During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, China’s urban rail transit investment has continued to grow, and it is expected to exceed 2.6 trillion yuan by the end of 2020, with a total passenger traffic of approximately 96 billion passengers, and an additional 4,000 kilometers of urban rail transit operating mileage. During the Five-Year Plan period, Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou have ranked top three in the world in terms of urban rail transit operating mileage.
For example, during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, the newly opened Beijing Metro has an operating mileage of 161 kilometers, and the operating mileage of the entire line network has reached 715 kilometers, with the highest daily passenger volume reaching 13.28 million. The driving interval of 11 lines has reached two minutes.
During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, the growth rate of China’s urban rail transit operating mileage was about 110%, and the increased urban rail kilometers exceeded the total number of kilometers built in the past 50 years.
It is estimated that by the end of this year, the number of urban rail transit in the mainland China will reach 44, and the number of cities under construction will reach 60.