Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System

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Overview
Type People mover
System Guangzhou Metro
StatusOperational
Locale Haizhu and Tianhe districts
Guangzhou, Guangdong
Termini Canton Tower
Linhexi
Stations9
Services1
Operation
Opened8 November 2010
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
CharacterUnderground
Technical
Line length3.9 km (2.42 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge rubber tyres
Electrification Third rails, 650 V Three-phase AC
Route map
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Linhexi
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Tianhe Sports
Center South
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Tianhenan
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Huangpu Dadao
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Guangzhou Women and
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Huacheng Dadao
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Guangzhou Opera House
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Haixinsha
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Canton Tower
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Canton Tower
Stabling Yard
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Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System
Simplified Chinese 珠江新城旅客自动输送系统
Traditional Chinese 珠江新城旅客自動輸送系統

Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System (Chinese :珠江新城旅客自动输送系统), or APM line, is an automated people mover (APM) system mainly serving the Zhujiang New Town area in Guangzhou, the new CBD of the city. It is an underground and automatic operating system. In terms of construction cost per kilometre, it is the most expensive people mover system in the world, yet it is the shortest and least used line in the Guangzhou Metro network. The whole line began service before the Asian Games on 8 November 2010 with the exception of Haixinsha and Canton Tower. This was due to the two stations being located close to the opening and closing ceremony venue.

Contents

Opening timeline

SegmentCommencementLengthStation(s)Name
Canton Tower — Linhexi8 November 20104.0 km (2.49 mi)8(initial phase)
Haixinsha24 February 2011Infill station1

Lengths and stations

The entire track of the Zhujiang New Town APM, with a length of 3.49 km (2.17 mi) and all nine stations are laid underground, [1] making it the first all underground urban people mover in the world. The shortest distance between two stations is 315 metres with an average of the entire line approximating 473 metres.

Stations

Station
Station nameConnectionsDistance
km
Location
EnglishChinese
APM 01 Canton Tower 广州塔  3   BSicon TRAM.svg   THZ1  0.000.00 Haizhu
APM 02 Haixinsha 海心沙0.690.69 Tianhe
APM 03 Guangzhou Opera House 大剧院0.471.16
APM 04 Huacheng Dadao 花城大道0.391.55
APM 05 Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center 妇儿中心0.381.93
APM 06 Huangpu Dadao 黄埔大道0.492.42
APM 07 Tianhenan 天河南0.512.93
APM 08 Tianhe Sports Center South 体育中心南0.323.25
APM 09 Linhexi 林和西  3  0.653.90

Operating hours

The system was designed to provide service from 6:00 to 24:00 every day, and may run extra hours on special occasions, such as weekends, holidays or when major events are being held. But due to the low demand, trains operated from 8:00 to 20:00 when the line first opened. The service hours have since been gradually extended and from 4 October 2014 trains have been operating between 7:00 and 23:30.

Rolling stock

The APM uses 14 Bombardier Transportation's APM 100 cars built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [2]

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