(DALIANNEWS)- The city’s rail transit office announced on Wednesday that the port city of Dalian will launch a new round of subway construction.
According to the authority, the experimental section of Subway Line 5 is expected to start construction at the end of this year, Subway Line 4 is scheduled to commence operation in the first half of next year, and Subway Line 7 is due to begin construction in the year of 2018.
Subway Line 5 starting from Hutan Fishing Port will run through Laohutan Ocean Park, Jiefang Road, Labor Park, Youhao Road, North Square of Dalian Railway Station, residential areas in former Ganjingzi and Quanshui as well as western part of highway toll station at Houyan.
Subway Line 4 will cover 27.7 kilometers in total, starting from Yingchengzi neighborhood in the west to Suoyu Bay in the east via Dalian BEST City and residential areas in Xinzhaizi, Pao’ai and Shandong Road.
Subway Line 7 with a length of 16.5 kilometers will start from Lily residential area in the west and end at Gangwan Square in the east through Dalian University of Technology, software park, Nansha, Heping Square commercial center, convention and exhibition center, Shengli Road, Labor Park, Nanshan residential area, Sanba Square and Dalian Port.
Apart from that, the second phrase of the Subway Line 1 is scheduled to be put into trial operation at the end of this year, and the second phrase of Subway Line 2 is expected to be put into operation in 2018.