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Chengdu Metro Line 18 Phase 1 Now Open

发布时间:2020-09-28 15:24:21

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Chengdu Metro, phase 1 of Chengdu Metro Line 18 officially opened on 27th September 2020.


Running both above and below the ground, phase 1 of Metro Line 18 starts at Chengdu South Railway Station and ends at Sancha Lake, relieving the constant rush of Line 1 in the south, as it runs parallel to it. The trains have a maximum capacity of 2958 passengers and maximum operating speed of 140km/h, making it the fastest metro track currently operating in China. Ticket price from South Railway to Sancha station is 9RMB.


Probably more exciting will the opening of phase 2, expected to be in operation by the end of 2020, connecting Chengdu's urban area with the brand new Chengdu Tianfu International Airport. Thefuture Line 18 express service will stop at only 4 intermediate station, aiming to complete a trip between Chengdu South Railway Station to Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in 35 minutes.


The metro in Chengdu was first opened in 2010 and currently has 8 lines operating Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 18. There are automatic ticketing stations available at each station where passengers can purchase tickets or top up their metro card in Chinese or English. Ticket prices start from 2RMB for a 0-4km journey up to 10RMB when going over 50km and more for a return ticket.


The stops on Metro Line 18 Phase I:


South Railway Station - Incubation Park - Jincheng Plaza East - Century City - Haichang Road - Western China International Expo City - Xinglong - Sancha 




Stations that Passengers can Transfer:


There are a few major stations where passengers can make transfers to different lines.

•South Railway Station: Transfer with line 1 and 7

•Incubation Park: Transfer with line 9

•Century City & Haichang Road: Transfer with line 1

•Western China Int'l Expo City: Transfer with line 1 and 6


Chengdu metro lines currently under construction:


Line 18 is not the only metro line being constructed, as there are is a significant amount of lines that are in planning or currently being constructed: 

Line 6: Zhengjialin – Taiqing Road
Line 8: Xiejiaqiao – Longtansi East
Line 9: Outer Circle
Line 11: East Railway Station – Xinjin West & Huanglongxi
Line 12: Luodai North – Yanhe Community
Line 13: Sichuan Normal University – Longquan South
Line 14: East Railway Station – Luodai North
Line 15: Jintang Sanxing – East Railway Station & Qianfeng Road
Line 16: North Railway Station – Chaoyang Lake
Line 17: Sichuan Normal University – Shuangliu West Railway Station & Yiyuan
Line 18: Tianfu International Airport – Lidun Park & Mount Qingcheng – Pengzhou
Line 19: Baihe – Yong’an South
Line 20: Xindu East Railway Station – Pengzhou
Line 21: Hongguang North – Jinma North