Xiamen Railway Station

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Xiamen Station
厦门站
Xiamen railway station.jpg
Xiamen Railway Station
Location
Province Fujian
(See other stations in Fujian)
City Xiamen
District Siming
Zhanqian Lu
Coordinates 24°28′14″N 118°06′41″E / 24.4705°N 118.1113°E / 24.4705; 118.1113Coordinates: 24°28′14″N 118°06′41″E / 24.4705°N 118.1113°E / 24.4705; 118.1113
History
Pinyin Code Xiamen
Year opened 1957
Station statistics
Operator(s) Nanchang Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s) Yingxia Railway,
Fuxia Railway
No. of platforms 5
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Xiamen Railway Station(simplified Chinese: 厦门站; traditional Chinese: 廈門站; pinyin: Xiàmén zhàn) is a railway station located in Xiamen, Fujian, China, on the Yingxia Railway & Fuxia Railway which operated by Nanchang Railway Bureau, Ministry of Railways of the PRC.

Located in the south-western part of Xiamen Island, near downtown Xiamen, Xiamen Railway Station is a dead-end (terminal) station.


Service[edit]

Xiamen Station tracks. The station building, seen from the trackside, is in the middle

Xiamen Railway Station is a pleasant exception from the typical arrangement of rail services in Fujian's cities, in that it combines both "traditional" passenger trains and high-speed (D-series) ones at a single easy-to-access downtown location.

Since 2010, this has been the southern terminal of the Fuzhou–Xiamen Railway (Fuxia), with frequent D-series trains departing to Fuzhou (via Quanzhou and other coastal cities), some of them continuing north to Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shanghai Hongqiao. On June 29, 2012, the new Longyan–Xiamen Railway (Longxia) opened as well, with frequent D-series trains connecting Xiamen with Longyan (with stops in Zhangzhou and Nanjing County).

Numerous conventional (K-series) trains connect Xiamen with major cities throughout China's interior. They have traditionally left the city via the Yingtan–Xiamen Railway, although some (those with destinations in southern China) may have been now switched to the faster Longxia line.

History[edit]

The station opened on April 17, 1957.[1]

Nearby stations[edit]

  • Gaoqi Station (formerly known Xiamen North) - near the north-western corner of Xiamen Island; it serves as a terminal for a few conventional trains
  • Xiamen North Railway Station - on the mainland (Jimei District). This is the next station for all D trains leaving Xiamen Railway Station, for whichever direction (unless, of course, they skip it). Trains which continue from Longyan to Fuzhou (coming from the Longxia line and going to the Fuxia line) only stop at Xiamen North, without detouring to Xiamen Railway Station.

Local transportation[edit]

Xiamen BRT has a stop outside of the railway station.

First line of Xiamen Metro will come to Xiamen Railway Station in 2017.

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