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All Guangzhou Metro lines to resume regular operation from Feb 24th

2020-February-14       Source: Newsgd.com

Starting from February 10th, the scheduling of public transportation of Guangzhou has gradually returned to normal.

Starting from February 10th, the scheduling of public transportation of Guangzhou has gradually returned to normal.

Buses

(Photo: Zhang Youqiong)

Bus frequency has been increased during both morning and evening peak periods since February 10th. Night shift and business bus lines will also be added to meet demand according to passenger volume. Six night shift bus lines have resumed operation including Bus No. 20, No. 61, No. 79, No. 102 and No. 1 running from downtown Guangzhou to the Guangzhou South Railway station.

Taxis

(Photo: Zhang Youqiong)

The Guangzhou Public Transport Group will actively increase the number of taxis to meet passenger demand, for those arriving at the railway stations and Baiyun Airport at night.

Metro

(Photo: Zhang Youqiong)

Guangzhou metro is resuming regular scheduling in three phases.

Starting from February 10th, the running interval during rush hours was adjusted to 3 and a half-5 minutes for core lines, and 6-12 minutes for suburban lines.

Starting from February 17th, the running interval during rush hour will be shortened to 2 and a half-4 minutes for core lines.

Starting from February 24th, normal daily schedule for both workdays and weekends will be implemented. If passenger flow continues to increase, passenger flow control will be initiated.

Bring your ID card when taking the Guangfo Line

Passengers taking the Guangfo Line from the Financial Hi-Tech Zone station to the Xinchengdong station should present their ID card for checking, as of February 11th, according to Foshan’s publicity department.

Guangzhou Metro do not require every passenger to present their ID card, but ask for their cooperation with identification checks executed by the police at some stations.

Compulsory temperature check

Passengers are required to go through temperature screening at both entrances and exits of operating public transportation stations across the city. More than 200 temperature screening checkpoints have also been set up on main roads to check vehicle based passengers.

To contain the spread of the virus, public transportation operators have intensified disinfection, ventilation and sanitation processes for both vehicles and stations. The metro security machine conveyor belts are cleaned every three hours. Trains will be thoroughly disinfected after arriving at terminal stations. Tunnels will be ventilated for 30 minutes before and after operation time.

High speed trains suspended

Due to the epidemic control and passenger volume, a dozen trains departing from the Guangzhou East Railway Station have been suspended. The refund period has been extended for passenger convenience.

List of suspended trains

Authors: Monica Liu, Zoey Huang (intern)

Editor: Simon Haywood

Editor: Monica Liu

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