Yesterday(Jan. 9), Guangfo Metro official website published 2017 passenger traffic data that the passenger traffic of Guangfo Metro line exceeded 100 million for the first time.
Since the trial operation, Guangfo Metro has been in operation for more than seven years. At present, the length of the line is 33.5 kilometers and there are 22 operating stations, including two transfer stations. Passenger traffic data showed that it was safe and stable throughout 2017. The punctuality rate was as high as 99.98%, and the total number of passengers was nearly 110 million, with an increase of nearly 23%. It was the first time that the annual passenger volume of Guangfo Metro hit a new high.
Data shows that nearly 73 million people entered Guangfo Metro in 2017, with a year-on-year increase of 24%. In Guangzhou, the total passenger volume of each station is more than 58 million, and the average increase is about 30%. While the total passenger volume of Foshan section is more than 49 million with an average increase of about 22%. The increase is obvious with the maturation of peripheral stations and the increase of occupancy rate of commercial and residential areas, such as the increase of passenger flow of 87% in Leigang station and 54% of Longxi station, which far exceeds the average level of the whole line.
In 2017, Guangfo Metro continued to play the role of city accelerator. The data shows that Guangfo Metro is still mainly composed of inter-city passengers, which accounts for 49%, while the proportion of passengers travelling in Guangzhou and Foshan is respectively 28% and 23% .
At the end of 2018, the Yan’gang-Lijiao section of Guangfo Metro will be open and three additional stations will be operated. People can conveniently transfer to Guangzhou Metro Line 1 , 2 , 3 , and 8 through the Guangfo Metro.
In addition to the Guangfo Metro, the construction of Foshan Metro Line 2 and Line 3 will further facilitate the public to travel between Guangzhou and Foshan.