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Guangzhou Awarded World's Best Metro System
Guangzhou has been included in the world’s 10 best metro systems - ranking first before Tokyo and New York according to the comparison result of CNNGo.com.

Updated:1336531409Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Guangzhou has been included in the world’s 10 best metro systems - ranking first before Tokyo and New York according to the comparison result of CNNGo.com.


(photo by Guangzhou Daily/Gao Hetao)



The comparison is based on the design level and speed of improvement. According to the report of CNNGo, "for going from absolute-zero in 1992 to eight lines, 144 stations, 236 kilometers of track and 1.2 billion passengers in 2008, and for the upcoming 48-minute express-trip to Hong Kong opening in 2015, Guangzhou gets top billing on this list."

Although Guangzhou had a tough time building its metro, failing five times in 30 years since the 1980s,the system now and its speed of improvement is remarkable.

There were only two metro lines in Guangzhou in 2004. In order to hold a successful 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, the government spared no effort to improve the infrastructure, investing RMB 70 billion and building six more metro lines from 2004 to 2010.

(By Zhang Chun, Rik Glauert)

Editor:Jessie Huang
 
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