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Guangzhou begins work on six new metro projects

A ceremony on 19 November launched work on six new metro lines in the capital of the Chinese province of Guangdong (population 11.5m), a CNY100bn (EUR12.77bn) plan that will add 111.7km (71 miles) and 67 stations by 2023.

A ceremony on 19 November launched work on six new metro lines in the capital of the Chinese province of Guangdong (population 11.5m), a CNY100bn (EUR12.77bn) plan that will add 111.7km (71 miles) and 67 stations by 2023. The city already has a 13-line metro, with 15 further projects, totalling 421.2km (261.7 miles), under construction.

The new projects include:

A 9.6km (six-mile) extension of line 3 between Panya Square and Haishu, adding four stations, due to open in 2022.

A 9.8km (6.1-mile) extension of line 5 from Wenchong to Huangpu Ferry Terminal with six new stations.

A 21.9km (13.6-mile) north-eastern extension of line 7 from Higher Education Mega Center South to Shuixibei, with 11 new stations. A western extension to Weichong is already underway to open in 2020.

A new line (10) will take over the 6km (3.7-mile) line 3 branch from Tianhe Coach Terminal to Tiyu Xilu, from where a new 20.9km (13-mile) line with 13 stations will be built to Xilang. The new underground line is planned to open in 2022.

Line 12 will connect Higher Education Mega Center South and Xunfenggang on a 37.6km (23.4-mile) underground route  that serves 25 stations. This is planned to open in 2023.

A second phase of line 14 is to add 11.9km (7.4 miles)of underground route with eight stations between Guangzhou Railway Station and Jiahewanggang.