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Wuxi began to build metro on November 7 of 2009. The blueprint of “two hours’ transportation circuit” shows that Wuxi will be a key transportation hub in 5 years.
Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuxi and other cities began to build metros one after another following metropolis such as Shanghai and Nanjing. With the advancement of intercity rail construction including Shanghai-Nanjing and Nanjing-Hangzhou intercity rails, the intercity rail network in Yangtze River Delta is being formed.
As the junction of Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Railway, Nanjing-Hangzhou Railway and Railway along the Yangtze River, as well as the center of Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, Wuxi will be leaped to the core of intercity transportation circuit in the Yangtze River Delta. The local government said that the designed metro line of 150 km will be doubled to 300 km and the planned 5 nets will be increased to 7. We are confident that Wuxi will become the rail traffic core of Yangtze River Delta.
It is acquired that in the following five years, cities in Yangtze River Delta such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuxi, will build more than 14 urban rail traffic lines.