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Line 3, Shenzhen Metro

Line 3, Shenzhen Metro
Line 3 (Longgang Line)
三号线 (龙岗线)
Type Rapid transit
System Shenzhen Metro
Status Operational
Locale Shenzhen, China
Termini Yitian
Stations 30
Services 1
Daily ridership 433,400
Opened 28 December 2010
Operator(s) Shenzhen Metro Line 3
Operations Branch Corporation

Shenzhen Metro Corporation
Character Underground and elevated
Line length 41.66 km (25.89 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rail, 1,500 V DC
Route map

Line 3 of the Shenzhen Metro (Longgang Line) runs northeastward from Yitian to Shuanglong. Line 3 opened on December 28, 2010.[1] It also has an unofficial name Universiade Line because it connected the Universiade playground and the center of Shenzhen.

Since opening, it has been heavily trafficked highly and became a major transport option for urban workers. Approximately 433,400 use Line 3 every day.[2] On May 5, 2014 Line 3 carried a peak ridership of 767,300 people.[3]

It currently has a service interval of 5 minutes between trains across the entire length of the line. Sectional trains operate on weekdays, between Huaxin and Tangkeng, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This is to alleviate a surge in passenger traffic at Buji Station, since the opening of the connecting Shenzhen East Railway Station.[2]


The first phase of Shenzhen Metro Line 3 started construction in July 2007. On April 23, 2008, the Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau renamed the still under construction Shenzhen Metro Line 3 to "Longgang Line". The renaming was later reverted in 2013.[4] The first phase of the line from Shuanglong to Caopu stations officially began operations on December 28, 2010. This section is almost entirely elevated except near Tangkeng Station It starts from Longgang District and runs mainly along Shenhui Road, to Luohu District. The first phase has 16 stations, with a total length of 25.138 km. The second phase of the line from Hongling to Yitian stations, opened on June 28, 2011.

Future Development

With the start of Shenzhen Metro's Phase III construction, Line 3 will be extended on both ends. The extension one station south beyond Yitian to the Futian Free Trade Zone is expected to start construction by the end of 2015.[5] In addition a 7.3km extension further west into Longgang District is expected to start construction soon.[6]

Long term plans include extending Line 3 even further west into neighboring Huizhou City along with line 12. On August 7, 2013 a "Memorandum of Cooperation" was signed to coordinate transport planning and urban development between the two cities, formalizing the planning process for the proposal.[7][8]

Service routes

Current Stations

Station Name
Station Name
Platform Types
Yitian 益田 island (und) Futian
Shixia 石厦 island (und)
Shopping Park 购物公园 island (und)  1 
Futian 福田 Side (und)  2 
Futian Railway Station
Children's Palace 少年宫 island (und)  4 
Lianhuacun 莲花村 island (und)
Huaxin 华新 double island (und)
Tongxinling 通新岭 island (und)
Hongling 红岭 island (und)
Laojie 老街 island (und)  1  Luohu
Shaibu 晒布 island (und)
Cuizhu 翠竹 island (und)
Tianbei 田贝 island (und)
Shuibei 水贝 island (und)
Caopu 草埔 island (ele)
Buji 布吉 island (ele)  5 
Shenzhen East Railway Station
Mumianwan 木棉湾 island (ele)
Dafen 大芬 island (ele)
Danzhutou 丹竹头 island (ele)
Liuyue 六约 island (ele)
Tangkeng 塘坑 double island (und)
Henggang 横岗 island (ele)
Yonghu 永湖 island (ele)
He'ao 荷坳 island (ele)
Universiade 大运 island (ele)
Ailian 爱联 island (ele)
Jixiang 吉祥 island (ele)
Longcheng Square 龙城广场 island (ele)
Nanlian 南联 island (ele)
Shuanglong 双龙 island (ele)

Rolling Stock

Type Time of manufacturing Series Sets Assembly Notes
Type B 2009 - 2010 B-size stock 43 Tc+M+M+M+M+Tc Manufactured by Changchun Railway Vehicles


  1. ^ Caopu and Yitian Village in Futian District open June 2011
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ 地铁3号线或将延至保税区
  6. ^ [1]开展福田保税区交通拥堵综合治理
  7. ^ 《深圳地铁3号线12号线延至惠州》(深圳晚报,2013年8月8日)
  8. ^ 《尽快建成深莞惠轨道交通网络》(惠州日报,2013年8月8日)

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