Dongguan Rail Transit
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||1 (under construction)
|Number of stations||15|
|Began operation||27 May 2016|
|Operator(s)||Dongguan Rail Transit
|Number of vehicles||Bombardier Innovia Metro or Type B metro cars|
|System length||37.7 km (23.4 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Dongguan Rail Transit|
Dongguan Rail Transit or Dongguan Metro is the rapid transit system of the city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province of China. It is operated by the state-owned Dongguan Rail Transit Corporation, Limited. Line R2 first section's construction began on 26 March 2010.  Opened 27 May 2016. Current plans call for some Dongguan Metro lines to eventually connect with the neighbouring Shenzhen and Guangzhou Metros.
Lines in operation
|Humen Railway Station
|Dongguan Railway Station
In 2001, when he was with the party secretary of Dongguan, Tong Xing used the slogan "a big year for five years to see Metro". The vision to build the Dongguan Rail Transit system was first put on the agenda.
September 2003 to October 2004, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design Institute of Ministry of Railways, "Dongguan Rail Transit Network Planning" project was launched.
November 2004, Dongguan City rail transit construction leading group was established, followed by the development of "Dongguan Rail Transit Network Plan" to be completed by 2020. Dongguan City plans to build a total length of 195km, with the total number of stations to 55 of the rail network.
September 2006, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction planning" through the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Department of Construction Review.
December 2006, plan submitted to the State Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Construction;
February 2007, the mayor of Dongguan, Li Yuquan announced provincial government approval;
In 2006, September 25 to 26, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan" expert review meeting was held, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan" was approved by the specialists. The experts recommended that the goal is brought down to about 60 kilometres and give priority to the development of line No. 2. Experts also recommend Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city lines and their routes overlap No. 1 line and for further research to make a unified coordination and optimization. It pointed out that the proposed R1 line with Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city line collinear operations should avoid duplication and wasteful investment. However the proposal was rejected, R1 line and Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen inter-city line to be built as separate lines.
July 2009, "Dongguan city rapid rail transit construction plan (2009-2015)" was put to the NDRC and the Ministry of Construction for approval. Approval was granted to build Metro Line 2 (R2 line), phase I and II ( Dongguan Station - Humen Station ), totaling 37.8km. City rail transit construction project formally entered operational phase. To cope with the Pearl River Delta region intercity rail transit construction plan, in 2010 the planning was further adjusted to increase planned line length to 218 kilometres and 76 stations. Network construction period was extended to 2025.
Construction of the line 2
April 13, 2009, Dongguan Railway Station (formerly New Dasan Station) construction officially started, also the starting point of the Metro Line. The subway station hall project to be constructed simultaneously.
March 26, 2010, section 2304 standard test project held a groundbreaking ceremony, Dongguan Metro Line officially started.
December 8, 2014, the two shield tunnel borers break through to Shan Mei ~ Exhibition Centre, marking the second line main project completion. According to the plan, completion for trial operations is to be December 29, 2015. Opened 27 May 2016.
Dongguan Rail Transit Line 1, Line 2 second phase and Line 3 feasibility study, survey, design and other preliminary work has begun. By 2019 it is planned that Dongguan rail Transit system will have three operating lines (line 1, line 2, line 3), a total length of 164.6 km of rail network.
Accident during construction
On 14 August 2015 one of the stations in construction was demolished due to landslide with one victim.
List of Lines
- "R2线2011年5月份工程进展". Dongguan Rail Transit. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- "东莞首条地铁试运行". 东莞阳光网. 2015-12-29. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
- "深圳东莞地铁实现无缝接驳 四条接驳线路初定_新闻中心_赢商网". sz.winshang.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
- Dongguan Rail Transit – official website (in Chinese)