Ningbo Metro Line 1 will have a trial operation at 10:00 a.m. on May 30th. Ningbo will become the second city of the province to have trail traffic. On May 20th, the Municipal Government Information Office held a press conference. The Deputy Secretary-General of the Municipal Government, also the spokesman, Zhu Da announced that Ningbo will formally enter the Metro Age after five years of construction.
The trail traffic is our city’s urban infrastructure project with the biggest investment. The first stage project of Line 1 started in June of 2009, which is the important backbone of the east-west line. It starts from Yinzhou District in the west, along the Zhongshan Road, ending at Donghuan South Road, going through Yinzhou, Haishu, Jiangdong and Eastern New Center,. Etc. It extends for 20.87 km and totally has 20 stations including 15 underground stations, 5 elevated station, with an average distance of 1.08 km between two stations.
The first stage project of Line 1 has five transfer stations, in which one is between Wangchunqiao Station and Line 6, one is between Daqingqiao Station and line 4, one is between Gulou Station and Line 2, one is between Cherry Park Station and line3, the last is between Haiyan North Station and line 5.