Meet Our New Metro

This prenatal sonograph—Oh. No. That’s a photograph. Whatever this strange detection system is, it shows healthy signs of a modern décor planned for the Dongcheng metro stop. Located on the corners of Dongcheng Middle Road and Dongcheng Avenue, she’ll eventually have four exits—A and B will be located on the Carrefour supermarket side, and exits C and D, whose opening is further delayed, will be on the corners of the Global Plaza side.

This prenatal sonograph—Oh. No. That’s a photograph. Whatever this strange detection system is, it shows healthy signs of a modern décor planned for the Dongcheng metro stop. Located on the corners of Dongcheng Middle Road and Dongcheng Avenue, she’ll eventually have four exits—A and B will be located on the Carrefour supermarket side, and exits C and D, whose opening is further delayed, will be on the corners of the Global Plaza side.

Ladies and gentleman, it is our proud honor to introduce the newest member of Dongguan’s public transportation network. The proud parent, Dongguan Rail Transit Company, after a somewhat stalled pregnancy, is expecting a baby metro line to be born in May, 2016 at 37 and three-quarters. Of those kilometers, about 34 will be underground, which leaves just three and a half kilometers of tousled hair elevated above ground.

Dongcheng This shot shows the 5.4-meter-tall birth  canal.

Dongcheng
This shot shows the 5.4-meter-tall birth canal.

R2 Line is named after its great-great-grandfather, Rail 2 (for sake of the metaphor). A baby shower will be held by the end of the year as select residents are allowed to ride on no load trials scheduled for three months before opening.

Tracking from Shilong to Humen, the 15 stops will have at least one convenience store, some will be better endowed. But if you can’t wait till birth to learn its—uh, gender?—send over a thick hongbao of pink colored appreciation. Not fair? OK, we’ll tell you what we know.

The Shenzhen based Q-Mark stores are first in line to open stores, followed by SPAR and Guangdong Shanghao stores. We can also say that each stop will have two ATMs, one from the Bank of Dongguan and the other is DRC. Of course, all of this is susceptible to the whims of the parents. We live in an amazing time of technological wonders after all.

Humen Rail Station This healthy, above-ground stop with its minimalist design is the well-lit Humen Rail Station in Baisha Village. This southern most station comes just after the Houjie Exhibition Center stop and serves as the interchange to the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway.

Humen Rail Station
This healthy, above-ground stop with its minimalist design is the well-lit Humen Rail Station in Baisha Village. This southern most station comes just after the Houjie Exhibition Center stop and serves as the interchange to the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway.

Now you’re asking, “What’s this birth going to cost me?” We’re glad you asked. Two plans have been devised, both more devious than the other. Wait. That doesn’t seem possible. Anyway, with slight differences in section prices, tokens will start at RMB 2 or 3 and go as high as 8 for longer rides.

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