Xiamen North Railway Station

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China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Departure Hall of Xiamen North Railway Station.JPG
Other names Xiamen North
Location Houxi Town (后溪镇),[1] Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian
Coordinates Coordinates: 24°38′20″N 118°04′08″E / 24.6388°N 118.0690°E / 24.6388; 118.0690
Operated by Nanchang Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Fuxia Railway (福厦铁路)
Platforms 6[2]
Opened 2010
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.[3] New Xiamen Station was renamed Xiamen North Station on April 9, 2010.[4] Xiamen North Station opened on April 26, 2010.[5]

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.[6] 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.

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