The Jingjiu Railway passes Guangzhou, starting from the Beijing West Railway Station, through 98 cities and counties of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, Shandong Province, Henan Province, Anhui Province, Hubei Province, Jiangxi Province and Guangdong Province, ending at Kowloon of Hong Kong. This north-south railway measures 2553 km. Tibet railroad from Guanzhou to Lhasa was opened on October 1st 2006. The first passenger train from Guangzhou to Sanya departed from Guanzhou Station on April 17th, 2007.
To strengthen its transportation capacity, Guangzhou has built a number of intercity express ways, Elevated roads, highway bridges and cross-river tunnels. There are long-distance buses between Guangzhou and the adjacent regions, and express buses between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Intra-city transportation consists of buses, tramways, special route buses and subways.
The Guangzhou Economic Development Zone has the Guangzhou-Hong Kong Passenger Port, Zhoutouzui Passenger Port, Zengcheng Xintang Passenger Port, Panyu Lianhua Mountain Port and Nansha Passenger Port, providing water transportation between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. In April 2007, Guangzhou launched water-bus service, easing the pressure on road transport during rush hour.
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