Line 4, Guangzhou Metro


Line 4, Guangzhou Metro
Line 4
4号线
Guangzhou Metro Line 4.png
Guangzhou Metro Line 4 Dongchong Station .jpg
Dongchong Station at dusk
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Huangcun
Jinzhou
No. of stations 15
Service routes 1
Operation
Opened 26 December 2005
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground and Elevated
Technical
Line length 43.7 km (27.15 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rails, 1,500 V DC


Line 4 of the Guangzhou Metro (Chinese: 广州地铁4号线; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Dìtiě Sì Hào Xiàn) or Nansha Line (Chinese: 南沙线; pinyin: Nánshā Xiàn) is a north-south line on the system that runs between Huangcun and Jinzhou stations, spanning a total of 43.7 km with 16 stations. It will eventually run from the Guangzhou Science Town to Nansha. The section of the line from Huangcun to Xinzao is underground, while that from Xinzao to Jinzhou is elevated.[1][2] Line 4's colour is green.

  • December 26, 2005: Wanshengwei - Xinzao
  • December 30, 2006: Xinzao - Huangge (except Guanqiao, Qingsheng)
  • June 28, 2007: Huangge - Jinzhou
  • December 28, 2009: Wanshengwei - Chebeinan
  • September 25, 2010: Chebeinan - Huangcun

Nansha Line Stations

Station
Code
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Platform Types
Transfer
Location
L4/06 Huangcun 黄村 island (und) Tianhe
L4/07 Chebei 车陂 island (und)
L4/08 Chebeinan 车陂南 island (und) Line 5
L4/09 Wanshengwei 万胜围 island (und) Line 8 Haizhu
L4/10 Guanzhou 官洲 island (und)
L4/11 Higher Education Mega Center North 大学城北 island-side (und) Panyu
L4/12 Higher Education Mega Center South 大学城南 side (und)
L4/13 Xinzao 新造 island (und)
L4/15 Shiqi 石碁 side (ele)
L4/16 Haibang 海傍 side (ele)
L4/17 Dichong 低涌 side (ele)
L4/18 Dongchong 东涌 side (ele)
L4/20 Huangge Auto Center 黄阁汽车城 island-side (ele)
L4/21 Huangge 黄阁 side (ele)
L4/22 Jiaomen 蕉门 side (ele)
L4/23 Jinzhou 金洲 side (ele)

Trivia

Guangzhou Metro Line 4 is one of only two lines of the Guangzhou Metro which uses Linear Motor Trains. The voltage used is 1.5 kV, which may be the highest voltage used on third rail systems. 750V is the maximum that is considered safe if there is no bottom contact. However, voltages above 1.5kV are impractical on metro systems, due to the need for extremely large circuit breakers.

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