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WUHAN
 China

Wuhan Metro Map © R. Schwandl

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 METRO

Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province and located by the Yangtze River, has some 8 million inhabitants. The city actually consists of three parts - Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang - separated from each other by the Yangtze and the Han Rivers.

 Line 1

In September 2004, Wuhan became the fifth Chinese city with a metro (after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou). The first 10.2 km line (10 stations) is an elevated metro. It runs from Huangpu to Zongguan in the downtown area of the Hankou District, and it is the first one in the country to use a communication-based train control system, provided by Alcatel (SelTracŪ S40 CBTC). The designed minimum interval is only 90 seconds between two trains and driverless operation.

28 July 2004: test runs
28 Sept 2004: start of revenue service on Line 1
29 July 2010: test runs start on completed Line 1 Dongwu Boulevard - Dijiao (except Zhuyehai station)
28 May 2014: Dijiao - Hankou North (5.7 km)
17 Sept 2014: Zhuyehai station added

After having been extended on both sides in July 2010 and again in 2014, Line 1 (Hankou Line) has a total length of 34.6 km and 28 stations (+1 opening later).

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Photos © Dan Tischler

 Line 2

Wuhan's second metro line runs from Hankou to Wuchang passing beneath the Yangtze River.

28 Dec 2012: Jinyintan - Optics Valley Square

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Photos © Hao Zhou

 Line 4

Wuhan's fourth metro line connects Hanyang and Wuchang Railway Stations to the new Wuhan Railway Station in the east. Stage 2 is scheduled to open in 2014.

28 Dec 2013: Wuhan Railway Station - Wuchang Railway Station

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Photos © Hao Zhou

 Projects

Planned network of 7 lines totalling 220 km to be built over the next decades. Most lines will be constructed underground.

 Photos
 Links

Wuhan Rail Transit (Official Website)

Wuhan Metro at Wikipedia

Wuhan Metro Map at Johomaps

 

 

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