May 28, 2014

Wuhan inaugurates metro Line 1 extension

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THE CHINESE city of Wuhan inaugurated the latest addition to its metro network on May 28, when commercial services began running on the 5.7km northern extension of Line 1 from Dijiao to Hankou North.

With the opening of the three-station extension, traffic on Line 1 is expected to reach 560,000 passengers per day by 2016.

Peak services operate at nine minute intervals on the extension and every 10 minutes at other times.

The opening of the extension takes the total length of Line 1 to 34.5km with 28 stations.

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