Canton Tower Station

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Canton Tower
广州塔
Guangzhou Metro
Chigangpagodastation.jpg
Location Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Operated by Guangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Platforms 4 (2 island platforms)
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened 26 December 2005 (Line 3)
28 November 2010 (APM)
Services
Preceding station   Guangzhou Metro   Following station
toward Panyu Square
Line 3
Terminus Zhujiang APM
toward Linhexi

Canton Tower Station (Chinese: 广州塔站) is an interchange station on Line 3 and Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover Systems of the Guangzhou Metro. It started operations on 28 December 2005. It is an underground station located to the south of Binjiang Road East (Chinese: 滨江东路; pinyin: Binjiang DongLu) in Haizhu District, on the south bank of the Pearl River.

The station was previously called Chigang Pagoda Station (Chinese: 赤岗塔站), named after the nearby Chigang Pagoda which, despite being a relatively lesser-known architectural heritage in Guangzhou, was the only recognisable structure in the immediate vicinity when the station was constructed. However, after the station was opened, the Canton Tower, a new TV and sightseeing tower, was built directly above it. This iconic piece of architecture quickly became the city's new landmark, so the name of the station was changed to Canton Tower Station in December 2013 when line 6 was opened. It is the first station built for sightseeing purposes in the Guangzhou Metro system. The station is connected to an underground APM system which provides quick access to the Zhujiang New Town CBD across the river.[1]

The station is the terminus of the Haizhu Tram line of Guangzhou Trams, which runs to Wanshengwei Station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
B1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
B2 (Line 3)
Platforms
Platform 2 Line 3 towards Panyu Square (Kecun)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1 Line 3 towards Tianhe Coach Terminal (Zhujiang New Town)
B3 (APM)
Platforms
Platform 2 APM Alighting passengers only
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1 APM towards Linhexi (Haixinsha)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chigang Pagoda Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 23°06′22″N 113°19′25″E / 23.10600°N 113.32361°E / 23.10600; 113.32361