The Lahore Orange Line is the first subway project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor under the framework of the “One Belt and One Road” initiative. The entire line adopts Chinese standards, Chinese technology, and Chinese equipment. The consortium composed of North International Cooperation Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd. and Pakistan DW implements operations and maintenance.
The Lahore Orange Line has a total length of 25.58 kilometers and is roughly in the north-south direction. It is mainly elevated, with 26 stations (24 elevated and 2 underground). The train is a five-segment B1 type car. It operates 12 hours a day, morning and evening. The minimum driving interval during peak hours is 5 minutes. After the opening of this line created by the “Chinese Plan”, it will usher in the era of Pakistan’s subway, which will enable the country to have the most advanced urban rail transit operation system in South Asia and open up the economic artery that runs through the entire Lahore city. The advanced, efficient and safe public transportation services will help improve the level of local economic and social development and inject new momentum into the modern development of the ancient city with a history of more than 2,000 years.
A total of 27 trains on the Lahore Orange Line were put into operation at the initial stage of operation. The minimum travel interval between morning and evening peaks is 5 minutes. The capacity is maintained at 250,000 passengers per day. Later, the capacity will be further increased to 500,000 passengers per day, greatly improving the city of Lahore by more than 1,200 The traffic conditions of 10,000 people show the unique charm of the “Belt and Road” initiative.