GZ to build transportation university by 2020

BY :Kinny Chen SilkRoadPost

UPDATED :September 10, 2018


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1 Guangzhou to build transportation university by 2020

Guangzhou Transportation University, an institute set to meet the need of cultivating high-end talents for the development of the shipping economy in Guangdong Province, will be established by 2020. That disclosure came from Zou Cairong, principal of Guangzhou Maritime University, during the 14th Guangzhou-Taiwan Principals Forum. 

Guangzhou hopes to forge itself into an international transportation hub integrating air, sea and rail traffic. For that purpose, the governments of Guangzhou (city) and Guangdong (province) strongly support the plan that local transportation-related higher education resources should be integrated to form the new transportation university.

With a total investment of 10 billion yuan, the university will cover an area of about 66.7 hectares and is expected to start enrolling students as early as 2020.

2 Construction plan for Guangzhou's new railway station unveiled

The construction plan for Guangzhou's new railway station, Baiyun Station (or Tangxi Station), which will replace the old Guangzhou Railway Station, has been released by China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group Co., Ltd. According to the plan, two high-speed railways, six metro lines and five metro stations will be linked to the new railway station.

In addition to ordinary fast train routes, passengers can expect two high-speed lines — Beijing-Guangzhou and Guangzhou-Zhanjiang High-speed Railways — to operate at the station.

More striking is the surrounding metro system. Six metro lines will run through the station, including Metro Line 12, the north extension of Metro Line 8 as well as four other lines yet to be constructed. The surrounding metro stations contain Tangxi Railway Station, Jiankang Station, Gangbei Station, Xinshixu Station and Baiyun Culture Square Station. They will make the new railway station the city's strongest metro hub. 

3 Guangzhou Metro to build "security check rooms"

Security checks at Guangzhou's subway stations may be very different in the future. To cope with the increasing passenger flow at many metro stations, security checks will be conducted at "security check rooms" outside the stations.

The design of the security rooms will feature the elements of Baiyun Mountain and Pearl River, according to Guangzhou Design College. Upon completion, the check rooms may become the city's newest iconic buildings.