Shenzhen to Build Five New Transport Hubs in the Next Five Years
Shenzhen is planning to build five transport hubs across the city in the next five years. This is based on a plan that was released by the city’s transport commission. The five transportation hubs will be located in Luohu’s Pinghu area, Qianhai, Futian’s Chegonmiao and the Shenzhen airport. Once the Futian High speed Railway Station is opened by the end of the year, the city will operate fast trains between Futian CBD, Pingshan Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station with services extending to Shanwei City in eastern Guangdong in the future.
The Ministry of Transport named Shenzhen a model city for its vast public transport network and fifteen other cities were selected. Based on the plan the public transport connections with Shenzhen North Railway Station, Shenzhen East Railway Station in Buji, Pingshan Station and Guangming Station will now be faster and more efficient. The extension projects of the existing Metro lines and those railway under construction will be all completed during the 13th five year plan period that runs from 2016 until 2020. Then between 2017 to 2025 Shenzhen will be building 15 rail projects that will have a total of 400 kilometers and will select 10 Metro construction plans then handing them over to the Central Government for approval.
Projects include the construction of the 20 kilometer Nanbao Line better known as Metro Line 12 that runs from Sea World in Shekou going to Taoyuanju housing community in Bao’an. The line will run under the National Highway 107 that in turn will be transformed into an urban road. Line 13 is built to link Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and Shiyan Subdistrict in Bao’an. Shenzhen also has a deep water port the fourth largest in China and a meeting point for roads and rail lines.