Hankou railway station

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Hankou railway station (simplified Chinese: 汉口站; traditional Chinese: 漢口站; pinyin: Hànkǒu zhàn) is one of the three main railway stations in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China. It is located within the section of the city commonly known as Hankou (i.e., the part of the city north of the Yangtze and Hanshui Rivers), several kilometers north of Hankou's historical center. Hankou Station is served by a station of the same name on Line 2 of Wuhan Metro.


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Hankou railway station
LocationJianghan District, Wuhan, Hubei
Coordinates30°37′5.11″N 114°15′18″E / 30.6180861°N 114.25500°E / 30.6180861; 114.25500
Operated by
Platforms13 (6 island platforms, 1 side platform)
  • Hankou Railway Station Wuhan Metro
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code
  • 21050 (TMIS code) [1]
  • HKN (telegraph code)
  • HKO (Pinyin code)
ClassificationTop Class station (特等站)
  • October 1991 (1991-10)
Preceding station China Railway High-speed Following station
Hengdian East
towards Hefei South
Hefei–Wuhan railway Terminus
Terminus Wuhan–Yichang railway Hanchuan
towards Yichang East
Wuhan–Xiaogan intercity railway Houhu
towards Xiaogan East
Preceding station China Railways.svg China Railway Following station
Terminus Hankou–Danjiangkou railway Xindun
towards Danjiang
Hankou is located in Hubei
Location of the station
Hankou is located in China
Hankou (China)


Dazhimen station, built in 1900–1903 and closed in 1991 after the present Hankou station opened

When the Beijing–Hankou railway from Beijing reached Hankou in the early 20th century, its terminus was Hankou Dazhimen station (大智门火车站), located right outside the walls of the bustling port city of Hankou. In 1991 Dazhimen station was closed, and services were relocated to the present Hankou railway station, located several kilometers north of central Hankou.

Hankou railway station became connected to Wuhan Metro on December 28, 2012, with the opening of Line 2 of the city's subway system.

The station's location near the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market may have contributed to the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019.[2][3] On 23 January 2020, the station was closed, along with all other transport infrastructure in the city, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019.[4] This unprecedented measure in human history became known as the 2020 Wuhan lockdown. On 28 March, the station resumed operation for arrivals only; full operation was resumed on 5 April.[5]


Like Wuchang railway station on the southern side of the Yangtze, Hankou station is served by trains going in all directions. After the completion of the high-speed Hefei–Wuhan railway from Hefei in April 2009, the Hankou Station became the main Wuhan terminal for the high-speed trains arriving to the city on this line from Shanghai via Nanjing and Hefei, although as of December 2013 at least three of these trains arrives to the Wuhan railway station instead, and some go to Wuchang.

The Hankou railway station is also Wuhan's station for the Wuhan–Yichang railway, which goes west, to Yichang. Eventually, both the Hefei–Wuhan and the Wuhan–Yichang railway will become sections of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway from Shanghai to Hankou to Chengdu.


Wuhan MetroEdit

Hankou Railway Station

Platform of the metro station
LocationJianghan District, Wuhan, Hubei
Coordinates30°37′5.11″N 114°15′18″E / 30.6180861°N 114.25500°E / 30.6180861; 114.25500Coordinates: 30°37′5.11″N 114°15′18″E / 30.6180861°N 114.25500°E / 30.6180861; 114.25500
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
  • Hankou railway station  
  • Bus terminal
Structure typeUnderground
OpenedDecember 28, 2012 (Line 2)
Preceding station   Wuhan Metro   Following station
Line 2
toward Fozuling

Hankou Railway Station (Chinese: 汉口火车站) is a station on Line 2 of the Wuhan Metro. It serves the nearby Hankou railway station.


  1. ^ 中华人民共和国铁路车站代码(GB/T 10302-2010) (in Chinese). 中国标准出版社. 2010. p. 2. ISBN 155066140495.CS1 maint: ignored ISBN errors (link)
  2. ^ Garrett, Laurie. "What it will take to stop the Wuhan coronavirus". CNN. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  3. ^ Wu, Jin; Cai, Weiyi; Watkins, Derek; Glanz, James (2020-03-22). "How the Virus Got Out". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  4. ^ Amos, Owen (2020-01-23). "How do you quarantine a city - and does it work?". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  5. ^ "3月25日零时起湖北恢复除武汉外铁路客站到达出发业务". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2020-03-25.

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