Shenzhen Subway

Shenzhen SubwayConsisting of five lines, the Shenzhen subway network has been put into use since December 28, 2004, making Shenzhen the fifth city in mainland China to have a subway after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The current system of this city provides a relatively fast and economical way of transferring in the city. It also reaches to the border between the city and Hong Kong at Luo Hu station and Fu Tian Kou An station, where passengers can transfer to Lo Wu station and Lok Ma Chau Station of Hong Kong's MTR East Rail Line for the Hong Kong travel. Moreover, Luo Bao Line also runs to the hot destination Window of the World and Shenzhen Baoan Airport. The announcers in the trains and stations broadcast in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English in turn.

Shenzhen Subway Map
City Subway Map
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 Luo Bao Line (Line 1)
Luo Hu – Guo Mao – Lao Jie (Old Street) – Da Ju Yuan (Grand Theater) – Ke Xue Guan (Science Museum) – Hua Qiang Lu (Hua Qiang Road) – Gang Xia – Hui Zhan Zhong Xin (Convention and Exhibition Center) – Gou Wu Gong Yuan (Shopping Mall) – Xiang Mi Hu – Che Gong Miao – Zhu Zi Lin – Qiao Cheng Dong (OCT East) – Hua Qiao Cheng (OCT) – Shi Jie Zhi Chuang (Window of the World) – Bai Shi Zhou – Gao Xin Yuan (High-tech Park) – Shen Da (Shenzhen University) – Tao Yuan – Da Xin – Li Yu Men – Qian Hai Wan – Xin An – Bao An Center – Bao Ti – Ping Zhou – Xi Xiang – Gu Xu – Hou Rui – Airport East
 She Kou Line (Line 2)
Chi Wan – Shekou Port – Hai Shang Shi Jie (Sea World) – Shui Wan – Dong Jiao Tou – Wan Xia – Hai Yue – Deng Liang – Hou Hai – Ke Yuan – Hong Shu Wan – The Window of the World – Qiao Cheng North – Shen Kang – An Tuo Shan – Qiao Xiang – Xiang Mi – Xiang Mei North – Jing Tian – Lian Hua West – Fu Tian – Shi Min Zhong Xin (Civil Center) – Gang Xia North – Hua Qiang North – Yan Nan – Grand Theatre – Dong Men – Huang Bei Ling– Xin Xiu
Shenzhen Subway Long Gang Line (Line 3)
Shuang Long – Nan Lian – Long Cheng Square – Ji Xiang – Ai Lian – Da Yun (Universiade) – He Ao – Yong Hu – Heng Gang – Tang Keng – Liu Yue – Dan Zhu Tou – Da Fen – Mu Mian Wan – Bu Ji – Cao Pu – Shui Bei – Tian Bei – Cui Zhu – Shai Bu – Lao Jie – Hong Ling – Tong Xin Ling – Hua Xin – Lian Hua Cun – Shao Nian Gong – Fu Tian – Gou Wu Gong Yuan (Shopping Park) – Shi Xia – Yi Tian
 Long Hua Line (Line 4)
Fu Tian Checkpoint – Fu Min – Convention & Exhibition Center – Shi Min Zhong Xin – Shao Nian Gong (Children's Palace) – Lian Hua North – Shang Mei Lin – Min Le – Bai Shi Long – North Station – Hong Shan – Shang Tang – Long Sheng – Long Hua – Qing Hu
 Huan Zhong Line (Line 5)
Qian Hai Wan – Lin Hai – Bao Hua – Bao An Center – Fan Shen – Ling Zhi – Hong Lang North – Xing Dong – Liu Xian Dong – Xi Li – Da Xue Cheng – Tang Lang – Chang Ling Pi – North Station – Min Zhi – Wu He – Ban Tian – Yang Mei – Shang Shui Jing – Xia Shui Jing – Changn Long – Bu Ji – Bai Ge Long – Bu Xin – Tai An – Yi Jing – Huang Bei

 Tickets & Fares
Two kinds of tickets are used for the local subway, single journey ticket and Shenzhen Transportation Card (called Shenzhen Tong in Chinese).

Single journey ticket is a green or yellow RFID plastic token, while the Transportation Card is a smart card similar to the Octopus Card used on the MTR rail lines in Hong Kong.

Single Journey Ticket
Single Journey Ticket
Single journey tickets can be purchased at a vending machine. The machine has a high standard of the smoothness of the paper currency, so exchange coins from service staff if the bills can not be identified. Each person can buy as many as 8 tickets at one time, so repeat the procedure for more tickets. The RFID token as the single journey ticket records the station entrance information after the purchase. To exit the station, one just needs to deposit the token in the slot at the station exit gate. The Transportation Card is easy to use; just wave it in front of the card reader at all entrances and exits. The card can be reloaded at the value add machines. As the machine only accept CNY50 and CNY100 notes, the minimum value added would be CNY50.

Subway in this city employs a stage fare system. The more you travel, the more you pay. The starting fare is CNY2 for the first 4 kilometers and CNY1 is added for the next 4 kilometers. After 12 kilometers, it will be CNY1 every extra 6-kilometer. After 24 kilometers, it will charge CNY 1 per extra 8-kilometer. Children under the height of 120cm can ride for free when accompanied by an adult. But if the case is one adult with more than one kid, only one of the kids is free of charge and the rest of them should buy full price ticket. Senior citizens over the age of 65, and the physically disabled can also take free rides on local metro. Riders using Shenzhen Transportation Card can receive a 5% discount. Since March 1, 2008, those who pay for a bus fare with the Transportation Card and then transfer to subway within 90mins can enjoy an additional 5% discount on subway fare, exactly CNY0.4 once.

Preferential prices: Children under 1.2m in height are free of charge while taking the local subways. Children between 1.2-1.5m pay half of the full price. With the special Children's pass issued by Shenzhen Transportation Card Co., Ltd, children younger than six years old are free of charge and six to fourteen year old children enjoy 50% discount. Students in primary and high schools and the senior people at 65 years old and above can also enjoy preferential prices, but need to show their special student's pass or the senior's pass too.

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