I have included some photos taken on the platforms of Shenyang Subway system (first two lines, with at least another 8 lines to come) in my earlier blog, Art in the Streets of Shenyang, China, such as the picture below of the lovely Shenyang Library Station, with inscriptions of "Book" in various styles, adorned the lamp covers:
In general, these two lines run smoothly and the stations and cars were clean and well designed and maintained. One could leisurely wander about some stations at off-peak hours, while the transfer station or rush hours, one really needed to watch his own steps, and an extra safe measure was the glass partitions separating tracks from the platforms.
The cars were obviously designed for short commutes, with more standing space and holding poles and less seats and many doors spaced through the lengths of the cars:
Inside the car and on the platforms, there were plenty helpful monitors and signage, indicating approaching/boarding/departure information, destinations and the incoming stops, in simplified Chinese and English:
Inevitably, one would encounter some poorly translated English, which was quite endearing:
Finally, I took these photos below at the end of the platform where I could see part of the tunnels:
Label: Shenyang, Shenyang Trip 2012