Guangzhou to enable max 60-min trips to Shenzhen, Dongguan by 2035
08/08/2022|1:47:07 PM|Yicai Global

Southern China's Guangzhou, which has China's third-largest metro network, will expand its rail transit system to make journeys to cities such as Shenzhen and Dongguan no longer than 60 minutes by 2035.

The capital city of Guangdong province will increase its metro network to almost 2,030 kilometers by 2035, the municipal bureau for planning and natural resources wrote in a recent roadmap.

Guangzhou will add 30 metro lines to its earlier plan to have 53 lines in total in 13 years. This means that for each 100 million residents, there will be 101 km of metro tracks, only second to Beijing which has a corresponding figure of 109 km. Currently, Guangzhou has 16 metro lines with a total length of 621 km, shorter than those of Shanghai and Beijing.

Guangzhou will build five inter-city subway lines that reach speeds of up to 160 km per hour. Consequently, some 28 lines will connect to external railways and form a 60-minute circle of transport between Guangzhou and cities such as Foshan, Zhongshan, and Zhuhai.

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