The “Metro Jianye Road Exit 2” station is located on the south side of Hubin North Road and stops at M16 Road.
Passengers transfer to the M37 line at the “Metro Wuyuanwan Exit 5” station.
Xiamen Net News (Text/Xiamen Evening News reporter Lin Shan, correspondent Jiang Anna, Lin Hengweitu/reporter Liu Donghua) You can transfer to the subway after getting off the bus, and you can transfer to the bus after getting off the subway. This morning, the first batch of five bus and subway connecting stations in our city were officially opened. They are no more than 50 meters away from the subway entrance, making it more convenient for passengers to transfer.
This is Xiamen Public Transport Group’s “addition” on the basis of already opening 45 bus and subway connecting lines (M lines) and 15 flexible connecting lines to achieve full bus coverage at subway stations, allowing passengers to transfer between buses and subways. Achieve “seamless connection”, further promote the integrated development of buses and subways, and enhance the attractiveness of public transportation.
The bus station is so close to the subway, which is good
This morning, the reporter came out of the Wuyuanwan Metro Station at Exit 5, walked about 30 meters to the “Metro Wuyuanwan Exit 5” bus and subway connection station, and boarded the M37 bus smoothly.
An old couple who got on the bus with the reporter came from Jimei Village. They were going to the Municipal Service Center to do business. After seeing the M37 stop sign at Exit 5 of Wuyuanwan Metro, they waited for two minutes and got on the bus. , directly to the Municipal Service Center. “It’s good that the bus station is so close to the subway.” The old man was very satisfied with this new initiative of the bus group.
“If you want to take the Line 2 subway, you can get off at the newly established Wuyuanwan Subway Exit 5 station, which is relatively close to the subway entrance.” Driver Master You reminded passengers on the bus from time to time. Master You told reporters that although there is a voice station announcement, citizens are not familiar with the newly established station. He will remind them several times in the past two days, “Passengers will inform their friends when they return home that they will be available during work hours next Monday if necessary.” People who ride on it should know.”
The bus stop is right next to the subway entrance, which is more convenient
The reporter noticed that unlike conventional bus stations, the bus and subway connecting stations are named after the subway stations and entrances and exits, making it easier for passengers to identify the location of the stations. The station uses a three-facade characteristic stop sign, which highlights the site name, stop line number and basic line information, which is different from the stop signs of conventional bus stops.
More importantly, the distance between the bus station and the subway entrance is closer. Taking Metro Wuyuanwan Exit 5 as an example, the walking distance to the regular bus station Dunshang Bus Station is about 190 meters, and the walking distance to the “Metro Wuyuanwan Exit 5” station is only about 30 meters. For another example, the walking distance from Exit 10 of Hubin East Road Metro Station to the regular bus station Huguang Intersection Station is about 200 meters, while the walking distance to the “No. 10 Hubin East Road Metro Station” station is only about 20 meters. The bus stop is right next to the subway entrance, making transfers more convenient.
“Stop and go, pick up at the nearest location”, very considerate
The “Metro Jianye Road Exit 2” station is located on the south side of Hubin North Road and stops at M16 (towards the cruise home port); the “Metro Hubin East Road Exit 10” station is located on the east side of Hubin East Road and stops at M34 (towards the cruise home port) Seven Stars); “Metro Torch Garden Exit 1” station is located on the south side of Huli Avenue, stopping at M35 Road (to the west of the Sports Center); “Metro Wuyuanwan Exit 5” station is located on the west side of the main road around the island, stopping at M37 Road (To the Municipal Affairs Service Center); “Metro Hecuo Exit 1” station is located on the north side of Tainan Road and stops at M39 Road (toward Gulou).
According to Xiamen Public Transport Group, compared with conventional bus stations, bus and subway connecting stations have certain improvements in passengers’ riding experience and travel efficiency. The distance between regular bus stops and subway entrances is generally 100 meters to 250 meters, while the distance between the added “bus and subway terminals” and subway entrances is no more than 50 meters, adopting a “stop and go, nearby connection” stop. mode to achieve considerate service from “bus station to subway entrance”.
However, it should be noted that the bus and subway connecting stations only stop buses on the passing bus and subway connecting lines (Line M).
Why are there only 5 sites in the first batch?There is a reason
The first batch of five “bus and subway connecting stations” took more than three months from planning to putting into use. When they first visited the site for inspection, the staff were still wearing short-sleeved shirts, but when it was officially opened today, the staff had already put on jackets.
Some people may ask, why are there bus and subway connecting stations at only 5 subway entrances, but not at other subway entrances?
The relevant person in charge of the Xiamen Public Transport Group explained that this is because the bus stations cannot be set up at will, but need to be considered based on practical conditions. Compared with ordinary bus stations, bus and subway connecting stations are generally set up in the “surplus space” of the city, such as the corners of roads and bridges, narrow irregular areas between buildings, temporarily restricted land, etc., and are subject to various restrictions.
After preliminary on-site inspections with the municipal government, traffic police, rail group and other units, combined with the surrounding environment of the subway entrance and road traffic organization, the first batch of five bus and subway connection stations were added on the island to connect the subway Jianye Road Station and Hubin East Station. Road Station, Torch Garden Station, Hecuo Station, and Wuyuanwan Station.
Flexible scheduling to meet passenger needs, this should be praised
Since the pilot opening of bus and subway connecting lines (M lines for short) in April 2022, Xiamen Public Transport Group has opened 45 M lines in batches based on changes in passenger flow on the lines and changes in stations along the subway and passenger flow demand, covering 69 areas with public transportation. Conditional subway station. The average daily passenger volume is about 67,000, and the average e-Tongka subway transfer rate is about 9.6%. It has gradually formed a public transportation service system with “rail as the core, BRT as the backbone, and regular buses as the network and supplement”.
As of October this year, among the 45 M lines, the three lines with the highest daily passenger traffic are M4, M34 and M19, radiating to living areas and schools in Jimei Xinglin, Shigu Road, Siming Wanshou, Betel and other areas. The three lines with the highest average transfer rate for e-Tong cards are M3, M30, and M13. Among them, M13 and M3 are convenient for passengers in Software Park Phase II to connect to the surrounding subway Software Park Phase II Station and Lingdou Station. Route M30 is convenient for passengers around Xiamen University, Botanical Garden and other scenic spots to connect to Zhongshan Park Station on weekends and holidays.
On the basis of the opening of 45 bus and subway connection lines, Xiamen Public Transport Group conducted in-depth research in areas with concentrated passenger flow such as schools and industrial parks. Based on their “scheduled and directional” passenger flow characteristics, it piloted the opening of 15 flexible connections to subway or BRT. The line radiates to Siming, Huli, Jimei, Haicang, and Tong’an, and uses a “scheduled and fixed-point” flexible connection method to quickly transport short-term large passenger flows such as schools and industrial parks.
On November 1 this year, the first train of the city’s subway network will be opened from 6:30 to 6:00. Xiamen Public Transport Group has advanced the first train time of 23 M lines based on the passenger flow characteristics and service areas of the M line to facilitate passenger connections. subway.
In addition, during major events such as the CBA All-Star Weekend, the Xiamen Station of the World Athletics Diamond League, and the second phase of the Paris Olympic Women’s Football Asian Qualifiers, Xiamen Public Transport Group plans in advance to open the Olympic Sports Center to the surrounding subway International Expo Center Station, East The short-distance connecting line at the boundary station is organized to quickly transport passengers watching the games with “short, frequent and fast” operation, which has been recognized by passengers and relevant departments.