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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:36 AM   #401
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10.20 CBD Automatic People Mover (APM)

APM will open early Nov, serving CBD only, with 9 stations. It's featured with auto-sensor entry, one price (2 yuan), driverless and 18-hour daily operation.











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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:47 AM   #402
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In other words, I'm assuming those fare gates will open as long as my smartcard is within the "sensor area" right (i.e. in my jeans pocket, or in someone's purse)?
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:24 AM   #403
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Is the APM a monorail? I guess it's like those trams between airport terminals where there's a middle guide way and rubber wheels.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 06:49 PM   #404
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Is the APM undeground?
How long is the APM?
How many undeground stations?
Can you please post the name of the underground stations?
Thank you

Congratulations for this system!
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 06:46 AM   #405
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In other words, I'm assuming those fare gates will open as long as my smartcard is within the "sensor area" right (i.e. in my jeans pocket, or in someone's purse)?
not really, I checked it again, it's auto sensor "exit" not auto sensor entry as in my post. Passengers have to swipe the card at the entrance.

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Is the APM a monorail? I guess it's like those trams between airport terminals where there's a middle guide way and rubber wheels.
Yes, it's like those inter-terminal trains. It's not monorail but it uses rubber wheels.

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Is the APM undeground?
How long is the APM?
How many undeground stations?
Can you please post the name of the underground stations?
Thank you

Congratulations for this system!
All 9 stations are underground. APM is 3.95km long, covering the CBD area only.

Here's a APM map (sorry Chinese only)

The stations are: Linhe West Rd->Sports Center->Tianhe South 1 Rd->Citizen Square->Central Square->Twin Towers->Guangzhou Opera House->Haixin Island->Canton Tower


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Old October 23rd, 2010, 08:10 AM   #406
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^ Thats a rare style for Chinese stations.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 06:38 PM   #407
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^I think this is like the first style of metro for a Station in GZ. I like how it's very open.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #408
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In other words, I'm assuming those fare gates will open as long as my smartcard is within the "sensor area" right (i.e. in my jeans pocket, or in someone's purse)?
Those would be the exit gates, as the price is 2yuan flatfare, the exit gates do not need smartcard readers, hence, auto-open.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #409
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Thank you very much
In fact, this APM is a new metro line. Amazing !
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #410
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Yep, it looks like a mini-metro
I wonder why it was built along the regular metro line. Are there more of its kind planed?
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #411
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Yep, it looks like a mini-metro
I wonder why it was built along the regular metro line. Are there more of its kind planed?
It's so they can have more stops available for the huge new business district there, I don't think there are any others planned though
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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #412
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Foshan line opened on Nov 3rd














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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #413
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the Asian Games free ride seemed to make a big mess on the first day. many commuters were late for work because of it. I doubt if it was worth the effort, but anyway, a 'great' opportunity to test the metro system to the extreme.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #414
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China shuts free-ride scheme for Asiad following huge response
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GUANGZHOU, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in south China's Guangzhou, host city of the 2010 Asian Games, Saturday said it will cancel a newly-launched free public transportation service due to the enormous public response, which might pose a security threat to the Asian Games.

The government earlier this month launched the color-coding scheme for vehicles, effectively grounding half of the city's 2.1 million private cars and those entering the city each day during the Asian Games.

As a remedy, free public transport service was to be offered for 30 working days beginning November 1.

The offer was met with unprecedented enthusiasm from Guangzhou residents. For days, subway trains were often crammed and stations were full as swarms of people lined up to take a free ride.

Now, officials with Guangzhou's transportation authorities said they had to rescind the offer as more than 8 million passengers took the subway on an average day beginning November 1, a figure "much, much higher" than the subway system was designed to carry.

Further, traffic controls were put into force 144 times during the week, which "seriously affects the normal security checks required for the Games" and causes "great inconvenience," officials said.

Guangzhou authorities plan to roll back the free-day scheme on Nov. 8 and replace it with a cash subsidy program in which each household in Guangzhou will receive 150 yuan as a transportation subsidy from the government.

The Asian Games are scheduled to begin on November 12, featuring 11,700 athletes competing in 42 sports.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #415
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the expansion the GUANGZHOU metro has gone through recently is incredible. Seems to have added more km's to its system in a few short years than a lot of metro systems around the world have done in decades.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #416
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the expansion the GUANGZHOU metro has gone through recently is incredible. Seems to have added more km's to its system in a few short years than a lot of metro systems around the world have done in decades.
I think this is also true for most metro systems in China.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #417
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Are the uniformed people there just to guide riders in like the ones in Japan?
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Old November 8th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #418
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Pictures #2 and 3 are really neat!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #419
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Not sure if i am responding to a notice or not. The person that just did guangzhou? I will log out and see.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:04 AM   #420
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Guangzhou trip

You just did what we are going to do. We are in a condo on the South of the river. How difficult is the transportation, is the language too much to overcome without a translator. Do the river cruises start from more than one wharf? I am getting a bit anxious about the distances from one location to another. I have a million questions. Your photos are great!
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