Northern section of CRT Loop Line to be in use by the end of the year
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The northern section of CRT Loop Line (Chongqing Library – Chongqingbei South Square – Haixia Road) has successfully completed its “rail connection” in the early morning of October 10, after going through tremendous difficulties in its geological complexity, engineering obstacle and an imminent construction deadline, which lays a concrete foundation for its trial-run by the end of the year.
Rail connection for the northern section of CRT Loop Line have been completed. (Photo provided by Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development)
The 34-km northern section of the Loop Line starts at Chongqing Library, goes through Chongqingbei South Square and ends at Haixia Road. The project commenced in October 2013, and has 24 stations planned, namely: Chongqing Library, Tianxingqiao, Shapingba, Shazhengjie, Yudaishan, Nanqiaosi, Sports Park, Ranjiaba, Dongbu Park, Honghu East Road, Min’an Avenue, Chongqingbei South Square, Yulu, Wulidian, Danzishi, Tushan, Renji, Shangxinjie, Shanghao, Haitangxi, Luojiaba, Sigongli, Nanhu and Haixia Road. When completed, travelers can transfer with 6 rail transit lines, namely Line 1 at Shapingba Station; Line 5 and 6 at Ranjiaba; Line 4 at Min’an Avenue; Line 3 and 10 at Chongqingbei South Square, Line 6 at Wulidian and Shangxinjie as well as Line 3 at Sigongli.
Diagram for the Loop Line of the Chongqing Rail Transit. (Photo provided by Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development)
Many difficulties such as complex geological conditions have been solved. (Photo provided by Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development)
As of now, the project is about to be completed as decoration of the stations takes place. Vehicles and equipment for some parts of the line are in commissioning to make sure that the system be in operation by the end of the year. (Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)