Chaoshan Railway Station

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Chaoshan
潮汕
China Railway
Chaoshan Railway Station 2014.01.19 20-06-57.jpg
Location Chao'an District, Chaozhou, Guangdong
China
Operated by Shanghai Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s) Xiashen Railway
History
Opened 28 December 2013
Services
Preceding station   ChinaRailwayHighspeed-notext.svg China Railway High-speed   Following station
Xiamen–Shenzhen Railway
towards Xiamen North

Chaoshan Railway Station (Chinese: 潮汕站) is a railway station located in Shaxi Town (沙溪镇) in the Chao'an District of Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province, China, on the Xiashen Railway operated by the Shanghai Railway Bureau, Ministry of Railways of the PRC.

Structure[edit]

The station serves Shantou, Jieyang and Chaozhou, and is located in the geometric centre of these cities, approximately 20 to 30 kilometres (12 to 19 mi) from each.

The station is divided into two, with a north and south station house, which can accommodate a total of 2000 passengers, covering an area of 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft). Each station house serves two platforms, each with a waiting room and ticket office.[1]

Service[edit]

As of January 2014, Chaoshan station is a major station on the Xiashen railway line, and is a terminus station for the G-series Guangzhou-Chaoshan route, starting at Guangzhou South Railway Station.[2] The station also operates D-series trains, with destinations including Shenzhen, Xiamen, Hangzhou and Shanghai.[3] It is expected that there will be connections to Hong Kong in the near future.[when?][4]

As a major railway station[edit]

Among all the non-overnight trains that go through Chaoshan Railway Station, only Train D3902 (Shenzhen North - Zhao'an), a CRH1B train staffed by Shanghai Railway Bureau, does not stop at Chaoshan Railway Station, which takes effect since July 2016.

History[edit]

The station began operations on 28 December 2013.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 23°32′35″N 116°35′08″E / 23.54306°N 116.58556°E / 23.54306; 116.58556