CHINA: The first metro line in Dongguan opened on May 27. Line 2 is 37·7 km long and runs on a northeast-southwest alignment linking Dongguan and Humen railway stations.

The southern terminus is elevated, with the remaining 14 stations underground. Interchange with the future Line 1 will be provided at Hongfulu.

Services are operated by a fleet of 20 aluminium-bodied Type B trainsets supplied by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. Fitted with Bombardier traction equipment, each train consists of four motor and two trailer cars and can reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Power is supplied at 1·5 kV DC through overhead wires.

A planned southern extension would take the line to Bitou, adding 17·9 km and eight stations. At Bitou interchange would be provided with Line 11 of the Shenzhen metro, which is currently under construction.