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China: Public transportation infrastructure in cities [free access]

February 1, 2017

Public transport in China has experienced significant growth and expansion in recent years. Beijing and Shanghai subways are considered to be the world’s largest rapid transit systems. During 1992-2013, China spent 8.6 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on building transportation infrastructure including railways, roads, airports, and seaports. In 2016, the Transport Ministry announced plans to invest around USD724 billion to develop transportation infrastructure during 2016-2018. The following table provides details on public transportation infrastructure in cities in China.

 

Table: Key facts on public transportation infrastructure in various cities in China

Cities

Number of public vehicles under operation (units)

Length under operation (km)

Passengers transported by public vehicle(10,000 person-times)

Bus and trolley bus

Subway, light-rail and streetcars

Total

Bus and trolley bus

Subway, light-rail and streetcars

Total

Bus and trolley bus

Subway, light-rail and streetcars

Total

Beijing

23,287

5,024

28,311

20,186

554

20,740

406,003

332,381

738,384

Tianjin

11,619

626

12,245

15,866

147

16,013

157,001

28,812

185,813

Hebei

18,927

-

18,927

22,940

-

22,940

187,208

-

187,208

Shanxi

8,153

-

8,153

13,176

-

13,176

132,132

-

132,132

Inner Mongolia

6,877

-

6,877

10,731

-

10,731

107,674

-

107,674

Liaoning

21,558

800

22,358

25,123

221

25,344

3,95,634

39,076

4,34,710

Jilin

11,662

395

12,057

12,248

64

12,312

1,67,617

7,835

1,75,452

Heilongjiang

16,299

66

16,365

19,373

17

19,390

2,50,912

6,564

2,57,476

Shanghai

16,531

3,797

20,328

24,027

618

24,645

2,54,852

3,06,798

5,61,650

Jiangsu

36,793

1,805

38,598

58,419

377

58,796

4,54,967

92,727

5,47,694

Zhejiang

28,956

744

29,700

59,971

131

60,102

3,54,306

26,122

3,80,428

Anhui

13,916

-

13,916

13,709

-

13,709

1,98,829

-

1,98,829

Fujian

15,065

-

15,065

21,757

-

21,757

2,25,201

-

2,25,201

Jiangxi

7,527

138

7,665

13,438

29

13,467

1,30,195

140

1,30,335

Shandong

39,734

48

39,782

70,911

11

70,922

3,89,972

54

3,90,026

Henan

21,913

150

22,063

19,671

26

19,697

2,48,260

8,810

2,57,070

Hubei

18,929

776

19,705

20,648

125

20,773

3,25,223

56,510

3,81,733

Hunan

17,203

162

17,365

15,954

27

15,981

2,77,934

8,407

2,86,341

Guangdong

55,551

3,196

58,747

95,773

451

96,224

7,29,057

3,52,880

10,81,937

Guangxi

8,094

-

8,094

11,465

-

11,465

1,21,751

-

1,21,751

Hainan

2,938

-

2,938

5,856

-

5,856

42,471

-

42,471

Chongqing

11,573

918

12,491

13,342

202

13,544

2,46,920

63,247

3,10,167

Sichuan

21,266

732

21,998

22,745

86

22,831

3,79,658

27,163

4,06,821

Guizhou

6,168

-

6,168

6,990

-

6,990

1,31,291

-

1,31,291

Yunnan

9,868

240

10,108

19,824

59

19,883

1,50,062

8,367

1,58,429

Tibet

544

-

544

1,035

-

1,035

9,128

-

9,128

Shaanxi

11,616

324

11,940

9,832

51

9,883

2,34,994

34,209

2,69,203

Gansu

5,275

-

5,275

5,935

-

5,935

1,09,823

-

1,09,823

Qinghai

2,071

-

2,071

2,276

-

2,276

37,909

-

37,909

Ningxia

3,475

-

3,475

5,036

-

5,036

42,377

-

42,377

Xinjiang

9,587

-

9,587

8,184

-

8,184

1,54,834

-

1,54,834

Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China, Global Mass Transit Research