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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #461
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Cool video of the Guangzhou APM line going south from Linhexi:



I've never been on the APM but it looks like it would be very convenient for getting around the area. According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhujian...e_Mover_System it's not used much. Maybe when those skyscrapers fill up with people in Zhujiang New Area (hopefully lots of shops/restaurants will open at street level) it will be used much more often and almost essential.

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:51 AM   #462
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 08:45 AM   #463
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They have done well creating an identity for the APM, and building influence around it to make it useful. It's amazing to see the large amount of construction projects around the APM, and the UUPark mall underground by the APM that has expanded quickly this year.

I do hope they continue to expand the underground shopping plazas connections to the APM stops, and make it easier to navigate the New Town and transfer to the bus or metro subway. Haixinsha Park being opened up will also bring more people downtown.

Zhujiang New Town is an important and fun area to spend time at, so I firmly believe the APM will be around for a long time.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 08:56 AM   #464
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Cool video of the Guangzhou APM line going south from Linhexi:

I've never been on the APM but it looks like it would be very convenient for getting around the area. According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhujian...e_Mover_System it's not used much. Maybe when those skyscrapers fill up with people in Zhujiang New Area (hopefully lots of shops/restaurants will open at street level) it will be used much more often and almost essential.
For tourists, the APM is definitely very handy to get from Canton Tower to Zhujiang New Town. When I was there last year, the trains filled up nicely though.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #465
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More on Line 6 trains

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Old September 6th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #466
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Thanks for the pictures Myouzke

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They have done well creating an identity for the APM, and building influence around it to make it useful. It's amazing to see the large amount of construction projects around the APM, and the UUPark mall underground by the APM that has expanded quickly this year.

I do hope they continue to expand the underground shopping plazas connections to the APM stops, and make it easier to navigate the New Town and transfer to the bus or metro subway. Haixinsha Park being opened up will also bring more people downtown.

Zhujiang New Town is an important and fun area to spend time at, so I firmly believe the APM will be around for a long time.
I've never seen the underground mall. I visited Guangzhou in 2010 so that was before the APM was completed. Even then I had a great time in new town, it was a few weeks I think before the Asian games then. Lots of people were walking around in the evening while construction was full swing ahead. I was very impressed.

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For tourists, the APM is definitely very handy to get from Canton Tower to Zhujiang New Town. When I was there last year, the trains filled up nicely though.
Yes, it seems like it's very convenient. I'm sure I'll use it on my next visit to GZ.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #467
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The line 6 color schemes needs to be more hideous. /s
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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #468
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Old October 11th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #469
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it seems there was a mild cannibalism incident on a Line 4 train near Chebeinan station earlier this week
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Old October 11th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #470
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That was totally disgusting, fighting over a seat what the heck were they thinking
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Biting??? Thats sickening.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #472
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Biting??? Thats sickening.
And that's why we might see more Chinese trains/stations painted in "pastel" colors.


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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #473
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I just cant believe it! Didnt the other passengers do anything?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #476
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Guangzhou bus project highlighted by UN

Updated: 2012-11-09 20:08
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Guangzhou’s bus rapid transit system was one of the nine global projects included by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat on its list of public-private “lighthouse activities” in developing countries.

The initiatives on the list, which was unveiled on Nov 7 in Bonn, Germany, will either help to curb greenhouse gas emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while at the same time benefiting urban disadvantaged populations.

It’s the first time that a Chinese project makes the list.

Guangzhou’s BRT project — one of the world’s largest integrated bus rapid transit systems — also won the 2011 Sustainable Transportation Award by the United States Transportation Research Committee.

BRT projects are public transportation systems that use buses to provide faster and more efficient service than ordinary buses, and that aim to approach the quality of rail transit.

The nine activities will be showcased at special events at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, which will be held from Nov 26 to Dec 7, and can already be viewed on the UNFCCC website.

The activities include the promotion of electric buses and rickshaws in Sri Lanka, energy-efficient brick kilns in Peru, and a project to support the work of clean energy entrepreneurs in Uganda.

“We are very excited to showcase this year’s lighthouse activities as they demonstrate the commitment by communities, civil society organizations, local governments and private businesses to take concrete action to address climate change,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.

“The examples are inspiring and encouraging, not least for governments who have already set the course towards greater climate resilience, but who need to take the next essential steps to galvanize the speed and scope of climate action,” Figueres said.

Two key criteria for the selection of the initiatives were that they have proven to be effective, and have the potential to be replicated in other countries and communities. They were selected by an international advisory panel as part of the UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Initiative, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute, the designer of the local BRT system, will send representatives to Doha to receive the honor and share its experience in building the successful system.

One important reason behind the selection of the Guangzhou BRT project was that it has contributed to save energy and reduce emissions by increasing the efficiency of public transportation.

According to the British Standards Institution, the Guangzhou BRT system reduced CO2 emissions by more than 45,000 tons in 2010, and is expected to achieve an annual reduction of 86,500 tons in the following 10 years, a great help to improve the city’s air quality.

Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute will introduce the system to other cities home and abroad, including Lanzhou in Gansu province, Fuzhou in Jiangxi province, Yichang in Hubei province, Ulan Bator in Mongolia, and Kuala?Lumpur in Malaysia.

More than 36 countries have sent delegations to Guangzhou to learn from the project.
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I just cant believe it! Didnt the other passengers do anything?
What do you suggest?

Unless you are near certain restaurants and available "public" facilities, life can be difficult in China if you can't control nature's urgings when venturing out in public.


According to media reports, the 3-year-old girl had a stomach ache and had asked to use a toilet while her mother, surnamed Xia, was taking her to a kindergarten.

Yet, they were refused at the gate, as personnel cited concerns over security.

Guangzhou has a population of more than 16 million but just 1,500 public toilets on the street.


- By Zheng Caixiong, Guangzhou unlocks restrooms for public, China Daily/Asia News Network, Monday, Nov 12, 2012
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Anything would be better - bushes, park, even street in some remote corner, but for Gods sake - not a metro train!
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Anything would be better - bushes, park, even street in some remote corner, but for Gods sake - not a metro train!
Yes, of course.

But odd incidents like this will continue to popup here and there throughout China unless there are social changes in terms of courtesy use of facilities.
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What the hell? Why couldn't he get off at the previous stop and do it in a secluded platform corner? Stops are every 1-2 minutes, urges to shit don't suddenly emerge in that short time. He must've known he had to drop the deuce and didn't want to waste time getting off and back on the train.

That is awful.
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