Line 6 has been called the ‘Time Tunnel’ line as it is said to connect the past, present and future by passing more historic sites than any other line. The China Mural Art Committee of the China Artists Association was responsible for 22 murals along the line.
Line 6 runs parallel and to the north of Line 1 and the Batong Line. It was designed to be the fastest in the subway system, with trains capable of reaching a speed of 100 km/h compared to 80 km/h on other lines. This was due to the fact that – especially in the out-of-town areas – the spacing between stations is greater, the furthest being 4 km apart. The line uses 1500 V overhead powering as opposed to the 750 V third rail used on earlier lines.
Originally it had been planned to run some express trains on line 6. During rush hours, express trains would overtake normal trains on the twotrain line in the same station and just stop in some of the big stations so that people could reach their destinations faster. This idea, however, was finally scrapped and Line 6 now has some of the biggest passenger loads on the network.
The following stations on Line 6 have artwork...