Guangzhou Metro Line 3
|Customer:||(MOR) Chinese Ministry of Railway, 14th Bureau|
Machine Type: EPB Shield
Guangzhou, third largest city in China with 7 million inhabitants and which benefits economically of the proximity of Hong-Kong and of the Special economical area of Shenzhen, decided to enlarge is metro with creating a new line (the 3rd one). The work has begun in 2002 for a public opening of this new line in 2007.
Structure of the Project
The 3rd line will be of 34.7 km in tunnel with 17 stations. The 2 MÜHLHÄUSER (former NFM) / Wirth machines will drive 2 parallel tunnels of 1928 m in length. This part of the line will connect Hanxi and Shiqiao stations. Geology mainly consists of soft sands, sandy clay, chalk, silk as well as weathered rock.