Guangzhou to build 10 intercity railways
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With Guangzhou - Zhuhai Intercity Railway in operation, Guangzhou will build another ten intercity railways to strengthen its position as the core of the comprehensive transport network of the Pearl River Delta city cluster, and speed up the life and economic development here.

Sources from the Guangzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission said, Guangzhou had been given the work stipulated in the Research of General Plan for Guangzhou Comprehensive Transport Hub undertaken by the Comprehensive Transport Institute and entrusted by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This enabled Guangzhou to be the second city conducting the research on planning a transport hub at the country level, second to Wuhan.

NDRC said the comprehensive transport hub of Guangzhou should be developed into one of the three international comprehensive transport hubs of China, so as to constitute one of the core nodes of China's comprehensive transport network and the main windows for trade exchanges with the world. It is said currently NDRC has selected 42 cities for comprehensives transport network and allocated accordingly, with Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Wuhan, Xian and Chengdu, into the first group of pilot cities in this regard.

The Research of the General Plan for the Guangzhou Comprehensive Transport Hub includes the current situation, problems, conditions, trends, needs forecasts, function positioning, overall objective, setting design, cohesion research, and proposals of optimization and implementation of Guangzhou comprehensive transport hub. The research is scheduled to be completed in the coming six months.

According to the preliminary plan, by 2015, Guangzhou's railway transport network will undergo substantial growth, pushing the development of the model 'subway plus property' development program.. Soon the Pearl River Intercity Railway Transportation being planned will include the ten intercity railways such as Guangzhou-Foshan, Guangzhou-Dongguan-ShenZhen, which will strengthen the core position of Guangzhou in the Pearl River City cluster comprehensive transport network.

Editor: Olivia
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