Urumqi Subway

 Currently, Urumqi subway system has four metro lines under construction: line 1, line 2, line 3 and line 4. Line 1 phase one will pass the old town and high-tech development district, linking Santunbei and Diwopu International Airport. This line is expected to serve the public in December, 2018. Subway line 2 phase one will connect Yan’an Road and Huashan Street via Urumqi Railway Station, covering around 12 miles (20 kilometers). It will be operated in 2019. Extending in the south-north direction, Urumqi metro line 3 Phase One is scheduled to connect Cangfanggou and Sangong North via South Railway Station. The Phase one of subway line 4 will operate between Jinhu Road and Qidaowan passing by 16 stations. By the end of 2030, metro lines 1-7 will operate in the city with the length of 132 miles (212 kilometers) and 121 stations. The rail transit will account for 20-25% of city’s public transportation.
According to the long-term plan, totally ten metro lines, including line 8, Nanshan Line and Wuchang Line, will develop and they will make urban rail transit accessible to the city’s major transportation junctions and suburb areas.Language Used in Urumqi Subway Station
The names of the metro stations and the guiding signs in the stations are marked in three languages: Chinese, English and local Uighur language. The stations will also be announced in these three languages.

Urumqi Subway Lines Under Construction
Line 1: Santunbei – Diwopu International Airport (south-north)
Open Time: 2018
Length: 17 miles (28 kilometers)
Station Number: 21
Stations: Santunbei – Xinjiang University – Erdaoqiao – Nanmen – Beimen – Xinxing Street – Nanhu Square – North Nanhu Road – Wangjialiang – Balou – Daxigou – Zhongyinggong – Xiaoxigou – Railway Bureau – Sports Center – Botanical Garden – Yingbin Crossing – Sangong – Xuanrendun – Dadiwobao – Diwopu International Airport

Line 2 (Phase One): Yan’an Road – Huashan Street (L-shape)
Open Time: 2019
Length: 12 miles (20 kilometers)
Station Number: 16
Stations: Yan’an Road – Xiangyangpo – Dawan – Heijiashan – Xingfu Road Middle – Xingfu Road West – Nanmen – Zhongqiao – Nianzigou – Nanliangpo – Xinjiang Agricultural University – Maliaodi – Pingchuan Road – Jiujiawan – Urumqi Railway Station – Huashan Street
Line 3 (Phase One): Cangfanggou – Sangong North (south-north)
Open Time: 2021
Length: 14 miles (22 kilometers)
Station Number: 19
Stations: Cangfanggou – No.12 Middle School – Yashan Road – Zhujiang Road – South Railway Station – Nianzigou – Youzhengju – Waimaogongsi – Mingyuan – Youhao – Balou – Yixueyuan – Liyushan – Wuliuyuan – Jiaqichang – Tuanjiexiaoqu – Liangxiao – Sangong South – Sangong NorthLine 4 (Phase One): Jinhu Road – Qidaowan (east-west)
Open Time: 2021
Length: 12 miles (20 kilometers)
Station Number: 16
Stations: Jinhu Road – Nainiuchang – Yanchang – Ergong West – Urumqi Railway Station – North Square – Mianfangcangku – Mucaichang – Railway Bureau Hospital – Railway Bureau – Tianransi – Jiaqichang – Qichecheng – Bajiahu – Conference and Exhibition Center – Qidaowan

Long-term Planned Metro Lines
Line 5: Cheguansuo – Changji West
Station Number: 21
Stations: Cheguansuo – Xinjiang Normal University – Liangxiao – Normal University for Nationalities – Botanical Garden – Shiweidangxiao – Binhaihuayuan – No.5 Middle School of Railway Bureau – Tiewuzhong – Jiuyunsi – Diwopu International Airport – Tiancai Kejiyuan – Xijiao Gongdianju – Sanpingxinqu – Zhengdaxumu – Sanpingsanlian – Wuyijiulian – Wuyiwulian – Lüzhou Road – Changji – Zhongshan Road – Changji West

Line 6: Xuanrendun – Midongshihua North
Station Number: 17
Stations: Xuanrendun – Zhongmiaochang – Sangong North – Guanjiuchang – Xinjiangwujian – Wushuichang North – Guanghui Industrial Park – Xinjiang Vocational & Technical College of Communications – Shangshahe – Gumudi – Gumudi East – Dongshan – Zhenxingcun – Tiechanggou West – Tiechanggou East – Midongshihua – Midongshihua North

Line 7: Shangshahe West – Xishan South
Station Number: 25
Stations: Shangshahe West – Xinjiangwujian – Wushuichang – East Railway Station – Xinjiang Normal University – Shisanjian – Qichecheng – Baiwanzhuang – Yihaolijing – Hualianzhixiao – Zizhiqu Zhengxie – Nanhu Square – Sanlianban – Waimaogongsi – Nanchangxiaoqu – Maliaodi – Xishanjiedao – No.104 Corps – Sichadao – Xishanqiao West – Xishanqiao South – Niumaohu North – Niumaohu South – Xishan – Xishan South

Line 8: (south-north)
Subway line 8 will pass Tianshan, Shuimogou and Midong Districts.
Transfers along line 8: At Xingfu Road Middle, the transfer to line 2 can be achieved, and interchange with line 4 is available at Qidaowan. Besides, passengers can also transfer to line 5, line 6 and line 7 in the future.

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