Line five of Guangzhou Metro is scheduled to open in December of this year. The new line will connect the current four lines and benefit over 500,000 passengers citywide, according to an announcement by the Guangzhou Metro Company on Wednesday.
Zhujiang New Town Station, the transfer station for line five and three, is decorated in blue. (Guangzhou Daily)
The new line will run from Jiaokou in Liwan district to Wenchong in Huangpu district, and have a length of 32 kilometers with 24 metro stations. It will connect with line one at Yangji station, with line two at Guangzhou Railway Station, with line three at Zhujiang New Town and with line four at Chepinan Station. A public toilet will be built outside Chepinan Station for the convenience of passengers.
It has been learned that the intervals between each train will be five minutes during the beginning of operation. Tickets will be included under the current monthly metro card discounting system.
Map of the five metro lines and the transferring stations in Guangzhou (Guangzhou Daily)
Meanwhile, a northern section of line four from Wanshengwei to Chepinan will open and be extended northwards to Huangcun by 2010. Line four linking the Asian Games New Town with the Guangzhou Olympic Sports Center will play a major role in carrying passengers during the Guangzhou Asian Games. It is expected that over 3.5 million riders will take the metro daily until November 2010 when the Asian Games is held in the city.