Changsha Maglev Express

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Coordinates: 28°10′12″N 113°08′57″E / 28.1699°N 113.1491°E / 28.1699; 113.1491

Changsha Maglev Express
Changsha Maglev Express Train.jpg
Changsha Maglev Train arriving at Langli Station
Native nameChinese: 长沙磁浮快线
Transit typemagnetic levitation
Number of lines1
Number of stationsInitially 3, planned for 5
Daily ridership8,299 (2017 avg.)
12,759 (record)[1]
Began operationMay 6, 2016
Operator(s)Hunan Maglev Transportation
System length18.55 km (11.53 mi)
Average speed57 km/h (35 mph) (Including stops)
Top speed100 km/h (62 mph)
Map of Changsha Maglev Express

The Changsha Maglev Express (simplified Chinese: 长沙磁浮快线; traditional Chinese: 長沙磁浮快線; pinyin: Chángshā cífú kuàixiàn), is a medium-low speed magnetic levitation, or maglev line in Changsha, China. This is China's second maglev line, after Shanghai Maglev, and the first domestically built maglev line that uses indigenous technology.[2] The line stretches over 18.55 kilometers and runs between Changsha Huanghua International Airport, Langli station and the high-speed railway station Changsha South railway station.[3] Its rolling stock is designed for a speed of up to 120 km/h, currently however it is running with a maximum speed of 100 km/h .[4]

Construction started in May 2014, trial running in 26 December 2015, and finally start trial operations on 6 May 2016.[5] Since the beginning of construction in May 2014, the project has received an estimated investment of 4.6 billion yuan ($749 million).[6]

Opening timeline[edit]

Segment Commencement Length Station(s) Name
Changshanan — Changsha Airport 6 May 2016 18.55 km (11.53 mi) 3 Phase 1


Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
Changshanan 磁浮高铁站  2   4  Changsha South railway station CWQ 0.00 Yuhua District
Convention and Exhibition Center 会展中心 Changsha County
Langli 磁浮㮾梨 7.55
Automobile City 汽车城
Changsha Huanghua International Airport 磁浮机场 Changsha Huanghua International Airport CSX 18.55

Operating hours[edit]

The first train departs from Airport Station or Changsha South railway station at 7:00am. The last train leaves Changsha South railway station at 10:00pm or Airport Station at 10:30pm. The current service interval is 11 minutes 40 seconds and each train completes the whole journey in 19.5 minutes.[1]


  1. ^ a b "热烈祝贺长沙磁浮快线安全运营两周年" (in Chinese). Sohu. 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  2. ^ "中国首条国产中低速磁悬浮铁路开通试运营".
  3. ^ "New maglev projects on track for launch next year". 9 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Changsha airport maglev line openes". Railway Gazette. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Long, Hongtao (6 May 2016). "Trial operation of magnetic levitation line in Changsha to start". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  6. ^ Qiong, Zhang (27 November 2014). "Changsha maglev project in progress". China Daily. Retrieved 12 January 2015.