Tunnel Boring Completed for the First Tube of Chengdu Metro Line 18, Projected to Begin Usage with New Airport in 2020
Sichuan Online | release time：January 3rd,2018
On December 19, 2017, after eight months of intensive efforts, boring for the Taiping Tunnel of Chengdu Metro Line 18 was successfully finished, marking the completion of the tunnel boring for the first tube of Chengdu Metro Line 18. This new Metro line is the designated route for Chengdu's new airport, running between the South Chengdu Railway Station and the new airport via Hi-tech Area, Huayang and Tianfu New Area. The whole line measures 66.7 kilometers in length and will feature 12 stations. Line 18’s launch is scheduled to coincide with the new airport’s opening in 2020. People will be able to reach the new Chengdu Tianfu International Airport from downtown in just over half an hour.