Guangzhou South railway station

Guangzhounan (Guangzhou South) railway station (Chinese: 广州南站) is located in Shibi, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. It is a large modern rail terminal 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of central Guangzhou. For a brief time it was Asia's largest railway station (by area) when it officially started operation in early 2010.[1]

Guangzhounan

广州南

Guangzhou Metro
Guangzhou South Railway Station 2014.01.18 07-36-15.jpg
The west square of Guangzhounan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese广州南站
Traditional Chinese廣州南站
General information
Other namesGuangzhou South
LocationNanzhan Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Coordinates22°59′15″N 113°16′07″E / 22.987472°N 113.268586°E / 22.987472; 113.268586Coordinates: 22°59′15″N 113°16′07″E / 22.987472°N 113.268586°E / 22.987472; 113.268586
Operated byGuangzhou Railway Group
Line(s)
Platforms
  • CRH; 13 island platforms and 2 side platforms
  • Metro; 1 island platform and 2 side platforms
Tracks
  • CRH; 28
  • Metro; 4
Connections
Construction
Structure type
  • Elevated (China Railway)
  • Underground (Guangzhou Metro)
Other information
Station code
  • CRH:
  • TMIS code: 65848
  • Telegraph code: IZQ
  • Pinyin code: GZN
  • Metro:
  • 201 (Line 2)
  • 701 (Line 7)
ClassificationTop Class station
History
Opened
  • 30 January 2010; 11 years ago (2010-01-30) (China Railway)
  • 25 September 2010; 10 years ago (2010-09-25) (Guangzhou Metro line 2)
  • 28 December 2017; 3 years ago (2017-12-28) (Guangzhou Metro line 7)
Previous namesNew Guangzhou railway station (新广州站), Shibi railway station (石壁站)
New Guangzhou railway station
Simplified Chinese新广州站
Traditional Chinese新廣州站
Shibi railway station
Chinese石壁站

The station, designed by TFP Farrells, remains the largest in Guangzhou. It is one of the four largest railway passenger transportation hubs in China.[2][3] It is an interchange station and a terminus between Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong XRL, Guangzhou-Maoming Railway, Guangzhou–Zhuhai intercity railway and Beijing-Guangzhou HSR.[4][5][6] This station is intended to replace the existing Guangzhou railway station in being the dominant station in Guangzhou. Together with Guangzhou main station, Guangzhou East and Guangzhou North railway stations, they will be jointly form one of six planned National Railway Passenger Transportation Centres by the Chinese Ministry of Railways.[7]

HistoryEdit

InterchangesEdit

Guangzhou South railway station is also a comprehensive transportation hub; passengers can interchange between high-speed long-distance trains, Metro, long-distance and local buses, taxi, etc. Guangzhou Metro Line 2 and Line 7 subway lines are located at or near the bottom of station complex Metro station. The formation of a centralized transfer center will see connections with the future Guangzhou Metro Lines 20 and 22, as well as the FMetro Line 2.[10]

Another China Railway station, Panyu, is under construction and will be situated underneath Guangzhou South, allowing for transfer between the two stations.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 亚洲最大火车站广州南站正式开通运营 (in Chinese). Sina News. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Better late than never". Archived from the original on 13 July 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  3. ^ 廣州新火車站選址番禺](2006年3月14日),新浪網 (in Chinese). Sina Corp Hong Kong. 14 March 2006.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Guangzhou plans new rail station". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  5. ^ "New Guangzhou (Shibi) Station" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  6. ^ 珠三角建城际轨道交通网 广州至深圳将如坐公交 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 31 December 2004.
  7. ^ 广州铁路新客站规划建全国大铁路客运枢纽 (4-29) (in Chinese). 19 July 2006.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ 新广州火车站今动工,铁路四大客运中心呼之欲出 Archived 2015-02-04 at the Wayback Machine-南方网
  9. ^ 武广线广州南站开始“封顶” Archived 24 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine-新华网广东频道
  10. ^ 4条地铁线直通广州新火车站 (in Chinese). Xinhua News. 19 April 2009.
Preceding station China Railway High-speed Following station
Guangzhou North
towards Beijing West
Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway Qingsheng
Foshan West
towards Nanning
Nanning–Guangzhou high-speed railway Terminus
Foshan West Guiyang–Guangzhou high-speed railway
Terminus Guangzhou–Zhuhai intercity railway Bijiang
towards Zhuhai
Preceding station Guangzhou Metro Following station
Terminus Line 2 Shibi
Line 7 Shibi