Beijing West Railway Station

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China Railway
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Beijingxi Station
Beijing West Station
北京西站
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Beijing West Station
Location
Province Beijing
City Beijing
District Fengtai
Lianhuachi Donglu
Coordinates 39°53′40″N 116°18′54″E / 39.89444°N 116.31500°E / 39.89444; 116.31500
History
Pinyin Code Beijingxi
Station statistics
Operator(s) China Railway
Line(s) Jingjiu railway, Jingguang Railway
No. of platforms 10
Rail services
Preceding station   China Railway High-speed   Following station
Terminus Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
towards West Kowloon
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railways   Following station
Terminus Beijing–Kowloon Railway
towards Hung Hom
Terminus Beijing–Guangzhou Railway
towards Guangzhou
Preceding station   MTR   Following station
Terminus Beijing-Kowloon Through Train
Terminus
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Beijingxi Railway Station or Beijing West Railway Station (Chinese: 北京西站; pinyin: Běijīngxī zhàn; colloquially referred to as West Station 西站) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District. Opened in early 1996 after three years of construction, it is the largest railway station in Asia with 510,000m².[1][2] The station serves in average 150,000–180,000 passengers per day with a maximum of 400,000 people per day.[3] It was expanded in 2000 and had a vast amount of parking spaces added.

The Beijing West station cost a record three-quarters-of-a-billion dollars and its construction has been criticized by some over suspicions of corruption during the construction.[4]

Platform Layout[edit]

Beijing West Railway Station Platforms and Tracks
Beijing West Railway Station Platform 1
Beijing West Railway Station Platform 6
Beijing West Railway Station platform
North
Platform 1
Track 1
Track 2
Platform 2

Platform 3

Track 3
Track 4
Platform 4

Platform 5

Track 5
Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Direction—— Track 6——Beijing-Kowloon Railway Direction→
Track 7
Platform 6

Platform 8

Track 8
Track 9
Platform 8

Platform 9

Track 10
Track 11 ( Xizhang Railway, Beijing-Kowloon Railway
Track 12 (South of this track Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
Platform 10

Platform 11

Track 13
Track 14
Platform 12

Platform 13

Track 15
Track 16
Platform 14

Platform 15

Track 17
Track 18
Platform 16

Platform 17

Track 19
Track 20
South Platform 18

Services[edit]

Beijing West Railway Station is a terminal for both "traditional" and high-speed trains. It is the Beijing terminal for most trains leaving the city for destinations in western and southwestern China, including Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa and Urumqi. Major "traditional" rail lines beginning at this station include the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway (via Wuhan) and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway (via Nanchang and Shenzhen).

Beijing West is the terminal both for the Beijing-Kowloon Through Train and (since the opening of the Qingzang railway in 2006) for the Beijing-Lhasa trains.

Beijing West is the northern terminal of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway as of December 2012. High-speed trains leave the station for Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as various destinations on the connecting lines, such as Taiyuan and Xi'an. There are, however, plans to construct new major railway terminal (the new Fengtai Railway Station) in the southwestern part of Beijing, and to eventually make it the terminal for the high-speed trains on the Beijing-Guangzhou line.

Beijing Subway[edit]

Beijing Subway
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Beijing West Railway Station
北京西站
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Subway station, Line 9
Station statistics
Operator(s) Beijing Subway
Line(s) Line 9
No. of platforms 2
Rail services
Preceding station   Beijing Subway   Following station
Line 9
towards Guogongzhuang
  • Beijing Subway: This station is currently served by Line 9 with Line 7 under construction.
  • Beijing Bus stops:
    • Beijing West Station (北京西站): 9, 21, 40, 47, 50, 52, 54, 65, 67, 83, 89, 99, 205, 209, 212, 213, 301, 319, 320, 373, 374, 387, 414, 437, 616, 623, 661, 662, 663, 673, 694, 695, 741, 840, 843, 845, 901, 特2, 特6, 运通102
    • Beijing West Station South Square (北京西站南广场): 53, 72, 109, 122, 309, 349, 410, 616, 820, 890, 941, 982, 993,
  • Beijing Airport Bus: Route 7

Bus route numbers in bold denotes terminus at the stop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rough Guide to China - fifth edition, page 83
  2. ^ "Shanghai to have Asia's largest railway station". Xinhua. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ http://rail.bmc-ad.com/media-locations/railway-stations/bejing-west-railway-station/
  4. ^ "Bribery in Chinese station construction". BBC News. 3 September 1998. 

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