|Owner||City of Foshan & Guangzhou|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||14|
|Daily ridership||268,000 (2015 peak) |
|Began operation||3 November 2010
(28 October 2010 Public Trial)
|System length||20.4 km (12.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
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.
Lines in trial
Guangfo Line (lime - Line 1)
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%). 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
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. 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.
|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|
|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
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. FMetro will give out 16,000 tickets for free once it begins to operate on November 2010.
- Guangzhou Metro
- Dongguan Rail Transit
- Shenzhen Metro
- Hong Kong MTR
- List of rapid transit systems
- Metro systems by annual passenger rides
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