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Old April 11th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #361
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #363
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NEXT OPENINGS --> BEFORE 2010 Asian Games

Line 2 [Jiahe Line] - Phase II (South Extension) - OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2010
-13.96 km of track from Jiangnanxi (Haizhu) to Guangzhou New Railway Station (Panyu)
-Trains: South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works, 6-car sets (NEW), Changchun Car Company (CCC)/Bombardier, 6-car sets

Line 2 [Jiahe Line] - Phase III (North Extension) - OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2010
-13.6 km of track from Sanyuanli (Yuexue)to Jiahewanggang (Baiyun)
-TOTAL: 16 New Stations + 8 existing = 24 Stations on Line 2

Line 8 [XIAOGANG Line] (Existing Line 2 from Xiaogang to Wanshengwei) - West Extension - OPENING IN SEPT. 2010
-3.4 km from Xiaogang (Haizhu) to Fenghuang Xincun (Haizhu)
-TOTAL: 4 NEW Stations + 9 Existing = 13 Stations.
-Trains: South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works, 6-car sets (NEW), Changchun Car Company (CCC)/Bombardier, 6-car sets



^TRAIN TO OPERATE ON LINES 1, 2, 8

Line 3 [Shiqiao Line] - Phase III (North Extension) - OPENING IN OCTOBER 2010
-30.8 km of track from Guangzhou East Sta. (Tianhe) to Airport North (Baiyun International Airport) (Huadu)
-Trains: South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works, 6-car sets (NEW), South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works / Siemens, 3-car sets



^NEW 6-CAR TRAIN TO OPERATE ON APRIL 28TH, 2010



^EXISTING 3-CAR TRAIN TO BE 6-CAR FOR APRIL 28TH, 2010

Line 4 [University Town Line] - Phase IV (North Extension) - OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2010
-2 stations, 2km of track, from Chebei South to Huangcun

Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover LINE - OPENING IN OCTOBER 2010
-9 stations, 3.9 km of track
-Automated People Mover Line connecting between Chigang Pagoda to Linhexi Station (More of a shuttle to transport between office buildings, etc.)

Guangfo Line - Phase I - OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2010
-32.9 km of track, First intercity metro line in China connecting
Guangzhou to Foshan City - Xilang (Fangcun) to Kuiqi Road (in Foshan)
-Trains: North China Locomotive Changke (Changchun), 4-car sets (NEW)

POST - Asian 2010 Games Metro Openings


Guangfo Line - Phase II (East Extension) - To be open in 2012
-Xilang (Fangcun) to Lujiao (Haizhu)

Line 6
[Yanjiang Line] - To be open in 2013
-Xinfenggang (Liwan) to Changban (Tianhe)
-Trains: North China Locomotive Changke (Changchun), 4-car sets (NEW)

Line 9 [Huadu Line] - Opening in 2013
-Gaozeng (Huadu) to Motor City

Line 7 [Xinzao Line] - To open in 2013
-Guangzhou New Railway Sta. (Panyu) to Xinzao

Line 13
- To open in 2013
-Yuzhu to Xianggengling
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Old April 29th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #364
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Exactly. there were no signs indicating photography is prohibited.

The stations on the Line 4 (elevated portion) are very different from the underground ones.

Let's hope Line 5 will be much better! This has been by-far the longest construction... they had to extend the the platform capacity from 4 subway cars to 6!

*Update* - For line 6, they are considering to increase the platform length capacity from 4 to 6 cars as well. Line 6 serves many important districts and locations, and I had no idea why they would plan to have 4 car-sets run in that line in the first place, Capacity would be very limited.
How did they increase the stations to accommodate 6 cars? Why not just extend to 8 cars because of the increase of passengers?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #365
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it‘s a good thing to have metro from late 90s,so that it can be modern as the pics show. the subway in the US is just too old······
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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:26 AM   #366
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Guangzhou Metro is very slow in terms of adding capacity. Line 3 only recently added to 6-car sets.

For Line 5, they didn't really do a good job because 6 cars isn't good enough to handle the number of passengers. Also the subway cars for Line 5 are much shorter in length. I wish Guangzhou would plan new subway lines that will be at least 8 cars long if it serves the urban areas.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #367
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Part 1

On my last trip, I spent a few days in Guangzhou on business and managed to take a few pictures of transit in southern China’s sprawling metropolis. Enjoy!

First up, we take a tour through Guangzhou on the water, starting in Haizhu District at Zhongda Wharf. This is the pier for the South Campus of Sun Yat-sen University.

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This particular water bus service makes four stops along the Pearl River, with a ferry every thirty minutes during the peak and every 45 minutes off-peak. Fare varies by distance, but is between one and two yuan—a pretty good bargain.

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Departing the wharf, we get a nice view of the wall of waterfront residential towers , with the silhouette of the landmark Guangzhou TV Tower in the distance.

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There’s plenty of wharves scattered all along the river, and all types of boats to be seen. In addition to this longer route, there’s also short cross-river routes that take people between the north and south banks.

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You can sit down here, or pay a little extra to go out on the top level, which is open-air.

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Approaching Tianzi Wharf in Yuexiu District, the first stop.

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One of the cruise-type boats.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #368
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Part 2

Continuing on our cruise along the river, we pass by one of the other boats plying this route in the opposite direction…

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This bridge across the river has four parallel wires for trolley buses.

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A cross-river boat:

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Approaching our second stop, Xidi Wharf in Liwan District. Although the new downtown in Tianhe seems to get all the attention, the older parts of Guangzhou are a much more enjoyable urban experience, with beautiful architecture, narrow streets, and busy sidewalks.

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Another cross-river boat.

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It looks like they’ve renovated this wharf recently.

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Looking east down the river…

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Shortly thereafter, we arrive at the final stop, Fangcun Wharf. Baietan Bar Street, a popular nightlife district, is in the background. Apparently, they are planning some massive redevelopment of this area into a new CBD.

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This was our boat…

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The boats offer a convenient mode of transport for people on bicycles or people carrying large, heavy items like this guy.

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Another one of our vessel. We actually just wanted a quick tour through the city on the water, so it was time to head back.

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Passengers can also pay the fare with a Yang Cheng Tong, Guangzhou’s transit card.

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Just before we left Fangcun, another boat arrived, dumping more passengers.

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Buses crossing the river…

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Back at Xidi Wharf…

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I hadn’t noticed on the way over, but there was construction going on at Tianzi Wharf.

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Back in Haizhu District…

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Back at Zhongda Wharf.

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Part 3

Next, we head to the new downtown axis in Tianhe District to snap some pictures of the new BRT line along Tianhe Road. These are taken at Tiyu Zhongxin (Tianhe Sports Center) Station—the stop for Tianhe Sports Center, one of the venues for the 2010 Asian Games.

Phase I of the Guangzhou BRT (GBRT) opened on February 21 of this year and stretches 23 km. Tianhe Sports Center is the western end of the BRT ROW, and the line stretches down Tianhe Road and Zhongshan Road. Unlike smaller implementations, multiple bus lines use the BRT ROW, and as a result, the stations have fairly large footprints.

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There is no at-grade access to the stations for passengers, as Tianhe Road operates pretty much like an at-grade freeway in this section. Instead, passengers dive beneath using existing underground tunnels to access the platforms.

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The BRT lines are specially designated with a “B.”

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The eastbound platform:

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Stops served by the BRT lines:

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Looking at the westbound platform. This is the official end of the exclusive ROW, but many of the lines continue west in mixed-flow traffic. The station provides four lanes for buses and stretches several hundred meters in length.

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Platforms are controlled access with these turnstiles, but the BRT system is completely integrated with Yang Cheng Tong.

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Closer look at the stops on each line. The station has north (N) and south (S) platforms, each divided into four zones serving specific routes.

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Tianhe Road is ridiculously wide, so they had no problem plopping in four BRT travel lanes plus two platforms in this section.

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Moving to the westbound platform, looking west, where buses merge back into mixed-flow traffic:

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Looking at the eastbound platform. Waist-high fences and platform doors keep passengers away from moving buses.

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Part 4

Resurfacing on the north side of Tianhe Road:

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Before the BRT was constructed, buses stopped all along the curb (north side) and in a wide series of bus bays (south side).

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They are also redoing the Tianhe Sports Center area, and this underground mall is going to go in. Although transferring is a bit of walk, both Guangzhou Metro Line 1 and Line 3 have stops in the vicinity.

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A look at the construction. The Sports Center peeks in from the left.

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East end of the station:

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ROW treatment:

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You’ll see buses in multiple liveries as several different companies operate their buses on the system.

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The bane of median transit ROWs: left-turners and U-turners.

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Moving east to the intersection of Tianhe Road and Tiyu Dong (Sports Center East) Road.

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More of the pavement treatment…

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Lots of westbound buses queuing up to pass through the intersection… Shipaiqiao Station is just a few hundred meters upstream.

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Ten buses queued up… Since the intersections are so large and the traffic volumes so high, the signal cycle time ends up suffering and the buses stack up.

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Pedestrians wait in the middle of the road to cross.

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These yellow and green buses are operated by Guangzhou No. 3 Bus Company.

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Guangzhou No. 2 Bus Company bus, with special orange BRT paint scheme:

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Looking east…

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NEXT OPENINGS --> BEFORE 2010 Asian Games
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Line 3 [Shiqiao Line] - Phase III (North Extension) - OPENING IN OCTOBER 2010
-30.8 km of track from Guangzhou East Sta. (Tianhe) to Airport North (Baiyun International Airport) (Huadu)
-Trains: South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works, 6-car sets (NEW), South China Locomotive Zhuji (Zhuzhou) Works / Siemens, 3-car sets

I really hope this line to the airport opens early like in September. Don't want to have to take a taxi into town.
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At least the Airport bus is better than taxis
much cheaper too.

The station at Jiahewanggang where Line 2 and Line 3 will interchange will be a cross-platform interchange style. Since it is the Terminus for Line 2, passengers can transfer from Line 2 onto Line 3 going North to the Airport without have to use stairs to reach another platform.

Same style adopted at Shayuan Station for the Guangfo Line and Line 8.
However, for the opposite directions, the platform is a level deeper, Hong Kong style like Zoo Station on Line 5.
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At least the Airport bus is better than taxis
much cheaper too.

The station at Jiahewanggang where Line 2 and Line 3 will interchange will be a cross-platform interchange style. Since it is the Terminus for Line 2, passengers can transfer from Line 2 onto Line 3 going North to the Airport without have to use stairs to reach another platform.

Same style adopted at Shayuan Station for the Guangfo Line and Line 8.
However, for the opposite directions, the platform is a level deeper, Hong Kong style like Zoo Station on Line 5.
I'll look into the airport bus if the Line 3 isn't ready. It seems like Taxi drivers are always out to **** their passengers.
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yeah especially with all those taxi scams. The bus is much safer and reliable. Some go to Garden Hotel, GZ Railway Station, etc.
Also in terms of going to the right place, I do know that yellow taxis in the city are STRICTLY operated by drivers who are of Guangzhou descent. They would know directions more, while other companies may be drivers from other places from China, not Guangzhou or even Guangdong province and are usually clueless about certain districts/places.

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As long as it not those private taxi it okay to ride taxi now. Since all the taxi companies in Guangzhou are pretty under crack down by the government as it approaches the Asian Games. Yes, the yellow taxi are so much better than the green ones.

Beware the metro is not a good idea during 7-9 in the morning or 4-6 around evening during rush hour same for taxi.

The new map of Guangzhou Metro after September 2010

Line 2 (Jiahe Line) north and south extension
Line 3 (Airport Line) extension
Line 4 (Nansha Line) north extension
Line 8 (Pazhou Line) new line using part of the old line 2
Guangfo Metro Line new line
APM new line

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:)

Thanks for posting the map,

such a huge expansion after these extensions and new lines.

Not to get confused for those new to Guangzhou Metro, but Line 3 is broken down into 2 parts

1 - Panyu Sq to Tianhe Coach Terminal via Tiyuxilu
2 - Tiyuxilu to Airport S.

*Cross interchange at Tiyuxilu where train opens on both door sides
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Part 5

Finally getting back to this… This is the last installment of my Guangzhou pics.

First up on my last full day in Guangzhou is a trip to Guangzhou East Railway Station, where they are doing some renovation works to spruce up the pedestrian deck and taxi areas. They’ve opened up this temporary taxi area on a new stretch of road they punched through the large park on the south side of the station.

The temporary taxi area is a bit of a hike (almost 500 m) from the main station entrance, so for the time being it’s a bit inconvenient.

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New station retail. They recently opened a JUSCO and revamped retail zone at the station in November of last year.

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We enter the Metro part of the station. Guangzhou East Railway Station is served by Guangzhou Metro Line 1 and a branch of Line 3, and construction is currently underway to extend this branch of Line 3 north to Baiyun International Airport.

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I took taxis everywhere in the city since the metro system just really isn’t convenient enough yet, but I bought a souvenir Yang Cheng Tong here.

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Guangzhou East is also the terminus for the Guangshen (Guangzhou – Shenzhen) high-speed trains and the intercity through-train to / from Kowloon in Hong Kong. This is the ground floor main entrance.

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Above is the expansive pedestrian deck. The boarded-up area to the right is the former taxi area, which they are currently redoing.

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Moving to the upper level deck, which is also sealed off.

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They’ve punched holes through the deck to let sunlight in as part of the redesign of the main entrance to the station.

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The bus station is also beneath the pedestrian deck a little south of the train station.

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We finally arrive back at the taxi area.

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I spent the next few hours wandering Beijing Road and the older parts of town. Some trolley wires on some street… Roads here are nice and narrow, and it’s extremely walkable.

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Passing by Gongyuanqian Station on Line 1 and Line 2. This is the station for Renmin Gongyuan (People’s Park).

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As long as it not those private taxi it okay to ride taxi now. Since all the taxi companies in Guangzhou are pretty under crack down by the government as it approaches the Asian Games. Yes, the yellow taxi are so much better than the green ones.

Beware the metro is not a good idea during 7-9 in the morning or 4-6 around evening during rush hour same for taxi.

The new map of Guangzhou Metro after September 2010

Line 2 (Jiahe Line) north and south extension
Line 3 (Airport Line) extension
Line 4 (Nansha Line) north extension
Line 8 (Pazhou Line) new line using part of the old line 2
Guangfo Metro Line new line
APM new line

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/x..._pancone-.png]

Thanks for posting the map.


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, the pictures are great.

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Another type of map for Guangzhou Metro

Tokyo style


Hong Kong style


another Guangzhou style
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Nice, renovating GZ East Station!
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