Beijing North railway station

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Beijingbei
北京北
China Railway
Beijing Suburban Railway
Beijing North Railway Station 01.jpg
Beijing North Railway Station
Other names Beijing North
Location Xicheng District, Beijing
China
Coordinates 39°56′43″N 116°20′50″E / 39.94528°N 116.34722°E / 39.94528; 116.34722
Operated by China Railway Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms 11 (5 island platforms, 1 side platform)
Connections Xizhimen Station Beijing Subway
History
Opened 1906
Previous names Xizhimen railway station

Beijingbei railway station or Beijing North railway station (Chinese: 北京北站; pinyin: Běijīngběi Zhàn), formerly known as Xizhimen railway station (simplified Chinese: 西直门站; traditional Chinese: 西直門車站; pinyin: Xīzhímén Zhàn), is a railway station in Beijing. It was built in 1905 as one of the original stations on the Jingzhang Railway, now part of the old Beijing-Baotou Line.

Beijing North is now a small (Tier-III) station managed by the Beijing Railway Bureau, providing regular intercity train services to the north and northwest, including the Huhhot-Manzhouli Grasslands Express (K274/K275/K277). It is also the southern terminus for the S2 Line of the Beijing Suburban Railway.

From 2019, the station will become the terminus of the high-speed Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway, which in turn will connect to the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot High Speed Railway.

Renovation[edit]

The station will be closed from November 1, 2016 to sometime in 2019 for renovation work. During this time, the S2 Line terminus will be located at Huangtudian railway station and all other China Railway trains will stop at Changping North railway station.[1]

Platforms at Beijing North railway station, 16th Sept 2016, showing various trains and the S2 service to Badaling

Public transportation[edit]

The station is located just outside Xizhimen Station, which is connected to Line 2, Line 4 and Line 13 of the Beijing Subway, and is also connected to city bus lines 16, 26, 85, 87, 438, 651 and 运通105.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing North Railway Station". Travelchinaguide. Xian Marco Polo International Travel Service Co., Ltd. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Terminus Beijing–Baotou Railway
towards Baotou
Terminus Beijing–Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway
Preceding station   Beijing Suburban Railway   Following station
Terminus Line S2
towards Shacheng or Yanqing