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Old July 25th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #321
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Old July 26th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #322
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OK, here's a solution, have pinyin and English, its easy enough. But Guangchang should be square, I never hear foreign reporters say Tiananmen Guangchang, and it should be square for every square. For roads, it should be the road name plus st., avenue, etc...For stations, it should say South station instead of nan zhan, which will be on the pinyin.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #323
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When do you use road, street or avenue? Is Jie = Road, Lu or Avenue? What about Dao or Lu, Jing, Xiang, Hutong, Bang, Nong, etc. pp.?

The best would be if all Names of places are in Pinyin. It's easier to ask for direction as well. Most people wpioldn't know what South Station is. China is not a former British colony where people are supposed to understand English.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #324
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Ok, I get your point. However, all the street signs in Tianjin have been replaced with English names, so instead of Nanjing Lu, it says Nanjing St, and it says St for every st., you wouldn't know the pinyin then if you're a newbie. And pinyin isn't useless, it helps you learn Chinese and associate sounds with characters, and especially is helpful since there are multiple ways to say 'street' in Chinese. So all the sprucing up for the Olympics isn't perfect, but I'm not complaining. The new signs looks much better than the old outdated dirty signs.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #325
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Now you see the mess with the Road and Street translation. In Shanghai Lu is translated into Road, in Tianjin it is Street. There is no consistiency and there will never bee any consistency because neither is right or wrong.

What I have experienced in the past few years among my expat friends in Shanghai is, they consider it to be more sophisticated to say Nanjing Lu or Huaihai Lu although all street names in Shanghai end with Road or Street underneath the Chinese characters. It's also a way to differentiate themselves from the newby and tourists who are just too ignorant.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #326
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Nice. But I have never seen anyone actually say the street name with "street", but of course there are almost no tourists or expats in Tianjin. I don't consider it sophisticated, it's just what I do.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #327
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Would it be possible to talk a little bit more about the metro ?

Anyone have info on expansions ? Renders ?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #328
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GUANGZHOU | Public Transport

[一号线] LINE 1
Line 1 is the first subway line in Guangzhou, China, opened for service in 1997-1999. It is also known as the, "Fancun Line", connecting from Fangcun district to Tianhe District.
Running from: Xilang to Guangzhou East Railway Station
Stations: 16
Total length: 18.5 km

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Line 1 Train at Chen Clan Academy

西门口站


Line 1 - Ximenkou STATION (PSD with Red Bull ad)


Line 1 Train at Ximenkou Station


Platform Screen Door at Ximenkou Station

公园前站


Line 1 - Gongyuanqian Station / Transfer with Line 2

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Line 1 - Martyr's Park Station


Inside the Line 1 Train - Manufactured by Adtranz-Siemens in Germany

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Old June 25th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #329
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LINE 2

[二号线] LINE 2
Line 2 is the second subway line built in Guangzhou, China, opened for service in 2001. It is also known as the, "Jiahe Line", connecting from Baiyun district to Haizhu District.
CURRENTLY Running from: Sanyuanli to Wanshengwei
Stations: 17
CURRENT length: 18.3 km

三元里 San Yuan Li


Entrance to Sanyuanli Station


Sanyuanli Station ticket booths


Line 2 train at Sanyuanli Station

公园前站 Gongyuanqian


Gongyuanqian Station - Line 2 Platform with train leaving


Gongyuanqian at non-rush hour


Gongyuanqian at rush-hour time

江南西 Jiang Nan Xi Station


Jiangnanxi Station platform with brush stroke

万胜围 Wanshengwei


Washengwei Station Platform with brushstroke


Inside the train of Line 2 - Manufactured by Bombardier and Changchun Car Company
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Old June 25th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #330
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LINE 3

[三号线] LINE 3

Line 3 or also known as the "Shiqiao Line" is the currently the longest subway line in Guangzhou. In fact, it is the first urban planned line in Guangzhou. The line is 'Y' shaped, currently connects from Tianhe district to Panyu District. The line first opened for service in 2005.
Currently Running from: Guangzhou East Railway Sta. / Tianhe Coach Terminal > Panyu Square
Current No of Stations: 19
Total length: 36 km

广州东站


Going down the stairs to Line 3 from L1














Guangzhou East Station with Brushstrokes

赤岗塔 Chigang Pagoda Station


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Platform at Chigang Pagoda Station

体育西路 Ti Yu Xi Lu


Map of Line 3


Platform at Ti Yu Xi Lu at rush hour service

厦滘 Xiajiao Station


Station entrance design


Station entrance esclator


Inside the train - Manufactured by South China Locomotive (Zhuzhou) and Siemens


Train door with 'sparkling' route map


There are mini 'TV' screens on the Line 3 trains
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Old June 25th, 2009, 03:05 AM   #331
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LINE 4

[四号线] LINE 4

Line 4 is the first medium-capacity line built in Guangzhou, China, opened for service in 2005. It is also known as the, "Higher Education Mega Center Line", connecting from Haizhu district to Panyu District via the University campus.
CURRENTLY Running from: Wanshengwei to Jinzhou
Stations: 13
CURRENT length: 68.96 km

万胜围 Wanshengwei Station


Passengers waiting for Line 4 train at Wanshengwei


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大学城北 Higher Education Mega Center North Station


Station Exit at Uni Campus




Train leaving the station


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Ticket fare gate


Ticket Gate


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Exit 'D'


Inside the train - Manufactured by South China Locomotive Works (Qingdao) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries


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Old June 27th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #332
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Thank you for starting a thread dedicated to the Guangzhou Metro.

Does anyone have a link that shows the expansion plans?
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Old June 28th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #333
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Unbelievable. They built the network nearly overnight. Thumbs up.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #334
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Guangzhou Metro is incredible. Why can't we have that in US? Stupid Republicans and their cars! (sorry to any republicans out there -_-, it's a stereotype)

It's just Guangzhou Metro is so frikin awesome wish we had that over here.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #335
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"Higher Education Mega Center" is a horrible translation. The Chinese just says "University City."
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Old July 10th, 2009, 04:12 AM   #336
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An ultra modern metro. Looks awesome!
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Old July 10th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #337
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The stations resembles that of the MTR
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Old July 10th, 2009, 05:48 AM   #338
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MTR does consultancy work for a lot of mainland metro projects, so we see some similarities right in our backyard, such as the Shenzhen and Guangzhou systems.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 06:37 AM   #339
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^The station design is also very similar in Shanghai.
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