Guangzhou to Construct New Railway Station among Asia's Largest
Illustration of the new Guangzhou Railway Station Plan in Panyu, southern Guangzhou. [www.yeesgroup.com]
Most efforts must be taken in order that the construction of the new Guangzhou Railway Station in Panyu, Guangzhou, could be completed by March, 2010, Guangzhou Mayor Zhang Guangning said during his inspection on September 11.
The station, located in Shibi, Zhong Cun, a town in Panyu in southern Guangzhou, will be designed and built to be one of the largest in Asia and world’s top, he said. It will become a modern, ecological and comprehensive transportation hub in South China. It is to be put into operation before the 16th Asian Games in 2010.
The station plan and construction should be in pace with surrounding infrastructure, Mayor Zhang ordered.
Vice Mayor Su Zequn and some senior officials of relevant authorities and district governments participated in the inspection.
Illustration of the new Guangzhou Railway Station Plan in Panyu, southern Guangzhou. [www.ycwb.com]
About the new Guangzhou Railway Station
The station will be one of the top four railway hubs in mainland China, including 15 platforms and 28 rails. The compound will cover 11.4 square kilometers, with 13 billion Yuan (1.7 billion USD) budget.
It will become the center of a mega network of railway, inter-city rail commutation, MTR and expressways of Guangzhou.
Line 2 and Line 7 of Guangzhou Metro are to be incorporated into the station complex and the constructions will be concluded at the same time as the station.
Four public parking lots will be developed.
(By Ronald Li)