October 18, 2013

Shanghai metro Line 11 reaches Kunshan

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THE first extension of the Shanghai metro network into a neighbouring province was officially opened on October 18, when commercial services began on the 6km western section of Line 11 between Antig and Huaqiao station in Kunshan, which is situated in Jiangsu province.

The completion of the Yuan 1.85bn ($US 301m) three-station elevated extension takes the total length of Line 11 to 72km, making it the city's longest metro line.

The journey time from Huaqiao to Jiangsu Road station in central Shanghai is around 60 minutes.

Services on Line 11 are operated by a fleet of 58 six-car type A trains supplied by CSR Zhuzhou.

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