Foshan is the only overland route to simultaneously connect Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macao economies to Southwest China and ASEAN Free Trade Area. In the “Guangzhou-Foshan Economic Circle”, Foshan and Guangzhou can enjoy their completely shared transportation and logistics systems. The cities share the first ever intercity metro line, which allows the Foshan commuter to Guangzhou in just 20 minutes.
The establishment of One Belt One Road policy serves to intensify the Guangdong’s modernization. In order to promote its position within the New Silk Road, the city actively assists the development of emerging markets. Foshan is a comprehensive traffic hub city integrating road, railway, aviation and waterway transportation. It takes less than one hour’s drive from central Foshan to the three main transport hubs of Guangzhou (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou Nansha Port, and Guangzhou South Railway Station), and about two hours’ drive to Hong Kong or Macao. Every day, there are flights to Beijing and other cities from Foshan Airport. The city is also passed by high-speed railways linking Guangzhou to Nanjing, Guizhou, Wuhan and by many national and provincial highways.
Foshan New Railway Station (Foshan West Railway Station) will be open from July 2017 and will connect 5 railways, which are Guizhou-Guangzhou high speed railway, Nanjing-Guangzhou high speed railway, Shenzhen-Maoming high speed railway, Foshan-Zhaoqing intercity railway and Guangzhou-Foshan intercity railway. The new railway station consists of two stations, the passenger railway line station and the intercity railway station which are paralleled to each other.