WORK began in May on a 100m yuan project to double the daily passenger capacity of Guangzhou’s main station.

By October the current 9000m2 of waiting areas will have been increased to 14000m2.. Two additional waiting rooms are to be built, giving a total of 11 separate facilities.

The station was designed to handle 25000 passengers per day, but despite several previous expansion projects it is inadequate for current traffic levels. The number of entrances will be increased to improve the flow of passengers, with more escalators and lifts installed to provide better access for disabled users.