Line 4, Guangzhou Metro

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Line 4
4号线
GZM Line 4 icon.svg
Guangzhou Metro Line 4 Dongchong Station.jpg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Huangcun
Jinzhou
Stations 15
Services 1
Operation
Opening 26 December 2005
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground and Elevated
Technical
Line length 43.7 km (27.15 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rails, 1,500 V DC
Route map
Reserved extension
Huangcun21
 Yuancun – Zengcheng Square 
Chebei
Connection with Line 5
Chebeinan5
 Jiaokou – Wenchong 
Pearl River
Wanshengwei8
 Fenghuang Xincun – GAC Complex 
Luntouhai Watercourse
Guanzhou
Guangzhouhe Watercourse
Higher Edu Mega Ctr North
Higher Edu Mega Ctr South7
Connection with Line 7
Lijiao Watercourse
 GZ South Railway Station – Aotidong 
Xinzao
Xinzao Depot
Guanqiao
Shiqi
Haibang3
 Airport South – Hai'ou Island 
Dichong
Shiqiaoli Watercourse
Shawan Watercourse
 GZ South Railway Station 
Dongchong18
Qingsheng18
Jingguangshengang HSR
Huangge Auto Town
Huangge18
Jiaomen15
 Wanqingsha 
Jiaomenjiao Watercourse
Jinzhou
South extension (under construction)
Jinlong
Guanglong Stabling Yard
Guanglong
Dachong
Tangkeng
Nansha IT Park15
Nansha Ferry Terminal15
Shiziyang Watercourse

Line 4 of the Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁4号线; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě Sì Hào Xiàn) or Nansha Line (Chinese: 南沙线; pinyin: Nánshā Xiàn) is a north-south line on the system that runs between Huangcun and Jinzhou stations, spanning a total of 43.7 km with 16 stations. It will eventually run from the Guangzhou Science Town to Nansha. The section of the line from Huangcun to Xinzao is underground, while that from Xinzao to Jinzhou is elevated.[1][2] Line 4's colour is green.

Nansha Line Stations[edit]

Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Platform Types
Transfer
Location
Huangcun 黄村 island (und) Tianhe
Chebei 车陂 island (und)
Chebeinan 车陂南 island (und) 5
Wanshengwei 万胜围 island (und) 8 Haizhu
Guanzhou 官洲 island (und)
Higher Education Mega Center North 大学城北 island-side (und) Panyu
Higher Education Mega Center South 大学城南 side (und)
Xinzao 新造 island (und)
Guanqiao 官桥 Not open
Shiqi 石碁 side (ele)
Haibang 海傍 side (ele)
Dichong 低涌 side (ele)
Dongchong 东涌 side (ele) Nansha
Qingsheng 庆盛 Not open
Huangge Auto Center 黄阁汽车城 island-side (ele)
Huangge 黄阁 side (ele)
Jiaomen 蕉门 side (ele)
Jinzhou 金洲 side (ele)
Jinlong 金隆 Approved
Guanglong 广隆
Tangkeng 塘坑
Dayong 大涌
Nansha Information Technology Park 资讯园
Nansha Ferry Terminal 南沙客运港

Trivia[edit]

Guangzhou Metro Line 4 is one of only two lines of the Guangzhou Metro which uses Linear Motor Trains. The voltage used is 1.5 kV, which may be the highest voltage used on third rail systems. 750V is the maximum that is considered safe if there is no bottom contact. However, voltages above 1.5kV are not always considered practical for metro systems, due to the requirement for large circuit breakers, though there have been some exceptions to this rule, e.g. the Delhi Metro and the Chennai Metro, which use 25kV overhead electrification.

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