Urumqi Metro

Currently, Urumqi metro line 1 serves the public. And there are three subway lines under construction: line 2, line 3 and line 4. Line 1 in south-north direction passes the old town and high-tech development district, linking Santunbei and Diwopu International Airport. Metro line 2 phase one will connect Yan’an Road and Huashan Street via Urumqi Railway Station, covering around 20 kilometers (12 miles). It will be operated in late 2020. Extending in the south-north direction, Urumqi metro line 3 Phase One is scheduled to connect Cangfanggou and Sigong via South Railway Station. The Phase one of subway line 4 will operate between Bainiao Lake and Qidaowan passing by 16 stations. By the end of 2030, metro lines 1-7 will operate in the city with the length of 212 kilometers (132 miles) and 121 stations. The rail transit will account for 20-25% of city’s public transportation.

According to the long-term plan, totally ten metro lines, including line 8, Nanshan Line and Wuchang Line, will develop and they will make urban rail transit accessible to the city’s major transportation junctions and suburb areas.
 

Language Used in Urumqi Subway Station

The names of the metro stations and the guiding signs in the stations are marked in three languages: Chinese, English and local Uighur language. The stations will also be announced in these three languages.
 

Line in Operation

 Line 1: Santunbei - Diwopu International Airport (south-north)
Length: 27.5 kilometers (17 miles)
Station Number: 21
Stations: Santunbei – Xinjiang University – Erdaoqiao – Nanmen – Beimen – Xinxing Street – Nanhu Square – North Nanhu Road – Wangjialiang – Balou – Xinjiang Library – Zhongyinggong – Xiaoxigou – Tieluju – Sports Center – Botanical Garden – Yingbin Crossing – Sangong – Xuanrendun – Diwopu – Urumqi Diwopu International Airport
 

Metro Lines Under Construction

 Line 2 (Phase One): Yan’an Road – Huashan Street (L-shape)
Open Time: late 2020
Length: 20 kilometers (12 miles)
Station Number: 16
Stations: Yan’an Road – Xiangyangpo – Dawan – Heijiashan – Xingfu Road Middle – Xingfu Road West – Nanmen – Zhongqiao – Nianzigou – Nanliangpo – Xinjiang Agricultural University – Maliaodi – Pingchuan Road – Jiujiawan – Urumqi Railway Station – Huashan Street

 Line 3 (Phase One): Cangfanggou – Sigong​ (south-north)
Open Time: 2021
Length: 21 kilometers (13 miles)
Station Number: 18
Stations: Cangfanggou – Qingfeng Road – No.12 Middle School – Zhujiang Road – South Railway Station – Nianzigou – Hongshan – Mingyuan – Youhao – Balou – Xinjiang Medical University – Liyushan Park – South Changchun Road – East Henan Road – East Hebei Road – East Kashi Road – No.130 Middle School – Sigong

 Line 4 (Phase One): Bainiao Lake – Qidaowan (east-west)
Open Time: 2021
Length: 21 kilometers (13 miles)
Station Number: 16
Stations: Bainiao Lake – Ronghe – Helanshan Street – South Weitai Road – Urumqi Railway Station – North Square of Urumqi Railway Station – Huangshan Street – Waiyunsi – South Taiyuan Road – Tieluju – South Tianjin Road – East Henan Road – Bajiahu North – Honguangshan – Conference and Exhibition Center – Qidaowan
 

Long-term Planned Metro Lines

 Line 5: Cheguansuo – Changji West
Station Number: 21
Stations: Cheguansuo – Xinjiang Normal University – Liangxiao – Normal University for Nationalities – Botanical Garden - Shiweidangxiao – Binhaihuayuan – No.5 Middle School of Railway Bureau - Tiewuzhong – Jiuyunsi - Diwopu International Airport – Tiancai Kejiyuan – Xijiao Gongdianju – Sanpingxinqu – Zhengdaxumu – Sanpingsanlian – Wuyijiulian – Wuyiwulian – Lüzhou Road – Changji – Zhongshan Road – Changji West

 Line 6: Xuanrendun – Midongshihua North
Station Number: 17
Stations: Xuanrendun – Zhongmiaochang – Sangong North – Guanjiuchang – Xinjiangwujian – Wushuichang North - Guanghui Industrial Park – Xinjiang Vocational & Technical College of Communications – Shangshahe – Gumudi – Gumudi East – Dongshan – Zhenxingcun – Tiechanggou West – Tiechanggou East – Midongshihua – Midongshihua North

 Line 7: Shangshahe West – Xishan South
Station Number: 25
Stations: Shangshahe West – Xinjiangwujian – Wushuichang – East Railway Station – Xinjiang Normal University – Shisanjian – Qichecheng – Baiwanzhuang – Yihaolijing – Hualianzhixiao – Zizhiqu Zhengxie – Nanhu Square – Sanlianban – Waimaogongsi – Nanchangxiaoqu – Maliaodi – Xishanjiedao – No.104 Corps – Sichadao – Xishanqiao West – Xishanqiao South – Niumaohu North – Niumaohu South – Xishan – Xishan South

 Line 8: (south-north)
Subway line 8 will pass Tianshan, Shuimogou and Midong Districts.
Transfers along line 8: At Xingfu Road Middle, the transfer to line 2 can be achieved, and interchange with line 4 is available at Qidaowan. Besides, passengers can also transfer to line 5, line 6 and line 7 in the future.

 Nanshan Line (Maglev Train): Santunbei – Nanshan Scenic Area

 Wuchang Line (Light Rail): Passengers will take this light rail line between Changji City and Urumqi downtown within half an hour.
- Last modified on Sep. 18, 2019 -
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