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We can provide you with an updated of the status of each of the subway lines to hit Changsha in the coming years. As we know, Line 2 is up and running, seemingly glitch free, so how about the other lines we hear so much about?

According to Changsha city authorities, constructed will be ongoing until 2023, with a proposed Line 6, the extension of line Line 1 northwards, Line 2's westward extension (and a southern extension), lines 3, 4 and 5 all going ahead with construction, Line 7 to be plotted, and the airport route to be fully mapped out. Click to enlarge the map, left.

Line 1: completion due in 2016 (continued construction and fitting of electrics and station tunnels).

Line 2: operational and with a westerward extention now being implemented

Line 3: construction started in late December 2013, expected to end in 2018.

Line 4: construction started on December 31, 2014 (due to finish in 2019).

Line 5: construction is expected to start in 2015.

Line 6: currently undergoing preparation for it's 2015 launch of construction.

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