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Old July 25th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #501
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I don't think I've ever seen a Metro station in China like this. It looks so different, it's not in the same style as pretty much every other station. Exposed concrete, darker tones, not the usual basic layout etc.

I like it! Great to see some varying architecture. Metro stations in China always look the same with only slight decorating differences.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #502
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I even thought the station is under construction. Or is it?
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Old July 26th, 2013, 03:37 AM   #503
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Don't forget that this is not a platform. And the upper decks may really vary, I've seen different ones.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #504
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Line 6

Are the stations along Line 6 (the ones to open year-end) designed to handle 6-cars? It seems a little longer for just 4-car trains. Are they increasing it to 6 later on?
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Old July 30th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #505
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Are the stations along Line 6 (the ones to open year-end) designed to handle 6-cars? It seems a little longer for just 4-car trains. Are they increasing it to 6 later on?
Yes only 4 cars
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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:47 AM   #506
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I have heard that Line 9 should be completed very soon and everyday I go through a lot of streets and I see all kinds of subway construction nearly 24/7.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 02:50 PM   #507
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Are there any plans to extend line 8 to line 9? It seems logical, maybe intersect at GuangZhou North Railway Station.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 06:45 PM   #508
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Are the stations along Line 6 (the ones to open year-end) designed to handle 6-cars? It seems a little longer for just 4-car trains. Are they increasing it to 6 later on?
Nope, they were not built to ever handle more cars. This line was planned long before the Jinshazhou area blew up with population, and I believe even before the massive Line 3 failure of having 3 car trains. Phase 2 of Line 6 however is designed for 6 cars. It doesn't make a bit of sense, but the city was a bit reckless in allowing Jinshazhou Island to grow so quickly knowing they don't have enough bridges and only a future planned small-scale subway line. A lot of people had a great idea to buy houses in Jinshazhou thinking it would be a great place to live on the island, and an easy commute to and from work in Tianhe or Yuexiu District. Problem was, far too many people thought the same great idea!

The government and media has already warned the GZ Metro to be prepared and be planning a backup plan for if forecasters are indeed correct and this line is not well equipped to handle the load. I would imagine they will come up with something, and I'm sure whatever it is it won't come cheap.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 06:52 PM   #509
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There is no plans for now to connect line 8 and 9. Reasoning given is Line 8 distance would be too long to be extended any further North It would be nice, but I suppose not necessary for a smaller town that already has a fast connection to the Baiyun airport and interchange with Line 3, not to mention its own railway station being built. Also...

They are building a nice tram system to transfer between Lines 2, 8, 9 (Huadu Square) and the Airport. Having a BRT/LRT type system probably makes more financial sense for this area than another subway line, and actually could be very successful.

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Old July 31st, 2013, 07:16 PM   #510
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I even thought the station is under construction. Or is it?
No it's not under construction, it's designed this way.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:07 AM   #511
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Line 21 is officially under construction from Line 5 (I think) Yuancun to Zengchung Guangchang
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Yes, they did indeed get the most important approval finalized. The west terminal is actually Tianhe Park, which will be a major interchange station of Line 11, 13 and 21, and is already planned and under construction to accommodate all 3 lines. Line 21 will also interchange with Line 4 Huangcun Terminal, Line 6 Xianggang when completed, with KC, 19, and 16 Line in the long term.

Yuancun is an interchange with Line 11 only. There were rumors it might be extended, but it never made it into any plans.
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Yes, they did indeed get the most important approval finalized. The west terminal is actually Tianhe Park, which will be a major interchange station of Line 11, 13 and 21, and is already planned and under construction to accommodate all 3 lines. Line 21 will also interchange with Line 4 Huangcun Terminal, Line 6 Xianggang when completed, with KC, 19, and 16 Line in the long term.

Yuancun is an interchange with Line 11 only. There were rumors it might be extended, but it never made it into any plans.
Line 21 will terminate at Yuancun temporarily so that it can provide a direct interchange to Line 5 that crosses the center of the city before finishing Line 11 and 2nd phase of Line 13. Actually the section between Tinhe Park and Yuancun is part of Line 11 and will be built up to Line 11 standard. When Line 11 completes, Line 21 will be shortened back to Tinhe Park.
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I had to look deep to find a source for this, but you all were correct about Yuancun. Strange I had not read anything ever about this until I did some searching around...
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I know that Yuancun was included because I am visiting here for 2 months with my friend who lives here and he has newspaper everyday so the newspaper includes some info.

Is Line 6 going to be opened this year?
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And is there any further extension of Line 8 that could connect Line 1 and Line 8?
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Old August 6th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #517
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I know that Yuancun was included because I am visiting here for 2 months with my friend who lives here and he has newspaper everyday so the newspaper includes some info.

Is Line 6 going to be opened this year?
Yes Line 6 phase I will open by the end of this year. Hot slide test is scheduled to begin on August 9th.

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How many lines and km of tracks will be in Guangzhou metro in the end?

And what are the current plans for the nearest future?
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And is there any further extension of Line 8 that could connect Line 1 and Line 8?
Yes, it will connect at Chen Clan Academy. It is part of the final phase of the Line 8 extension, which still needs (virtually guaranteed) approval from the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
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How many lines and km of tracks will be in Guangzhou metro in the end?

And what are the current plans for the nearest future?
The long term plan includes 21 lines, 1 APM, 1 connection and 761km total.

The openings:

2013
Line 6 phase I

2014
Line 6 phase II
Guangzhou-Foshan line phase II

2015
Line 3 North extension
Line 8 North extension
Line 7 phase I
Line 9



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