Changsha South Railway Station
Changsha South Station
|Changsha South Railway Station|
(See other stations in Hunan)
|Operator(s)||Guangzhou Railway Group Co. Ltd.|
|No. of platforms||13 (CRH)|
Changsha South Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 长沙南站; traditional Chinese: 長沙南站; pinyin: Chángshā'nan zhàn) is a railway station of Wuguang Passenger Railway and Hukun Passenger Railway. The station is located in Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan, China. It is a hub and the connecting point of Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway and the proposed Xiamen-Changsha-Chongqing High-Speed Railway. The station, located in Lituo Street, Yuhua District, was opened Dec 26, 2009. The designer of the station building is from the 3rd department of Central South Architectural Design Institute, INC. The roof features the waves and ripples of water. It has a total construction area of 273,000 square meters and the depot area is 137,000 square meters. It is a transportation center of high-speed railroads, metro lines 2&4, buses, maglev and coaches, which can seamless connect with the downtown, Huanghua International Airport and cities in the vicinity.
The station opened on December 26, 2009.
When the station was first open, the surrounded area—which is away from Changsha's city center—was mostly industrial. Since then, however, high-rise residential and office development has taken place around the station. The passenger volume has also increased greatly.
Metro Line 2 connects Changsha South Railway Station with the city. Changsha South Railway Station is the second station from the east(after Guangda). All other stops are in the west and the terminal is Wangchengpo to which the ride takes about 40 minutes. (The service is from 06:30 to 22:30 and tickets vary from ￥2 to ￥5).
There are lots of buses departing from Changsha South Railway Station:
The tickets for all buses cost about ￥2. Check the timetables and routes at the bus terminal.
The distance to city center is approximately 10 kilometers and the charging standards are as following.
- 05:00-21:00 Initial price: ￥6 for first 2km, then ￥1.8/km and finally ￥2.7/km after 10km
- 21:00-05:00 Initial price: ￥7 for first 2km, then ￥2.2/km and finally ￥2.7/km after 10km
The service is to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.It takes about half an hour.
- Line3: South Bus Station via Changsha South Railway Station (Price: 21.5CNY single)
Maglev: The normal-speed maglev Changsha Huanghua International Airport is under construction and will start services from 2016 on. The Maglev line is 18.5km long and trains will run at a speed of 120kph to finish the journey in just over 10 minutes. 
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