Foshan may build metro express line with the speed of up to 160 kilometers per hour
On 26th June, Liang Zhuhua, Director of Foshan Metro Transportation Bureau, said in the online interview section that under initial operating conditions, the first phase of the west extension of Guangzhou Metro Line 7 is expected to be completed in June, 2021. And the first phrase of Foshan Metro Line 2 is expected to be under initial operating conditions in September, 2021. In addition, the Guangfo Loop Line is scheduled to open around December this year. In terms of trams, more than 90 percent of the basic work of Gaoming Tram has been completed. Gaoming Tram may be fully completed in July and have test run in August.
Foshan is collecting opinions and requirements from the five districts
Liang Zhuhua revealed that on the one hand, Foshan Metro Transportation Bureau will conduct investigations and studies to listen to the opinions of metro construction after institutional reform, and people’s envisage, requirements and plans for future work and metro construction,. On the other hand, the quality and safety of the metro is an important part of the work of the Foshan Metro Transportation Bureau.
Foshan plans to construct a total of 14 metro lines
Liang Zhuhua indicated that a total of 14 urban metro lines are planned for the city’s long-term prospects, with a total length of 562 kilometers. At present, there are three metro projects under construction in Foshan, namely the first phase of the Metro Line 2 (32.4 km), the Metro Line 3 project (69.5 km) and the first phase of west extension of Guangzhou Metro Line 7 (13.45km).
To shorten the distance between Guangzhou and Foshan with faster trains.
Liang Zhuhua said that in the future, the transportation between Foshan and Guangzhou will be more connected and accurate. Some metro express lines will be built to connect the Greater Bay Area. “Now, the speed of Guangfo metro lines is 80 km/h, the speed of Line 2 is 100 km/h, and the standard of express line speed will be faster, reaching 160 km/h,” Liang said.
1、Can the speed of Guangfo metro lines be improved?
Netizen: When Foshan opened the Guangfo metro, I felt that it took less time to go to Guangzhou, but now it still takes nearly 40 minutes. Can the speed of the metro be improved?
Liang Zhuhua: At present, the chances of speeding up the Guangfo metro line is not much. Because according to the original operation scheme, the speed is 80 kilometers per hour. To solve the problem, the government of Guangzhou and Foshan plan to purchase additional trains this year. We hope to help reduce the waiting time to within 3 minutes.
2、Will Foshan operate metro in Haiba Road?
Netizen: There seems to be few metro lines passing through the Nanhai. For example, there are more than a dozen real estates and schools on Haiba Road. Will Foshan construct metro in Haiba Road?
Liang Zhuhua: Among the five districts, Nanhai is actually the area with the most planned routes. On the Haiba Road, there are plans for Metro line 6 and Tram project.