Shenzhen East Railway Station

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For the proposed station in Pingshan New Area, Shenzhen, see Shenzhen Pingshan Station
China Railways.svg SZM Longgang Line icon.svg
Shenzhendong Station
Shenzhen East Station
深圳东站
Shenzhen East Railway Station.JPG
Location
Province Guangdong
(See other stations in Guangdong)
City Shenzhen
District Longgang
History
Pinyin Code Shenzhendong
Former name Buji Station
Station statistics
Operator(s) China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Guangshen Railway
Jingjiu Railway
Shenzhendong Railwau Station
Traditional Chinese 深圳東站
Simplified Chinese 深圳东站
Buji Station
Chinese 布吉站
Waiting Hall for Shenzhen East Railway Station

Shenzhen East Railway Station (深圳东站 Shēnzhèn dōng Zhàn), formerly Buji Station (布吉站), serves the town of Buji, Shenzhen, in Guangdong, China. It is a stop on the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Railway.

The station opened in 1911 as a freight and Level 3 passenger station (三等站) on the Kowloon–Canton Railway. Initial renovation works commenced in 2004. The station building was demolished in April 2008, and work began on the construction of a new passenger hub that was completed by the end of October 2012. In September 2012, it was announced that the new station would be named "Shenzhen East Station".[1] The Shenzhen East name was originally assigned to a proposed Longgang Station on the Xiamen–Shenzhen Railway currently under construction.

Station Structure[edit]

The station is actually a complex serving 5 separate railway lines (2 high speed lines, 1 conventional rail and 2 metro lines). The completed station building features 3 ticket halls and a waiting hall of 7,100m². There are 6 north-south platforms serving 11 tracks on the main platform level. Separate east-west platforms will serve trains on the Xiamen-Shenzhen High-Speed Railway (u/c). The station is co-located with Buji Metro Station, served by two Shenzhen Metro lines, the Longgang Line and Huanzhong Line.[2]

Train Services[edit]

The new Shenzhen East will handle middle- and long-distance, lower-speed trains, including trains to Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces. Shenzhen Railway Station will be the main hub for inter-city trains in Guangdong Province, for example, and its current long-distance trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin and Fuzhou will be relocated to Shenzhen East in the future. 4 tracks reserved for the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Railway high speed services between Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 布吉火车站更名深圳东站 预计10月底通车 (Bùjí Huǒchē Zhàn gēngmíng Shēnzhèn Dōng Zhàn; Yùjì 10 yuè dǐ tōngchē; Buji Railway Station Renamed Shenzhen East Station; Expected to Open to Traffic by the End of October.) Shenzhen News. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. (Chinese)
  2. ^ http://szdaily.sznews.com/html/2012-12/06/content_2304395.htm | Buji Station renamed Shenzhen East
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railways   Following station
towards Guangzhou
Guangshen Railway
towards Shenzhen
towards Beijing West
Beijing–Kowloon Railway
towards Hung Hom

Coordinates: 22°36′14″N 114°06′52″E / 22.60389°N 114.11444°E / 22.60389; 114.11444