Lanzhou Railway Station

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Lanzhou Station
兰州站
Lanzhou station 01.jpg
Location
Province Gansu
(See other stations in Gansu)
City Lanzhou
District Chengguan
Coordinates 36°02′06.54″N 103°50′55.41″E
History
Pinyin Code Lanzhou
Station statistics
Operator(s) Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China
Line(s) Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway,
Baotou-Lanzhou Railway

Lanzhou Railway Station is located in Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province along Huochezhan Dong Road (火车站东路). Opened in October 1952 under the jurisdiction of the Lanzhou Railway Bureau. It handles both passenger and freight as a Chinese classified first-class station. It is served by the Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway and Baotou-Lanzhou Railway

Station facilities[edit]

Lanzhou Railway Station Soft Seat Waiting Area

The station building has an area of 18,006 square meters, with a total area of 33,528 square meters with the outdoor square. It has been designed to hold 6,000 waiting passengers. It is served by an elevated footbridge across the lines, arrival and departure car ramps, escalators and central air conditioning, electronic ticketing and an electronic-oriented information inquiry system. The outdoor station square hosts a large replica of the ancient Galloping Horse on a Flying Swallow statue, a symbol of Lanzhou.

Lanzhou station has 5 platforms and a total of 12 shared tracks (passenger and freight).

Usage[edit]

Lanzhou station is served by Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway and Baotou-Lanzhou Railway as a major provincial first class station. The average daily handling capacity is for passenger trains is about 100 trains, including various types of originating and through passenger trains.

Future high speed train services to east to Xi'an and west to Ürümqi, currently under construction, will bypass this station via a tunnel to Lanzhou West Railway Station, 8 km to the west.

History[edit]

  • 1952 October 1: Lanzhou station inaugurated.
  • 2002 June 6: Lanzhou Railway Station expansion project is fully completed

References[edit]

  1. Daily: Lanzhou station celebrate the 50 anniversary
  2. Lanzhou Railway Bureau: Lanzhou Station Profile
  3. Lanzhou Railway Station Revitalization welcome the Spring Festival travel season

Coordinates: 36°02′03″N 103°51′00″E / 36.03417°N 103.85000°E / 36.03417; 103.85000