|Owner||Xiamen Rail Transit Group Corporation Ltd|
|Locale||Xiamen (Fujian, China)|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2 (under construction)
|Number of stations||47 (under construction)
|Operation will start||2017 (scheduled)|
|Operator(s)||Xiamen Rail Transit Group Corporation Ltd|
|System length||56.5 km (35.1 mi) (under construction)
79 km (49 mi) (approved)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Literal meaning||Xiamen Rail Transit|
|Commonly abbreviated as|
|Literal meaning||Xiamen Subway|
Xiamen Metro (Chinese: 厦门地铁; pinyin: xià mén dì tiě), also Xiamen Rail Transit (Chinese: 厦门轨道交通; pinyin: xià mén guǐ dào jiāo tōng), is an underground rapid transit system in Xiamen, Fujian, China currently under construction and scheduled to be operational in 2017.
Planning for a metro system began in the early 2000s but China's elevated Xiamen BRT was only opened in 2008. The initial phase of construction of the metro system was compiled as the Xiamen Urban Rail Transit Construction Plan 2011–2020 on the December 24, 2010 and was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in May 11, 2012. The construction started in November 13, 2013. Xiamen Urban Rail Transit Group founded for construction and operation.
Approved phase of system development includes three lines (1, 2, 3) with 62 stations, 79.04 kilometres (49.11 mi) in length, The construction cost is projected to be 50.37 billion yuan.
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Line 1, with 24 stations, 31.5 kilometres (19.6 mi) (30.3 km useful) length, 50 min duration of trip and 20.39 billion yuan cost of construction, will be completed around December 31, 2016. The line will go from South to North. The depot will be situated at the northern end and will be Xiamen Metro's principal depot. The line will go through Northern and Central railway stations and will connect island (with 9 stations) and mainland (with 14 stations) parts of city through dam (with 1 station). Route: Lundu Ferry Terminal, Old Town, Xiamen Railway Station, Jimei New Town, Xiamen North Railway Station.
Line 2 will have 22 stations, 28.94 kilometres (17.98 mi) length and 17.62 billion yuan cost of construction and scheduled to be completed two years after the opening of the system. It will go from East to West mainly through the island part and then through Haicang channel to the mainland and connect the Airport (at Huli District) and the Southern rail station. Route: Wuyuan Bay, Guanyinshan, Jiangtou, Northern bank of Yundang Lake, Haicang New Town.
Line 3, with 16 stations, 18.6 kilometres (11.6 mi) of length and 12.36 billion yuan cost of construction, is scheduled to be completed four years after the system's opening. It will serve the island part of the city from southwest to northeast. Route: Xiamen Port, Bailuzhou, Old industrial area in Huli District, Xiang'an New Town.
Xiamen city government plans to build an urban-suburban metro network comprising six lines, 246.2 kilometres (153.0 mi) in length, with 138 stations. Lines 1 and 3 will be extended further North by 6 stations, 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) length and by 12 stations, 22.6 kilometres (14.0 mi) length respectively. Line 4 with 31 stations and 40.4 kilometres (25.1 mi) length will be reconstructed from BRT line mainly. Line 5 will have 21 stations and 41.6 kilometres (25.8 mi) length. Line 6 counts 23 stations and 42.9 kilometres (26.7 mi) length. Like Line 1, lines 3 and 5 will intersect at city's new main Northern railway station in Jimei District.
- China approves 25 urban rail projects to boost economy
- Xiamen urban rail transit project approved by NDRC
- Xinhua. China's Xiamen begins subway construction.
- 轨道交通1号线实验段争取年内开工 Archived 23 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (in Chinese)
- 厦门北站现地铁标示牌 工作人员称将清 (in Chinese)
- (in Chinese) Official website
- News about Xiamen Metro construction.
- ,  Maps of first line.
- ,  Maps of approved phase with 3 lines.
-  Map of total planned system.
- (in Chinese) 厦门轨道交通建设预计2011年启动 BRT或升级
- (in Chinese) 厦重启"将BRT升级为轻轨"计划 方案将报国家发改委
- (in Chinese) 《厦门低碳交通规划》出炉