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Shenyang Metro

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Locale  Shenyang, China
Number of lines  2
Transit type  Rapid transit
Number of stations  43
Shenyang Metro
Daily ridership  762,000 (2015 Daily Avg.) 1,070,000 (Peak record set on Sept 11, 2016)
Began operation  27 September 2010 (Trials 2009)

Shenyang Metro is the metro system for the city of Shenyang, Liaoning province in China. This is the 7th operational subway system in Mainland China and the first in Northeast China.



The Shenyang Metro consists of Line 1 (east-west), opened on September 27, 2010 with 27.8 km (17.3 mi) and 22 stations, and Line 2 (north-south), opened on January 9, 2012 with 27.16 km (16.88 mi) and 22 stations.

The construction of Line 1 started on November 18, 2005. Trial service not open to the public started in September 2009, with the line fully operational in September 2010. Construction of a four-station extension east to East Mausoleum Park started in 2009. The total cost of Line 1 was 8.88 billion yuan (USD 1.1 billion).

The construction on Line 2 started on November 18, 2006, with 19 stations and 19.3 km (12.0 mi) operational on January 9, 2012.


Shenyang was one of the first Chinese cities with a metro plan. The initial plan of building a metro line in Shenyang was proposed as early as 1940, when a Japanese company planned a 52-kilometre (32 mi) metro network. The metro program was revived again in 1965, when the Chinese government decided that the four biggest cities at that time, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Shenyang should build metro systems for military reasons. However, due to the Cultural Revolution, only the Beijing subway and Tianjin subway were built. While the Shanghai subway system was put into service in 1995, because of the economy decline in Shenyang during the 1980s–1990s, Shenyang's subway program was postponed again. A light rail system was designed in the early 1990s as a cheaper alternative, however this plan was also abandoned. When the city's economy revived after 2000, the metro dream rematerialized. Finally in 2005, the subway proposal was approved by the Chinese central government and the construction work began.

  • September 23, 2009: Line 1, Shisanhao Jie to Tiexi Square (12 stations), non-passenger trial service
  • September 27, 2009, Shenyang-Tiecheng intercity railway starts construction.
  • September 27, 2010: Line 1, Shisanhao Jie to Liming Square (22 stations), full opening
  • October 19, 2010: Line 1 eastern extension started construction.
  • December 30, 2011: Line 2 starts trial operation.
  • January 9, 2012: Line 2, Santaizi to Quanyun Jie (19 stations) full opening
  • Under Construction

    Extensions of both ends of both lines are currently under construction along with an intercity metro line.

    Shenyang is also building a 65 km, 4 line tram network.

    Future plan

    Plans for two east-west lines, two north-south lines, a loop line, and two branches with a total length of 182.5 kilometres (113.4 mi) have been expanded to eleven lines. Currently there are 3 lines being planned in the near-term in preparation for construction. All 3 of them shall be complete by 2018. The original loop line is broken into 2 "L" shaped lines that intersect twice to form a loop. Line 4 will start construction in 2014.


    Shenyang Metro Wikipedia

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