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Line 4, Guangzhou Metro

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Line 4, Guangzhou Metro

Line 4
Type Rapid transit
System Guangzhou Metro
Status Operational
Locale Guangzhou, China
Termini Huangcun
Stations 15
Services 1
Opening 26 December 2005
Owner City of Guangzhou
Operator(s) Guangzhou Metro Corporation
Character Underground and Elevated
Line length 43.7 km (27.15 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rails, 1,500 V DC
Route map
Reserved extension
 Yuancun – Zengcheng Square 
Connection with Line 5
 Jiaokou – Wenchong 
Pearl River
 Fenghuang Xincun – GAC Complex 
Luntouhai Watercourse
Guangzhouhe Watercourse
Higher Edu Mega Ctr North
Higher Edu Mega Ctr South7
Connection with Line 7
Lijiao Watercourse
 GZ South Railway Station – Aotidong 
Xinzao Depot
 Airport South – Hai'ou Island 
Shiqiaoli Watercourse
Shawan Watercourse
 GZ South Railway Station 
Jingguangshengang HSR
Huangge Auto Town
Jiaomenjiao Watercourse
South extension (under construction)
Guanglong Stabling Yard
Nansha IT Park15
Nansha Ferry Terminal15
Shiziyang Watercourse

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.

Nansha Line Stations

Station Name
Station Name
Platform Types
Huangcun 黄村 island (und) Tianhe
Chebei 车陂 island (und)
Chebeinan 车陂南 island (und) 5
Wanshengwei 万胜围 island (und) 8 Haizhu
Guanzhou 官洲 island (und)
Higher Education Mega Center North 大学城北 island-side (und) Panyu
Higher Education Mega Center South 大学城南 side (und)
Xinzao 新造 island (und)
Guanqiao 官桥 Not open
Shiqi 石碁 side (ele)
Haibang 海傍 side (ele)
Dichong 低涌 side (ele)
Dongchong 东涌 side (ele) Nansha
Qingsheng 庆盛 Not open
Huangge Auto Center 黄阁汽车城 island-side (ele)
Huangge 黄阁 side (ele)
Jiaomen 蕉门 side (ele)
Jinzhou 金洲 side (ele)
Jinlong 金隆 Approved
Guanglong 广隆
Dayong 大涌
Tangkeng 塘坑
Nansha Information Technology Park 资讯园
Nansha Ferry Terminal 南沙客运港


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 not always considered practical for metro systems, due to the requirement for large circuit breakers, though there have been some exceptions to this rule, e.g. the Delhi Metro and the Chennai Metro, which use 25kV overhead electrification.


  1. ^ 20-meter-high elevated section of Nansha Line to open by year's-end
  2. ^ Metro line No. 4 to link Jinzhou by the end of June

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