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September 6, 2012

China approves 25 urban rail projects

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans to invest CNY800bn ($127bn) to build 25 urban rail projects across the country, as well as a further five projects in Shanghai, worth more than CNY16.79bn ($2.6bn).

By admin-demo

Shanghai Metro

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans to invest CNY800bn ($127bn) to build 25 urban rail projects across the country, as well as a further five projects in Shanghai, worth more than CNY16.79bn ($2.6bn).

The 25 projects will be carried out in the cities of Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, Guangzhou and Xiamen.

NDRC said that new metro lines will be built in the cities of Xiamen and Taiyuan, while existing urban rail systems will be extended in Shanghai and Harbin in the Heilongjiang province.

The project includes the construction of the first three lines of Shijiazhuang metro network, which is expected to account for 30% of all public transport trips in the city by 2020.

Shijiazhuang’s metro line 1, which will have a length of 23.9km with 21 stations, is scheduled to be completed by 2016 at a cost of CNY16.7bn ($2.6bn).

Construction of the CNY11.5bn ($1.81bn) second line, which will have a length of 16.2km with 17 stations, is scheduled to start in 2015 and is expected to be finished by 2020.

"The 25 projects will be carried out in the cities of Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, Guangzhou and Xiamen."

China will start construction of 19.5km, 15-station line 3 at a cost of CNY14bn ($2.2bn) in 2013 and expects to start operations by 2018.

According to the China Association of Metros, a group of NDRC, 40 cities in China will have subway systems by 2020, bringing the total length of rail track to 7,000km, 4.3 times the current length.

Under the project, Shanghai’s metro system will be extended to Disneyland in the Pudong New Area and the China Expo Exhibition Complex in the Qingpu District, by 2015.

NDRC has also approved the 18.6km Guangzhou Line 7, which would cost CNY9.5bn ($1.49bn), as well as the CNY11bn ($1.73bn) Chengdu Line 3, which will run underground for 20km with 15 stations.


Image: By 2015, Shanghai’s metro system will be extended to Disneyland and the China Expo Exhibition Complex. Photo: courtesy of Jucember.

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