Nanning East railway station

Nanning East railway station (simplified Chinese: 南宁东站; traditional Chinese: 南寧東站) is a metro station and a railway station of Liuzhou–Nanning intercity railway and Nanning–Guangzhou high-speed railway. The station is located in Qingxiu District, Nanning, Guangxi, China. The station, located in 66 Changhong Road,[1] was opened Dec 26, 2014. It is a transportation center of high-speed railways, regular trains, buses, metro line 1 and coaches.[2]

Train No. Z286 departing from Nanning Railway Station to Beijing West station via Nanning East station

Construction and StructureEdit

It has a total construction area of 251134 square meters,[3] while some sources claim a larger area of 267471 square meters,[2] and cost 6.07 billion yuan (988.05 million USD) to build. The main building is 48.25 meters tall, 415 meters long and 196 meters wide. The elevated platform is 150 meters wide.[2][3]

The overall shape of Nanning East Station is based on the theme of “Southern Gate, Rising Green City”. The pedestal adopts the shape of a corridor bridge, echoing the upper colonnade, which reflects the characteristics of the Guangxi veranda. The upper storey adopts a combination of triple eave roofs with different heights, which is lifted layer by layer, reflecting the characteristics of modern Guangxi's “rising by taking advantage of the potential”; the giant pillars on both sides of the north and south entrances are full and solid, supporting the central roof, showing the momentum of the “China South Gate”; the twelve pillars of the two-wing colonnade symbolize the twelve tribes of inhabitants of Guangxi; the branches on the top of the pillars stretch to form a whole, and the rhombus texture of the roof is intertwined, shaped like the crown of a large tree full of leaves. This not only shows the multi-ethnic harmony of Guangxi's solidarity and mutual aid, but also fully reflects the ecological characteristics of Nanning as a "Green City".[4][5]

Nanning East station is also the most technically advanced station under the China Railway Nanning Group. It used an extensive system of steel, smart lighting design, air-conditioning, solar panels and electronic window curtains, along with natural sewage systems and energy management which can reduce the carbon footprint and fuel emissions. The construction used about 20,845 tonnes of steel.[2][4]

The station building is divided into an elevated floor, a ground floor and an underground floor, with 4200 seats and 4 LCD displays, and has an area designated the "Liu Sanjie Nanning East Station Caring Zone" (Chinese: 刘三姐·南宁东站爱心区). A total of 90 automatic ticket sales machines were set up. The elevated floor of the station is the departure floor. Social vehicles drop off passengers on this floor. Passengers enter the waiting area after entering the station to purchase tickets. The ground floor is the platform floor, where all passengers take the train on, and the first floor is the arrival floor.[2][4][5]

DestinationsEdit

Currently, Nanning East station runs over 130 pairs of trains, mainly D-series trains which run at about 200km/h. From Nanning East station, one can go to 11 province-level cities and 19 administrative regions.[5]

Destination province Train destinations
North China Beijing West, Shijiazhuang
South Central China Wuhan, Guangzhou (South), Shenzhen North, Zhuhai, Hong Kong
East China Jinan East, Shanghai Hongqiao, Nanjing South, Hangzhou East, Ningbo
Southwest China Guiyang North, Kunming South, Chongqing West, Chengdu East, Dali
Northwest China Xian North
Guangxi Province Nanning, Guilin (North), Liuzhou, Beihai, Wuzhou South, Hezhou, Fanggangcheng North, Yulin, Baise, Sanjiang South

Metro stationEdit

Nanning East railway station currently connects to Nanning East Railway Station of the Nanning Metro, which is the eastern terminus of line 1. The connection is via exits A, D, E and F of the metro station.[6]

Nanning East railway station (metro)

Camh Hojceh Dunghcan
 
LocationIntersection of Nandong Road and Nanxi Road, Qingxiu District, Nanning City, Guangxi
Coordinates22°50′34″N 108°24′36″E / 22.84278°N 108.41000°E / 22.84278; 108.41000
Line(s)Nanning Metro line 1
Platforms1 island platform
History
Opened28-6-2016

The metro station (Zhuang: Camh Hojceh Dunghcan) is an island-like station in the Nanning Metro and to the south of the HSR station. It is oriented east-west and 4 storeys tall. There are 2 island platforms with one for Line 1 and one for the future Line 7 (under planning).

HistoryEdit

The construction of Line 1 began at 15 December 2012.[7] After the east segment of Line 1 (Nanhu-East Station) tested running in 28 June,[8] the metro station began service as one of the termini of line 1.

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ a b c 蒋雪林、洪坚鹏 (2014-11-04). "中国西南最大高铁站南宁东站将于年底投入使用". 中国新闻网. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ a b c "打造广西最大最现代化的高铁站 南宁东站推动城市发展再提速". 南宁日报. 2017-06-28. Archived from the original on 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  6. ^ "站点信息-南宁轨道交通集团有限责任公司". www.nngdjt.com. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  7. ^ 王勇 (2016-06-28). "南宁地铁1号线(东段)开通试运营 正式迈入地铁时代". 南宁: 人民网. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  8. ^ "Testing starts on Nanning metro". Railway Gazette. China. 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-03-18.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nanning East railway station at Wikimedia Commons