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China shows us two things—one is a metro system in almost every town and city, another is interconnected metro systems. Both concepts are almost out of thinking in my country India.
But India has similar clusters in Delhi (linking it to Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida) as well as Mumbai (link to Navi Mumbai), see here.


I suggest they should introduce an express metro service, which will run between Hongkong and Dongguan, with limited stoppage, for quick traveling.
Which is interesting only for metro aficionados like us. The vast majority of people would probably prefer fast intercity trains.
 

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But India has similar clusters in Delhi (linking it to Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida) as well as Mumbai (link to Navi Mumbai), see here.
Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida are more like suburbs of Delhi than full fledged cities with independent identities.

I suggest they should introduce an express metro service, which will run between Hongkong and Dongguan, with limited stoppage, for quick traveling.
There is already a regional rapid rail service on the Guangshen Railway between Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguang and Guangzhou with trains leaving every 10 to 15 mins. Another parallel rapid rail line along the east bank of the Pearl River between Shenzhen, Dongguang and Guangzhou will open in 2018.
 

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Exactly. Gurugram (the new name of Gurgaon), Noida etc are the extended parts of Delhi, and is connected by Delhi Metro beside of their own metro, but Dongguan is a separate city from Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Guangzhou metro and Shenzhen metro has no extension to Dongguan, so it is different than India.
 

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Dongguan Plans to Construct Seven Subway Lines to Guangzhou and Shenzhen

https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/dongguan-plans-construct-seven-subway-lines-guangzhou-and-shenzhen

(Yicai Global) Sept. 21 -- Guangdong province’s Dongguan city, an important manufacturing hub in South China, plans to construct seven subway lines to connect the city with Guangdong’s capital of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Nanfang posted on its WeChat account.

One line will link Dongguan and Guangzhou, and six with run between Dongguan and Shenzhen.

The implementation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area strategy will strengthen Dongguan’s urban railway traffic connections with Guangzhou and Shenzhen and unite the region near the mouth of the Pearl River in line with citizens expectations, said a Dongguan Develop and Reform Bureau insider.

 

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This one sort of flew under the radar, the underground downtown section of the Donghui ICR to Daojiao Station opened

By 盐田站

Changping Dong Station the former terminal of the line


Changping Nan station, one of the underground stations. Overall it looks like what a subway station looks like if China Railways built it. A strange mix of mainline design standards and things that Chinese subways should have.






Daojiao Station on the other side of Dongguang


Door to transfer to Dongguang Metro Line 2 at Xiping Xi Station. Both the intercity and metro lines are underground and you can see the difference in ambiance between the two stations.
 

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A question in the Guangzhou thread maybe better asked here:

Is the line 5 extension to Huangpu Ferry terminal, and the corresponding Dongguan line 1 still on, or is that being scaled back?

That's the one that in principle would allow someone so inclined to take metro Foshan-Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen (and further to Hong Kong, if you ignore the customs walk between Shenzhen and Hong Kong).
 

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^^

Foshan all the way to South Horizons by metro has been an epic journey I've been planning to undertake for a while. They're just not building quickly enough...
 

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So I've found a map (in pdf, so I cannot show here) made by ChanRangring at Ditiezu based on official plans. The map shows 9 planned lines (5 already set in stone and another 4 reserved, the numbers 6-9 are assigned by me), with many connections to neighboring Guangzhou and Shenzhen metros. They are as follow:
Line 1, Huangpu Keyungang coming from Guangzhou line 5-Huangjiang Nan and into Shenzhen line 6 branch/Tangxia Nan and into Shenzhen line 22
Line 2, Dongguan Zhan (station)-Chang'an Xinqu Dong and into Shenzhen line 20 (The only line in operation right now, and only to Humen railway station)
Line 3, Chang'an Xinqu Nan-Qishi Boxia
Line 4, Huangjiang Zhongxin-Qingxi Dong and into Huizhou
Line 5, Songshan Hu Bei-Songshan Hu Nan and into Shenzhen line 13
Line 6 (reserve line 1), Dongcheng-Zhongtang and into Guangzhou line 13
Line 7 (reserve line 2), Dongguan Zhan (station)-Dongshan Dadao
Line 8 (reserve line 3), Dongguan Dong Zhan-Dongguan Nan Zhan (i.e. East station to South station)
Line 9 (reserve line 4), Dongguan Nan Zhan (South station)-Fenggang and into Shenzhen line 16

In addition, two Shenzhen lines are to be extended into Dongguan: line 10 from Shuanyong Jie through Longping Lu (interchange with line 9) to Shumacheng back in Shenzhen; and line 11 from Bitou to Chang'an Qiche Zhan (interchange with line 3). Many asked if Shenzhen line 11 was to connect to line 2, and I've answered "No" many times, now I show you the plans.

BTW, it would be quite a ride should they operate trains from Jiaokou in Guangzhou all the way to Kexue Guan in Shenzhen.
 

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Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway (opened 2019.12.15)

Chang'an Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:长安站月台.jpg


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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:长安站A出口.jpg


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Chang'an West Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chang'an_xi_Railway_Station1.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chang'an_xi_Railway_Station10.jpg


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Humen North Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Platform_of_Humenbei_Railway_Station,_Dec_2019.jpg

Houjie Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Houjie_Railway_Station7.jpg


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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Houjie_Railway_Station1.jpg

Dongguan West Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dongguan_West_Railway_Station,_Jan_2020.jpg

Wangniudun Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:望牛墩站.jpg

Zhongtang Railway Station


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zhongtang_Railway_Station1.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zhongtang_Railway_Station2.jpg
 

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I'm trying to to confirm if they have started to build the so-called 3rd phase of line 2 (which may seem odd considering the existing section was opened at once, but it was originally planned as two phases with the dividing line at Hongfu Lu), which will extend the line from the Humen railway station to the Humen South one along the planned Shenzhen-Zhangjiang high-speed railway, and then towards the Chang'an new area, eventually connecting to Shenzhen Metro (but as I've said many times not to line 11, which runs to the Northeast).
 

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By the way, I decided to search if there has been some updates to the plans in some cities (using Bing because as we know Mr. Google is blocked in China). And Dongguan's plans now look like those of any other city: up to 17 lines now :eek: , mostly concentrated in Dongguan proper (in the Northwest of the prefecture, which has just one county-level division coterminous with it), but also three lines in Humen (in addition to line 2), a couple in Tangxia to the Southeast and so on. While most other cities started planning urban lines and latter added suburban ones, Dongguan has taken the opposite approach, first planning suburban lines and only now they have added urban ones. Of note is a line going from Nansha Keyunggang in Guangzhou to Bitou in Shenzhen.
 
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