October 17, 2016

Xi’an opens third metro line

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XI’AN, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province, expanded its metro network significantly on October 15 with the opening of the 39.1km Line 3.

The line from Yuhuazhai in the southwest to Baoshuiqu in the northeast has 26 stations including interchanges with Line 1 at Tonghuamen and Line 2 at Xiaozhai.

Xi’an is planning to expand its metro network to six lines by 2020. The initial 35.2km section of Line 4 is due to open at the end of 2017 and the 25.7km Line 5 will be completed in 2020. The 20.1km western section of Line 6 is expected to open in 2019, while the 25.2km Lintong Line is due to be commissioned in 2021. Ultimately a 587km network is planned.

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