Members of the media take pictures at Huawei Station on Metro Line 10 during a test ride for reporters. Sun Yuchen
The trip between Futian Checkpoint and Shuangyong Station in Longgang District will take 45 minutes after Line 10 is scheduled to open this August.
For the past two weeks, the operator tested Line 10 by running 16 trains, without passengers, along the line between 6:20 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on schedule at 4-12 minute intervals.
The 29.3-kilometer Line 10 rail passes through Futian and Longgang, calling at 24 stations. Passengers can change to Lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 6 along the journey. It will greatly relieve traffic pressure between Futian CBD and Bantian, the operator said yesterday after a test ride for reporters.
They also put 23 trains to the test along Line 6. The trip between Science and Technology Museum Station and Songgang Station takes 66 minutes. Line 6 will be put into operation simultaneously with Line 10 this August.
In the shape of the Arabic numeral 7, Line 6 runs 49.3 kilometers and has 27 stations. It starts from Songgang Station in Bao'an and ends at Shenzhen Science Museum Station in Futian District, passing through Bao'an, Guangming, Longhua, Futian and Luohu. It is expected to stimulate the development of Guangming and Longhua and strengthen the connectivity of Shenzhen with Dongguan and Hong Kong.
Along the 49-kilometer Line 6, passengers can change to Line 11 at Songgang Station, Line 4 at Hongshan Station, Lines 4 and 5 at North Railway Station, Line 9 at Yinhu Station, Line 7 at Bagualing Station, Line 3 at Tongxinling Station, and Line 1 at Science Museum Station.