Guangzhou railway station
|Location||159 Huanshi Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong|
|Operated by||Guangzhou Railway Group|
Guangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
|Classification||Top Class station|
29 December 2002 (Metro Line 2)
28 December 2009 (Metro Line 5)
|Previous names||Liuhuaqiao railway station|
In the 1950s, the Guangdong provincial government saw the need for a new central train station in Guangzhou to meet the increasing demands for rail travels. Construction began in 1960, but it was not completed until 1974 due to interruptions by the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
On April 4, 1979, with the normalisation of relations with Hong Kong, the through-train service that was suspended for over twenty-five years was resumed. Through-train services were moved to Guangzhou East in 1996.
An interchange station of Line 2 and Line 5 of the Guangzhou Metro. It is located at the underground of the west square of Guangzhou Railway Station, located at the junction of Ring Road West (Chinese: 环市西路; pinyin: Huánshì Xī Lù and Renmin Road North (人民北路; Rénmín Běi Lù) in Yuexiu District. It started operations on December 29, 2002, (Line 2) and December 2009 (Line 5) respectively. Its area is about 10000 square metres and it is the second largest metro station in Guangzhou.
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