Guangzhou Metro has completed more than 75 percent of the first phase of construction work on future Line 13, with the new route now expected to become operational by the end of 2017.
Line 13 will run between the Huangpu and Xintang districts of Guangzhou.
Construction is being divided into two sections. The first section will be constructed along five roads: Haiyuan road, Huangpu road, the old 107 National Highway, new 107 National Highway and Xintang Road to the west extension line. This section will run a distance of 27 km, completely underground. The second phase will run in a tunnel, westward through Zhongshan avenue, Huangpu avenue, Dongfeng road, Zengcha road and extend to Chaoyang, Baiyun district.
Line 13 will have 4 interchange stations and feature eight-car train sets, the largest ever. Citizens will be able to ride the line to Guangzhou center in only one hour.
(By Ivy Xing, Louis Berney)