Countdown to the Guangzhou Asian Games

From November 12 to November 27, 2010, Guangzhou will stage the 16th Asian Games, a multi-sport Olympic-style event for the sportsmen and women of Asia. As well as the standard sports like athletics, swimming and football, there are some quirkier additions like Go, Kabbadi, Twenty20 cricket and dragon boat racing.

7,987 athletes and almost 4,500 officials from 45 countries are already registered for the games, but how are they and the spectators going to reach the venues? Guangzhou’s transportation networks have been receiving significant investment before the Games. The Guangzhou Metro network has several new lines and extensions opening, and over the next few days we’ll be looking at the new lines and stations in detail.

To whet your appetite, here’s a map of the expanded 2010 Guangzhou Metro network, including the new Line 8, Guangfo Line, and extensions to Line 2, Line 3 and Line 4. Click to expand.

We’ll be providing updates to our online Guangzhou Metro map and Guangzhou Metro iPhone app as the new lines open!

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