Hangzhou Metro operator is seeking advice for English names for the 18 stations on Line 4 after the city government approved all the Chinese names.
The new subway will run from Puyan Road Station in Binjiang District to Pengbu Station in Jianggan District, across downtown Shangcheng District and Metro Line 1 and Line 2.
It will cross Line 1 at Jinjiang Station, Pengbu Station and East Railway Station, and cross Line 2 at Qianjiang Road Station. Eventually, it will connect with Line 5, 6, 7 and 9 to become the city’s main interchange line.
All the 18 stations of Line 4 are underground. The 20.8-kilometer subway cost more than 14 billion yuan (US$2.35 billion) to build.
Officials said construction on Line 4 and the second phase of Line 2 will start within this year. The first phase of Line 4, between Pengbu and Jinjiang stations, is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Source: Hangzhou International Center