City Interventions

Guiyang Urban Transport – LRT Line 1

Country: China
City: Guiyang

Key Stakeholders and PartnersGuizhou Provincial Development and Reform Commission; Guizhou Provincial Finance Bureau; China Development Bank

Project Preparation Study PeriodApril 2008 – March 2009

CDIA SupportUS$ 521,800

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 3,366 million (National/Local Government/China Development Bank)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

The City of Guiyang has been suffering from serious traffic congestion. The serious traffic jams in the city center and some of the city sub-centers have resulted in high economic and environmental costs. The bus-based public transport system in Guiyang provides basic services with poor integration, insufficient capacity, low speed and little environmental sustainability. The construction of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system will strengthen  inter-connectivity in Guiyang. One essential objective of the public transport system is to provide an optimized, efficient, reliable, safe and environment-friendly public transport services to meet the growing passenger traffic demand.

Details of Cooperation

The primary objectives of the CDIA assistance were to: (i) prepare a pre-feasibility study (PFS) on urban public transport for the City of Guiyang based on its urban transport master plan; (ii) review and assess the existing master plan for the entire system; (iii) identify the most suitable technical, operational and financial solutions as well as implications and impacts on public budget, social and economic development and environment; and (iv) provide on-the-job training for city government officials during the PFS field work in Guiyang.

Expected Development Outcomes

The construction of Guiyang LRT Line 1 will mitigate the urban traffic congestion and improve the city’s public transport system. Once the LRT Line 1 construction is completed and put into operation, it will significantly improve access by city residents to an efficient, stable and safe public transport service. Ultimately, the project will foster the development of the local economy including the tourism industry of Guiyang.

Download: Final Report      


Key City informationLand Area: 8,034 sq. km.
Population: 4.7 million (2015)
City website: n/a

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