Metro Line 13 in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, finished tunneling on its Xiayuan-Nangang section on May 23, marking the completion of its first-phase construction.
The total distance for this line is 27.04 kilometers with 11 stations, starting at Yuzhu Station and terminating at Xiangjingling Station. It is expected to open to traffic at the end of this year.
The new line will link with Line 5 at Yuzhu and Xiayuan stations, Line 16 at Xintang Station and Line 7 at Fenglelu Station, and the Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen intercity Line will be linked at Xintang Station.
The news came only five days after delivery of the first metro train for Line 13 on May 18.
Manufactured by CRRC Dalian Co Ltd, the train is Guangzhou's first metro line of eight carriages, and will have the largest carrying capacity to date of 3,456 passengers, 33 percent more than that of the regular model.
"The train has several new technologies and materials, affording passengers a comfortable commuting experience," claimed He Ye, an official at Guangzhou Metro Co.