Fuzhou Metro

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Fuzhou Metro
Fuzhou Metro logo.svg
Overview
Locale Fuzhou, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
(+ 3 under construction)
Number of stations 21
Website http://www.fzmtr.com
Operation
Began operation May 18, 2016
Operator(s) Fuzhou Metro Co.,Ltd.
Technical
System length 24.89 kilometres (15.47 mi)
Fuzhou Metro
Simplified Chinese 福州地铁
Traditional Chinese 福州地鐵

Fuzhou Metro (simplified Chinese: 福州地铁; traditional Chinese: 福州地鐵; pinyin: Fúzhōu Dìtiě) is a metro system in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province in China. The first line was planned to open in 2014[1] but was delayed to 2016 due to archaeological excavations.[2] The operator is Fuzhou Metro Co.,Ltd.

Fuzhou Metro was approved for construction on 3 June 2009. Trial service closed to the public began on 30 December 2015 and lasted for three months.[3] The first operational line (the south section of Line 1 from Sanchajie Station to Fuzhou South Railway Station) started service on May 18, 2016.[4]

Lines[edit]

In Operation[edit]

Line Terminals
(District)
Opened Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
 1  Xiangfeng
(Jin'an)
Fuzhou South Railway Station
(Cangshan)
2016 2017 24.89 21
Total 24.89 21

South Section of Line 1[edit]

Map of Fuzhou Metro Line 1
Main article: Line 1, Fuzhou Metro

The south section of Line 1 started service on May 18, 2016. This section is 9.76 km in length with 9 stations from Sanchajie to Fuzhou South Railway Station.

Future Expansion[edit]

Planned opening date Route Name Terminals Length (km) Stations Status Notes
2019      Line 2 Suyang Yangli 30.629 22 Under construction
Around 2020      Line 1 Phase 2 Anping Sanjiangkou 4.35 4 Under construction
By 2021 Line 6 Convention and Exhibition Center Fuzhou Changle International Airport 40.5 20 Under construction
Line 4 Hongtang Road Luozhou Town 24.2 21 Planned
Line 5 Pujue Temple Fuzhou South Railway Station 24.6 20 Planned
TBC Line 3 Zhanban Zemiao Village 35.4 29 Planned
Line 7 Duting Songxia Town 45.7 23 Planned
Line 8 Jianping Liren 49.83 19 Planned
Line 9 Baitantou Trans Strait Golf Club 24.4 17 Planned

Under Construction[edit]

North Section of Line 1[edit]
Main article: Line 1, Fuzhou Metro

The north section of Line 1, with 12 stations under construction, is expected to be open in early 2017. The first phase of Line 1 has 21 stations extending from Xiangfeng Road and Fuzhou Railway Station to Fuzhou South Railway Station via Hualin Road and Zexu Avenue. The second phase with 4 stops will reach the city's eastern area.

Line 2[edit]
Main article: Line 2, Fuzhou Metro

The construction of Line 2 started on November 28, 2014. Line 2 is a 30.629 km long west-to-east line with 22 stations and is expected to open in 2020.

Line 6[edit]
Main article: Line 6, Fuzhou Metro

Line 6 will start at Convention and Exhibition Center and end at Fuzhou Changle International Airport. This line will be 40.5 km long with 20 stations. The budget for Line 6 is 27.716 billion yuan. This construction of this line is planned to start by the end of 2016.[5]

Planned[edit]

Line 3[edit]

Line 3 is planned to be 27.2 km long with 22 stations. This line will start at Houban and end at Nanyu Town via Fuzhou Railway Station and Paiwei Road.

Line 4[edit]
Main article: Line 4, Fuzhou Metro

Line 4 is planned to be 24.2 km in length and will have 21 stations. This line will start at Hongtang Road and end at Luozhou Town. The budget for constructing this line is 18.436 billion yuan and the planned construction period is 2017-2021.[5]

Line 5[edit]
Main article: Line 5, Fuzhou Metro

The first phase of Line 5 will start at Pujue Temple and end at Fuzhou South Railway Station. This line will be 24.6 km long with 20 stations. The budget for Line 5 is 19.288 billion yuan. The planned construction period is 2016-2020.[5]

Line 7[edit]

Line 7 is reserved for Binhai New Town. It is planned to start at Jinfeng Town, Changle County and end at Jiangtian Town.

Tickets and Fares[edit]

Tickets[edit]

Single Journey Tickets[edit]

The single journey tickets of Fuzhou Metro are red plastic RFID tokens. The logo of Fuzhou Metro and the words "Metro Fuzhou" are shown in the center of the tokens. The English and Chinese words of "Fuzhou Urban Rail Transit" are shown on the edges of the tokens. The tickets can be purchased from the automatic ticketing machines. When entering the stations, passengers tap the token against a scanner. When exiting, the token is inserted into a slot for recycling.

Smart Cards[edit]

The smart cards for public transportation named "Rongcheng Universal Card" can be used to ride Fuzhou Metro. Rongcheng Universal Cards can be purchased at all metro stations and several service centers in the city. The cards can also be used to pay for public buses.

Fares[edit]

The fares are based on distances.[6]

Fares (RMB/Trip)
2
3
4
5
6
+1
Total Distance (km)
0-5
5-10
10-15
15-22
22-29
>29
Span (km)
-
5
5
7
7
9

Infrastructure[edit]

Train of Fuzhou Metro

Rolling Stock[edit]

The Model-B trains are used for Line 1. This kind of trains consists of 6 cars with 256 seats and has capacity of around 1,500 passengers. There are 28 trains ordered for Line 1, the first few of which were produced by CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co.,Ltd. in April 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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