Canton Tower station

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Canton Tower

广州塔
Guangzhou Metro icon.svg
Chigangpagodastation.jpg
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 广州塔站
Traditional Chinese 廣州塔站
General information
Location Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Operated byGuangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
Opened26 December 2005 (Line 3)
28 November 2010 (APM)
Services
Preceding station  Guangzhou Metro  Following station
toward  Panyu Square
Line 3
Terminus Zhujiang APM
toward  Linhexi
Terminus Haizhu Tram
toward  Wanshengwei

Canton Tower Station (Chinese :广州塔站) is an interchange station on Line 3 and Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover Systems of the Guangzhou Metro. It started operations on 28 December 2005. It is an underground station located to the south of Binjiang Road East [1] in Haizhu District, on the south bank of the Pearl River.

Contents

The station was previously called Chigang Pagoda Station (赤岗塔站), named after the nearby Chigang Pagoda which, despite being a relatively lesser-known architectural heritage in Guangzhou, was the only recognisable structure in the immediate vicinity when the station was constructed. However, after the station was opened, the Canton Tower, a new TV and sightseeing tower, was built directly above it. This iconic piece of architecture quickly became the city's new landmark, and the name of the station was often confused with Chigang station (赤岗站) of line 8, so it was changed to Canton Tower Station in December 2013 when line 6 was opened. It is the first station built for sightseeing purposes in the Guangzhou Metro system. The station is connected to an underground APM system which provides quick access to the Zhujiang New Town CBD across the river. [2]

The station is the terminus of the Haizhu Tram line of Guangzhou Trams, which runs to Wanshengwei Station.

Station layout

GStreet levelExit
L1
Concourse
Transfer passagewayTransfer passageway between Line 3 & APM Line, Buffer area of Line 3, Shops
APM Line LobbyCustomer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Concourse & Platforms
Line 3 LobbyCustomer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Platform 4  APM   termination platform
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3  APM   towards Linhexi (Haixinsha)Pfeil rechts.svg
L3
Platforms
Platform 1Pfeil links.svg  3   towards Panyu Square (Kecun)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2  3   towards Tianhe Coach Terminal (Zhujiang New Town)Pfeil rechts.svg

Exits

Exit numberExit location
Exit AYiyuan Lu, Haizhu Tram
Exit BYiyuan Lu
ExitCanton Tower
ExitCanton Tower

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References

  1. simplified Chinese :滨江东路; traditional Chinese :濱江東路; pinyin :Bīnjiāng Dōng Lù; Jyutping :Ban1gong1 dung1lou6
  2. Chigang Pagoda Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 23°06′22″N113°19′25″E / 23.10600°N 113.32361°E / 23.10600; 113.32361