People's Republic of China

Operating Lines

Anshan
Beijing
Changchun

Chongqing
Dalian
Guangzhou

Hong Kong
Shanghai
Tianjin
Wuhan

Planned or Under Construction

Chengdu
Harbin
Hangzhou
Kunming
Macao
Nanjing
Qingdao
Shenyang
Shenzhen
Suzhou
Weihai
Wuxi
Xi'an
Zhengzhou


Guangzhou
subway

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.

The 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. 

Foshan Metro official home page
Siemens page
Guangzhou Metro Home Page

Guangzhoumetro
unofficial home page
Description
of line 2 project, citing 10 stations rather than 20
A
maglev monorail is being discussed to whisk passengers from Hong Kong to Guangzhou
Guangazhou photo album

Short essay
with photos on the metro
Photos
from gakei.com
Taking the train
to HangZhou contains some well done photos of the metro