Good news! The Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Line will open soon. The new route will connect up to Guangzhou East Railway Station, where a dedicated waiting room for the route is being added.
Trial runs have already been conducted, and after opening it will take only 10 minutes to travel from Xintang to Dongguan, and a full 1 hour from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Shenzhen Airport.
The new line is a big step in the completion of the 1 hour living circle project for the Guangdong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area.
The main route stretches 74 kilometers, passengers can transfer to Metro Lines 13 and 16 at Xintang station.
The construction of the intercity railway also leaves room to link up with future lines to connect Baiyun Airport and Guangzhou North Railway Station in the north, and Qianhai, Shenzhen in the south.
This latter route is expected to be in operation by the end of 2020. Starting from Guangzhou North Railway Station passengers will arrive at Baiyun Airport in 7 minutes, while it will take only 20 minutes from Xintang.
New Railway Stations
Guangzhou section: Xintang;
Dongguan section: Zhongtang; Wangniudun; Dongguan West; Hongmei; Dongguan Port; Houjie; Humen North; Humen East; Changan West; Changan;
Shenzhen section: Shajing West; Fumei West; Shenzhen Airport North; Shenzhen Airport
Author: Hannah Zhou, Wang Yifan
Editor: Simon Haywood