Shenzhen Metro Line 4, Longhua Line, Shenzhen Metro
Longhua Line (Line 4) of the Metro runs southward from Children’s Palace to Futiankouan. Trains operate at 10 minute frequencies at all times. There are electronic signboard system which display estimated train arrival times and all stations in Line 4 are underground. North of Children’s Palace, an extension to Qinghu in Longhua, Bao’an District is being constructed, and is expected to complete in 2011.
- Shao Nian Gong (少年宫, Youth Palace)
- Shi Min Zhong Xin (市民中心, Civic Centre)
- Hui Zhan Zhong Xin (会展中心, Exhibition Centre) [Interchange station for line number 1]
- Fu Min (福民, Fumin)
- Fu Tian Kou An (福田口岸, Futian Port) — transfer to MTR East Rail Line Lok Ma Chau station in Hong Kong. The station was formerly named Huang Gang (皇岗, Huanggang), and it was renamed on Aug 15, 2008 to avoid confusion with Huanggang Port.
- Lianhua North (莲花北)
- Shangmeilin (上梅林)
- Minle (民乐)
- Baishilong (白石龙)
- Shenzhen North Station (深圳北站,Shenzhen North Railway Station)
- Hongshan (白石龙)
- Shangtang (龙塘)
- Longsheng (龙胜)
- Longhua (龙华)
- Qinghu (清湖)
- Shenzhen Metro Network
- Project Description
- Progress Update – December 2008
The Shenzhen Metro Phase 1 network, now in operation comprises two lines, Line 1 (L1) between Lo Wu and the “Windows of the World” in the east-west direction, and the first phase of Line 4 (L4) connecting Huanggang Boundary Control Point with Shaoniangong in the north-south orientation. Interchange between L1 and L4 is provided at Huizhanzhongxin Station. The Phase 1 network, comprising 20 stations, has been opened for service on 28th December 2004.
The Shenzhen Municipal Government plans to expand the rail network by constructing 8 new extensions, of which 4 are metro lines (new Lines 2 and 3, and extension of Lines 1 and 4) whilst the remainders are fast regional light rails (Lines 6, 8, 11 and 12) by 2010 (See Figure 1 for the proposed rail network for Shenzhen).
The extension of Shenzhen Metro L4, i.e. Phase 2, forms part of the major delivery programme of the overall rail development plan in Shenzhen.
The Shenzhen Metro Line 4 Phase 2 project is a vital part of the Shenzhen overall rail expansion plan. It forms a logical extension of the Line 4 Phase 1 rail line, extending northwards from Shaoniangong Station (Juvenile Activity Centre) to Qinghu Station.
Line 4 Phase 2 is approximately 15.8 km long, consisting of approximately 5 km of underground section and 10.8 km of at-grade and elevated sections. It has 10 stations, i.e., two underground stations, one at-grade station, and seven elevated stations. In addition, a maintenance depot will be constructed at Longsheng Station. The two underground stations and the associated tunnels will be constructed using drill-and-blast method and Tunnel Boring Machine which is specially built for this project.
The total project cost is approximately RMB6.0 billion, which is 100% funded by MTR as an investment project. This investment railway project is expected to complete by September 2010. MTR has established a subsidiary company in Shenzhen, MTR Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited, to undertake the project management of this investment project in Shenzhen.
The project also involves the acquisition of property development rights from the Shenzhen Municipal Government along Line 4 with an aggregate gross floor area of 2.9 million m2.
On 26th May 2005, MTR Corporation initialled a Concession Agreement with Shenzhen Municipal Government on the investment, construction and operation of Shenzhen Metro Line 4.
On 4th November 2005, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Phase 2 Trial Section was held in Shenzhen. Mr Xu Zongheng, Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government was one of the officiating guests.
The feasibility study report (“FSR”) is being reviewed by the National Development and Reform Commission. For civil design, preparation of the phase II architectural finishes drawings is in progress.
Tendering of all major civil works was completed. Advance trial section contracts have been awarded. Apart from the rolling stock and signalling systems, tendering of other electrical and mechanical contracts was completed. Advance E&M works contracts have also been awarded.
For the tunnel section from Shaoniangong to Lianhuabei, drill and blast excavation of 1150m tunnel was completed. For the tunnel section from Lianhuabei to Shangmeilin, 700m of bored tunnel was completed. For the tunnel section from Shangmeilin to Minle, drill and blast excavation of 1160m tunnel was completed at the south of Danaoke Mountain whereas 200m open cut tunnel was completed at the north end. For Shangmeilin Station, station box structure was completed. For Lianhuabei Station, station excavation is in progress.
Station structure is in progress at the Minle Station, Baishilong Station, Hongshan Station, Shangtang Station and all pilings were completed at Longsheng Station.
For viaduct sections from Hongshan to Longsheng, viaduct deck construction is in progress. For viaduct sections from Longsheng to Qinghu and from Minle to Baishilong, substructure works is in progress.
85% of bored piles and 42% of pile cap have been completed.
Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) Works
Design works for building services and tunnel ventilation system, power supply system, trackside auxiliaries and automatic fire alarm system are in progress and procurement of major equipment was commenced.
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