A number of regional and metro lines have opened across China, with the Shenzhen Metro passing the 500 km mark. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to IRJ.


Shenzhen Line #12 and the 6.13-kilometer extension of Line #6 opened on November 28, expanding the city’s subway network to 518.35 kilometers on sixteen lines. Line #6 extension is being built in two phases, the first phase includes 6.13 km from Guangming Station to SIAT at the border of Shenzhen and Dongguan with four stations.

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Line #12 is 40.54 km long and runs from Zuo Fortai East station in the south to Hai Hai Tian Yuan East station in the north and has 33 stations. This is the first subway line in Shenzhen built through a public-private partnership.

By the end of 2022, 128 km of new metro lines will be opened in Shenzhen, bringing the total network length to 559 km. This includes the opening of the 50.3 km section of Gangxia North-Shatian Line #14 and the 1.2 km section of Futian-Gangxia Line #11 on October 28. Line #16 and 8.4 km line #20 are also due to open before the end of this year.

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