Xiamen BRT

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Xiamen BRT
Overview
Locale Xiamen
Transit type Elevated Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 47
Operation
Began operation 31 August 2008 [1]
Technical
System length 67.4 km (41.9 mi)
Top speed 60 km/h (37 mph)

Xiamen's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was formally put into operation on August 31, 2008 in the Chinese city of Xiamen and is considered China's first elevated BRT network.

The system uses some dedicated elevated roadways as well as dedicated lanes on bridges which allow buses to reach speeds of 60 km/h.[2] Due to its success, the city has won honors as the China's top transportation city for six years running with more than 30% of trips taken by public transport.[3]

Xiamen BRT
Platform of Xiamen BRT

Line[edit]

The system currently has 3 operational lines.

BRT 1[edit]

From No.1 Port to Xiamen North Railway Station in Jimei 21 stops over 33.4 km and takes about 90mins

  • BRT 1 Interchange

From Diyi Matou (No.1 Port) and ends at Wenxing Dong Rd (Qianpu) 17 bus stops over 18.7 km and takes about 50mins

Station
  • 第一码头站 (Diyi Matou Station)
  • 开禾路口站 (Kaihe Lukou Station)
  • 思北站 (Sibei Station)
  • 斗西路站 (Douxi Lukou Station)
  • 二市站 (Ershi Station)
  • 文灶站 (Wenzao Station)
  • 火车站 (Xiamen Railway Station)
  • 莲坂站 (Lianban Station)
  • 龙山桥站 (Longshanqiao Station)
  • 卧龙晓城站 (Wolong Xiaocheng Station)
  • 东芳山庄站 (Dongfang Shanzhuang Station)
  • 蔡塘站 (Caitang Station)
  • 金山站 (Jinshan Station)
  • 穆厝站 (Mucuo Station)
  • 双十中学站 (Double Ten Middle School Station)
  • 县后站(机场)(Xianhou Station (Airport))
  • 集美大桥南站 (Jimei Daqiao South Station)
  • 嘉庚体育馆站 (Jiageng Sport Center Station)
  • 诚毅学院站 (Chengyi Institute Station)
  • 华侨大学站 (Huaqiao University Station)
  • 田厝站 (Tiancuo Station)(planned)
  • 厦门北站 (Xiamen North Railway Station)

BRT 2[edit]

From Diyi Matou (No.1 Port) and ends at Xike. 9 stops over 15.3 km and takes about 40 minutes

The fare is calculated by distance travelled. The basic fare is 0.3rmb per km in non-air condition bus and 0.6rmb in air conditioned bus [4]

Station
  • 第一码头站 (Diyi Matou Station)
  • 开禾路口站 (Kaihe Lukou Station)
  • 思北站 (Sibei Station)
  • 斗西路站 (Douxi Lukou Station)
  • 二市站 (Ershi Station)
  • 文灶站 (Wenzao Station)
  • 火车站 (Xiamen Railway Station)
  • 莲坂站 (Lianban Station)
  • 龙山桥站 (Longshanqiao Station)
  • 卧龙晓城站 (Wolong Xiaocheng Station)
  • 东芳山庄站 (Dongfang Shanzhuang Station)
  • 蔡塘站 (Caitang Station)
  • 金山站 (Jinshan Station)
  • 穆厝站 (Mucuo Station)
  • 双十中学站
  • 县后站(机场) (Xianhou Station (Airport))
  • 集美大桥南站 (Jimei Daqiao South Station)
  • 凤林站 (Fenglin Station)
  • 东垵站 (Dong'an Station)(under construction)
  • 后田站 (Houtian Station)(under construction)
  • 东亭站 (Dongting Station)(under construction)
  • 美峰站 (Meifeng Station)(under construction)
  • 下店站 (Xiadian Station)(under construction)
  • 潘涂站 (Pantu Station)
  • 西柯站 (Xike Station)

BRT 3[edit]

From No.1 Port and ends at Qianpu.

Station
  • 第一码头站 (Diyi Matou Station)
  • 开禾路口站 (Kaihe Lukou Station)
  • 思北站 (Sibei Station)
  • 斗西路站 (Douxi Lukou Station)
  • 二市站 (Ershi Station)
  • 文灶站 (Wenzao Station)
  • 火车站 (Xiamen Railway Station)
  • 莲坂站 (Lianban Station)
  • 龙山桥站 (Longshanqiao Station)
  • 卧龙晓城站 (Wolong Xiaocheng Station)
  • 东芳山庄站 (Dongfang Shanzhuang Station)
  • 洪文站 (Hongwen Station)
  • 前埔站 (Qianpu Station)
  • 会展中心站 (under construction)
  • 会展中心北站 (under construction)
  • 会展中心南站 (under construction)
  • 文兴东路站 (under construction)
  • 前埔站南

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Public Transport Conference 2010 Case Study of the Guangzhou BRT - Retrieved on 2010-08-05
  2. ^ [1] Taiwan Sustainable Cities - Retrieved on 2011-03-21
  3. ^ What's On Xiamen Xiamen wins title of China's top transportation-convenient city - Retrieved on 2011-03-21
  4. ^ [2]