Ürümqi Railway Station

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China Railway High-speed
Location Ürümqi, Xinjiang
Coordinates 43°50′36.8″N 87°31′26.5″E / 43.843556°N 87.524028°E / 43.843556; 87.524028
Operated by Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China

Lanzhou-Xinjiang HSR,

Lanxin railway
Northern Xinjiang Railway
Opened July 1, 2016
Previous names Ergong

Ürümqi Railway Station is a redeveloped station, formerly a small halt called Ergong. Now it is a major transport hub, servicing high-speed and conventional rail in Ürümqi, Xinjiang. It should not be confused with Ürümqi South Railway Station, which was known by the same name from 1962 until 2014, when the new station was completed. The newer station, being much larger and grander than the Ürümqi South, will assume the role of Ürümqi's primary station. However trains will continue to service both, with some express services skipping the older station.

Built primarily as the western terminus of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway, high speed trains now connect the far western province to eastern Chinese cities for the first time, eventually allowing for express trains to Beijing in around 18 hours, much less than the current 31 hours it takes. Conventional rail services will continue to use the Lanxin railway eastwards and the Northern Xinjiang Railway, west across the rest of the province.

The station was opened and started to trial operation on July 1, 2016 with high speed services to Hami.[1]

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Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
towards Ürümqi
Northern Xinjiang Railway
towards Alashankou