Two More Metro Lines to be Opened in Longhua New Area
Around 3 million people live in Longhua New Area and construction for rail transportation has already fallen behind the needs of its residents. According to Jiang Jianjun Longhua’s Party chief, Longhua Line or Metro Line 4 is operated by Hong Kong MTR and runs from Futian checkpoint to Qinghu Station in Longhua. While Huanzhong Line of Metro Line 5 runs all throughout Longhua and Metro Line 6 starts operations in 2019 will be passing through Longhua New Area.
As of the moment the 59 kilometers rail should be increased to 120 kilometers based on studies done by rail officials and a majority of them are supporting the proposal of extending Metro Line 4 and building another line to further connect Longhua New area to the surrounding Metro stations.