Guangdong province's rail network spanned 3,818 kilometers as of the end of 2014, a 19.2 percent year-on-year increase. This included 629 kilometers of national railways and 3,189 kilometers of local railways.
There are eight rail lines crossing Guangdong province, including the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Beijing-Kowloon Railway, Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, Litang–Zhanjiang Railway, Zhanjiang-Haikou Railway. Four more lines will also be added to the list by 2020.
Guangzhou serves as the province's main rail hub, with three major north-south railways and two east-west lines running through the city to connect Guangdong with places around China.
There is also a fast-growing high-speed rail network in the province with more than 1,400 kilometers of line as of the end of 2014, making it the largest in China.
Several major high-speed lines including the Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway are already in operation. The main hubs for this high-speed network are Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North stations.