New Metro lines to run tests before opening by year's end

Three new Metro lines are expected to be put into operation by the end of this year, with test runs expected to start soon.

The city’s three new Metro lines are expected to run tests soon to prepare for their official launches at the end of the year.

After about three months of tests on signal systems, the three lines — Line  17, the eastern extension of Line 9 (phase 3) and the Pujiang Line — have achieved signal system safety licenses recently, the Metro operator said on Friday. 

They are expected to become the latest members of the city’s Metro network by the end of 2017.

Metro Line 17 stretches 35 kilometers and has 13 stations. It shares Hongqiao Railway Station with Metro Lines 2 and 10.

The eastern extension of Line 9 (phase 3) has nine stations, including Jinhai Road station shared with Line 12 and Lantian Road to be shared with the planned Line 14. It extends 13.8 kilometers.

The Pujiang Line, which extends from Shendu Highway Station of Line 8, has six stations in Minhang District’s Pujiang Town.

Line 17.

Eastern extension of Line 9 (phase 3)

The Pujiang Line.

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