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Foshan Metro (Chinese: 佛山地铁; branded as FMetro) is the rapid transit system of the city of Foshan in Guangdong Province of China. It is operated by the state-owned Foshan Railway Investment Construction Group and partly by Guangzhou Metro Corporation and is the tenth metro system to be built in mainland China. Construction began in 2002 and the first line opened on 3 November 2010. The metro system has two new lines and one extension under construction.[2]

FMetro
FMetro logo.svg
Overview
OwnerCity of Foshan & Guangzhou
LocaleFoshan
Guangzhou
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1
Number of stations22
Daily ridership268,000 (2015 peak) [1]
Websitewww.fmetro.net
Operation
Began operationNovember 3, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-11-03)
(October 28, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-10-28) Public Trial)
Operator(s)Foshan Railway
Investment
Construction Group
Technical
System length34.4 km (21.4 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationOverhead lines
System map

FMetro System Map.png

Foshan Metro
Traditional Chinese佛山地鐵
Simplified Chinese佛山地铁

Lines in operationEdit

Line Terminals
(District)
Commencement Newest
Extension
Length
km
Stations Depots/
Stabling Sidings
 Guangfo  ( 1 ) Xincheng Dong
(Shunde)
Lijiao
(Haizhu, Guangzhou)
2010 2018 39.6 25 Xianan
Total 39.6 25

Guangfo Line (Line 1)Edit

Line 1, also known as the Guangfo Metro, is an intercity line that connects Guangzhou and Foshan. The line is operated by Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co., Ltd., a subsidiary co-owned by Guangzhou Metro (51%) and FMetro (49%).[3][4] The first section of the line, from Yangang to Kuiqi Lu in Foshan, opened for operation in November 2010. The extension from Yangang to Lijiao was opened on 28 December 2018.

Lines under construction and future expansionsEdit

Line 2Edit

The first phase of Line 2 is under construction and will be opened by 2021.[5] It will run from Nanzhuang to Guangzhou South Railway Station.

Line 3Edit

The first phase of Line 3 is under construction and will be opened by 2022.[5] It will run from Shunde Polytechnic to Foshan University.

Expansion plansEdit

Map
 
Opening Line Terminals Length (km) Stations Status
2021[5] Line 2 Phase I Nanzhuang Guangzhou South Railway Station 32.3 17 Under construction
2022[5] Line 3 Phase I Foshan University Shunde Polytechnic 66.5 36 Under construction
2022 Line 11 Xijiao Hedongdong 41.0 20 Detailed Design[6]
By 2022 Line 2 Phase II Xi'an Nanzhuang 23.5 10 Planning[7][8]
Line 4 Gongye Dadao Gangkou Lu 56 33
Line 6 Nancun Shiweitang 28 23
Line 9 Ronggui Magang 12.3 10
Line 13 Ronggui Yongfeng Market 14.5 12
TBD Line 5 Jiujiang Shiweitang Long Term Planning
Line 7 Daliang Lianhuashan
Line 8 Sanshui Shishan

Fares and ticketsEdit

FaresEdit

There was a debate between Foshan and Guangzhou over fares of Guangfo metro. The debate has since been settled as Foshan accepted Guangzhou's fare proposal.[9] FMetro will give out 16,000 tickets for free once it begins to operate on November 2010.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "元旦假期地铁总运客2113万人次". Guangzhou Metro Corporation. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "FMetro". Siemens. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Siemens to supply advanced signalling systems, train control and propulsion system for Pearl River Delta Intercity Rapid Transit of Guangzhou to Foshan Section (Guangfo Metro)". Siemens. 30 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  4. ^ Zhang Yuan (1 June 2010). 与亚运有约 促广佛同城————访广东广佛轨道交通有限公司总经理徐一平 [Interview with Xu Yiping, General Manager of Guangdong Guangfo Inter-City Co., Ltd.] (in Chinese). CCMetro.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d "政府工作报告提到的7条佛山地铁,最新进展曝光!". 15 February 2019.
  6. ^ "佛山地铁三号线首个盾构区间贯通 争取在2022年试运行_金羊网新闻". news.ycwb.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "2017佛山将新建5条地铁 2017-2022年轨道建设规划一览- 广州本地宝". jt.gz.bendibao.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  8. ^ "佛山地铁11号线将直达广州荔湾_房产资讯_房天下". news.gz.fang.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  9. ^ 广佛地铁全程票价6元. Yangcheng Evening News (in Chinese). 28 August 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  10. ^ "Guangzhou-Foshan Metro Line Opens This November". Life of Guangzhou. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.

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