Yichang East Railway Station

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Yichangdong Station
Yichang East Station
宜昌东站
Yichang East Railway Station.jpg
Location
Province Hubei
(See other stations in Hubei)
City Yichang
District Wujiagang
Coordinates 30°39′45″N 111°21′44″E / 30.66250°N 111.36222°E / 30.66250; 111.36222Coordinates: 30°39′45″N 111°21′44″E / 30.66250°N 111.36222°E / 30.66250; 111.36222
Station statistics
Operator(s) Wuhan Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s) Hanyi Railway,
Yiwan Railway
No. of platforms 5

Yichang East Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 宜昌东站; traditional Chinese: 宜昌東站; pinyin: Yíchāng-dōng Zhàn) is a railway station Yichang City, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China. It is the junction of two sections of the Huhanrong Passenger Dedicated Line (Shanghai-Hankou-Chengdu): the Hanyi Railway, going east to Hankou (Wuhan), and the Yiwan Railway going west to Lichuan and Wuzhou.

The Hanyi Railway is operated by the Wuhan Railway Bureau, Ministry of Railways of the PRC.

Service[edit]

As of 2012, Yichang East Railway Station is the main railway station for the Yichang Metropolitan area. It is the western terminal for the frequent high-speed D-series train service from Yichang to Wuhan and points east (Nanchang, Shanghai). Most of other passenger service originating in Yichang or passing through it uses Yichang East as well.[1]

History[edit]

The construction of the station started in January 2005.[2]

Some trains, such as the Yichang-Beijng West service, already started serving Yichang East Station (instead of the older Yichang Station in downtown Yichang) as of December 23, 2010. Construction work, however, continued into 2011.[3]

Nearby stations[edit]

The old Yichang Railway Station, in downtown Yichang. Opened in 1971, it was the main (and only) passenger station in Yichang area until the opening of the Yichang East Railway Station in 2010. After that, services at Yichang Railway Station were gradually reduced, and in October 2012 it was closed for reconstruction.[4]

Yichang East Railway Station platform at night

References[edit]

  1. ^ 宜昌东列车时刻表 (Yichang East Railway Station schedule) (Chinese)
  2. ^ 宜万铁路宜昌东站2009年建成 三峡信息网(Chinese)
  3. ^ 宜昌车务段:23日起去北京请到东站上车 (Yichang rail service: starting December 23, to go to Beijing please head to the Yichang East Station), 2010-12-20 (Chinese)
  4. ^ 汉宜铁路宜昌站改造工程进展顺利, (Han-Yi Railway Yichang Railway Station reconstruction project progressing smoothly) 2012-12-07, 中华铁道网