Wuhan Metro

Wuhan Metro Information

The Wuhan Metro service is the very own Metro service for the city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China. The network at present comprises three different lines, with the latest inclusion- Line 3- opening as recently in December of 2013. The year 2018 has been set as the deadline for the completion of an extensive network that is likely to operate along as many as eight different routes.

Announcement on the Metro trains are made in Chinese as well as in English. The English announcements are unexpectedly embarrassing as the names are grossly mispronounced in a toneless and rigid version of Americanised Chinese by a Chinese native who does a very poor act of imitating an American citizen with very poor knowledge of the Oriental language. Wuhan metro has annual ridership of 73 million as in 2011.

Wuhan Metro Lines

Line 1 of Wuhan Metro is a twenty-nine kilometer long track running along an elevated urban railway corridor in the Hankou borough of Wuhan. The route is mainly aligned in a northwest-southeast direction and is approximately parallel to the Jiefang Avenue for a better part of its length. Out of the twenty-seven planned stations, twenty-five have been put into operation. While expansions along this route for Phases 1 and 2 have been completed, Phase 3 is under construction.

Line 2 runs over a length of nearly twenty-eight kilometers and is mainly an underground connection between the boroughs of Wuchang and Hankou. This was the first subway system in the country to run across the Yangtze river. Like the Line 1, this too runs in a northwest-southeast direction and began operations late in 2012. Plans for expansion are still in the planning phase and the entire project is expected to be completed in 2015.

Line 4 is another service that runs as an underground network. It is operational along an east-west corridor, connecting the Wuchang and Hanyang regions of Wuhan. The first phase became operational late in 2013 while the second phase- another route that will cross the mighty Yangtze river- is set to be put to service in 2014.

Line Terminuses
Opened Newest
Line 1 Hankou North
Dongwu Boulevard
2004 2014 34.6 28
Line 2 Jinyintan
Optics Valley Square
2012 28.0 21
Line 4 Wuchang Railway Station
Wuhan Railway Station
2013 16.5 15

Wuhan Metro Map

Map of Wuhan Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it  or Download Wuhan Metro Map in PDF.

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