Ürümqi railway station
|Location||Saybagh District, Ürümqi, Xinjiang|
|Operated by||Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China|
|Line(s)||Lanzhou–Xinjiang high-speed railway,|
Northern Xinjiang Railway
|Station code||42801 (TMIS)|
WAR (telegram code)
WLQ (pinyin code)
|Opened||July 1, 2016|
Ürümqi railway station (Chinese: 乌鲁木齐站; Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچی بېكىتى, ULY: Ürümchi békiti) is a 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 train station was completed. The newer station, being much larger and grander than Ürümqi South, will assume the role of Ürümqi's primary railway station. However trains will continue to service both, with some express services skipping through the older station.
Built primarily as the western terminus of the Lanzhou–Xinjiang high-speed railway, for the first time high speed trains now connect the far western province to Eastern Chinese cities, allowing for express trains to reach Beijing in around 18 hours; much less than the 31 hours it previously took. Conventional rail services continue to use the Lanxin railway eastwards and the Northern Xinjiang Railway westwards across the rest of the province.
- "新疆规模最大铁路交通枢纽乌鲁木齐站（新客站）试运营". China News Service.
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