6 Guangzhou Metro Lines Set to Begin Construction

By Ryan Gandolfo, October 22, 2018

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On October 20, the Guangzhou Public Resources Trading Center announced the awarded contracts for six new subway projects. The total cost of the undertaking is expected to be up to RMB51 billion, including a RMB17.7 billion investment for the construction of Metro Line 12. 

The list of companies receiving the government contracts includes infrastructure heavyweights China Railway Group and China Railway Construction Group as well as several other players. In August, the Engineering News-Record released their 2018 Top Global Contractor’s List, which had the two Beijing-based railway companies ranked in the top three, based on revenue made from contracts over the past year.

According to Southern Metropolis Daily, Guangzhou will begin construction on the six lines this year, which includes the eastern extensions on lines 3 and 5, phase two of lines 7 and 14, as well as two brand new lines, 10 and 12. Below, we introduce each of these new Guangzhou Metro projects.

Line 7 Phase Two 

The subway line will start at Higher Education Mega Center South Station and travel northeast, ending at Shuixi Bei Station. In total, the line will consist of 11 stations and cover 21.9 kilometers in length.

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Line 10

This new line will cut across Guangzhou’s four major districts, Tianhe, Yuexiu, Haizhu and Liwan. The total length of the metro line will be 25.2 kilometers, starting at Tianhe Coach Terminal Station (Line 3) and ending at Xilang Station (Line 1). Five of the 19 stations planned for the new line currently operate along Line 3, and 14 stations will be built from Shipaiqiao Station to Xilang Station. Those stations currently in use will be renovated to accomodate the new line.

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Line 12 

Starting in Baiyun District's Xunfenggang, a station will be constructed on the intersection of Jinshazhou Lu and Xunfengshan Lu. The line will end at Higher Education Mega Center South Station (Line 4). The new line will have 25 stations, stretching 37.6 kilometers across Guangzhou from northwest to southeast. The new line is also slated to have a subway station located on the quaint Ersha Island.

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Line 3 East Extension

Four new stations will be added to Line 3 starting from Panyu Square Station, passing through Panyu Passenger Station to Haibang. The extension will add an extra 9.6 kilometers to Line 3.

Image via Fang.com

Line 5 East Extension 

The extended line will run from the eastern endpoint, Wenchong Station, plotting a course to Huangpu Passenger Port Station. Six new stops will be added, extending Line 5 another 9.8 kilometers.

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Line 14 Phase Two

The second phase of Line 14 will operate from Guangzhou Railway Station to Jiahewanggang Station, taking a different path than Line 2, passing through areas like Guangyuanxi Lu, Jichang Lu and 106 Guodao. In total, the extension will have eight stations and add another 11.9 kilometers to Guangzhou’s massive subway system.

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All of the new subway extensions and lines will operate underground. The expected completion dates range from 2021 to 2023 depending on the scope of the project.

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