According to a news release of Fuzhou Government Press Office, Fuzhou Metro Line 2 entered into trial run on January 20th, about ten days ahead of schedule. Line 2, as shown on the map in green, is 30.6 km long with 22 stations including an interchange with Line 1 at the Nanmendou Station. It runs across the city from the College Town to Gu Shan, and goes underneath two major rivers in its path. The test runs without passengers will continue into late April.
The construction of Line 2, which was a $1.18bn contract awarded to China Communications Construction Company, kicked off in 2014 and was scheduled to complete in 2016 per the original plan. The eagerly awaited Line 2 is now scheduled to commence it’s passenger-carrying trial run on May 1, 2019, with the official opening for regular passenger service coming up shortly after, ready to take much pressure off the east-west surface traffic.
Currently additional 4 lines – Line 4, Line 5, Line 6 and the second phase of Line 1 are under construction and a full-fledged metro network is expected by 2022 in Fuzhou.