Xiamen Railway Station

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China Railway
Southern entry of Xiamen Railway Station
Location Zhanqian Lu, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian
Coordinates 24°28′14″N 118°06′41″E / 24.4705°N 118.1113°E / 24.4705; 118.1113Coordinates: 24°28′14″N 118°06′41″E / 24.4705°N 118.1113°E / 24.4705; 118.1113
Operated by Nanchang Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Yingxia Railway
Platforms 5
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1957

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, China Railway Corporation.

Located in the south-western part of Xiamen Island, near downtown Xiamen, Xiamen Railway Station is a dead-end (terminal) station.


Xiamen Station tracks. The station building, seen from the trackside, is in the middle
Xiamen Railway Station Waiting hall
Xiamen Railway Station Platform

Xiamen Railway Station is an 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 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.[1] 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.[2]

Nearby stations[edit]

  • Gaoqi Station (formerly known Xiamen North) - near the north-western corner of Xiamen Island; it serves as a terminal for a few conventional trains

Local transportation[edit]

Xiamen BRT has a stop outside of the railway station.

Xiamen Metro will come to Xiamen Railway Station in 2017.


  1. ^ 车站简介:厦门火车站 Archived July 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
  2. ^ "2015年春运今天拉开序幕 厦门火车站南站房启用". 海峡导报. 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 

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