Guangzhou Railway Station

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Guangzhou Station
广州站
Guangzhou Main Train Station 2.jpg
Location
Province Guangdong
(See other stations in Guangdong)
City Guangzhou
District Yuexiu
159 Huanshi Xilu
Coordinates 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515000°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515000; 113.2524139Coordinates: 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515000°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515000; 113.2524139
History
Pinyin Code Guangzhou
Year opened 1974
Former name Liuhua Station
Station statistics
Line(s) Jingguang RailwayGuangshen RailwayGuangmao Railway
No. of platforms 4
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Guangzhou Railway Station (Chinese: 广州火车站; Pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Huǒchēzhàn) serves the city of Guangzhou, China. It sits on the high speed Guangshen railway just west of Guangzhou East. As one of the busiest railway stations in southern China, Guangzhou station is known for its notorious safety record.[citation needed] CRH trains from Guangzhou serves Shenzhen six times daily.

Services from this station include trains to Beijing (Jingguang railway) and Lhasa. It is served by the Guangzhou Metro on Line 2 and Line 5.

History[edit]

As early as the 1950s, the provincial government saw the need for a central train station in Guangzhou but the plans were shelved until 1974 due to the Cultural Revolution. On the 4 April, 1979 with the normalisation of relations with Hong Kong, the through-train service that was suspended for over twenty-five years was resumed. Through-train services were moved to Guangzhou East in 1996 due to increasing security problems.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railways   Following station
Terminus Guangshen Railway
towards Shenzhen
Beijing–Guangzhou Railway Terminus