At 11 am on Feb. 21, three new metro lines, namely the first section of Line 3, Phase II of Line 4 and the first section of Line 10, opened together in Hangzhou. Now the total length of Hangzhou’s metro lines reaches 401 km. It is a big step forward to its goal of 516 km. All lines planned in the Phase III Project of Hangzhou Metro Lines will be put into operation this year. This means Hangzhou will have in total 14 metro lines before the 19th Asian Games. Now let’s look at the three newly opened lines.
Phase I of Line 3 consists of a main line and a branch line. Its total length is 52 km and there are 35 stops. All are underground. The main line starts from Wenyi West Road Station and ends at Xingqiao Station and there are 31 stops along the way. The branch line starts from Shima Station and joins the main line at Xixi Wetland South Station and it has 4 stops.
And the section opened this time starts from Xingqiao Station and ends at Chaowang Road Station. It is about 21 km long and has 13 stops. Passengers could change to Line 4 at Xintiandi Street Station and to Line 5 at Shanxian Station.
Phase II of Line 4 has a total length of 26 km and starts from Pengbu Station which belongs to Phase I of Line 4 and ends at Chihua Street Station. There are 15 stops and 3 of them are interchange stations. They are Xintiandi Street Station where passengers could change to Line 3, Jinjiadu Station where passengers could change to Line 2 and Hangxing Road Station where passengers could change to Line 10. And Ducheng Eco Park Station will be open later.
Phase I of Line 10 has a total length of 14 km. It starts from Yisheng Road Station and ends at Huanglong Sports Center Station and there are 12 stops. The section opened this time starts from Yisheng Road Station and ends at Cuibai Road Station, with a total length of about 12 km. Passengers could change to Line 4 at Hangxing Road Station and to Line 5 at Hemu Road Station.
The opening of the three lines will effectively bring the northwest area of the city closer to the West Lake Scenic Area, the central area of Hangzhou and Qianjiang New City, further increase the influence of Hangzhou East Station as a transportation hub and ease traffic pressure for citizens living in the northwest of the city and Dingqiao Area. Meanwhile it will also strongly promote the development of new CBDs along the way and enhance the strength of the city so as to develop its core areas more efficiently and smoothly.
More to Know
With safety and quality as the premise, Hangzhou Metro will go all out to finish the construction of the 516 km long metro network which is an important part of the supporting infrastructure of the Asian Games, as per requirements.
By the end of March, the northern section of Line 7 from Wushan Square Station to Guanyintang Station and the southern section of Line 9 from Guanyintang Station to Jiumu Road Station will be ready to open.
By the end of April, the remaining sections of Line 3 from Wenyi West Road Station to West Lake Cultural Square Station and from Shima Station to Xixi Wetland South Station) will be ready to be put into operation.
By the end of May, the road restoration work for the Asian Games’ subway construction will be finished completely.
In July, the remaining section of Line 10 from Huanglong Sports Center Station to Xueyuan Road Station and the Airport Line (Line 19) will also be ready to open.