Line 3, Guangzhou Metro

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Line 3
3号线
GZM Line 3 icon.svg
Tiyu Xilu Station.JPG
Platform of Tiyu Xilu Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Airport South/Tianhe Coach Terminal
Tiyu Xilu/Panyu Square
Stations 28
Services 2
Daily ridership 1.66 million (2014 Peak)[1]
Operation
Opening 26 December 2005
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground
Technical
Line length 67.3 km (41.82 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead lines, 1,500 V DC
Route map
East extension (planned)
Haibang4
 Huangcun – Jinzhou 
Qianfengcun
Guangzhou New Town West
Yanzhou Stabling Yard
Panyu Coach Terminal
Panyu Square
Shiqiao
Hanxi Changlong7
 Higher Edu Mega Ctr South – GZ South Railway Station 
Dashi
Sanzhixiang Watercourse
Xiajiao
Xiajiao Depot
Pearl River
LijiaoGF
 Kuiqi Lu 
Datang
Connection with Line 8
Kecun8
 Wanshengwei – Fenghuang Xincun 
Chigang Pagoda Stabling Yard
Canton TowerAPM
Pearl River
Pearl River
Zhujiang New Town5
 Wenchong – Jiaokou 
 Xilang 
Tiyu Xilu1
LinhexiAPM
GZ East Railway Station1
Guangshen Railway
Spur line
Shipaiqiao
Gangding
South China Normal University
Wushan
Yantang6
Tianhe Coach Terminal6
 Changban – Xunfenggang 
Meihuayuan
Jingxi Nanfang Hospital
Tonghe
Yongtai
Baiyundadaobei
 GZ South Railway Station 
Jiahewanggang2
Jiahe Depot
Longgui
Liuxi River
Renhe
Connection with Line 9
Gaozeng9
 Fei'eling 
Airport South
Airport North

Line 3 of the Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁3号线; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě Sān Hào Xiàn) or Southern-Northern Express Line (Chinese: 南北快线; pinyin: Nán Běi Kuài Xiàn) is a 67.3-kilometer (41.8 mi) Y-shaped line connecting Tianhe Coach Terminal to Panyu Square.

All stations are underground,[2] making it the longest fully underground rapid transit line in the system. The Y-shape is created by a 6.9 km (4.3 mi) branch between Tianhe Coach Terminal and Tiyu Xilu, making the 60.4 km (37.5 mi) main branch the longest rail tunnel in the world, and one of the ten longest tunnels of any kind.

Line 3 is split into two sections Shiqiao Line (southern section) (Chinese: 市桥线; pinyin: Shìqiáo Xiàn) and Airport Line (northern section) (Chinese: 机场线; pinyin: Jīchǎng Xiàn) and are branded with the same color: orange.

Line 3 was built in four main stages, opened over a five year period:[3]

Train services[edit]

Stations[edit]

Service
routes
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Platform Types
Transfer
Location
Tianhe Coach Terminal 天河客运站 side (und) 6 Tianhe
Wushan 五山 island (und)
South China Normal University 华师 island (und)
Gangding 岗顶 island (und)
Shipaiqiao 石牌桥 island (und)
Airport N. 机场北 Not open Huadu
Airport S. 机场南 side (und)
Gaozeng 高增 Not open Baiyun
Renhe 人和 island (und)
Longgui 龙归 side (und)
Jiahewanggang 嘉禾望岗 2x island, CPI (und) 2
Baiyun Dadao Bei 白云大道北 island (und)
Yongtai 永泰 island (und)
Tonghe 同和 island (und)
Jingxi Nanfang Hospital 京溪南方医院 island (und)
Meihuayuan 梅花园 island (und)
Yantang 燕塘 island (und) 6 Tianhe
Guangzhou East Railway Station 广州东站 island (und) 1
Linhexi 林和西 island (und) APM
Tiyu Xilu 体育西路 ESP sol. (und) 1 3 (Northern)
Zhujiang New Town 珠江新城 island (und) 5
Canton Tower 广州塔 island (und) APM Haizhu
Kecun 客村 island (und) 8
Datang 大塘 island (und)
Lijiao 沥滘 island (und)
Xiajiao 厦滘 island (und) Panyu
Dashi 大石 island (und)
Hanxi Changlong 汉溪长隆 island (und)
Shiqiao 市桥 island (und)
Panyu Square 番禺广场 island (und)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "中秋节当日 广州地铁客运量将达733万人次". 人民网. 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  2. ^ Fastest advanced metro starts service
  3. ^ Olivia. "Dates fixed for opening of six new metro lines". NEWSGD.com. Retrieved August 2012.