Line 3, Guangzhou Metro

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Line 3, Guangzhou Metro
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Tiyu Xilu Station.JPG
Platform of Tiyu Xilu Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Tiyu Xilu/Panyu Square
Airport South/Tianhe Coach Terminal
Stations 28
Services 2
Daily ridership 1.765 million (May 2015 Avg.)[1][2]
2.2 million (2016 Peak)[3]
Operation
Opened 26 December 2005
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground
Technical
Line length 67.3 km (41.82 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead lines, 1,500 V DC
Route map
East extension (planned)
 4  to Huangcun │ to Jinzhou
Haibang  4 
Qianfengcun
Guangzhou New Town West
Yanzhou Stabling Yard
Panyu Coach TerminalBus interchange
Panyu Square
Shiqiao
Hanxi Changlong  7 
 7 
Left arrow to Higher Edu Mega Ctr South
to South Railway Station Right arrow
Dashi
Sanzhixiang Creek
Xiajiao
Xiajiao Depot
Pearl River
Lijiao  Guangfo 
 Guangfo  to Kuiqi Lu
Datang
 8  to Fenghuang Xincun
Kecun  8 
 8  to Wanshengwei
Chigang Pagoda Stabling Yard
Canton Tower Tram interchange  APM 
Pearl River
Pearl River
 5  to Wenchong
Zhujiang New Town  5 
 5 to Jiaokou
 1  to Xilang
Tiyu Xilu  1 
Linhexi Tram interchange  APM 
East Railway Station China Railway  1 
Guangshen Railway
Branch line
Gangding
South China Normal University
Wushan
 6  to Xunfenggang
Yantang  6 
Tianhe Coach TerminalBus interchange  6 
 6  to Changban
Meihuayuan
Jingxi Nanfang Hospital
Tonghe
Yongtai
Baiyundadaobei
 2  to Guangzhou South Railway
Jiahewanggang 2 
Jiahe Depot
Longgui
Liuxi River
Renhe
Gaozeng  9 
 9  to Fei'eling
Airport South
Airport North

Line 3 of the Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁3号线; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě Sān Hào Xiàn) or Southern-Northern Express Line (Chinese: 南北快线; pinyin: Nán Běi Kuài Xiàn) is a 67.3-kilometer (41.8 mi) line connecting Panyu Square to Tianhe Coach Terminal. The entire line, including all track and stations, is underground,[4] making it the longest fully underground rapid transit line in the system. Furthermore, the 60.4 km (37.5 mi) main branch is the longest rail tunnel in the world, and one of the ten longest tunnels of any kind. The Y-shape is created by a 6.9 km (4.3 mi) branch between Tianhe Coach Terminal and Tiyu Xilu,

Line 3 is split into two sections Shiqiao Line (southern section) (Chinese: 市桥线; pinyin: Shìqiáo Xiàn) and Airport Line (northern section) (Chinese: 机场线; pinyin: Jīchǎng Xiàn) and are branded with the same color: orange.

Opening timeline[edit]

Line 3 drawn to scale.

Line 3 was built in four main stages, opened over a five-year period:[5]

Segment Date opened Length
Kecun — Guangzhou East 26 December 2005 7.8 km (4.85 mi)
Panyu Square — Kecun 30 December 2006 19.6 km (12.18 mi)
Tiyu Xilu — Tianhe Coach Terminal 7.5 km (4.66 mi)
Airport South — Guangzhou East 30 October 2010 29.3 km (18.21 mi)

Train service[edit]

There are 3 types of train services offered on the metro line 3:

Stations[edit]

Service
routes
Station
Station name Connections Distance
km
Location
English Chinese
3 01 Panyu Square 番禺广场 0.00 0.00 Panyu
3 02 Shiqiao 市桥 3.86 3.86
3 03 Hanxi Changlong 汉溪长隆  7  (7 05) 6.27 10.13
3 04 Dashi 大石 2.44 12.57
3 05 Xiajiao 厦滘 2.85 15.42
3 06 Lijiao 沥滘 1.85 17.27 Haizhu
3 07 Datang 大塘 2.57 19.84
3 08 Kecun 客村  8  (8 23) 2.02 21.86
3 09 Canton Tower 广州塔  APM  (APM 01) Tram interchange  THZ1  1.15 23.01
3 10 Zhujiang New Town 珠江新城  5  (5 13) 1.51 24.52 Tianhe
3 11 Tiyu Xilu 体育西路  1  (1 14) Bus rapid transit GBRT 1.31 25.83
3 12 Shipaiqiao 石牌桥 Bus rapid transit GBRT 1.34 27.17 Tianhe
3 13 Gangding 岗顶 Bus rapid transit GBRT 0.85 28.02
3 14 South China Normal University 华师 0.88 28.90
3 15 Wushan 五山 1.59 30.49
3 16 Tianhe Coach Terminal 天河客运站  6  (6 21) 2.59 33.08
3 17 Linhexi 林和西  APM  (APM 09) 1.15 34.23 Tianhe
3 18 Guangzhou East Railway Station 广州东站  1  (1 16) Mainline rail interchange China Railway China Railway High-speed 1.09 35.32
3 19 Yantang 燕塘  6  (6 20) 1.07 36.39
3 20 Meihuayuan 梅花园 1.90 38.29 Baiyun
3 21 Jingxi Nanfang Hospital 京溪南方医院 1.36 39.65
3 22 Tonghe 同和 1.39 41.04
3 23 Yongtai 永泰 3.34 44.38
3 24 Baiyundadaobei 白云大道北 0.85 45.23
3 25 Jiahewanggang 嘉禾望岗  2  (2 24) 2.25 47.48
3 26 Longgui 龙归 6.30 53.78
3 27 Renhe 人和 5.37 59.15
3 28 Gaozeng 高增 2.46 61.61
3 29 Airport S. 机场南 Airport interchange CAN 3.81 65.42 Huadu
3 30 Airport N. 机场北 Airport interchange CAN

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://help.3g.163.com/16/1115/20/C5UL5L2500964J4O.html
  2. ^ 编辑:姚佳敏 (2015-09-03). "广州地铁为缓解客流压力将座椅拆除_广州新闻_南方网". Gz.southcn.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  3. ^ "广州地铁单日客流首破900万" [Guangzhou Metro single-day passenger first break 9000000] (in Chinese). Nanfang News. May 3, 2016. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Fastest advanced metro starts service". Chinadaily.com.cn. 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Dates fixed for opening of six new metro lines". NEWSGD.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.