Kunming railway station

Kunming railway station (Chinese: 昆明站; pinyin: Kūnmíng Zhàn) is the main railway station serving the city of Kunming, Yunnan, China. It is located about four kilometres from the city centre.[1] On March 1, 2014, a group of men and women carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killed 33 people and injured 143. They were later identified as members of violent Uyghur separatist group.[2][3]

Kunming

昆明
China Railway
Kunming Railway Station.jpg
A view of Kunming railway station
LocationGuandu District, Kunming, Yunnan
China
Coordinates25°1′3″N 102°43′15″E / 25.01750°N 102.72083°E / 25.01750; 102.72083
Operated byKunming Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Platforms6
History
Opened1966
Services
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Shanghai–Kunming RailwayTerminus

ConnectionsEdit

Kunming railway station is located on the Shanghai–Kunming Railway, the Chengdu–Kunming Railway, the Neijiang–Kunming Railway and the Nanning–Kunming Railway.[citation needed] It is also served by a station on Line 1 of the Kunming Metro.

Other railway stations in KunmingEdit

Kunming also has the Kunming North railway station (昆明北站), on the meter-gauge Kunming–Hai Phong Railway. Presently (2012), it has only very limited service.[4] Kunming also has a railway station called Kunming South railway station located in Chenggong District and is used for high-speed rail services.

2014 terrorist attackEdit

On March 1, 2014, a group of terrorists carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killing 31 people and injuring 143.[2] Later, the police came and secured the scene of the attack. Four attackers were shot dead.[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation of Kunming
  2. ^ a b http://english.cntv.cn/20140302/101074.shtml
  3. ^ "'Dozens die' in China knife attack at Kunming train station". BBC. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  4. ^ 滇越铁路徒步第一程(昆明——宜良) (A walk along the Kunming-Vietnam Railway. Part 1: Kunming-Chenggong)
  5. ^ "27 Dead in Knife Attack at SW China Train Station". ABC. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kunming Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons