Chongqing Subway

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Chongqing Subway
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Stephen C
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Vast subway network
Jun 2021 • Couples
The subway network is well planned and one can get almost anywhere in Chongqing via this mode of transport.

Ticket prices are also very reasonable as they typically cost between 2 to 6 RMB per person. Trains are spacious and there is always standing room, even during peak hours.
Written June 4, 2021
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,175 contributions
The best!
Oct 2019
This is the most beautiful subway experience I have ever had. And I have indeed ridden many subways, tubes and metros all over the world. The way the tracks weaves through buildings, riversides, underground jutting out of the hillside, combined with the majestic views (when out of the ground) is something like jumping straight into one of those futuristic movies. Exciting but yet romantic.

I hope to return to explore all the different routes!
Written May 2, 2020
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James K
Chongqing, China34 contributions
So crowded. More than other cities
Nov 2019
This subway system is the most crowded one I have been in while in China. It gets you were you are going, but there are times when people push you and squeeze you so much. If you are lucky you can be one of the first ones on an empty car, but if you are not and it is the busy time which is most times .... be ready!
Written November 24, 2019
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lasergod88
Sunnyvale, CA67 contributions
cheap, clean and convenient
Sep 2019
The subway system is amazing and easy to use. They curve and go up and down like roller coasters. They go along and across rivers and through buildings. The subway cars are new and clean. If you ride the green line, then the handle rings on the bar are green. If you ride red line, then the rings are red which I thought was clever. RMB $2 pretty much get you to most of the places. I would purchase a ticket to my final destination, but ride on different lines without getting out just to see the sceneries like crossing the 2 rivers, or take the line that go through the building. I think you can get very good views of the city lights taking the subway at night.
Written September 25, 2019
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adamd170689
London, UK1,039 contributions
Amazing metro
Jul 2019
I do not usually review metros but I am so impressed with this one in Chongqing. It is a architectural marvel - looking at how the metro bisects and curves around the various hills and gorges of Chongqing. The metro is cheap, clean and has some amazing views. Do take the monorail lines - amazing views.
Written September 13, 2019
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Scott B
Colorado Springs, CO296 contributions
Inexpensive and great way to travel throughout the city
Jul 2019
The metro stations are clean and easy to get around. As you enter any of the stations, you have to put any luggage, backpack, etc. through the xray machine and if you have bottled water they will check that as well.
The ticket machine shows the metro system map and is in Chinese, but has a button for English. You select your location, how many people, and the machine will tell you how much to pay. Once you pay, you get either a ticket or coin. To go through the turnstile, you scan the ticket or coin and you then can go through.
The highlight for the metro system in Chongqing is probably the Libiza metro stop where you can see the trains go through the building. From my hotel at the Blue Line Jintonglu metro stop, I took Blue Line 3 to the Niujiaotuo stop and transferred to Green Line 7 to get off at the Libiza metro stop. There is a viewing area at street level where you can get good shots of the train entering and exiting the building. Along the river, there is also a bunker ruin from World War II and takes about 10-15 minutes to get there from the metro stop.
For the 12 days I was here, it seems like I had to wait no longer than 5 minutes before the next train came along. It does get quite crowded during the morning and evening rush hours, so you should plan accordingly.
Written August 11, 2019
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xingwanlilu
nyc75 contributions
Excellent subway system
Feb 2019 • Solo
Chongqing's subway system is very impressive. It is new, modernizing and still developing. Liziba station locates on the top of a building. Line 2 goes through the building. It becomes a site seeing place. If subway runs more hours, it will be great.
Written February 21, 2019
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Paul S
Malvern, PA367 contributions
Excellent Metro!
Nov 2018 • Couples
New, modern Metro system in Chongqing, also called CRT, allows travelers to avoid trafic jams and reach destinations in comfort. It is inexpensive, clean, and fast, and should be your first choice when traveling around Chongqing. Bi-lingual, with all instructions in English and Chinese.
Written November 1, 2018
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Allen C
5 contributions
Great views of city through the metro system, but service and ettiquite needs improvement
Apr 2018 • Solo
Positives: You can see breathtaking views of Chongqing on this metro system. Do take the Line 2, a monorail line, to see some of the views. Important parts of the city can be accessed through this system, including the airport. Fares are cheap.

Negatives:
1) The ticket machines are often in an inconsistent state across stations. Some machines accept both bills and coins; other machines accept coins only. In some stations, all the ticket machines are out of service, meaning that you have to purchase from the ticket office. If you don’t speak Mandarin, this could be a large inconvenience.

2) Most stations lack accessibility for passengers with disabilities or with large luggage. This includes lack of elevators or insufficient coverage of escalators.

3) Some passengers aggressively cut in lines, including the security lines. When I was leaving the city for the airport, I tried to place my large luggage into the X-ray machine conveyer belt, but people were cutting in line and placed their possessions in front of my large luggage. It was outright irritating.
Written May 20, 2018
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