Kunming Railway Station

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Kunming Station
昆明站
Kunming Railway Station.jpg
A view of Kunming Railway Station
Location
Province Yunnan
(See other stations in Yunnan)
City Kunming
District Guandu
Coordinates 25°1′3″N 102°43′15″E / 25.01750°N 102.72083°E / 25.01750; 102.72083
History
Year opened 1958
Station statistics
Operator(s) Kunming Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
No. of platforms 6

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 4 kilometres from the city centre.[1] On 1 March 2014, a group of unidentified men and women carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killed 29 people and injured 130.[2][3]

Connections[edit]

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]

Other railway stations in Kunming[edit]

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]

2014 terrorist attack[edit]

On 1 March 2014, a group of terrorists carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killing 29 people and injuring 130.[2] Later, the police came and secured the scene of the attack. Several attackers were shot dead.[5]

Notes an references[edit]

  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" (in English). BBC. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  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" (in English). ABC. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
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Shanghai–Kunming Railway
Guiyang-Kunming section
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