Chengdu Subway

chengduA subway station in Chengdu.

Chengdu became the first city in western China with a subway when subway line 1 (blue line) officially began operation on 27 September 2010.

According to the Chengdu subway construction plan there will be 18 subway lines in Chengdu, however only subway lines 1 and 2 are in operation now.

Fares

Starting price: 2 yuan

The full fares for subway line 1 (17 stations) and subway line 2 (20 stations) are 4 yuan and 5 yuan respectively. Including a transfer between the two subway lines, the highest fare is 5 yuan for a one-way ticket.

Discounts: ordinary Tian Fu Tong card holders can enjoy a 90% discount; both student card holders and elderly card holders can enjoy a 50% discount.

Subway Line 1 (Blue Line)

Total length: 32 kilometers (20 miles)

Number of stations: 35

Chengdu subway line 1 has three stages of construction, of which only the first stage of construction is in operation now.

The First Stage of Construction

Description: Shengxian Lake – Century City

Length: 19 kilometers (12 miles)

Number of stations: 17

Route: Shengxian Lake Station → Chengdu North Railway  → Renmin North Road  → Wenshu Monastery  → Luomashi  → Tianfu Square Station→ Jinjiang Hotel  → Huaxibei  → Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium  → Nijiao Bridge  → Tongzilin  → Chengdu South Railway  → Gaoxin Avenue  → Financial City  → Incubation Park  → Jincheng Square  → Century City Station

The Second Stage of Construction

Description: Century City – Huayang Station

Length: 6 kilometers (4 miles)

Number of stations: 5

Starting construction: 28 December of 2011

In operation: 2015

The Third Stage of Construction

Description: Sihe Station – New Tianfu Station

Length: 8 kilometers (5 miles)

Number of stations: 13

Subway Line 2 (Orange Line)

Description: Xipu–Longquanyi

Total length: 44 kilometers (27 miles)

Number of stations: 32

Route: Xipu  → Tianhe Road  → Baicao Road  → Jinzhou Road  → Yinbin Avenue  → Chadianzi Passenger Bus Station → Yangxi Overpass  → Yi Pin Tian Xia  → Shuhan Road East  → Baiguolin  → Sichuan Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine  → Tonghuimen  → Renmin Park  → Tianfu Square  → Chunxi Road  → Dongmen Bridge  → Niuwang Temple  → Niushikou  → Dongda Avenue  → Tazi Mountain Park  → Chengdu East Passenger Bus Station → Chengyu Overpass  → Mausoleum King Hui Station →Honghe  → Chengdu Institute of Public Administration  → Damianpu  → Lianyunpo  → Jiepai Station →Shufang  → Longping Road  → Longquanyi Station.

Subway Line 3 (Pink Line)

Description: Shuangliu Railway Station – Xindu Railway Station

Total length: 50 kilometers (31 miles)

Number of stations: 36

Route: Chengdu Shuangliu Railway  → Shuangliu South  → Baihe Road  → Shuangliu  → Shuangliu North  → Yingchun Bridge  → Longqiao Bridge  → Jinfeng  → West Avenue Mouth  → Wuhou Overpass  → Taiping Garden  (subway lines 7 and 10) → Hongpailou  → Gaosheng Bridge (subway line 5) → Gaoxin Avenue  → Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium (subway line 1) → Mozi Bridge  → Binjiang Road  → Chunxi Road  (subway line 2) → Sichuan Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles  (subway line 4) → No. 1 Bridge → Ma’an North Road  (subway lines 6 and 15) → Lijiatuo → Sima Bridge  (subway line 7) → Chengdu Zoo → Panda Avenue  → Tianhui Town South  → Tianhui Town → Huilong → Sanhe → Xingcheng Avenue  → Xindu → Yinmahe  → Guilin Road → China University of Petroleum → Hongxing Village → Chengdu Xindu Railway Station

First stage of construction: expected to be operational in December 2015.

Subway Line 4 (Green Line)

Total length: 41 kilometers (25 miles)

Number of stations: 30

Route: Wenjiang Higher Education Mega Center → Yangliu River  → Fengxi (subway line 4) → Nanxun Avenue → Guanghua Park → West New City West  (subway line 22) → Fenghuang Avenue → West New City → Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo Park → Caiqiao Bridge  → Zhongbei  → Chengdu West → Supo Overpass → Qingjiang Road Junction  (subway line 7) → Chengwen Overpass → Caotang Road  → Sichuan Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine  (subway lines 2 and 5) → Changshun Avenue → Luomashi (subway line 1) → Taisheng Road → Sichuan Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles (subway line 3) → Yushang Road  (subway line 6) → Shuanglin Road  → Shahe River  → Huaishudian  (subway line 7) → East 3rd Ring Road  (subway line 9) → Shuwang Avenue  → Shiling → Shiling East  → Xihe River Station

First stage of construction: began December 28, 2011; expected to begin operations in November 2015.

Second stage of construction: The line 4 east extension is scheduled to open in 2017.

Subway Line 5 (Purple Line)

Description: north Chengdu (Xiangchaeng Avenue) – south Chengdu (Huilong Road)

Total length: 49 kilometers (30 miles)

Number of stations: 40

Route: Xiangcheng Avenue, Xindu District → Commerce and Trade Avenue → Qingyang Palace → Wuhou Temple →  Yofeng Overpass → Tianfu New → Huilong Road

Connections: subway line 6 at First Ring Road.

Scheduled opening: May 2019.

Subway Line 6 (Brown Line)

Description: Sichuan Normal University – Guangdong Road

Total length: 55 kilometers (34 miles)

Number of stations: 42

Route: Sichuan Normal University Film & Television College  → Chengdu Happy Valley → Liujianian  → Xinghe Road  → the 2nd Ring Road Sichuan Jiaotong University  (subway line 7) → Little Garden  → Shawan  (subway line 5) → Renming North Road Shawan  (subway line 1) → Jiefang Road  → Ma’an North Road  (subway lines 3 and 15) → Jianshe Road  → Chengdu TV Tower  → Yushuang Road  (subway line 4) → Niuwang Temple  (subway line 2) → Sichuan University  (subway line 13) → Sanguantang  → Shahe Bridge  (subway line 8) → Liulichang  (subway line 7) → Chengdu East Passenger Bus Station → Yinjiacao  → Financial Center East  (subway line 9) → Zhonghe  → South Outer Ring South  → Shuanglu Road (subway lines 11 and 12) → Guangdong Road Station.

Situation: Under construction

Subway Line 7 (Light Blue Line)

Description: starts Chengdu North Bus Station (circular)

Total length: 39 kilometers (24 miles)

Number of stations: 31

Route: Chengdu North Passenger Bus Station (subway line 5) → Chengdu North Railway  (subway line 1) → Sima Bridge  (subway line 3) → Bali Community  (subway line 15) → Dongqu Hospital → Erxian Bridge → Chengdu University of Technology  (subway line 8) → Chenghua Avenue → Cuijiadian  → Huaishudian  (subway line 4) → Jiancai South Road  → Chengdu East Railway  (subway lines 2 and 14) → Shahepu  → Lion Mountain  → Sichuan Normal University  (subway line 13) → Liulichang  (subway lines 6 and 11) → Sanwanyao  → Chengdu South Railway  (subway lines 1 and 18) → Shenxianshu  (subway line 5) → Shenxianshu West  (subway line 8) → Hongpailiu South  (subway lines 3 and 10) → Wuhou Shuangnan  → Qingshui River Bridge  (subway line 17) → Guanghua Village  (subway line 16) → Qingjiang Road Mouth  (subway line 4) → Jinsha Relic  → Yi Pin Tian Xia  (subway line 2) → Chadianzi Road  → Huazhaobi  → the 2nd Ring Road Chengdu Jiaotong University Road  (subway line 6) → Jiulidi Road Mouth  → Chengdu North Passenger Bus Station (subway line 5)

Scheduled opening: April 2017

Subway Line 8 (Grass-Green Line)

Description: north–southwest, Tanxiang Village – Shuangliu reserve control line

Total length: 36 kilometers (22 miles)

Number of stations: 27

Route: Tanxiang Village → Shilidian → Wannianchang → Nijia Bridge → Yongfeng Overpass (subway line 5) → Shuangliu

Situation: still in planning

Subway Line 9 (Yellow Line)

Description: Links the sub-downtown area in the east and CBD in the south to the Shuangnan Area.

Total length: 28 kilometers (17 miles)

Number of stations: 14

Route: 3rd Ring Road → 4th Ring Road

Connection: subway line 4 at Shiling Station

PS: Chengdu subway line 9 is still in planning.

Subway Line 10 (Sapphire Blue Line)

Description: Shuangliu Airport Line (from Taipingyuan)

Total length: 10 kilometers (7 miles)

Number of stations: 5

Route: Taipingyuan (subway lines 3 and 7) → Cuqiao Bridge  → Huaxing  (subway line 9) → Jinhua  (subway line 12) → Airport Terminal One  → Airport Terminal Two Station

Scheduled opening: 2018

Subway Line 13 (Vine Yellow Line)

Number of stations: 9

Route: Shunjiang Road Station → Sanguantang → Sichuan Normal University → Chengdu Tobacco Company Station → Sanshenghua Village → Longhua Temple → Chengdu Economic Development Zone South → Century Avenue Station → Dongshan International New City Station

Situation: still in planning

Subway Line 18 (Cyan Line)

Description: Jianyang Airport Line (from Chengdu South Railway Station)

Total length: 58 kilometers (36 miles)

Number of stations: 8

Route: Chengdu South Railway Station → CBD of Tianfu New District → Tianfu New Station → Jianyang Sanchahu Lake Highway → Chengdu Jianyang International Airport

Scheduled opening: 2018 (still in planning)