18 February 2012

Guangzhou, Feb 2011 - the Metro Line

Checkin at Hotel, located in the middle of town. 5 minutes walk to nearest Guangzhou Metro.

Guangzhou Metro line, provide a cheap and efficient way to travel across the town.

As describe in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou_Metro

the logo, thanks to Google http://rapidtransit.wikia.com/wiki/Guangzhou_Metro

Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě) is the metro system of the city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province of China. It is operated by the state-owned Guangzhou Metro Corporation and was the fourth metro system to be built in mainland China, after those of Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

The earliest effort of preparation for a project to build an underground rapid transit system in Guangzhou dates back to 1960. In the two decades that followed, the project was brought into the agenda fives times, but ended up abandoned each time due to financial and technical difficulties.[8][9] Preparation of what would lead to today's Guangzhou Metro did not start until the 1980s, and it was not until 1993 that construction of the first line, Line 1, officially began.[9][10] Line 1 opened four years later in 1997 with five stations in operation.[11]

As of November 2010, Guangzhou Metro has eight lines in operation, namely Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 8, Guangfo Line, and Zhujiang New Town APM. A major portion of the metro system services the urban areas of the city, while Lines 2, 3 and 4 also reach into the suburban areas in Huadu, Baiyun District, Panyu and Nansha; Guangfo Line connects Guangzhou and Foshan and is the first intercity underground metro line in the country.[12] Daily service hours start at 6:00 am and end at midnight, and ridership averages 4.39 million.[2][13] Having delivered 1.64 billion rides in 2011, Guangzhou Metro is the sixth busiest metro system in the world.[4]

Guangzhou Metro operates 144 stations,[1][note 1] including 14 interchange stations, and 236 km of tracks.[14] Massive expansion of the metro network has been planned for the decade of 2011–2020. Two new lines, Line 6 and Line 9, and the extension of Guangfo Line are already under construction and expected to be completed before 2015. Total operational capacity is scheduled to exceed 600 km by 2020.[14][15]

map, refer to http://rapidtransit.wikia.com/wiki/Guangzhou_Metro

This logo means the Metro is somewhere near by. Look for the entrance, err which way? I presume,, follow the pointing arrow,

first, look for the map, the best way is to find the ticket vending machine. , you know why?.. cant understand and speak mandarin or cantonese, and they cant speal in english or bahasa malaysia either, so, just interact with machines.

and figure out, where to go!,,thus important to know since you may need to change line.

yes, this is the place that we want to go!..

and pay the machine la!

one the ticket has been dispense, go to the gate.

and touch your token or ticket to the reader, to allow you to pass thorugh the gate.

and straight to the waiting area.

this tell you that , the train is coming in few minutes time! ,,

and while waiting, you may read the advertisement .

and notice this on the floor

what does this means?...

STAY LEFT or RIGHT to board , since the centre is used for people disembark from the train!

Inside the train..

the door, quite new train set,..

and watch,,, the stations it passes by, until the right station you need to disembark

out you are!

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