Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System

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Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System
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 Canton Tower
Linhexi
Stations 9
Services 1
Operation
Opened 8 November 2010
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground
Technical
Line length 3.9 km (2.42 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rails, 600 V AC
Route map
Airport South Up arrow
Linhexi 3 
Tianhe Coach Terminal Right arrow
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 3 
Canton Tower Stabling Yard
Panyu Square Down arrow

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 urban 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
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Platform Types
Transfer/Connection
Location
APM 01 Canton Tower 广州塔 island (und)  3  (3 09)
Tram interchange Haizhu Tram
Haizhu
APM 02 Haixinsha 海心沙 island (und) Tianhe
APM 03 Guangzhou Opera House 大剧院 island (und)
APM 04 Huacheng Dadao 花城大道 island (und)
APM 05 Guangzhou Women & Children's Center 妇儿中心 island (und)
APM 06 Huangpu Dadao 黄埔大道 island (und)
APM 07 Tianhenan 天河南 island (und)
APM 08 Tianhe Sports Center South 体育中心南 island (und)
APM 09 Linhexi 林和西 island (und)  3  (3 17)

Operating hours[edit]

The system was designed to provide service from 6:00 to 24:00 every day, and may run extra hours on special occasions, such as weekends, holidays or major events. But due to the low demand, trains operated from 8:00 to 20:00 when the line first opened. The service hours have since been gradually extended and from 4 October 2014 trains have been operating between 7:00 and 23:30.

Rolling stock[edit]

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

References[edit]