Guangzhou Metro “Crossrail” Polaris/Cloud Line diagram

Destia Tenny

8 Jul 2019
High-speed Metro Line
Polaris Line: Line 18
Why named ‘Polaris’?
It’s the north-south ‘crossrail’ of the city, and it’s extension programmes are always under discussion. Also, it is a commuter-friendly railway, unlike Chinese National rail services which only serve for the deplorable uncivilised proles and existing/potential criminals, but not the true working class sleeping in suburbs.

(The only commuter-friendly national rail in China is Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, a NYSE-listed company operating the Kowloon-Canton Railway Chinese Section and providing Unionpay touch-and-go services)

The only section currently under construction:
Guangzhou East Station—Wanqinsha (Mankinsha, displayed as ‘Nansha’ on this diagram)

Rolling stock: CRRC Zhuzhou D-Stock (25KV overhead wire powering, 3.2meters wide, 201 meters in length)
Top operating speed: 160km/h

Via (official name and traditional name on old maps)
Guangzhou East/Canton East
Xiancun/ Tsin Tsuen
West Pazhou District/Hough Port
Shiliu Gang/Pomegranate Hill
Shaxi/Haddington East
Nancun Wanbo/Nan Chuen Man Pok
Panyu Square
Hengli/Hall Island

Future extensions
Northbound—to Qingyuan city (under preliminary discussion held by local authority without enough fundings)
Southbound—to Mainland/Macau boundary (Hengqin island, “Patera” in old maps, “Ilha da Montanha” in Portuguese)

Cloud line (22)
The section currently under construction
Bai’etan/(White) Swan (Harbour)
Xilang/ Westfields
Dongsha Industrial Park/Warren Port
Xisan/Rogers Port
Chentougang/Chun Tow Mew
Guangzhou South Station(Hi-speed only, no proles’ rail)/Canton South International
Panyu Square

Possible extensions
Southbound: to Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint or somewhere nearby, via Tung Chung (Dongchong town, not the Hong Kong one), Qingsheng railway station (Torrington Transboundary Station)—serves for CR/MTR Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK hi-speed Line, Bocca Tigris (one of the sites of 1840 Sino-British war), SZX airport

South-southbound: to East Lantau Metropolitan, Hong Kong

Northbound: to CAN T3 via Cloud Railway Station (A future terminal situated like the Old Oak in London)