Guangzhou opens first driverless metro line ahead of Asian Games

November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Guangzhou (China), Nov.9 (ANI): South China’s Guangzhou City, which is the host city for the upcoming Asian Games, opened its first driverless metro line Monday.

The four-kilometer-long line links Tianhe District to the north, crosses the Pearl River and ends at the Haizhu District to the south of the Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province.

The line passes through the populous central business district of Guangzhou and was built to alleviate the pressure of a parallel metro line, No 3 metro line, said Ding Jianlong, general manager of Guangzhou Metro Corporation.

Subway turns back to an orderly manner after the cancellation of free subway tickets charges the Guangzhou traffic authority announced last night.

The decision was made in consideration of the overloaded situation since a free charges policy has been applied on Nov.1.To offset the lose, transportation subsidiaries will be paid to local residents, Xinhua quoted the authority, as saying.

There is a station every 300 meters along the line.

The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27. (ANI)

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