Planned or Under Construction
The Guangzhou subway currently consists of seven lines
totaling 236 km and120 stations. The city was once known as Canton.
Line one, Gunagzhou's first line, is 18.4 km line, of which 16 km are underground. It
has of 16 stations, 14 of which are below ground. It
opened in 1997.
18.3 km Line Two began construction in 1999 and opened in 2003, It runs 18.3 km and is completelyl undergriund. Lines
three and four opened in 2005. Line 3 is completely underground, while
Line 4 has 5 of it's 15 stations below the planet surface. Extensions
to both lines are planned, including one to the airport. Line three is
often described as a high speed light rail line.
According to one source, 20 lines and 500 km are planned for the final finish-out.
In November 2010, the underground Guangfo
metro, a high speed underground interurban linking Guangzhou
with Foshan opened it's first 11 km section. When complete, the line will be 32 km long with 21 stations.
A 9 station, 3.5 km automated metro is also under construction in Guangzhou's Tianhe District. Known as the rubber tired Ziujiang New Town Automated People Mover System, it is expected to open in 2010.
In November 2011, Guangzhou's Foshan Line opened. As seen below, it was attended by the Queen of Mischief. The Foshan Metro is considered by some a separate metro system. An additional line and an extension are under construction.
official home page
Metro Home Page
unofficial home page
Description of line 2 project, citing 10
stations rather than 20
maglev monorail is being discussed to
whisk passengers from Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Short essay with photos on
Taking the train to HangZhou
contains some well done photos of the metro