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Metro station planned near local hospital

2018-May-31       Source: Szdaily.com

Shenzhen is planning to set up a Metro station on Line 24 on Xinzhou Road to improve the traffic near Peking University Shenzhen Hospital and the Jingtian area in Futian District.

Shenzhen is planning to set up a Metro station on Line 24 on Xinzhou Road to improve the traffic near Peking University Shenzhen Hospital and the Jingtian area in Futian District.

At a meeting Tuesday in response to the progress about handling the proposals put forward by local political advisers, the city’s rail office said it was infeasible to build an underground passage to link Jingtian Station of Line 2 with the hospital as the two locations are 500 meters away. The construction of the underground passage would pose a threat to safety of Metro Line 2 and affect landscaping on Lianhua Road.

It was not feasible to build an underground pass under Xinzhou Road or Lianhua Road to Peking University Shenzhen Hospital because of geographic conditions, pipelines and land use problems, office officials said.

In reviewing the situation, the city’s urban planning, land and resources authorities had taken Peking University Shenzhen Hospital into consideration and decided to build a station near the hospital.

Metro Line 24, which is still in the planning stage, will have a station on Xinzhou Road to the west of Peking University Shenzhen Hospital. Metro riders will be able to walk directly to the hospital after exiting the station. The station will help relieve traffic congestion during rush hours at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital and the intersection of Lianhua and Xinzhou roads.

The draft plan for Metro Line 24 will be submitted to the authorities for approval.

The east-west Metro Line 24, which is being planned and is seeking public suggestions, will run 32.8 kilometers from Qianhai to Luohu, passing Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, OCT, Huangmugang and Bagualing.

In the draft plan, the planning authority is considering extending Metro Line 24 to Donghu Park in Luohu to solve the poor traffic situation and mixture of pedestrians and vehicles in the area.

Donghu Park is a favorite place of Shenzhen residents. However, the traffic situation is poor and nearby roads are often congested. The nearest Metro station, Taian Station on Line 7, is about 3 kilometers away.

At the annual session of city lawmakers last year, a dozen lawmakers suggested extending Line 7 to ease the congested and chaotic traffic at the entrance to the park. Yet the commission said it was not feasible to extend Metro Line 7. Since Dongxiao Road, where Taian Station is located, is narrow and crowded with buildings along both sides, it would pose a danger to Metro Line 5 as the station would be built under the platform of Line 5.

(Richard Han)

Editor: Monica Liu

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