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Guangzhou South hub details released

Guangzhou unveiled today a detailed land plan for its new 1 trillion-yuan economic hub around the Guangzhou South Railway Station, with nine railway lines to be connected and a high-rise of 350 meters to be constructed. 

The “South Station Area” is being jointly developed by Guangzhou and Foshan, aimed at attracting companies from Hong Kong and Macau. In developing the “world’s best railway station”, the 36 sq km project will house s population of 335,000 and include 184 public service and municipal transportation facilities. A dozen old villages in the area will be completely renovated.  

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Guangzhou, Foshan to build ‘trillion-plus’ zone

Guangzhou and Foshan are planning to jointly develop a new Greater Bay Area “hub” centered on the Guangzhou South Railway Station. The aim of the project is to create a cluster of new strategic industries, with input from Hong Kong and Macau, which will be valued at more than RMB 1 trillion.

The announcement of the project, which is grandly titled “South Station Area”, was made late last week but took a few days to be picked up by local media. Here are the basic facts:

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Guangzhou metro extends to Dongguan, Foshan

Two metro lines in Guangzhou’s Huangpu district have begun construction that will connect the provincial capital to its two closest neighbors, Foshan and Dongguan. The eastward extension of Line 5 will connect first with the Huangpu Ferry Terminal, and from there will go onward Dongguan’s metro line 1. The extension is 9.8 kilometers long with six stations. Trains will run at a slow speed of 90 kph.

Metro line 7, meanwhile, will extend from Guangzhou South Station,toward Foshan’s Shunde district. It is scheduled for completion by next year. Journeys between Shunde’s Midea Avenue and Guangzhou South will take only 20 minutes. That will put Shunde within easier reach of Hong Kong, which has a high-speed railway connection to Guangzhou South from Kowloon West.