Guangzhou Metro Lines 2, 3, and 5 will receive seven new subway trains in order to improve service by the end of the year, reports the Guangzhou Daily.
At present, Lines 2, 3 and 5 exceed passenger capacity at rush hour, while Lines 1, 3, and 5 are the most busy lines.
As explained by the Guangzhou Metro, waiting times on Line 2 are expected to be reduced to 2 minutes 10 seconds from the current waiting time of 2 minutes 20 seconds after the addition of three new trains. Two trains will be added to Line 5 to shorten wait times for commuters to 2 minutes 20 seconds from 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, subway use during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival this weekend is expected to hit 7.2 million passengers. The Guangzhou Metro will be operating on a weekend schedule during this time.
UPDATE 11:26am May 29, 2014. We should also mention that the Guangzhou Metro will now start limiting commuters from entering 25 stations across the network that are already operating beyond capacity
Stations along Lines 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 will now restrict the flow of commuters into the transit system starting at the end of this month.