The Shenzhen Metro is the subway or underground system for the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, which is opened on 28 December 2004, making Shenzhen the sixth city in mainland China to have a subway after Beijing,Tianjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan. Currently, it has 5 lines, 137 stations and 179 km of total trackage in operation. Also, there are three lines under construction.
The Luobao Line of the Metro runs westward from Luohu to Airport East. The total length is 41 km and located 30 stations. Due to the line connects Luohu district and Bao’an district, it is named “Luobao Line’.
Luobao Line starts from Luohu station, continuing northward along Renmin South Road. Turn in the Old Street Station, westward along Jiefang Road, Fuhua Road and Shennan Road, until Shenda Station. After crossing the Shenzhen University, to the southwest of the taoyuan road, then to the northwest after Daxin Station, along Xinhu Road, Bao’an Avenue to Airport East Station.
- 28 December 2004: Luohu-Window of the World
- 28 September 2009: Window of the World-Shenzhen University
- 15 June 2011: Shenzhen University-Airport East
The Shekou Line runs from Chi Wan to Xin Xiu. It connects with the Luobao Line at Window of the World, with the Longhua Line at Civic Center, with the Longgang Line at Futian and with the Luobao Line again at Grand Theater. Phase 1 of Shekou Line was open on 28 December 2010. The remainder of the Shekou line opened in June 2011.
- 28 December 2010: Chiwan-Window of the World
- 28 June 2011: Window of the World-Xinxiu
Running 41.8 km with 30 stations from Hongling to Yitian Village, Longgang line is the longest metro line in Shenzhen. Construction on Phase 1 which runs 32.86 km from Caopu to Shuanglong began on 26 December 2005. Phase 1 was completed on 28 December 2010. The entire line is scheduled to open 30 jUNE 2011. It will connect with Luobao Line at Laojie and Shopping Park, with Shekou Line at Futian, with Longhua Line at Children’s Palace, with Huanzhong Line at Buji and run out to Longgang in the northeast of the city.
The line is operated by Shenzhen Metro No.3 Line Operation Branch Corporation
- 28 December 2010: Caopu-Shuanglong
- 28 June 2011: Yitian-Caopu
From Futian Checkpoint to Qinghu, Longhua Line runs 20.5 km with 15 stations. Trains operate at 8 minute frequences at all times. Stations from Futian Checkpoint to Lianhua North are underground. North of Children’s Palace, an extension to Qinghu in Longhua, Bao’an District has completed construction and open to public since June 16, 2011, except Shenzhen North Station, which was open to be a transfer with Huanzhong Line since 22 June 2011, first opening day of Huanzhong Line.
This line is operated by MTR Corporation (Shenzhen), a subsidiary of MTR Corporation, since 1 July 2010
- 28 December 2004: Fumin-Children’s Palace
- 28 June 2007: Futian Checkpoint-Fumin
- 16 June 2011: Children’s Palace-Qinghu
Huanzhong Line runs from Qianhaiwan in the west to Huanbeiling in the east. The total length is 40.1 km with 27 stations. Constructed began in May 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2011. It will connect with Luobao Line at Qianhaiwan and Bao’an Station, with Shekou Line at Huangbeiling, with Longhua Line at Shenzhen North Station, with Longgang Line at Buji.
- 22 June 2011: Qianhaiwan-Huangbeiling
Some knowledges about Shenzhen Metro:
Fares and tickets:
Metro rides are priced according to distance travelled, and varies from Y2 to 5. Children under the height of 110 cm may ride for free when accompanied by an adult. The metro also offers free rides to senior citizens over the age of 65, the blind, and the physically disabled.
Before buying tickets, you should read the relevant provisions of subway and codes in detail. When passengers buy tickets, it means that the relevant provisions of which are known, and agree to abide.
Safety common sense:
- Advised to extinguish cigarettes before entering the station
- Be careful to take care of children and the elderly counterparts
- Heed the safety warnings, safety signs and notices
- Holding the handrail, stand on the right
If want to learn more, please click: http://www.szmc.net/cms/page?arg=en/index
Now, in order to facilitate people to take the subway, in 28 December, 2012, Guangzhou Metro officially released APP phone software for free download. People just go to the Apple App Store and Google play and other major electronic markets, or log Guangzhou Metro official website, the official micro-Bo can download the software free of charge.
The information provided by the official APP is very rich, which provides a variety of operational information, including basic lines, site queries, real-time operations announcement, the official micro-blog links, related laws and regulations, safety guidelines, tickets species introductions, user-demand options.
If want to learn more, please click: http://www.gzmtr.com/APP/index.html