On April 1, as an important part of the supporting infrastructure construction for the preparation of the Asian Games, the Jiangbei section of Hangzhou Metro Line 7 and the southern section of Line 9 manufactured by CRRC started operation. The operation mileage reached 419km, one step closer to the goal of 516km.
The train for Line 7 is both wider and longer. It is spacious and bright inside the train, and the capacity has significantly increased. The train for Line 9 comprises 6 cars (4 motor cars and 2 trailer cars), with a maximum operating speed of 80km/h. The train body has the Type-B drum body structure with a bigger interior space compared with that for Line 1, making it more comfortable for passengers.
The operation start of the two sections marks the complete operation of Line 7 and Line 9, further enhancing the connection among Hangzhou’s urban area, the sub-city on the south of the river, and Xiaoshan International Airport, and effectively shortening the distance from the urban area to the sub-city of Linping. The completion of the super-large metro network of Hangzhou strengthens the connectivity of the city, enables higher quality urban development, and brings Hangzhou to the next level of “city elevation contributed by the Asian Games”.