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Platform of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center
|Locale|| Haizhu and Tianhe districts|
|Termini|| Canton Tower |
|Opened||8 November 2010|
|Owner||City of Guangzhou|
|Operator(s)||Guangzhou Metro Corporation|
|Line length||3.9 km (2.42 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||rubber tyres|
|Electrification||Third rails, 650 V Three-phase AC|
|Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover System|
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.
|Canton Tower — Linhexi||8 November 2010||4.0 km (2.49 mi)||8||(initial phase)|
|Haixinsha||24 February 2011||Infill station||1|
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, 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.
|APM 01||Canton Tower||广州塔||0.00||0.00||Haizhu|
|APM 03||Guangzhou Opera House||大剧院||0.47||1.16|
|APM 04||Huacheng Dadao||花城大道||0.39||1.55|
|APM 05||Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center||妇儿中心||0.38||1.93|
|APM 06||Huangpu Dadao||黄埔大道||0.49||2.42|
|APM 08||Tianhe Sports Center South||体育中心南||0.32||3.25|
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.
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