Chengdu East railway station
|Other names||Chengdu East|
|Location||Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan|
|Platforms||26 (12 island platforms, 2 side platforms)|
|Classification||Top Class station|
Chengdu East or Chengdudong railway station (simplified Chinese: 成都东站; traditional Chinese: 成都東站; pinyin: Chéngdū-dōng Zhàn) is a railway station in Chenghua District, Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, serving the Chengdu–Chongqing intercity railway, the Chengdu–Guiyang high-speed railway, the Dazhou–Chengdu railway and Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway. It is connected to Chengdu Metro Line 2 and Line 7.
Chengdu East Railway Station is divided into two spaces, the station building and outdoor squares, with a total area of about 68 hectares, the station building itself has an area of 108,000 square meters. The main building of the station is divided into five main levels, including an elevated Waiting Hall level (with mezzanine eating areas and shopping), Platform Level (Ground Level), Arrivals Level and two levels of Chengdu Metro lines. Total investment for its construction was set at about 3.83 billion yuan in 2011 when it was put into use. The station exterior design features a fusion of Jinsha and Sanxingdui bronze shape artistic elements of the ancient Shu culture. Beneath the outdoor squares, substantial car parking and a bus terminal is housed. Passengers enter the station across the outdoor Square or direct access to the station building from two north-south elevated roads. Ticket offices exist in the top Waiting Hall area and beneath in the Arrivals Hall.
The station has 14 platforms and 26 tracks, all of which are covered. The departures Waiting Hall sits above the platforms, with arrivals descending down to the Arrivals Hall level below the platforms.
Construction began on December 29, 2008.
- 成绵乐铁路客运专线、铁路成都东客站今天开工：人民网(in Chinese)
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