You’ll be making your morning commute from the exotic locales of Guangzhou’s far-flung suburbs and satellite cities in the near future. PRC National Development and Reform Commission have announced that 203.9 billion yuan will be invested towards the construction of 19 transportation lines, Guangzhou Daily reported. Of these, 12 will be new subway lines or extensions of subway lines, and are to be completed by 2016
This new transportation infrastructure will lay a total 416.33 km of new track. Of note will be the implementation of a new electric trolley circuit that will connect Haizhu District, Guiguangtie Road, and Nanguangtie Road. Construction on this trolley circuit will begin building this year.
The 12 subway lines to be completed by 2016 will include the following. Check to see if these include your neighborhood:
- Line 6 Phase Two (Changban–Xiangxue)
- Line 7 Phase One (Guangzhou South Station–University City South)
- Line 16 (Fenghuang Xincheng to Wenhua Park)
- Line 9 Phase One (Fei’e Ling–Gaozeng)
- Inter-continental Guangzhou–Foshan line (the Guangzhou portion from Xilang–Lijiao)
- Line 4 South Extension (Jinzhou–Nansha Passenger Port)
- Line 8 North Extension (Wenhua Park–Baiyun Lake)
- Line 13 First Stage (Yuzhu–Xiangjingling)
- Inter-provincial Dongguan–Shenzhen line from Xintang–Hongmei (Guangzhou portion)
- Line 14 Phase One (Jiahewanggang–Jiekou)
- Line 14 Subsidary Zhishi City Branch (Xinhe–Zhenlong)
- Line 21 (Tianhe Park–Zengcheng Plaza)
Three more lines to be added in 2017, and the Inter-provincial Dongguan–Shenzhen line from Baiyun Airport–Guangzhou North Station to be completed in 2018.
Finally, there will now be more places to play with your phone and ignore your fellow commuters.