Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System

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APM Line
APM线
GZM APM Line icon.svg
Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center Station Platform.JPG
Overview
Type People mover
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Linhexi
Chigang Pagoda
Stations 9
Services 1
Operation
Opening 8 November 2010
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground
Technical
Line length 3.9 km (2.42 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rails, 600 V AC
Route map
 Airport South 
Linhexi(transfer to Line 3)
 Tianhe Coach Terminal 
Tianhe Sports Center South
Tianhenan
Huangpu Dadao
GZ Women & Children's Medical Center
Huacheng Dadao
GZ Opera House
Pearl River
Haixinsha
Pearl River
Canton Tower(transfer to Line 3)
Canton Tower Stabling Yard
 Panyu Square 

Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System (Chinese: 珠江新城旅客自动输送系统; pinyin: Zhūjiāng Xīnchéng Lǚkè Zìdòng Shūsòng Xìtǒng), or APM Line, is an automated people mover (APM) system mainly serving the Zhujiang New Town area in Guangzhou, the new CBD of the city. It is an underground and automatic operating system. In terms of construction cost per kilometre, it is the most expensive APM system in the world, yet it is the shortest and least used line in the Guangzhou Metro network. The whole line started operation before the Asian Games on 8 November 2010 with the exception of Haixinsha Station and Canton Tower Station. This was due to the two stations being located close to the opening and closing ceremony venue.

Lengths and stations[edit]

The entire track of the Zhujiang New Town APM, with a length of 3.49 km and all nine stations are laid underground,[1] making it the first all underground city APM in the world. The shortest distance between two stations is 315 metres with an average of the entire line approximating 473 metres.

Stations[edit]

Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Platform Types
Transfer
Location
Linhexi 林和西 island (und) 3 Tianhe
Tianhe Sports Center South 体育中心南 island (und)
Tianhenan 天河南 island (und)
Huangpu Dadao 黄埔大道 island (und)
Guangzhou Women & Children's Center 妇儿中心 island (und)
Huacheng Dadao 花城大道 island (und)
Guangzhou Opera House 大剧院 island (und)
Haixinsha 海心沙 island (und)
Canton Tower 广州塔 island (und) 3 Haizhu

Operating hours[edit]

The system was designed to provide service from 6:00 am to 12:00 am every day, and may run extra hours on special occasions, such as weekends, holidays or major events. But currently due to the low demand, trains are operating from 7:00am to 11:00pm.

Rolling Stock[edit]

The APM uses 14 Bombardier Transportation's APM 100 cars built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2]

References[edit]