Xiamen Railway Station
Southern entry of Xiamen Railway Station
|Location||Zhanqian Lu, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian
|Operated by||Nanchang Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Xiamen Railway Station(simplified Chinese: 厦门站; traditional Chinese: 廈門站; pinyin: Xiàmén zhàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g-chām) is a railway station located in Xiamen, Fujian, China, on the Yingxia Railway which operated by Nanchang Railway Bureau, Ministry of Railways of the PRC.
Located in the south-western part of Xiamen Island, near downtown Xiamen, Xiamen Railway Station is a dead-end (terminal) station.
Xiamen Railway Station is a pleasant exception from the typical arrangement of rail services in Fujian's cities, in that it combines both "traditional" passenger trains and high-speed (D-series) ones at a single easy-to-access downtown location.
Since 2010, this has been the southern terminal of the Fuzhou–Xiamen Railway (Fuxia), with frequent D-series trains departing to Fuzhou (via Quanzhou and other coastal cities), some of them continuing north to Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shanghai Hongqiao. On June 29, 2012, the new Longyan–Xiamen Railway (Longxia) opened as well, with frequent D-series trains connecting Xiamen with Longyan (with stops in Zhangzhou and Nanjing County).
Numerous conventional (K-series) trains connect Xiamen with major cities throughout China's interior. They have traditionally left the city via the Yingtan–Xiamen Railway, although some (those with destinations in southern China) may have been now switched to the faster Longxia line.
The station opened on April 17, 1957. In 2012, the upgrade construction for the station began, the project will increase the numbers of tracks from 5 to 9, platforms from 3 to 5, with the rebuild of the main building of the station, in order to relieve crowding.
- Gaoqi Station (formerly known Xiamen North) - near the north-western corner of Xiamen Island; it serves as a terminal for a few conventional trains
Xiamen BRT has a stop outside of the railway station.
Xiamen Metro will come to Xiamen Railway Station in 2017.
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