Fuzhou Metro

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Fuzhou Metro
Fuzhou Metro logo.svg
Overview
Locale Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1 (completed)
5 (under construction)
Number of stations 21
Website http://www.fzmtr.com
Operation
Began operation 18 May 2016
Operator(s) Fuzhou Metro Group
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 the southern section (9.76 km (6.06 mi)) was delayed to 2016 and the northern section (15.13 km (9.40 mi)) was delayed to 2017. It was due to archaeological excavations according to report.[2] The operator is Fuzhou Metro Group.

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 18 May 2016.[4]

Lines[edit]

Map of Fuzhou Metro

Network[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

Line 1[edit]

The south section of Line 1 started service on May 18, 2016, and the north section of the first phase opened on Jan 6, 2017. This first phase is 24.89 km in length with 21 stations from Xiangfeng 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
2020      Line 1 Phase 2 Anping Sanjiangkou 4.35 4 Under construction
2021 Line 6 Phase 1 Pandun Wanshou 33.19 16 Under construction Changes in construction.
2022 Line 4 Hongtang Road Luozhou Town 26.9 22 Under construction
Line 5 Pujue Temple Fuzhou South Railway Station 27.3 20 Under construction
TBC Line 3 Zhanban Zemiao Village 35.4 29 Planned
Line 6 East Extension Line Binhaibei International School 5.29 5 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]

Phase 2 of Line 1[edit]

The second phase of Line 1, running from Fuzhou South Railway Station to Sanjiangkou is under construction. This phase is 4.35 km in length with 4 stations. It is expected to open in 2020.

Line 2[edit]

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 4[edit]

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] The construction of this line started in December 2017. It is expected to start operation in 2022.

Line 5[edit]

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 construction of this line started in September 2017. It is expected to start operation in 2021.[5]

Line 6[edit]

Line 6 will start at Pandun (near 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 started in November 2016. It is expected to start operation in 2021.[5]

In July 2018, The Line has canceled the last 3 stations of eastern section, and re-planing new east extension line to replace original line after Wanshou. The new extension line will have 5.3 km long with 6 stations, start from Wanshou to International School.[6][7]

Planned[edit]

Binhai Express Line[edit]

Binhai Express Line spans from Fuzhou Railway Station to Fuzhou Changle International Airport, linking the traditional city center to the Binhai New Area. The line will be 56.9 km long with 13 stations. The planned construction period is 2017-2023.[8]

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 7[edit]

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

Line 8[edit]

Line 8 is planned to be 49.9 km in length with 19 stations, linking the University Town, Technology Town and Changle.[9]

Line 9[edit]

Line 9 will mainly serve Binhai New Area and Changle New Town. The length of this line is expected to be 24.4 km with 17 stations.[10]

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.[11]

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.

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