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环状线 Huánzhuàng Xiàn
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Termini||Continuous loop; late-night trains terminate at Chalmers Street|
|Daily ridership||480,150 (2018)|
|Annual ridership||174.90 million (2018)|
|Opened||2 February 1959|
|Owner||Transport for Wentworth|
|Rollingstock||B2 Stock (8 cars per train)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)|
|Electrification||DC 1500 V third rail|
The Circle Line is a loop rapid transit line of the Wentworth Metro network. It operates as a circle route orbiting the Wentworth central business district, with late-night trains returning to the depot terminating at Chalmers Street. The line forms an important part of the Wentworth Metro network, and is the system's third-busiest, accounting for 16.5 percent of annual ridership.
A loop metro line around the Wentworth CBD was first proposed during the initial planning stages of the metro system in the 1920s. However, due to an exhaustion of funding and the outbreak of World War II, construction did not begin until 1949. The northern segment of the line, between Chalmers Street and Shinjuku (operating in an arc shape) opened in 1959, while the remaining southern segment would not open until 1973.
The line is coloured yellow on system maps.
|Chalmers Street – Shinjuku||2 February 1959||8||Initial section|
|Shinjuku – Chalmers Street||1 May 1973||7||Loop Link Project|
|Lexington||4 October 1981||–||1||Infill stations|
|Marina Bay||8 May 1990||–||1||Infill station|
|↑ Loop line towards Little Italy (anticlockwise) ↑|
|C01||Chalmers Street||–||0.00||1959||56||Wentworth City|
|↓ Loop line towards Chalmers Street (clockwise) ↓|