Kunming South railway station

Kunming South railway station is the main high-speed rail station of the Kunming metropolitan area. It is the western terminus of the Nanning–Kunming High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway.

Kunmingnan

昆明南
China Railway

 metro 
Kunming South Railway Station.jpg
LocationWujiaying Subdistrict, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan
China
Coordinates24°52′23″N 102°51′37″E / 24.873120°N 102.860235°E / 24.873120; 102.860235Coordinates: 24°52′23″N 102°51′37″E / 24.873120°N 102.860235°E / 24.873120; 102.860235
Operated byKunming Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s)Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway
Nanning–Kunming High-Speed Railway
Kunming–Yuxi Railway
Platforms30
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code
  • TMIS code: 48778
  • Telegraph code: KOM
  • Pinyin code: KMN
ClassificationTop Class station
Services
Preceding station   China Railway High-speed   Following station
Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed RailwayTerminus

The station put into operation in December 2016 after five years of construction. The same year, the station was connected to the Kunming Metro network via a branch of Line 1.

The station is located in the Chenggong District of the City of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. It was put into operation simultaneously with the two high-speed mainlines it serves, after five years of construction. It is also the terminal for the high-speed (D series) trains on the Kunming–Yuxi Railway.

Although Chenggong is being developed as Kunming's new city center, it is about 20 km from Kunming's current city center. Its remote location causes some complaints from city's residents.[1] There are plans to link Kunming South railway station with Kunming railway station (located just south of the city center) by the end of 2017, enabling high-speed trains to serve Kunming railway station as well.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Qiao Changhong (乔长红), 昆明南窑火车站年底有望通高铁. 昆明铁路枢纽扩能改造工程年底完工,滇池环线铁路将闭合 Archived 2017-02-28 at the Wayback Machine (Kunming's Nanyao Station is expected to get high-speed service by the end of the year. Kunming Railway Hub Expansion and Reorganization Project to be completed by the end of the year, the railway ring around Dian Lake to be completed). 2017-02-28