Xiamen North Railway Station
|Other names||Xiamen North|
|Location||Houxi Town (后溪镇), Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian
|Operated by||Nanchang Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
|Line(s)||Fuxia Railway (福厦铁路)|
|Previous names||New Xiamen|
Xiamen North Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 厦门北站; traditional Chinese: 廈門北站; pinyin: Xiàmén-běi Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g-pah Chām) is a railway station located in Houxi Town, Jimei District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China, on the Fuxia Railway which operated by Nanchang Railway Bureau, China Railway Corporation. It was built to allow train lines that pass through Xiamen to continue to the south west rather than ending in Xiamen at Xiamen Railway Station. Due to this advantage it is now bigger than Xiamen Railway Station.
The construction of the New Xiamen Station (simplified Chinese: 厦门新站; traditional Chinese: 廈門新站; pinyin: Xiàmén-xīn Zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g-chhenn Chām) started on July 10, 2007. New Xiamen Station was renamed Xiamen North Station on April 9, 2010. Xiamen North Station opened on April 26, 2010.
As New Xiamen Station (located on the mainland, in Jimei District) was renamed Xiamen North Station, the station previously known as Xiamen North Station (located in the northern part of Xiamen Island, in Huli District, near the airport) was renamed Gaoqi Railway Station (高崎站). Gaoqi Railway Station is still in operation, as the terminal station for several comparatively low-speed (K-, L-, and no-letter series) trains. The two stations are located on the opposite sides of the narrow strait separating Xiamen Island from the mainland, and should not be confused.
First line of Xiamen Metro will connect Xiamen North Railway Station with island part of city in 2017. Lines 3 and 5 will come to the station later also.
- 福厦高铁厦门北站 Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
- 高铁传媒广告:厦门北站 Archived July 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
- 厦门新站站房今开工 我省最大客站有4铁路交汇(in Chinese)
- 新火车站更名为厦门北站(组图) Archived July 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
- 厦门北站26日投用 厦门调整新辟15条公交线路(in Chinese)
- 高崎列车时刻表 Archived January 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Gaoqi Train Schedule) (in Chinese)
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