Guilin North railway station

Guilin North railway station (Chinese: 桂林北站) is a train station located in Diecai District, Guilin, Guangxi. Opened in 1938, it was renovated in 2013 and reopened in 10 December 2014.[2] It is the second largest train station in Guangxi after Nanning East railway station. Located in 6 Zhanqian Road[3][4] (Chinese: 站前路), it is on the Lanzhou (Xining)–Guangzhou corridor.[2]

Guilin North Railway Station

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High speed rail and conventional rail station
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Other namesGuilinbei Railway Station
Location6 Zhanqian Road, Diecai District, Guilin, Guangxi, China
Coordinates25°19′54.23″N 110°17′46.08″E / 25.3317306°N 110.2961333°E / 25.3317306; 110.2961333Coordinates: 25°19′54.23″N 110°17′46.08″E / 25.3317306°N 110.2961333°E / 25.3317306; 110.2961333
Operated byNanning Railway Bureau
Line(s)Hunan–Guangxi railway
Guiyang-Guangzhou high-speed railway (branch line)
Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway
Platforms9
Tracks18
Bus routes1, 18, 32, 100, 211, 303, K99, K301, K301B, K302
Other information
Station code36152[1]
History
OpenedOctober 1938 (1st opened)

November 1947 (2nd opened)

10 December 2014 (3rd opened)
Closed1944
Rebuilt2013
Key dates
1938Opened
1941grouped under Xianggui Railway administration
1957took over by Liuzhou Railway Bureau
2016proposals for the expansion of the station announced
Guilin North Railway Station
Passengers waiting for train no. D2951 from Liuzhou to Guangzhou South railway station.

HistoryEdit

In October 1938, the Hengyang-Guilin North section of the Xianggui Railway was opened to traffic, and Guilin North station began service. At that time, there were 5 lanes for trains. The area of the station was then 365.7 square meters, and the cargo storage was 677 sq. m. large. It was under the Xianggui Railway Administration in January 1941. The station was located at the west end of the current Qunzong road (simplified Chinese: 群众路; traditional Chinese: 群眾路).

In 1944, the Japanese army attacked the region, and in response the administration demolished part of the station, along with other facilities. After the Sino-Japanese war ended, and in November 1947 the station resumed service.

After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, in January 1950 Hengyang Railway Bureau repaired the northern section of the Xianggui railway, and both passenger and cargo service resumed. In 1951, 2 extra cargo lanes were added to Guilin North station. In January 1953 Liuzhou Railway Bureau (now Nanning Railway Bureau) took over the station, and in 1957 a warehouse with construction area 532.26 sq. m. was built.

In 1969 the station area was increased to 884 sq. m., and in March 1971 the station was further expanded. In 1983, Liuzhou Railway Bureau rebuilt the ticket selling booth and passenger waiting hall. In December 1985, the length of the platforms were increased from 310m to 560m.[5]

Because Guilin North Station cannot meet the increasing demand for passenger transportation, the station moved north in 2013. In 2014, the rebuilt Guilin North Station was put into use, and had 9 platforms and 18 tracks, with an elevated waiting hall and a west station hall reserved for the long run. In 2016, the Guilin North Comprehensive Passenger Transport Hub project was announced, and planned for Guilin North station West Square to cover an area of 64,403 square meters, and the total construction area of the West Station Building is 391,890 square meters. An elevated reconstruction of the waiting hall was being planned. After the completion of Guilin North Comprehensive Passenger Transport Hub, it will be the largest comprehensive railway transportation hub in the western region, a highly modern railway passenger special station, and a super large-scale structure integrating high-speed rail, conventional trains, rail transit, bus, rental, and coaches.[6]

Bus servicesEdit

Currently, the following bus routes in Guilin service the train stop:

Guilin North bus stationEdit

Route No. Termini
1 Guilin North railway station Dingfu Building (Chinese: 鼎富大廈)
32 Guilin North railway station Peace Village (Chinese: 和平村)
83 Linjia Region Hall (Chinese: 临桂区政府) Guilin North railway station
K99 Binbei Depot (Chinese: 滨北车场) South Station for buses (Chinese: 汽车客运南站)
100 Guilin North railway station Peace Village (Chinese: 和平村)
211A Eastern Cycle Depot (Chinese: 公交东环车场)
211B
301 Lingchuan Temporary Bus Depot (Chinese: 公交灵川临时车场) Guanyin Pavilion (Chinese: 观音阁)
303 Guilin West railway station Nanzhou Bridge South (Chinese: 南洲大桥南)

Guilin North station junction bus stationEdit

Route No. Termini
1 Guilin North Station Dingfu Building (Chinese: 鼎富大廈)
18 Binbei Depot (Chinese: 滨北车场) Seven Star Park (Chinese: 七星公园)
32 Guilin North Station Peace Village (Chinese: 和平村)
83 Linjia Region Hall (Chinese: 临桂区政府) Guilin North Station
K99 Binbei Depot (Chinese: 滨北车场) South Station for buses (Chinese: 汽车客运南站)
100 Guilin North Station Peace Village (Chinese: 和平村)
211A Eastern Cycle Depot (Chinese: 公交东环车场)
211B
301 Lingchuan Temporary Bus Depot (Chinese: 公交灵川临时车场) Guanyin Pavilion (Chinese: 观音阁)
302 Lingchuan County 2nd Middle School

(Chinese: 灵川县第二中学)

Wu Li Dian (Chinese: 五里店)
Trade City (Chinese: 商贸城)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 根据《中华人民共和国铁路车站代码》(GB/T10302-2010)
  2. ^ a b "桂林北站10日啟用 成貴廣高鐵中轉樞紐 - 快訊-文匯網". news.wenweipo.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  3. ^ "查看". www.12306.cn. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  4. ^ "Guilin Train Stations - Location, Transportation, Facilities and High Speed Trains". www.chinadiscovery.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  5. ^ "桂林市志·交通志·第三章 铁路·第三节 车站". www.gxdqw.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-12.
  6. ^ 桂林市规划局 (2016-07-22). "桂林北综合客运枢纽修建性详细规划公示". 桂林市规划局. Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Preceding station China Railway High-speed Following station
Xing'an North Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway Guilin
towards Liuzhou