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Shenyang
metro, tramway

The idea of a subway system in Shenyang is not new. The
first conceptual design goes back to the 1940's when Japan designed a system for the occupied city.  According to People's Daily, a section of the subway was actually built some time ago in the eastern suburbs of the city.

 


 

Shenyang (Mukden in Manchu) began construction of a 22.8 km, 18 station metro in 2005.  The first line opened in late September, 2009. The Zhangli Line starts in the western portion of the city in the Zhangshi development area, then runs through the city centre and terminates in the at the Liming Motor Factory to the east. 14.6 km is in subway. A 19.3 km Line 2 opened in 2012.  A 4 station, 5,8 km extension to Line 1 is also under construction. When complete, the five line system will total over 185 km. with 11 lines


The Shenyang metro's vehicles are designed and built by the Changchun Railway Vehicles Company, coincidentally located in Changchun. Railway cars include hostesses, available to indulge your every fantasy, so long as such fantasies are limited to typical subway activities, such as smiling, spitting and perhaps fetching one of those big salted pretzels from scary looking cart vendors





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Official Home Page (Ch)
Unoffical Home Page (Eng)
Existing Subway (Sai-Bai-Wei - 赛百味) deep in the heart of Shenyang
Wikipedia page


In Shenyang, it is customary to pray to Urban, the subway god, leaving him an offering next to the vehicle door. It is said that doing so will ensure a safe and uneventful journey for the worshipper and his or her family. 



Tramway

A five line 65 km tram network
began construction in February 2012. The network proceeded at breakneck speed as it's opening date was August 2013. The tram's designed was inspired by dolphins, who are popular in Shenyang for their generous tipping in the city's legendary brothels.