Hairy Panda is in good spirits as he boards the new Chengdu subway en-route to his job at the zoo.
Once completed, Line 1 will span 31 km, nie of which will be above ground.
Pase Two of Chengdu's second subway line is expected to open in December 2012. It's 8.7 km and 6 new stations will bring Line 2 to 23 km and 20 stations, for a system total of 41 km and 36 stations.
Plan details, thanks to Sara Hayden:
Line Terminal 1 Terminal 2 Length
1 Huayang (South) Zoo (NNE) 26.22 km
2 Wu Gui Qiao (Longquan) SE Jinsha (Jin Niu) NW 23.7 km
3 Liu Jia Nian (NNW) Liuli Chang (SSE) 18.2
4 Chengnan (E) Zhuzi Qiao – airport (SW) 27.1
5 Chengya Bus Stn. (SSW) Shiling (W) 26.77
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