Xiamen Metro

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Xiamen Metro
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Overview
Owner Xiamen Rail Transit Group Corporation Ltd
Locale Xiamen (Fujian, China)
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2 (under construction)
3 (approved)
6 (proposed)
Number of stations 47 (under construction)
62 (approved)
Website http://www.xmgdjt.net/
Operation
Operation will start 2017 (scheduled)
Operator(s) Xiamen Rail Transit Group Corporation Ltd
Technical
System length 56.5 km (35.1 mi) (under construction)
79 km (49 mi) (approved)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Xiamen Metro
Simplified Chinese 厦门轨道交通
Traditional Chinese 廈門軌道交通
Literal meaning Xiamen Rail Transit
Commonly abbreviated as
Simplified Chinese 厦门地铁
Traditional Chinese 廈門地鐵
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.

Background[edit]

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.[1][2] The construction started in November 13, 2013.[3] 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.

Approved lines[edit]

Line 1[edit]

Construction site of Zhenhailu Station, the western terminus of Line 1

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

The metro will use Alstom Metropolis/Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works type B six-car rolling stock carrying 1400 passengers.[citation needed]

Future plans[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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