Tianjin Metro

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Tianjin Metro
Tianjin Rail Transit logo.svg
Locale Tianjin
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines10
Number of stations217
Daily ridership1.235 million (2018 Avg.) [1]
1.80 million (25 October 2019 peak) [2]
Annual ridership408.529 million (2018) [1]
Website http://www.tjgdjt.com
Began operation28 December 1984;39 years ago (1984-12-28)(original system)
12 June 2006;17 years ago (2006-06-12)(new system)
Ended operation9 October 2001;22 years ago (2001-10-09)(original system)
  • Tianjin Rail Transit Group Corporation
    • Tianjin Metro General Corp. (Lines 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10)
    • Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit Development Co., Ltd. (Lines 5 and 9)
System length301 km (187.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V Third rail (lines 1-3) 1500 V Olverhead line (other lines)
System map

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Line 1 is built upon the old surface-level line, and was opened in 2006. It is 42.227 km (26.2 mi) with 32 stations (currently 27 stations in operation). The old at-grade Shuanglin station was closed on 28 December 2016 and reopened as a new underground station on 3 December 2018. The old rolling stocks (DKZ9 Series) were replaced at the same time. Line 1's color is red.

Line 2

Binhaiguojijichang station of Line 2 Platform of Binhaiguojijichang Station (20200426112756).jpg
Binhaiguojijichang station of Line 2

Line 2 opened for trial operations on 1 July 2012. Due to a structural accident in Jianguodao Station, Line 2 was operated as two separate sections from July 2012 to 28 August 2013, when the affected station opened after being rebuilt. The line is 27.157 km (16.875 mi) long with 20 stations. Line 2's color is yellow.

Line 3

Yingkoudao station of Line 3 Platform of L3 Yingkoudao Station (20200828182451).jpg
Yingkoudao station of Line 3

Line 3, running southeast–northwest, opened on 1 October 2012. It is 33.7 km (20.9 mi) long with 26 stations. 20 km (12 mi) of track is underground, with 1.2 km (0.75 mi) at ground level and the rest on elevated viaducts. Of the 21 stations, one is elevated, one is at ground level and the other 19 are underground. Line 3's color is light blue.

Line 4

The southern section of Line 4 will be 19.4 km (12.1 mi) [7] long. The southern section of Line 4 is opened in December 2021 [8] from Dongnanjiao to Xinxingcun. Line 4's color is green.

Line 5

Xiawafang station of Line 5 Platform of L5 Xiawafang Station (20200828164739).jpg
Xiawafang station of Line 5

Line 5 runs from Beichenkejiyuanbei to Liqizhuangnan with 28 stations. The line is 34.8 km (21.6 mi) [4] [5] long with 28 stations. On 22 October 2018, the section from Danhebeidao to Zhongyiyifuyuan (26 stations) became operational. On 31 January 2019, the line was extended one station to Beichenkejiyuanbei. On 7 December 2021, the line was extended one station to Liqizhuangnan. [9] Line 5 and Line 6 forms a loop. It is run by Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit Development Co., Ltd, which becomes a subsidiary of Tianjin Rail Transit Group Corporation since 2017. Line 5's color is orange.

Line 6

Line 6 runs from Nansunzhuang to Lushuidao with a total length of 42.6 km (26.5 mi). The section from Changhonggongyuan to Nancuiping opened on 6 August 2016. The section from Nansunzhuang to Changhonggongyuan opened on 31 December 2016. The section from Nancuiping to Meilinlu opened on 26 April 2018, and the section from Meilinlu to Lushuidao opened on 28 December 2021. Line 6's color is magenta.

Line 8

Line 8, running from Lushuidao to Xianshuiguxi, opened on 28 December 2021. This line is also the first metro line in Tianjin to use Type A, GoA4 automated trains. Line 8's color is violet.

Line 9

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Tanggu station of Line 9

Line 9 is an east–west line running just north of the Haihe River. It runs from Tianjin railway station to Donghai Road station. It was opened in 2004, spanning 52.8 km (32.8 mi) with 21 stations. The line provides interchange to the TEDA Tram line. Line 9 was suspended after damage from the August 2015 explosions, and resumed operation on 16 December from Tianjin Railway Station to Tianjin Pipe Corporation Station. Now, the damaged part has been reopened, along with two new stations: Zhangguizhuang and Taihulu. The line is operated by Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit Development Co., Ltd, which becomes a subsidiary of Tianjin Rail Transit Group Corporation since 2017. Line 9's color is blue.

Line 10

The Phase 1 of Line 10, from Yudongcheng to Yutai, is 21.18 km (13.16 mi) long with 21 stations. It opened in 2022. [10] Line 10's color is chartreuse.

Line 11

Line 11 will run from Shuishanggongyuanxilu to Dongliliujinglu. It is 22.6 km long with 21 stations. [11] [12] Eastern part of the phase 1 of line 11, from Dongjiangdao to Dongliliujinglu (11 stations) is opened in 28 December 2023. [6]

Former service

TEDA Modern Guided Rail Tram

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Joint Academy station of TEDA Line

The TEDA Tram was a tram line that runs between TEDA and North of College District stations, mainly serving the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA). It opened on 10 May 2007 and is 7.86 km (4.88 mi) long. It is run by Tianjin Binhai Mass Transit Development Co., Ltd, which becomes a subsidiary of Tianjin Rail Transit Group Corporation since 2017. TEDA Line's color is light green. TEDA Tram is finally closed service in 30 June 2023.

Rolling stock

There were older, box-type metro cars, built by Nippon Sharyo until the system was closed for reconstruction. After re-opening, 114 CNR Changchun Railway Vehicle Company Limited Rapid Train set Vehicle cars entered service & replaced the old ones. Unlike the old cars, the CNR cars contain air conditioning. [3]


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Entrance to Xinanjiao station

Tianjin Metro uses magnetic smartcards. The fare is distance-based and ranges between 2 and 5 yuan.

Journeys can be paid for using QR codes. [13]

One-way ticket

One-way tickets are available at automatic ticket machines, where passengers can purchase up to 9 tickets. The tickets are only effective in three hours from purchase. A ticket can be purchased from the automatic ticket machine, and recycled by simply inserting it into the turnstile when leaving the station.

Common stored value ticket

Stored-value tickets can be repeatedly used for the regular subway passengers, the fare for each journey outbound passengers through the gates when the balance deducted from the stored-value tickets. Within one year of non-use of stored-value tickets as expired, outdated stored-value tickets available at the station free update procedures for handling customer service center. Common stored value ticket holders enjoy 10% off travel.

Student discount tickets and tickets for the elderly

All full-time students attending schools, technical secondary, craftsmen, and vocational schools with student ID issued by letter may purchase student tickets and enjoy a student discount.

Seniors between 60 and 69 years old with a "Tianjin old preference card" (green) can buy discounted senior tickets, seniors 70 years old and older, with a "Tianjin old preference card" (purple) may purchase specially discounted tickets.

City Card

The City Card is a non-contact type IC card transit card similar to the Yikatong card in Beijing. It is accepted in subway, light rail, bus, ferry and taxi transport. Since 28 December 2006, City Card has been accepted on the metro line 1. City Card holders can enjoy a discounted fare during transfers between modes. This is the most popular method for long-distance traveling. Ferryboat and bus fares are not distance based.

Unlimited ride

Tianjin Metro
Simplified Chinese 天津地铁
Traditional Chinese 天津地鐵
1 day18
3 days40

Future expansion

The "Tianjin Metro Phase 2 construction plan", which is approved by the NDRC, consists 513 km of lines total. [14]

Map of Tianjin Metro, including lines under construction. Updated in February 2021. Tianjin Metro System Map Plan 2028.svg
Map of Tianjin Metro, including lines under construction. Updated in February 2021.

Lines under construction

LineSectionTerminalsPlanned Opening DateLength
  4  Northern sectionXiaojieHebeidajie20242217
  7  Phase 1SaidaluXifengdao26.5321 [11]
  8  Phase 1 (Urban section)LüshuigongyuanLushuidao18.5417 [15]
Phase 2ZhongbeizhenLüshuigongyuan20254.84
  11  Phase 1 WestDongjiangdaoShuishanggongyuanxilu202410.3310
Phase 2WenjieluShuishanggongyuanxilu20253.843
  B1  Phase 1XinjiayuandongTianjindadao2024 [16] 31.2821 [17]
  Z2  Phase 1 Binhaiguojijichang Beitang202539.3 [18] 14
  Z4  Phase 1YingchengjieXinchengliu2024 [16] 43.724 [17]
  Jinjing  Phase 1Jinghua East RoadXiehe Tianjin Hospital202413.24

    Line 7

    Line 7 started construction in 2019 and will run from Saidalu to Xifengdao. It is 26.53 km long with 21 stations and runs north south. [11] The line will use six car Type A trains. [19]

    Line B1

    A 22.5 km (14.0 mi) long metro line strictly serving the urban core of Binhai connecting Binhai West railway station to the Yujiapu Financial District and Binhai railway station. [17]

    Line Z2

    A 39.3 km (24.4 mi) long metro line from Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Beitang station. [18] A western extension to Jinzhonghedajie station on Lines 5 and 6 is under planning.

    Line Z4

    A 35 km (22 mi) long suburban metro line connecting the northern suburbs of Binhai to the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area and Yujiapu Financial District. [17]

    Jinjing Line

    The Jinjing Line or Jinghai Suburban Railway is a 13.2 km (8.2 mi) long suburban metro line from the southern endpoint of Line 5 to Jinghai. It is in construction since 2021. In a second phase, an extension and a branch are planned.

    Network Map

    Tianjin Metro

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