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GUANGZHOU
 China

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 METRO

The Chinese city of Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton) is the capital of the Guangdong Province and has 7 million inhabitants. It is situated in the south of the country near Hong Kong. Construction of a subway network was approved in 1989 and construction started in 1993.

 Lines
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 Line 1

18.5 km, 16 stations

Line 1 was officially inaugurated on 28 June 1999. It was built as a turnkey project by a consortium led by Siemens. Apart from Keng Kou and Xi Lang all stations are underground. 21 air-conditioned 6-car-trains were supplied by Adtranz. They operate in ATO-mode. The metro runs at an average speed of 36 km/h. A trip along the entire route takes 32 minutes.

28 June 1997: Xilang - Huangsha (trial service)
28 June 1999: Xilang -Huangsha - Guangzhou East Railway Station

 Line 2

31.4 km, 24 stations

Service on the central section of Line 2 (23.3 km with 20 stations - 17 underground, 2 elevated and 1 at grade) started in Dec 2002, more than a year ahead of schedule. Trains were produced by a joint venture of Adtranz and Changchun Car Company. The 26 Adtranz Movia trains were built in Germany and in China.

29 Dec 2002: Sanyuanli - Xiaogang
28 June 2003: Xiaogang - Pazhou
26 Dec 2005: Pazhou - Wanshengwei
25 Sept 2010: Jiahewanggang - Sanyuanli and Jiangnanxi - Guangzhou South Railway Station

 Line 3

67.3 km km, 28 stations

26 Dec 2005: Guangzhou East Railway Station - Kecun
30 Dec 2006: Kecun - Panyu Square and Tianhe Coach Terminal - Tiyu Xilu
30 Oct 2010: Guangzhou East Railway Station - Airport South

 Line 4

43.7 km, 15 stations

26 Dec 2005: Wanshengwei - Xinzao
30 Dec 2006: Xinzao - Huangge
28 June 2007: Huangge - Jinzhou
28 Dec 2009: Wanshengwei - Chebeinan
25 Sept 2010: Huangcun - Chebeinan

 

 Line 5

31.9 km, 24 stations

28 Dec 2009: Jiaokou - Wenchong

 

 Line 6

24.5 km, 20 stations

28 Dec 2013: Xunfenggang - Changban
28 Jan 2015: Yide Lu station

 

 Line 8

14.8 km, 13 stations

25 Sept 2010: Changgang - Xiaogang (formerly part of line 2)
03 Nov 2010: Changgang- Fenghuang Xincun

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 Guangfo Line

20.4 km, 18 stations - interurban metro line between Guangzhou and Foshan

03 Nov 2010: Kuiqi Lu - Xilang
28 Dec 2015: Xilang - Yangang

 Zhujiang APM


3.9 km, 9 stations - automatic people mover (APM)

08 Nov 2010: Linhexi - Chigang Pagoda (now Canton Tower)

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 Projects

For updated metro projects see Wikipedia


Pearl River Delta Inter-City Rail Transit:

Guangfo Line: A subway connecting Guangzhou and its southwestern neighbouring Foshan City is under construction. The planned new subway will be eventually 33km long (18.5km in Guangzhou and 14.5 km in Foshan) with 21 stations which are all underground.

Guangzhu Line: An intercity express line (140.8 km, 19 stations) connecting Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai and a branch line from Zhongshan to Jiangmen. The main line will run from New Guangzhou Railway Station to Zhuhai (elevated sections are 107 km, mountain tunnel sections are 3.9 km, total 114.5 km, 13 stations). The branch line will run from Xiaolan to Jiangmen West (all elevated section with 26.3 km, 4 stations). Construction began in 2005. It will use 45 air-conditioned 6-car-trains.

total length of the Guangzhou metro network (Line 1 to Line 9) will be 255 km (not including the inter-city lines). See map with all extensions here (2010!)

 

 Photos

Guangzhou Dong Zhan station © Kong-yan Ng near Kengkou station © Kong-yan Ng Xilang depou © Kong-yan Ng Kengkou station © Kong-yan Ng leaving Kengkou station © Kong-yan Ng near Kengkou station © Kong-yan Ng Xilang station © Kong-yan Ng Line 2 station Line 2 station Line 2 ticket barrier Inside new metro train © Carl Yiu L2 Gongyuanqian © Carl Yiu Xilang end of line © Kong-yan Ng Line 5
Photos Kong-yan Ng, Carl Yiu, Sander Luo Hao

 TRAM

Haizhu Island Tram (7.7 km, 11 stops) - opened 31 Dec 2014 between Canton Tower and Wanshengwei, along northern shore of Haizhu Island

- List of stops: Canton Tower, Canton Tower East, Liede Bridge South, Party Pier (opened 21 Oct 2015), Nanfeng, Exhibition Center West, Exhibition Center Central, Exhibition Center East, Pazhou Bridge South, Pazhou Pagoda, Wanshengwei.

 

 Links

Guangzhou Metro Corporation (Official Page)

Guangzhou Metro at Wikipedia

Guangzhou Metro Design & Research Institute

Line 1 Vehicle data sheet by Joern Krause

Guangzhou Metro Map at JohoMaps

Explore Guangzhou > Subway

 

 

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