Shenzhen to Open 3 New Metro Lines by 2020

By That's Shenzhen, August 2, 2019

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You’ve probably encountered this situation before: It’s rush hour and you’re unfortunately sardined on Line 4 in the midst of the after-work crowd. Good news for metro commuters as Shenzhen’s work is almost complete on three new metro lines and three extensions, which will open by 2020.

Shenzhen Metro witnessed a record number of passengers last month with 6.63 million people using the transit system in one day on July 12. Clearly, the metro is one of the most essential and vital transportation methods for most people in the city. 

Line Extensions

Line 2: Will extend eastwards from Xinxiu to Liantang to connect with the first phase of Line 8, a new metro line. 

Image via Tencent News

Line 4: Eight stations will be added onto the northern terminus of Qinghu: Qinghu North, Zhucun, Qiankeng, Changhu, Guanlan, Songyuanxia, Mission Hills and Niuhu. Golfing fanatics now you’ll have an easier way to get up north! 

Image via Railway Development Committee Office

Line 9: The west extension of Line 9 is set to open at the end of this year. It will extend westward from current terminus Hongshuwan South station, passing Shenzhen Bay and ending at Qianwan Station. The total length of the line is about 10.8 kilometers with 10 additional stations on the track.

Image via Tencent News

New Metro Lines

Line 6: This 20-stop line will start at Shenzhen North Railway Station and run through Longhua, Guangming and Bao’an districts. Five of the stations will be underground and 15 will be elevated. The metro line is forecasted to open in 2020, interchangeable with Line 4, 5, 11, 13 and 15 as well as Dongguan Metro Line R1 and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed rail.

Image via Shenzhen Metro

Line 8: The first phase of Line 8, expected to be finished next year, will connect Luohu with Yantian district, starting from Liantang to Yantian Lu Station. When Line 8 is fully completed, it will pass through popular attractions such as Dameisha, Xiaomeisha and Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East). This will be the line to ride on for beach goers and explorers. 

Image via Tencent News

Line 10: This subway line will connect Futian Checkpoint with Shuangyong Jie Station in Longgang district. The total length of the line is 29.3 kilometers, with 24 stations. This line should relieve some of the heavy congestion that Line 4 sees.  

Image via Railway Development Committee Office

As Shenzhen continues to rapidly grow, metro expansion won’t be coming to a halt anytime soon. Traveling to other areas such as Dongguan, Zhanjiang and Ganzhou will be more and more convenient!

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[Cover image via Shenzhen Metro]

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