FMetro

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FMetro
FMetro logo.svg
Overview
Owner City of Foshan & Guangzhou
Locale Foshan
Guangzhou
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 14
Daily ridership 268,000 (2015 peak) [1]
Website www.fmetro.net
Operation
Began operation 3 November 2010
(28 October 2010 Public Trial)
Operator(s) Foshan Railway
Investment
Construction Group
Technical
System length 20.4 km (12.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Overhead lines
System map

FMetro Map.png

FMetro
Traditional Chinese 佛山地鐵
Simplified Chinese 佛山地铁

FMetro also known as Foshan Metro (Chinese: 佛山地铁) is the metro system of the city of Foshan in Guangdong Province of China. It is operated by the state-owned Foshan Railway Investment Construction Group and partly by Guangzhou Metro Corporation and is the tenth metro system to be built in mainland China. Construction began in 2002 and the first line opened on 3 November 2010. The metro system has two new lines and one extension under construction.[2]

Lines in trial[edit]

Line Terminals
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
Guangfo Line Kuiqi Lu
(Chancheng, Foshan)
Xilang
(Liwan, Guangzhou)
2010 20.4 14
Total 20.4 14

Guangfo Line (lime - Line 1)[edit]

Main article: Guangfo Line, FMetro

Line 1, also known as the Guangfo Metro, is an intercity line that connects Guangzhou and Foshan. The line is operated by Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co., Ltd., a subsidiary co-owned by Guangzhou Metro (51%) and FMetro (49%).[3][4] The first section of the line, from Xilang to Kuiqi Lu in Foshan, opened for operation in November 2010. The extension from Xilang to Lijiao will open in 2015.

Lines under construction and future expansions[edit]

Line 1[edit]

Further information: Line 1, FMetro

The extension from Xilang to Lijiao will open in 2012. When the line is completed, it will have 32.2 km of tracks and 21 stations, of which 17.4 km of tracks and 10 stations will be located in Guangzhou.[4] The line will interchange with Line 1 at Xilang, Line 2 at Nanzhou, Line 3 at Lijiao, and Line 8 at Shayuan. It will run four-car trains.

Line 2[edit]

The first phase of Line 2 are approved and scheduled to be completed by 2018. It will run from Nanzhuang to Guangzhou South.

Line 3[edit]

The first phase of Line 3 are approved and scheduled to be completed by 2018. It will run from Shishan to Ronggui.

Expansion plans[edit]

Map
FMetro Plan Map en.svg
Years Line Terminals Length (km) Stations Status
2015 Line 1 Eastern section Xilang Lijiao 11.6 7 Under construction
2nd phase (Line 6) Kuiqi Lu Xinchengdong 6.67 4 Under construction
2018 Line 1 Southern section Lanshi Luzhou 3 Under construction
Line 2 1st phase Nanzhuang Guangzhou South 32 16 Under construction
Line 3 1st phase Shishan Ronggui 70.2 30 Under construction
after 2020 Line 2 2nd phase Xi'an Nanzhuang 7 Under construction
Line 4 1st phase Danzao Pingsheng 13 Under construction
Line 5 1st phase Songgang Ge'an 14 Under construction
Branch Lixi Jiaokou 6 Under construction
Line 6 1st phase Jiujiang Huadi Dadaonan 22 Under construction
2024 Line 4 2nd phase Pingsheng Dashi 6 Under construction
Line 5 2nd phase Lishui Songgang 6 Under construction
Line 6 2nd phase Huadi Dadaonan Nanpu 4 Under construction
Line 7 Daliang Lianhuashan 6 Under construction
Line 8 Desheng Dongdi 5 Under construction

Fares and tickets[edit]

Fares[edit]

There was a debate between Foshan and Guangzhou over fares of Guangfo metro. The debate has since been settled as Foshan accepted Guangzhou's fare proposal.[5] FMetro will give out 16,000 tickets for free once it begins to operate on November 2010.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "元旦假期地铁总运客2113万人次". Guangzhou Metro Corporation. 2015-01-04. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "FMetro". Siemens. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Siemens to supply advanced signalling systems, train control and propulsion system for Pearl River Delta Intercity Rapid Transit of Guangzhou to Foshan Section (Guangfo Metro)". Siemens. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  4. ^ a b Zhang Yuan (1 June 2010). 与亚运有约 促广佛同城————访广东广佛轨道交通有限公司总经理徐一平 [Interview with Xu Yiping, General Manager of Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co., Ltd.] (in Chinese). CCMetro.com. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  5. ^ 广佛地铁全程票价6元 (in Chinese). Yangcheng Evening News. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Guangzhou-Foshan Metro Line Opens This November". Life of Guangzhou. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 

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