THE Chinese city of Harbin opened the first phase of its circular metro line on January 26, when trial passenger operation began on the 4km southern section of Line 3 between Harbin West Station and an interchange with Line 1 at Yidaeryuan.

When both phases are complete, Line 3 will be 37.5km long with 34 stations including interchanges with lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9.

The line is equipped with 1.5kV dc overhead electrification and services are operated by a fleet of six-car Type B trains.

Harbin opened its first metro line, the north-south Line 1, in 2013 and the first phase of Line 2 is expected to open later this year.

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