Ningbo Rail Transit (宁波轨道交通)

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The Ningbo Rail Transit system serves the city of Ningbo in the province of Zhejiang, in eastern coastal China.

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Fares: Minimum fare ¥ 2.—; distance-based fares up to ¥ 6.— at present.
The metro system also accepts the city’s Yongchengtong smartcard.


Current lines in service:

  • Line 1: Gaoqiao West – Donghuan South Road (East Ring South Road)


Line 1 is expected to be extended further east to Xiapu. Lines 2 to 5 are expected to be new additions, to be opened progressively until 2020.

  • Line 1: Donghuan South Road (East Ring South Road) – Xiapu
  • Line 2: Ningbo International Airport – Qingshuipu – Xiaogang
  • Line 3: Gaotangqiao – Datongqiao – Luotuo North
  • Line 4: Cicheng – Dongqian Lake
  • Line 5: Buzheng – Xinzhuang Road


First plans of the Ningbo metro network surfaced in August 2003. These foresaw at 247.5 km network with 6 lines (3 main lines, 3 secondary lines). This plan, approved by the Chinese State Council, foresaw the creation of a three-line network by 2020. In late November 2006, the local Ningbo authorities ratified the creation of the metro network. The initial plans called, in particular, for the completion of Phases 1 and 2 of Line 1, as well as Phase 1 of Line 2, thus forming a 72.1 km network.

Works on Line 1 got underway in earnest in mid-2009, with the first parts opening to the public on 30 May 2014. A Line 1 extension is expected to be ready by 2015. Line 2 did not begin works until March 2010, but will also open to the public soon — by late 2015. There are plans to further extend the network to 100.1 km by 2002, which included Phase 2 of Line 2, as well as Phase 1 of Line 3. The full plans call for 4 regular lines, plus a ring line, in a 173.1 km metro network.

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