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The 24.4km line runs from the western Sumiao district to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in the southeast, serving 21 stations including two interchanges: one with Line 1 at Wuxi Station and another with Line 2 in Jinghai.
Construction of Line 3 began in March 2016, and the line is operated using a fleet of 28 six-car CRRC Type B1 metro trains.
Line 3 is the city’s first new metro line since 2014, when lines 1 and 2 opened, bringing the network’s total length to 81km and expanding metro connectivity to previously under-served districts.
Two extensions to the line are planned: a 10.8km, six station northern extension from Sumiao to Luozhou Road, and a 6.6km, three station southern extension from the airport to Changjiang South Road.
A further two lines are also planned, which will expand the metro to a total network length of 157.7km and 111 stations when complete.
The first trains for Line 4 were delivered to the city on October 21 in advance of the line’s scheduled opening next year.
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