Line 18 (Guangzhou Metro)

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Line 18
 18 
Overview
Other name(s)Nansha express line (Chinese: 南沙快线)
TypeRapid transit
SystemGuangzhou Metro
StatusUnder Construction
TerminiWanqingsha
Guangzhou East Railway Station
Stations9
Services1
Operation
Opened2020
OwnerCity of Guangzhou
Operator(s)Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Technical
Line length65.3 km (40.58 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph)[1]
Line 18 drawn to scale.

Line 18 of Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁18号线; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě Shíbāhàoxiàn) is a rapid transit express line under construction in Guangzhou.[2][3] It will run in a south-north direction, connecting Wanqingsha in Nansha District, Panyu Square in Panyu District, Pazhou in Haizhu District, Zhujiang New Town and Guangzhou East Railway Station in Tianhe District.

Summary[edit]

The line roughly north-south, start at Nansha District Wanqingsha hub, end at Guangzhou East railway station, connecting Nansha New Area and Guangzhou East Railway Station, with a total length of 65.3 km (40.6 mi) with 9 stations. The line located at Wanqingsha, Hengli, Panyu Square, Nancun Wanbo, Shaxi, Shiliugang, Pazhou West Zone, Xiancun, Guangzhou East. The difference is the line operating speed is to 160 km/h (99 mph), it is a city express line, use 8 cars train. The line use the station stop and stop operation mode combination. The purpose is to shorten the time from Nansha to urban transportation hub, to stop the train station within 30 minutes from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Wanqinsha. In the early days of the traffic, the Panyu square is running together with the Line 22 in the south of the line, sharing the corridor of "Panyu square to Wanqingsha". The line completion of trial operation at the end of 2020.[4]

Stations[edit]

R L Station name  22  Connections Location
English Chinese
Guangzhou East Railway Station 广州东站  1   3   11  Guangzhou East railway station GGQ Tianhe
Xiancun 冼村  13 
Pazhou West Zone 琶洲西区 ( 8  via Modiesha) Haizhu
Shiliugang 石榴岗  11 
Shaxi 沙溪 Panyu
Nancun Wanbo 南村万博  7 
Panyu Square 番禺广场  3 
Hengli 横沥 Nansha
Wanqingsha 万顷沙

References[edit]

  1. ^ 广州最高规格地铁——18号线、22号线计划2020年建成 (in Chinese). bendibao.com. 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ 广州市城市轨道交通近期建设规划(2016-2022年). 广州公共资源交易网.
  3. ^ 珠三角12条地铁线路今年开工!1小时生活圈来了 (in Chinese). NetEase News. 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ 广州地铁18号线将于2020年底建成试运营. Southcn.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.