Infobank

Xiamen North Railway Station: Largest railway hub in S. Fujian

Updated: 16 Jan 2014
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share

Xiamen North Railway Station
 
Located in Houxi Town, Jimei District, Xiamen North Railway Station is the junction of four of the high speed railways in Fujian: Fuzhou-Xiamen, Yingtan-Xiamen, Longyan-Xiamen and Shenzhen-Xiamen railway, making it the largest railway hub in southeastern China.  

Large-scale, comprehensive railway station 
 
 

 

The main ticket gates are on the second floor, where there is also a huge waiting room about 132m wide and 220m long
    
The Xiamen North Railway Station area covers about 532 hectares of land, and is about 12km from Gaoqi International Airport and 20km from the center of Xiamen Island.

The construction of the Xiamen North Railway Station started on July 10, 2007 and the station officialy opened on April 26, 2010. Its main building boasts a total area of 162,000 square meters. Standing at 66.78m high, the architecture of the 3-storey concrete structure is shaped like a modern Caishi Mansion, an ancient folk house unique to Southern Fujian, which features a swallow tail-like roof ridge and pitched roof.  
 
 
The station has three floors, with the underground floor being used as the arrival floor and the first and second floors being used as the departure floors. The bus and BRT stops are on the underground floor, and the ticket office is on the first floor. The main ticket gates are on the second floor, where there is also a huge waiting room about 132m wide and 220m long. The station has 10 platforms, and can handle 5,000 passengers per hour.

The city aims to build the railway station into a modern transportation hub integrating railway, metro line, BRT, bus, taxi and social vehicles. There are several highways passing the surrounding area of the station, including the Shenyang-Haikou highway, Xiamen-Anxi highway, Xiamen-Shaxian highway and the Xiamen-Chengdu highway. Hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and residential buildings are being built in the surrounding area.  
  
      

There are 10 platforms at Xiamen North Railway Station
   
Braced for explosive growth of passengers  
 
The Xiamen North Railway Station currently handles about 17,000 passengers a day, however, it’s expected to see explosive passenger growths in the coming years, especially helped by the opening of the Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway on 28th December last year.

The Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway, which is 502.4 km long and has 18 stops, reduces the travel time between Xiamen and Shenzhen from 11 hours to 3 hours and 40 minutes and brings Xiamen within 4 hours journey to Hong Kong.  
      
 
     
 
The layout plan of Xiamen North Railway Station
      
As the Xiamen Railway Station will be closed for construction work from March 2014 to January 2015, most of the transportation functions of the railway station will be relocated to the Xiamen North Railway Station during this period.

Therefore, the Xiamen North Railway Station will see explosive growth in passenger traffic this year. It will handle about 100,000 passengers a day, more than quintuple its current amount, and will operate more than 100 pairs of trains every day.
   
 

The south ticket office at Xiamen North Railway Station
 
 

The bus and BRT stops at Xiamen North Railway Station
 
As the largest railway hub in southern Fujian as well as southeastern China, Xiamen North Railway Station will greatly radiate Xiamen’s influence to the surrounding cities and boost exchanges on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Buses to Xiamen North Railway Station: No. 901, 905, 950, 907, 953, 790, 980, 690, 890, 936, 691, 949, 957, 898, and BRT Line 1B. 
   
 
SOURCE: 
WOX Info by Roland Su
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share
Comments Area ( Total Comments: 1 )
isabelle Commented on 24 Jan 2014
I am not impressed. I came back from Shenzhen during night time and did not feel very secure trying to find the BRT back to the island. Taxis are trying to cheat money from you. They should have another train going to the island instead of crowded BRTs. This really sucks.