According to Guangzhou Metro, five new metro lines will open by the end of next year: by then, Guangzhou Metro will have established a total operating length of 500km of track, covering 11 districts of Guangzhou.
These five lines include: Airport S. to Airport N. section of Line 3, Yangang to Lijiao section of the Guangfo Line, the northern extension to Line 8, and the first phase of Line 14 and Line 21.
◆Airport S. to Airport N. section of Line 3:
In preparation for a long time the route is slated to be opening together with Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport‘s Terminal 2.
◆Yangang to Lijiao section of the Guangfo Line:
Will open by the end of 2018 and passengers will be able to transfer to Line 2 at Nanzhou and to Line 3 at Lijiao. Currently, there are just two transfer points on Guangfo Line: Xilang and Shayuan Stations, offering transfer to Lines 1 and 8 respectively.
◆The northern extension to Line 8:
Will start from Culture Park and end at Baiyun Lake with 13 newly-established stations and a total length of 16.1km, including 4 interchange stations: Chen Clan Academy (transfer to Line 1), Caihongqiao (transfer to Line 11 and the second phase of Line 13), Xicun (transfer to Line 5) and Julong (transfer to Line 12).
◆The first phase of Line 14:
Will run from Jiahewanggan to Jiekoujie, traversing both Baiyun and Conghua Districts. 13 stations will be set up along the 54.3km route.
Will run from Tianhe Park to Zengcheng Square with 20 stations dotted along the 60km of track.
According to Guangzhou Metro, its shortest running interval has been reduced to just 1 minute 58 seconds. Furthermore, baby-care rooms have been set up in 58 stations to provide a more convenient service to passengers with infants.
In 2017, Guangzhou Metro opened 4 new lines and its operating mileage reached 400km, ranking third in China and is in the world‘s top ten. It transported 2.8 billion passengers over the year, with a daily average ridership of 7.67 million, with peaks of over 10 million passengers in one day. Guangzhou has become the third city in China where daily passenger capacity has exceeded 10 million.
Editor: Sylvia, Haywood