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CHONGQING
 China

Chongqing Monorail Metro Map

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The city of Chongqing (formerly known as Chungking) lies in the centre of China on the Yangtze River. In its urban area it has a population of 8 million, with approx. 12 million in its metropolitan area.

 

 Line 1

Chongqing's first full subway runs from Chaotianmen (passenger port) at the east end of the central district to Shapingba in the west. The initial section was to be 16.4 km, but with limited service only starting between Jiaochangkou (L2) and Shapingba in July 2011.

28 July 2011: Jiaochangkou - Shapingba
27 Sept 2011: Jiaochangkou - Xiaoshizi
21 Dec 2012:
Shapingba - Daxuecheng (20 km)
28 Sept 2014: + Shijingpo station
30 Dec 2014: Daxuecheng - Jiandingpo (1.9 km)

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 Line 2

The first Chongqing Monorail line - from Jiaochangkou to Dongwuyuan (13 stations, 13.5 km) - opened in June 2005 after construction had started at the end of 1999.

The mostly elevated line starts at Jiaochangkou in the central district and used to end at Xinshancun in the southwestern industrial area. The total length was 19.2 km with 18 stations. In 2014, the line was extended south to Yudong, where it connects to monorail line 3.

Monorail trains were built by Changchun Rail Company and Hitachi.

18 June 2005: Jiaochangkou - Dongwuyuan
01 July 2006: Dongwuyuan - Xinshancun
30 Dec 2014: Xinshancun - Yudong (17 km)

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 Line 3

Chongqing's second Monorail line runs north-south across the city centre linking Chongqing North Railway Station with the south bank of the Yangtze River. It uses combined road/rail bridges to cross the Yangtze (1.15 km) and Jialing Rivers (0.5 km).

29 Sept 2011: Lianglukou - Yuanyang (w/o Hongqihegou, Zhengjiayuanzi, Longtousi, Tongjiayuanzi) (17.5 km)
08 Oct 2011: Yuanyang - Changfulu
30 Dec 2011: Lianglukou - Ertang (w/o Gongmao, Tongyuanju)
30 Dec 2011: + Tongjiayuanzi station
30 Dec 2011: Changfulu - Jiangbei International Airport
01 Mar 2012: + Hongqihegou station
01 May 2012: + Zhengjiayuanzi station
28 Dec 2012: Ertang - Yudong (w/o Jinzhu, Huaxi, Chalukou)
28 Dec 2012: + Gongmao & Tongyuanju stations
31 Jan 2013: + Chalukou, Huaxi & Jinzhu stations
05 Feb 2013: + Longtousi station
28 Dec 2016: Bijin - Jurenba

 

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 Line 4

Running east from Chongqing North Railway Station:

28 Dec 2018: Chongqing North Railway Station (North Square) - Tangjiatuo (15.6 km)
11 Jan 2019: Chongqing North Railway Station - Min'andadao (Min'an Avenue) (2.3 km)

 

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 Line 5

North-south metro line:

28 Dec 2017: The Expo Garden Center - Dalongshan (17 km)
24 Dec 2018: Dalongshan - Dashiba (2.5 km)

 

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 Line 6

Chongqing's second full metro line, started running on the north shore of the Jialing River in 2012.

28 Sept 2012: Kangzhuang - Wulidian
26 Dec 2012: Kangzhuang - Lijia
15 May 2013: Lijia - Yuelai
31 Dec 2013: Lijia - Beibei
28 Sept 2014:
+ Tiansheng and Jiuquhe stations
26 Nov 2014:
+ Xiangjiagang station
30 Dec 2014: Wulidian - Chayuan (18 km)
28 Feb 2015: + Pingchang and Huangmaoping stations
26 Oct 2015: + Gaoyikou and Caojiawan stations
28 Jan 2016: + Jiangbeicheng station

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 Line 10

North-south metro line, also known as "Airport Line":

28 Dec 2017: Wangjiazhuang - Liyuchi (34 km)
28 Dec 2018: South Square of Chongqing North Railway Station

 

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 Loop Line (0)

51 km circular metro line:

28 Dec 2018: Chongqing Library - Haixialu via Chongqing North Railway Station (34.3 km)
11 Jan 2019: + Min'andadao (Min'an Avenue)

 

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 Projects

See Wikipedia

 

 Links

Chongqing Metro (Official website)

Chongqing Metro at Wikipedia

Chongqing Monorail Map at Johomaps

Chongqing Urban Rail Lines on Baidu Map

 

 Report

Craig Moore reports in Jan 2019:

Chongqing is a large city, dominated by rapid, and chaotic, urban development. The city has a stunning location, engulfed by mountains and valleys, with the city centre full of high-rise buildings, located on a tongue-shaped spit of land at the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers. It is this topography that makes the city, and its Metro, interesting, necessitating different rail modes and bold infrastructure.

System
The 8-line network is operated by Chongqing Rapid Transit (CRT) and offers two Monorail lines (built and operated to Metro standard) and six full Metro lines. It spreads wide across the vast urban area of the city-region with 305.9km of revenue route (181km underground), accommodating 173 stations (99 underground). Whilst station density is high in the congested central area, this diminishes significantly on the outer reaches of some of the lines and overall the CRT system has a relatively high average station gap of 1.8km.

Monorail Lines:
Given the topography of the area, most of the uniqueness and grandeur of the system comes from the two straddle beam monorail lines. Line 2 is the original urban rail line in the city and is 30.3km (2.4km underground), running from the centre at Jiaochangkou to Yudong in the south. Jianchangkou has a long transfer to Line 1 and from here the route travels underground before elevated running begins at Huanghuayuan. This stretch, on the southern bank of the Jialing, offers impressive views to the north and west. Niujiaotuo provides interchange to Line 3 and involves a pleasant walk along an open-sided corridor to the Line 3 platforms above - the views from both stations are spectacular. Further west is Liziba, a station famed for being built into an apartment block. Although the platform and entrance area of this station are not particularly interesting, the notion that you are stood on the 6th floor of a tall apartment block is, and again the views across the river to the north are mightily impressive. The line soon turns south with a short underground section at Daping (connection to Line 6) followed by elevated running above main roads and through dense residential and commercial areas. Some services terminate at Tiantangbao and from here the service becomes less busy as it heads to the terminus of Yudong, a huge two-island station with connection to Line 3.

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