The photo, taken on June 27, shows the East Martyrs Park Station on the Changsha Metro Line 3. (Photo/Li Jian, Hunan Daily)
The Changsha Metro Line 3 and Line 5 are scheduled to open for trial operation on June 28. The two lines are major vertical and horizontal underground arteries of Changsha. The phase-I project of Line 3 and Line 5, together with the Changsha Metro Lines 1, 2 and 4, make Changsha’s metro network upgraded from a “cross” shape into a “Union Jack” one.
The Changsha Metro Line 3 and Line 5 are colored “green” and “yellow”, respectively. The two lines, together with the “red” Metro Line 1, “blue” Metro Line 2, and “purple” Metro Line 4, form a colorful Changsha metro network. All the gates of Metro Line 3 and Line 5 allow QR code payment. All trains have “cold” and “warm” carriages for summer, and all stations are equipped with facilities such as baby care rooms.
The Metro Line 3 (Phase I) is a main line running from southwest to northeast of the Changsha metro network, with a total length of 36.5 kilometers. It starts from Shantang Station in Yuelu District in the west and ends at Guangsheng Station in Changsha County in the east. There are 25 stations (all underground) in total, including 4 transfer stations.
The Metro Line 5 (Phase I) is a north-south trunk line in the east of the main urban area of the Changsha metro network, with a total length of 22.5 kilometers. It starts from Maozhutang Station in Yuhua District and ends at Shuiduhe Station in Changsha County. It connects Yuhua District, Furong District, Kaifu District and Changsha County, with a total of 18 stations including 3 transfer stations.