Guangzhou has recently changed the construction plan for Guangzhou Metro Line 8, mainly regarding the northern extension of Line 8 (Jiaoxin-Guangzhou North Railway Station), which has not yet started construction.
Line 8 is planned to be separated and adjusted. The line will continue to be extended northwards to Jiangfu, and the Jiangfu-Guangzhou North Railway Station will be separated into Line 24 which will extend southwards to the Memorial Hall Station in downtown Guangzhou. The Line 8 currently in operation will extend from Wanshengwei towards southeast to Lianhua.
(1) North extension (Jiaoxin-Jiangfu): about 9.4 km long, with 4 stations, underground.
(2) North extension separated into Line24 (the new Line 24, Memorial Hall-Guangzhou North Railway Station): about 31.6 km long, 18 stations, underground.
(3) East extension (Lianhua-Wanshengwei): about 18 km long, 7 stations, underground.
The adjustment will shorten the time commuting from Huadu district to downtown Guangzhou, and in the meantime, Line 24 will further ease the traffic pressure from Guangzhou North Railway Station to downtown.
Author | Hannah, Fanny
Editor | Monica, Jerry