Guangfo Metro

Guangfo Metro, Guangfo line, or Line 1 of the FMetro (Foshan Metro), formerly known as Guangzhou–Foshan intercity railway or Guangfo intercity railway is a intercity metro line that connects the Chinese cities Foshan and Guangzhou. As of December 2018, the line is currently 39.6 km (25 mi) long and has 25 stations, which are all underground.

Guangfo line
 Guangfo 
Kuiqi Lu Station Exit B.jpg
The B entrance/exit of Kuiqi Lu Station
Guangfo metro.png
Overview
Other name(s)M5w / M4s / M2s (GZ 7 lines plan name)
GF (GZ 2000 plan name)
M1 (FS 2011 plan name)
TypeRapid transit
SystemGuangzhou Metro
FMetro (Foshan Metro)
StatusOperational
LocaleFoshan (Shunde, Chancheng and Nanhai districts) and Guangzhou (Liwan and Haizhu districts)
Guangdong
TerminiXincheng Dong
Lijiao
Stations25
Services1
Daily ridership293,370 (2017 daily average)[1]
400,000 (2017 peak)[2]
Operation
Opened3 November 2010; 9 years ago (2010-11-03)
OwnerCity of Guangzhou
City of Foshan
Operator(s)Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Foshan Railway Investment Construction Group
CharacterUnderground
Technical
Line length39.6 km (24.61 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationOverhead lines, 1,500 V DC
Route map

Lijiao
 3 
Nanzhou
 2 
Shixi
( 10 )
 11 
Left arrow anti-clockwise
 
Yangang
( 11 )
 8 
Up arrow to Wanshengwei
 
Shayuan
 11 
Left arrow clockwise
 
Shachong
( 11 )
Hedong
 1 
Left arrow to Guangzhou East
 
Xilang
 1  ( 10 ) ( 22 )
 22 
Left arrow to Bai'etan
to Wanqingsha Right arrow
Huadi River
Jushu
Longxi
Xianan Depot
Financial Hi-Tech Zone
Qiandenghu Lake
Leigang
Nangui Lu
Guicheng
Foshan Stream
Chao'an
Pujun Beilu
Zumiao
Tongji Lu
Jihua Park
Kuiqi Lu
Lanshi
Shijilian
Dongping
Xincheng Dong
Guangfo Metro
Simplified Chinese广佛地铁
Traditional Chinese廣佛地鐵
Guangfo line
Simplified Chinese广佛线
Traditional Chinese廣佛線
FMetro line 1
Simplified Chinese佛山地铁1号线
Traditional Chinese佛山地鐵1號線
Guangzhou–Foshan intercity railway
Simplified Chinese广佛城际轨道交通
Traditional Chinese廣佛城際軌道交通

HistoryEdit

The line was expected to start construction in 2002 with a tentative opening in 2009.[3][4][5] However, due to capital shortage, its construction was claimed to be suspended until it resumed in 2007.[6] The section between Kuiqi Lu and Xilang was completed in 2010. The Xilang-Yangang section began operation on December 28, 2015.[7] The section between Yangang and Lijiao was completed in 2018.[8]

Since 24 April 2016, Wi-Fi is available across the entire line.[9]

 
Guangfo Line

Opening timelineEdit

Segment Commencement Length Station(s) Name
Kuiqi Lu — Xilang 3 November 2010 20.4 km (12.68 mi) 14 Phase 1 (1st section)
Xilang — Yangang 28 December 2015 7.3 km (4.54 mi) 4 Phase 1 (2nd section)
Xincheng Dong — Kuiqi Lu 28 December 2016 6.7 km (4.16 mi) 4 Phase 2
Yangang — Lijiao 28 December 2018 5.5 km (3.42 mi) 3 Phase 1 (3rd section)

StationsEdit

Station
Station name Connections Distance
km
Location Section
English Chinese
GF 01 Xincheng Dong 新城东 0.00 0.00 Shunde
(Foshan)
Line 1  
GF 02 Dongping 东平 1.52 1.52
GF 03 Shijilian 世纪莲 1.46 2.98
GF 04 Lanshi 澜石 2.71 5.69 Chancheng
(Foshan)
GF 05 Kuiqi Lu 魁奇路 1.16 6.85
GF 06 Jihua Park 季华园 1.44 8.29
GF 07 Tongji Lu 同济路 1.30 9.59
GF 08 Zumiao 祖庙 1.19 10.78
GF 09 Pujun Beilu 普君北路 1.03 11.81
GF 10 Chao'an 朝安 1.15 12.96
GF 11 Guicheng 桂城 0.86 13.82 Nanhai
(Foshan)
GF 12 Nangui Lu 南桂路 1.33 15.15
GF 13 Leigang 𧒽岗 1.14 16.29
GF 14 Qiandenghu Lake 千灯湖 1.27 17.56
GF 15 Financial Hi-Tech Zone 金融高新区 1.42 18.98
GF 16 Longxi 龙溪 3.49 22.47 Liwan
(Guangzhou)
Guangfo line  
GF 17 Jushu 菊树 2.09 24.56
GF 18 Xilang 西塱  1   10   22  2.08 26.64
GF 19 Hedong 鹤洞 1.25 27.89
GF 20 Shachong 沙涌  11  1.34 29.23
GF 21 Shayuan 沙园  8  1.75 30.98 Haizhu
(Guangzhou)
GF 22 Yangang 燕岗  11  1.81 32.79
GF 23 Shixi 石溪  10  1.67 34.46
GF 24 Nanzhou 南洲  2  1.28 35.74
GF 25 Lijiao 沥滘  3  2.58 38.32

Rolling stockEdit

Type Time of manufacturing Series Sets Assembly Notes
Type B 2010–2011 DKZ29 (Movia) 27 -Tc+Mp+Mp+Tc- Manufactured by CNR Changchun-Bombardier Transportation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.gzmtr.com/ygwm/gsgk/qynb/201806/P020180627541408016222.pdf
  2. ^ 1002.57万人次!广州地铁客流首次突破千万. 金羊网. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  3. ^ Guangzhou-Foshan Metro to be Completed
  4. ^ Metro to link Guangzhou, Foshan and Nanhai[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Guangzhou Metro
  6. ^ Guangzhou-Foshan metro set up in the first half year
  7. ^ 广佛线西朗至燕岗段月底通地铁 (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  8. ^ 广佛线月底全线通车,新增三个站可与广州地铁2、3号线换乘,40分钟千灯湖轻松到广州南站 (in Chinese).
  9. ^ 广佛地铁全线开通Wi-Fi. Guangzhou Daily. April 25, 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°03′58″N 113°12′17″E / 23.0660°N 113.2047°E / 23.0660; 113.2047