Guangzhou railway station

Guangzhou railway station serves the city of Guangzhou. It sits on the high speed Guangshen railway just west of Guangzhou East. CRH trains from Guangzhou serves Shenzhen six times daily.

Guangzhou

广州
China Railway

Guangzhou Metro
Guangzhou Railway Station 2013.11.16 07-27-58.jpg
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese广州站
Traditional Chinese廣州站
General information
Location159 Huanshi Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Coordinates23°08′58″N 113°15′26″E / 23.149415°N 113.257291°E / 23.149415; 113.257291Coordinates: 23°08′58″N 113°15′26″E / 23.149415°N 113.257291°E / 23.149415; 113.257291
Operated byGuangzhou Railway Group
Guangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code
  • China Railway:
  • TMIS code: 23693
  • Telegraph code: GZQ
  • Pinyin code: GZH
  • Metro:
  • 216 (Line 2)
  • 506 (Line 5)
ClassificationTop Class station
History
Opened1974
29 December 2002 (Metro Line 2)
28 December 2009 (Metro Line 5)
Previous namesLiuhuaqiao railway station
Services
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
towards Beijing West
Beijing–Guangzhou RailwayTerminus
TerminusGuangzhou–Shenzhen Railway
towards Shenzhen
Guangzhou Metro
Line 2
toward Jiaokou
Line 5
toward Wenchong

Services from this station include trains to Beijing (Jingguang railway) and Lhasa. It is served by the Guangzhou Metro on Line 2 and Line 5.

HistoryEdit

The first central railway station in Guangzhou, known as East Canton Railway Station or Dashatou railway station, was built in 1911 as the northern terminus of the Kowloon-Canton Railway.

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.

Rail servicesEdit

 
The east square of Guangzhou railway station in 1991. Notice three of the four billboards printed their brand logo its original traditional Chinese character design, which is legal for brand logos.

Metro servicesEdit

An interchange station of Line 2 and Line 5 of the Guangzhou Metro.[1] 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.[2][3][4]

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