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Shenzhen to build 1,142km metro network by 2030

Metro Shanghai

Shenzhen in China has announced it will construct a Metro network covering 1,142km by 2030.

The plans were announced by the city’s urban planning and land resources commission as part of its 2016-2030 plan.

According to the plan, the city will boast a total of 32 Metro lines that include eight express lines of 412km and 24 regular lines by the end of 2030.

The commission said that the plan for the Metro network was made to support the city’s development as a national economic centre and an international city. Trips to the city’s central business districts (CBDs) and district CBDs will only take 45 minutes.

At present, Shenzhen Metro operates eight lines, running 285km, with another 148.7km under construction.

The Metro network will serve 70% of commuters using public transport it said, and will also add three new regional express lines to lines 6, 11, 13, 14 and 18.

Line 20 will link Futian CBD with Airport New Town area. Line 21 will be built to enhance the connection between Longgang and Qianhai, and Line 22 will link Longhua with Futian.

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