Wuxi opens third metro line
The trains for Wuxi's metro line 3 are colored white and blue. [Photo/wxrb.com]
Wuxi's third urban rail section officially began operating on Oct 28, making life much more convenient for those living near the line.
The 28.5-kilometer line has 21 underground stations and runs from Sumiao Station in Huishan district to the Sunan Shuofang Airport Station in Xinwu district.
It also passes by Qianqiao sub-district, Wuqiao, Qingshi Road, Wuxi Railway Station, Xihu Road, the Taihu Garden community, Wuxi Xinwu Railway Station, and the Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport.
Passengers taking lines 1 and 2 are able to transfer to line 3 at the Wuxi Railway Station and Jinghai Station, respectively.
The trains for the line, colored white and blue, are more user-friendly than those of lines 1 and 2. New technology has made them smarter, safer, quieter, and more comfortable, according to officials.
A total of seven shuttle bus lines will connect to metro line 3 in Xinwu district, two of which opened the same day as the line.
The S791 shuttle bus allows enterprises on Wudou Road, Xinhua Road, and Xinmei Road easy access to metro line 3 and the city's main bus lines.
The S789 shuttle bus, which started running on Aug 38, departs from the Wuxi Xinwu Railway Station and passes by Xinhua Road, Changjiang Road, Wudu Road, South Chengnan Road, Wangzhuang, and Gaolang Road. People working in industrial parks and living in residential areas along the route can board metro line 3 at five different stops.