Nantong Metro

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Nantong Metro
Overview
Native name南通地铁
LocaleNantong. Jiangsu, China
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1 (under construction)
4 (planned)
Operation
Operation will startMarch 28, 2022; 2 years' time (2022-03-28)
Operator(s)Nantong City Rail Transit Co., Ltd.
CharacterUnderground

Nantong Metro (Chinese: 南通地铁; pinyin: Nántōng Dìtiě), officially Nantong Rail Transit, is a rail rapid transit system under construction in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. In August 2014, China's State Council approved Nantong Metro's development plan.

Nantong Metro will consist of 4 subway lines with a total length of 170.8 kilometres (106.1 mi) and several commuter railway lines totaling 153.2 kilometres (95.2 mi).

History[edit]

In October 2011, the third meeting of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress of Nantong City heard the report of the municipal government on urban rail rapid transit construction planning, and launched the "Nantong Urban Rail Transit Planning Work" plan. In April 2012, the Nantong Metro plan was released and circulated online.

On August 19, 2014, Nantong's urban rail rapid transit construction plan was approved by the State Council, becoming the sixth in Jiangsu and the 37th city overall approved for rail rapid transit.[1]

Metro Line 1's construction began on December 18, 2017, and the construction period will take 5 years.[2][3] Line 1 begins at Pingchao Station (平潮站) and ends at Zhenxing Road Station (振兴路站), and will consist of 25 stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congrong, Ding (2015-12-25). "Nantong surpasses goals set for 12th Five-Year Plan". China Daily. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  2. ^ [1] "Nantong Metro Line 1 construction begins, including 28 subway stations", people.com.cn Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ [2]"Nantong Metro Line 1 construction begins,total length 39km, expected to enter service in 2021", yangtse.com Retrieved 19 December 2017