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Wuxi is located in the central area of the Yangtze River Delta. It covers an area of 4,788 square km and has a total population of 5.84 million.

It exercises jurisdiction over the county-level cities of Jiangyin and Yixing.as well as seven districts of Chongan, Nanchang, Beitang, Xishan, Huishan, Binhu and Xinqu.

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Wuxi is the birthplace of Wu Culture, national industry and commerce, and township enterprises in China. It is an Outstanding Tourist City of China, a National Sanitary City, a National Garden City, a National Model City for Science and Education, and one of the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in China. It is a city with characters.



Published: Nov.9, 2009



Yang Weize, member of Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee, secretary of Wuxi Municipal Party Committee and Mayor Mao Xiaoping jointly started the engine model of Wuxi Metro Line 1.

(Photo credit: Lu Yi)


"The construction of Wuxi Metro project, as a key guarantee to optimize urban-rural spatial layout, ease urban traffic pressure and improve city ecological environment, is a road we must take to build our city into a international one", said Mayor Mao Xiaoping at the commencement ceremony of Wuxi Metro Line 1 yesterday.


The 30.5km-long metro line one has 24 train stops, 5 above ground and 19 underground. The whole line is expected to go into trial operation by the end of 2014 with a total investment of 17.48 bln yuan. The train can run at a highest speed of 80 km/h, with the average speed higher than 35 km/h. It takes about 49 mins for a single trip. The passenger traffic on the operation day will reach 260,000.


The rendering of Yanqiao Station.


The Rendering of Qingming Road Station.


Scene from a construction site of the Metro Line 1. (Photo credit: Chen Dachun)


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