|Owner||City of Hangzhou|
|Locale||Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||5|
|Number of stations||135|
|Daily ridership||931,233 (2017 avg.) |
1,727,000 (2018 Peak)
|Began operation||November 24, 2012|
|Operator(s)||Hangzhou Metro Corporation (Line 2, Line 4, Line 16)|
MTR Corporation (Hangzhou) (Line 1, Line 5)
|System length||206 km (128 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Hangzhou Metro (Chinese: 杭州地铁) is a rapid transit system that serves Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, China. The system opened on November 24, 2012. It is the 17th city in China to operate a rapid transit system.
|Xiasha Jiangbin (Jianggan)
There are currently 5 lines in operation. Line 1 is an arc-shaped line, begins in Xiaoshan, stretches across downtown Hangzhou after crossing the Qiantang River and ends in Xiasha, with a branch line branching off the main line at Coach Center station and ending in Linping. Line 2 links the Xiaoshan Industrial Park in the southeast with the city center and Xihu District in the northwest. Line 4 complements Line 1 in downtown Hangzhou, stretching in a north-south direction from Pengbu to Puyan.
The Hangzhou Metro has the only metro system map in China whose first seven lines follow the hue order of the rainbow colors. 
The planning for a metro system in the city started in the 1990s and was about to start construction works in September 2003, but the State Council suspended construction works due to increasing costs. The state council approved the construction and operation of a rapid transit system by the Hangzhou Subway Group Co. Ltd in Hangzhou on June 5, 2005. The preliminary design for the first line, Line 1, was approved on January 11, 2007 by the Development and Reform Commission after four days of study. It would be 47.97 km long, of which 41.36 km is underground, 6.14 km elevated, and 0.47 km at grade.
Construction of the first phase of Hangzhou Metro Line 1 began on March 28, 2007, with subsequent phases beginning later in that year. The first phase included three underground stations in Qianjiang New City. Jiubao East Station is the biggest station along Line 1 and will be a hub for the future metro system and other forms of public transport. The funding of Line 1 came from both the city government and the banks, with 10.2 billion yuan and 5 billion yuan respectively. The first phase construction was estimated to be 45 billion yuan.
In January 2009, it was announced that MTR Corporation would invest in a 22 billion-yuan ($3.2 billion) / 25-year / 49% share joint venture with the Hangzhou government to operate Line 1 of the metro.
The first section of Line 4 opened for trial operation on February 2, 2015.
In December 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the planning for 10 lines, including extensions to the three existing lines, scheduled to open in time for the 2022 Asian Games. By then the Hangzhou Metro network is projected to be 446 km long. As of 2018 there are over 300 km of subway lines under construction in Hangzhou, including a line (Hangshao line) to neighboring Shaoxing which is building its own metro system, Shaoxing Metro.
|Stations||Notes & References|
|2020||Phase 3||Xiasha Jiangbin||Xiaoshan International Airport||11.5||5|
|Phase 2||Fengbei||Jichang Road||8.3||5|
|Fuyang section||Meiyuanxiangshan||Guihua Road||23.15||11|||
|2021||Phase 2||Pengbu||Zijingang Road||23.9||15|||
|Wushan Square||Jiangdong'er Road||45.0||23|||
|Phase 1||South Wenhai Road||Jiangdong||17.2||8|||
|Phase 1||Sijiqing||Changda Road||29.5||21||Line 1's branch (Coach Center to Linping) will be merged with Line 9 when it opens, so the 7 stations on it and their length are all counted.|
|2022||Main Line||West Wenyi Road||Xingqiao Road||43.8||30|||
|Branch||Xiaoheshan||Baijiayuan Road||8.4||5||The branch line will become Line 14 in the future.|
|Phase 2 Adjustment section||Jinxing||Laoyuhang||2.03||1|
|Phase 1||Zhejiang University||Xinxing Road||11.2||12|||
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