Guangzhou Metro Unveils China's Longest Subway Train

By Tristin Zhang, May 19, 2017

0 1

On May 18, in Dalian, Liaoning province, the Guangzhou Metro Company unveiled the longest subway trains ever built in China. 186 meters in length, the trains are the first to boast eight-carriage compartments and are able to carry a record-breaking 3,456 passengers, according to Guangzhou Metro


Manufactured by CPRC Dalian Corporation, the trains will run on Guangzhou’s under-construction Metro Line 13, which is nearing the completion of the ‘Phase 1’ portion of the project. Once completed, the line will run from Baiyun District to Zengcheng, although the first section to open will only run from Zengcheng to Line 5’s Yuzhu Metro Station in Huangpu. 


The new trains will travel at an average speed of 100 kilometers per hour, according to a media release, and will be able to transport Zengcheng residents to downtown Guangzhou within an hour. The carriages will also have a ‘FaceTime’ feature to allow passengers to video call the driver in the case of an emergency. 

Xu Kunjie, of the Guangzhou Metro Company, said that Phase 1 of Line 13 is 85 percent completed and is expected to open by the end of the year.

UPDATE (June 2, 2017 at 3:53pm CST): This story has been corrected to reflect that Dalian is located in Liaoning province. 

[Images via Guangzhou Metro, Wikipedia]

more news

Man Pulls Knife During Fight on Guangzhou Metro

A fight erupted yesterday morning on Guangzhou’s Metro Line 1, when a “fierce quarrel” between two young men erupted into physical violence.

WATCH: Elderly Woman Saved By Lube in Guangzhou Metro Incident

The unfortunate situation happened as she was disembarking from a Metro Line 6 train at Ouzhuang station.

Guangzhou’s Metro Line 9 to Open by the End of 2017

The project broke ground in 2011 and will span a distance of 20.1 kilometers, covering both Huadu and Baiyun District.

6-Month-Old Baby Abandoned on Guangzhou Metro

In light of the incident, officials are reminding parents that deliberately abandoning your child is illegal and a criminal act in China.

Guangzhou’s Metro Just Got Bigger: Here’s What You Need to Know

Now stretching 308 kilometers, Guangzhou's metro network is the third longest nationally and the 10th longest globally.

Escalator Falls Apart at Guangzhou Metro Station

The incident reportedly occurred yesterday, when a loose screw fell out of a commuter's suitcase on a Changgang Metro Station escalator.

Mother Loses 1-Year-Old on Guangzhou Metro

The unlucky mother was pushing a baby carriage onto a Guangzhou Metro train when the doors closed on her.

Guangzhou Metro to Introduce E-Pay, Free Wi-Fi

Big things are just around the bend for Guangzhou Metro commuters!

1 User Comments

    In Case You Missed It…

    We're on WeChat!

    Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

    7 Days in China With

    Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


    Download previous issues

    Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

    Visit the archives

    Get the App. Your essential China city companion.