Beijing North railway station

Beijingbei (Beijing North) railway station (Chinese: 北京北站; pinyin: Běijīngběi Zhàn), formerly known as Xizhimen railway station (simplified Chinese: 西直门站; traditional Chinese: 西直門站; pinyin: Xīzhímén Zhàn), is a railway station in Beijing. It was built in 1905 as one of the original stations on the Jingzhang railway (part of the old Beijing–Baotou railway).

Beijingbei

北京北
China Railway
Beijing North Railway Station 01.jpg
Beijing North Railway Station
Other namesBeijing North
LocationXicheng District, Beijing
China
Coordinates39°56′43″N 116°20′50″E / 39.94528°N 116.34722°E / 39.94528; 116.34722
Operated byChina Railway Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms11 (5 island platforms, 1 side platform)
ConnectionsXizhimen station Beijing Subway
Other information
Station code
  • TMIS code: 12713
  • Telegraph code: VAP
  • Pinyin code: BJB
History
Opened1906
Previous namesXizhimen railway station
Location
Beijingbei is located in central Beijing
Beijingbei
Beijingbei
Location in central Beijing

On Oct 31, 2016, the station closed for renovation. On December 30, 2019, the station becomes the terminus of the high-speed Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway,[1] which is a section of Beijing-Baotou passenger-dedicated line.

RenovationEdit

 
Platforms at Beijing North railway station, 16 September 2016, showing various trains and the S2 service to Badaling.

The station was closed from November 1, 2016 to December 30, 2019. After the renovation began, the Line S2 terminus changed to Huangtudian railway station and all other China Railway train's terminus changed to Changping North railway station.[2]

Public transportationEdit

Beijing SubwayEdit

Beijing North railway station is located just outside Xizhimen station on Line 2, Line 4 and Line 13 of the Beijing Subway.

BusEdit

It is also connected to Beijing bus lines 16, 26, 85, 87, 438, 651 and 运通105.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "跨越百年 京张高铁正式开通". 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ "北京北站暂停客运业务至2019年高铁开通". chinanews. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
Preceding station     China Railway   Following station
TerminusBeijing–Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway
section of Beijing-Baotou PDL
towards Zhangjiakou