Zoo Station (Guangzhou)

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Zoo
动物园
Guangzhou Metro
GZmtr Zoo Station Concourse Part 2.JPG
Location Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Operated by Guangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
Line(s)      Line 5
Platforms 2 (2 side platforms)
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened 28 December 2009
Services
Preceding station   Guangzhou Metro   Following station
toward Jiaokou
Line 5
toward Wenchong

Zoo Station (Chinese: 动物园站), formerly planned to be called "Guangzhou Zoo South Entrance Station" (Chinese: 动物园南门站),[1] is a station on Line 5 of the Guangzhou Metro [2] in Guangzhou, China. It is located below the junction of Tianhe Road (天河路), Huanshi Road East (Chinese: 环市东路; pinyin: Huanshi Donglu) and Shuiyin Road (Chinese: 水荫路; pinyin: Shuiyin Lu) in the Yuexiu District, near the south gate of Guangzhou Zoological Garden (广州动物园).[3][4] It opened on 28 December 2009.[5]

Zoo Station was not in the original plan but was added later, between Ouzhuang Station and Yangji Station after a request by Guangzhou citizens. Due to space limitations it is designed on three levels like Hong Kong MTR stations. The top underground floor is the concourse, below that is the platform for trains towards Wenchong Station and the lowest level is for trains towards Jiaokou Station. It is the first station in Guangzhou Metro system to have this Hong Kong-style multilevel design.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G - Exit
L1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 Line 5 towards Jiaokou (Ouzhuang)
L3
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1 Line 5 towards Wenchong (Yangji)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 23°08′04″N 113°18′26″E / 23.1344°N 113.3073°E / 23.1344; 113.3073