The newly opened Metro Line 14 has been drawing crowds since it started operation Friday morning. Many residents took the Metro line during the weekend to see the newly opened Gangxia North Comprehensive Transport Hub in Futian District, a supersized underground station with eye-catching ceilings dubbed “Shenzhen Eye,” and to visit leisure destinations in Pingshan which are now easier to reach with the new Metro line.
Among the visitors were Oleksii Surovtsev, a Ukrainian who has been living in the city since 2013, his wife Tetiana Biliavska and 4-year-old son Solomon. They went on a trip from Gangxia to Pingshan for must-see destinations along the line yesterday.
Oleksii Surovtsev, his wife Tetiana Biliavska from Ukraine, and their 4-year-old son Solomon wait on a Metro Line 14 platform at Gangxia North Comprehensive Transport Hub while some passengers take photos of the ceiling dubbed “Shenzhen Eye” at the hub yesterday. Photos by Liu Xudong
Oleksii Surovtsev, his wife Tetiana Biliavska and their son Solomon read a Metro Line 14 guide map on a Metro train yesterday.
The curious Solomon, in his father's arms, observes while the fully autonomous Metro train was running down the track yesterday. The first carriage of the Metro train has been attracting passengers' attention.
Curious children observes while the fully autonomous Metro train was running down the track yesterday.
The first carriage of the Metro train attracts a crowd yesterday.
Oleksii Surovtsev, Tetiana Biliavska and their son Solomon pose for a photo at Pingshan Center Station yesterday. They got off at Pingshan Center Station, where they relaxed and enjoyed sunshine at Pingshan Central Park. They then headed to Pingshan Library, which is within walking distance of the park. Later they went to Pingshan Art Museum to see contemporary art.
Oleksii Surovtsev, with his son Solomon on his shoulders, takes a stroll at Pingshan Central Park yesterday.
Solomon reads a book with the help of his mom at Pingshan Library yesterday.
Oleksii Surovtsev grabs a book at Pingshan Art Museum yesterday.
Solomon has lunch on the balcony of Pingshan Art Museum. The family was planning to visit Maluan Mountain soon via Metro Line 14 to see waterfalls, old Hakka villages and the beautiful natural scenery.
The route map of the Metro Line 14. Graphic by Lin Jianping