The Subway Line 3 is 36.33 km long and running south and north. It includes a main line and a branch line. There are 18 stops in total. All of them are underground station. Among those 18 stops, 16 belong to the main line. They are Tianhe Bus Station, Wushan Station, South China Normal University Station, Gangding Station, Shipaiqiao Station, Tiyu Xilu Station, Zhujiang New Town Station, Chigang Pagoda Station, Kecun Station, Datang Station, Lijiao Station, Xiajiao Station, Dashi Station, Hanxi Changlong Station, Shiqiao Station and Panyu Square Station. The rest two stations belong to the branch station. They are Guangzhou East Railway Station and Linhexi Station.
The extension line of Line 3 is to be built in October, 2010. The route of the extension line will be from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Guangzhou Airport. There will be 12 stops of the extension line. They will be Guangzhou East Railway Station, Yantang Station, Meihuayuan Station, Jingxi Southern Hospital Station, Tonghe Station, Yongtai Station, Baiyun Dadaobei Station, Jiahe Wanggang Station, Longgui Station, Renhe Station, Longzeng Station and Jichangnan Station.
Guangzhou East Railway Station is located at the underground of the building of Guangzhou East Railway Station. Passengers can transfer to Beijing—Jiulong Railway, Guangzhou—Shenzhen Railway and other trains. It is close to the one of the new eight scenic spots of Guangzhou—Shuijing Water Fall (Tianhe Piaojuan). The landmark building of Guangzhou—Zhongxin Square is also near here. It is the terminal station of line 1 and the transfer station of Line 1 and 3. The layout of the building is shaped like “+”
Linhexi Station is located at the underground of the conjunction area of Tianhe North Road and Linhe West Road. It is close to the Guangzhou Electric Power Design Institute, Guangzhou Institute of Physical Education, the Plaza Mayor, Guangzhou International Trade Center and Zhongxin Plaza.
Tiyu Xilu Road Station is located at the underground of the conjunction part of Tiyu Xilu and Tianhe Nanyi Road. It is the transfer station of Line 1 and 3. The Tianhe Sports Center, Tianhecheng Square and Guangzhou Booking Center are around here.
Tianhe Bus Station is located at the Yanling Road, Guangzhou. The South China Express is in its east and the North Ring Highway is in its west. It is the terminal station of the branch line of Line 3. The South China Trade Center and Yuangang Automotive Parts Building are in its north. The Tianhe Bus Station is in its south side and it is an important transit hub.
Wushan Station is the second stop of the branch line of Line 3. It is located at the conjunction area of Yuezhou Road and Yuehan Road, running south and north. The South China Agricultural University and South China University of Technology are around here. The Wushan Residential district is in its south.
South China Normal University Station is located at the conjunction part of Wushan Road and Tianhe North Road. The Xinyuan Building and Gaoke Building are in its opposite.
Gangding Station is located at the conjunction part of Tianhe Road and Zhongshan Avenue, running east and west. Exit A is leading to Tianyu Square, Exit C is leading to Bainaohui Computer Building and Exit D is leading to the Zhongshan Third Hospital.
Shipaiqiao Station is located at the conjunction area of Tianhe Road and Tiyu Donglu. The Delong Plaza is in its opposite.
Zhujiang New Town Station is located at the conjunction part of Huaxia Road and Huacheng Avenue. It is close to the China Custom, Commodity Inspection Building, Guangzhou the second Youth Palace and Xinghui Garden.
Chigang Pagoda Station is located at the south side of Binjiang Road, Haizhu District. It is close to the Chigang Pagoda and China Shipyard. There is a residential area of more than 60 hectares in its east side.
Kecun Station is the transfer station of Line 2 and 3. It is located at the underground of Xingang Middle Road. The Liying Huating Residential area is in its east. The Guangzhou Communication Research Institute, Ministry of Machinery and Electric Industry are in its north side. The Pearl River Film Company and Yingcheng Garden Residential Area are in its south side.
Datang station is located at the Xijiao South Road. It is close to the Guangzhou Avenue and Jude West Road. Exit D is leading to the Datang County which is famous for the Datang Roast Geese. Exit B is leading to the lush municipal garden where the compulsory tree-planting movement is conducted.
Lijiao Station is located at the Lijioa County. It is close to the Lijiao County and Hanxinsha Island.
Xiajiao Station is located at the underground of the Xiajiao South Road, Panyu District. It is close to the Xiajiao Automobile factory where drivers come to handle the relevant formalities of driving.
Dashi Station is the 10th stop of the Line 3. It is close to the Dashi Subway Control Center and located at the south side of the conjunction part of Xinguang Avenue and Qunxian Road.
Hanxi Changlong Station is located at the south side of Hanxi Avenue. The Xinguang Avenue is in its north and Changlong Wild life Park is also around here.
Shiqiao Station is the 12th stop of Subway Line 3. It is close to the Shiqiao Park. It is located at the conjunction part of Qiaoxing Avenue and Guangming North Road.
Panyu Square Station is the terminal station of Subway Line 3. It is located at the conjunction part of Panyu East Ring Road and Qinghe East Road.