A consortium of Shenzhen Metro Group and China Railway Construction Investment Group has secured a build-operate-transfer PPP contract for the inaugural light rail project in Shenzhen, an 11.9km 1435mm-gauge line in the northern Longhua district.
The line comprises a 9.2km section from Longhua station on metro Line 4, following the metro as far as Qinghu. The signing of the contract follows a 10-month tender process and marks the official start of the project, with construction expected to conclude in 2016. The consortium will subsequently operate the service under a 20-year concession agreement.
Photo: Shenzhen monorail