Beijing West railway station

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Beijing West Station in June 2018
Beijing West Station in June 2018
Other namesBeijing West
Location118 Lianhuachi Donglu, Fengtai District, Beijing
Coordinates39°53′42″N 116°19′19″E / 39.894914°N 116.322062°E / 39.894914; 116.322062Coordinates: 39°53′42″N 116°19′19″E / 39.894914°N 116.322062°E / 39.894914; 116.322062
Operated byChina Railway CR Beijing
Beijing Subway Beijing Subway
ConnectionsBus terminal
OpenedChina Railway 21 January 1996
Beijing Subway 31 December 2011
Beijingxi is located in central Beijing
Location in central Beijing
The departure hall in Beijing West railway station, located on the second floor.
South to north glance in Beijing West Railway Station (20151228190532).jpg

Beijingxi (Beijing West) railway station (Chinese: 北京西站; pinyin: Běijīngxī Zhàn), colloquially referred to as West Station (Chinese: 西客站), is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District. Opened in early 1996 after three years of construction, it was the largest railway station in Asia with an area of 510,000 m2,[1][2] before being surpassed by Shanghai Hongqiao railway station in platform capacity. The station serves in average 150,000–180,000 passengers per day with a maximum of 400,000 people per day.[3] It was expanded in 2000 and had a vast number of parking spaces added.


The construction concept of Beijing West railway station began as early as 1959. It was planned and researched three times in history, but the first two were put on hold for political and economic reasons. For the third time, in 1989, the preparatory work, adjustment planning, and re-reporting were resumed and finally approved by the state. Beijing West railway station project was jointly funded by the Beijing Municipal Government and the Ministry of Railways. It was a key project in China's eighth five-year plan with a total investment of 6.5 billion yuan.

After the completion of the Beijing West railway station, the passenger pressure at the Beijing railway station was greatly alleviated.

Platform layout[edit]

Regular rail services leave from Platforms 1-11; HSR leaves from Platforms 12-18. A dedicated exit is used for passengers arriving on Platform 18.

Beijing West railway station Platforms and Tracks
Beijing West railway station Platform 1
Beijing West railway station Platform 6
Beijing West railway station platform
Platform 1
Track 1
Track 2
Platform 2
Platform 3
Track 3
Track 4
Platform 4
Platform 5
Track 5
Track 6

Beijing-Guangzhou Railway —— Beijing-Kowloon Railway

Track 7
Platform 6
Platform 7
Track 8
Track 9
Platform 8
Platform 9
Track 10
Track 11 (Xichang Railway, Beijing-Kowloon Railway
Track 12 (South of this track Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
Platform 10
Platform 11
Track 13
Track 14
Platform 12
Platform 13
Track 15
Track 16
Platform 14
Platform 15
Track 17
Track 18
Platform 16
Platform 17
Track 19
Track 20
South Platform 18

All passengers will leave Beijing West from the Level 2 Departures Hall, except for passengers to Hong Kong, who must enter from a dedicated entrance with immigration and customs clearance facilities located by North Entrance 1. These passengers will clear customs and immigration at Beijing West and will not leave the train until it arrives at the Kowloon / Hung Hom terminus in Hong Kong. A VIP lounge is available for Business Class passengers travelling HSR.

Ticket counters and machines are available beside the main entrances.


China Railway[edit]


China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Beijing Suburban Railway
Other namesBeijing West
Location118 Lianhuachi Donglu, Fengtai District, Beijing
Operated byChina Railway
Line(s)Beijing–Guangzhou Railway
Beijing–Kowloon Railway
Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
Beijing Underground Cross City Railway
     Sub-Central line (Beijing Suburban Railway)
Other information
Station codeTMIS code: 21152
Telegram code: BXP
Pinyin code: BJX
ClassificationTop Class station
Opened21 January 1996

Beijing West railway station is a terminal for both "traditional" and high-speed trains. It is the Beijing terminal for most trains leaving the city for destinations in western and southwestern China, including Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa and Urumqi. Major "traditional" rail lines beginning at this station include the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway (via Wuhan) and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway (via Nanchang and Shenzhen).

Beijing West is the terminal both for the Beijing-Kowloon Through Train and (since the opening of the Qingzang railway in 2006) for the Beijing-Lhasa trains.

Beijing West is the northern terminal of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway as of December 2012. High-speed trains leave the station for Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as various destinations on the connecting lines, such as Taiyuan and Xi'an. There are, however, plans to construct new major railway terminal (the new Fengtai railway station) in the southwestern part of Beijing, and to eventually make it the terminal for the high-speed trains on the Beijing-Guangzhou line.

The Beijing underground cross-city railway connects Beijing West with Beijing railway station.

Preceding station China Railway High-speed China Railway High-speed Following station
Terminus Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway Zhuozhou East
Beijing–Xiong'an intercity railway Beijing Daxing
Preceding station China Railways.svg China Railway Following station
Terminus Beijing–Guangzhou railway Houlücun
towards Guangzhou
Beijing–Kowloon railway Guang'anmen
towards Hung Hom
Beijing underground cross-city railway Beijing
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Terminus Beijing–Kowloon through train Zhengzhou
towards Hung Hom
Preceding station Bcr logo.svg Beijing Suburban Railway Following station
Terminus Sub-Central line Beijing


Carriers Destinations
CR Beijing Baoji South, Changsha South, Changchun, Chengde, Chongqing, Dajian, Guangzhou South, Guiyang North, Handan, Handan East, Hengshui, Nanchang West, Nanning East, Qinhuangdao, Shenzhen, Shenzhen North, Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang North, Taiyuan South, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xi'an North, Xining, Yichang East, Yinchuan, Yuncheng North, Zhangjiakou South, Zhuhai
CR Chengdu Chengdu, Chengdu East, Chongqing North, Guiyang, Guiyang North, Panzhihua
CR Guangzhou Changsha South, Guangzhou, Guangzhou East, Hong Kong West Kowloon, Hung Hom, Sanya, Shenzhen, Shenzhen North
CR Harbin Harbin, Lhasa
CR Hohhot Baotou, Dongsheng West, Guangzhou, Hohhot, Tianjin, Wuhai West
CR Kunming Kunming
CR Lanzhou Lanzhou, Yinchuan
CR Nanchang Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Jinggangshan, Nanchang, Nanchang West, Shijiazhuang, Xiamen
CR Nanning Guilin North, Nanning, Nanning East, Zhanjiang
CR Qingzang Xining
CR Shanghai Anqing, Fuyang, Huangshan
CR Shenyang Changchun, Lhasa, Shenyang North
CR Taiyuan Linfen West, Taiyuan South, Yongji North, Yuncheng North
CR Ürümqi Ürümqi South
CR Wuhan Enshi, Hankou, Shiyan, Wuchang, Wuhan, Yichang East, Zhoukou
CR Xi'an Baoji, Baoji South, Hanzhong, Tianjin, Xi'an, Xi'an North
CR Zhengzhou Changzhi North, Hankou, Luoyang, Nanyang, Xi'an North, Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou East

Beijing Subway[edit]

Beijing West railway station

Beijing Subway
Beijing West subway station.jpg
Line 9 platforms
Operated byBeijing Subway
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
OpenedDecember 28, 2014 (Line 7)
December 31, 2011 (Line 9)
Preceding station   Beijing Subway   Following station
Line 9
towards Guogongzhuang
TerminusLine 7
towards Jiaohuachang
  • This station is served by Line 7 and Line 9. Passengers are able to change between Line 7 and Line 9 using the cross-platform interchange method. The Subway concourse is on the Arrivals level, with all platforms a level further below.

Beijing Bus[edit]

  • Beijing Bus stops:
    • Beijing West Station (北京西站): 9, 21, 40, 47, 50, 52, 54, 65, 67, 83, 89, 99, 205, 209, 212, 213, 301, 319, 320, 373, 374, 387, 414, 437, 616, 623, 661, 662, 663, 673, 694, 695, 741, 840, 843, 845, 901, 特2, 特6, 运通102
    • Beijing West Station South Square (北京西站南广场): 53, 72, 109, 122, 309, 349, 410, 616, 820, 890, 941, 982, 993,
  • Beijing Airport Bus: Route 7

Bus route numbers in bold denotes terminus at the stop.


  1. ^ Rough Guide to China - fifth edition, page 83
  2. ^ "Shanghai to have Asia's largest railway station". Xinhua. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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