Fuzhou Metro

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Fuzhou Metro
Fuzhou Metro logo.svg
Overview
LocaleFuzhou, Fujian, China
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines2
Number of stations43
Websitehttp://www.fzmtr.com
http://www.fzrail2.com
Operation
Began operationMay 18, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-05-18)
Operator(s)Fuzhou Metro Group (Line 1)
Fuzhou CETC Rail Transit Co., Ltd. (Line 2)
Technical
System length55.5 kilometres (34.5 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 rapid transit system in Fuzhou Metropolitan Area, Fujian Province, China. The first line was planned to open in 2014[1]. Due to the construction difficulties and accidental archaeologic finding, 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[2]. Currently, the Fuzhou Metro Network consists of two lines operated by are Fuzhou Metro Group (Line 1), and Fuzhou CETC Rail Trainsit Company (Line 2), respectively.

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] Till May 2019, Fuzhou Metro has 55.52 km of route and 42 stations open to service. Construction of additional 111 km of network has started and is expected to open by 2022.

Lines[edit]

Map of Fuzhou Metro

Network[edit]

Line Terminals
(District/County)
Openning Year Latest
Extension
Length
km
Stations
 1  Xiangfeng
(Jin'an)
Fuzhou South Railway Station
(Cangshan)
2016 2017 24.89 21
 2  Suyang
(Minhou)
Yangli
(Jin'an)
2019 30.629 22
Total 55.5 43

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.

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. The line opened on 26 April 2019.

Future Expansion[edit]

Planned opening date Route Terminals Length (km) Stations Status Notes
2020  1  Phase 2 Anping Sanjiangkou 4.35 4 Under construction [5]
2021  6  Phase 1 Pandun Wanshou 33.19 16 Under construction
2022  4  Yuanting Road Luozhou Town 26.97 22 Under construction [6]
 5  Jinxi Xincheng Fuzhou South Railway Station 27.3 21 Under construction [7]
2024  F1  Fuzhou Railway Station Dahe 62.4 13 Under construction [8]
TBC  2  East Extension Yangli Port of Mawei N/A 11 Proposed
 3  Zhanban Zemiao Village 35.4 29 Proposed
 6  East Extension Binhaibei International School 5.29 5 Proposed
 7  Duting Songxia Town 45.7 23 Proposed
 8  Jianping Liren 49.83 19 Proposed
 9  Baitantou Trans Strait Golf Club 24.4 17 Proposed

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 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.[9] 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.[9]

Line 6[edit]

In July 2018, Line 6 has canceled the last 3 stations of eastern section, and renew the east extension line for instead original line after Wanshou station. The new extension line has 5.3 km in length with 6 stations that from Wanshou station to International School station.[10][11]

After the route change, Line 6 will start at Pandun station and end at International School station. This line will be 36.3 km long with 22 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.[9]

Binhai Express Line (Line F1)[edit]

Binhai Express Line (滨海快线), or Line F1, known as Fuzhou–Changle Airport intercity railway (福州至长乐机场城际铁路) in the environmental impact assessment report, is a regional express metro service from Fuzhou Railway Station to Dahe, linking the traditional city center to the Binhai New Area. The phase 1 of the route is 62.4 km long with 13 stations.[8] Unlike other metro line specifically serving Fuzhou Metropolitan area, this metro line is part of the Fupuning Regional Rapid Transit System to enhance the regional connectivity of 3 Metropolitan Areas. Due to its long span, only 13 station was proposed along the 62.4 km of routes[8] and the maximum operating speed is 140km/h. Construction started on December 27, 2019.[8] It will be finished in 2024.[8]

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 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.[12]

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.[13]

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.

In addition, China T-Union cards also can be used to ride Fuzhou Metro, but the cards are without discount on the ride.

QR Code[edit]

QR Code is available for Fuzhou Metro. Passenger can use QR code in two mobile applications named "e-Fuzhou" and "Mashangxing" to take metro.

Fares[edit]

The fares are based on distances.[14]

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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  3. ^ Fuzhou to enter metro era
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  12. ^ "福州市轨道交通远景规划线网示意图". www.fzmtr.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  13. ^ "福州市轨道交通远景规划线网示意图". www.fzmtr.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  14. ^ 黄新锦. "福州地铁票价实行里程分段计价 起步价5公里2元_0591快报_新闻频道_福州新闻网". news.fznews.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-06-09.

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