Guangzhou Railway Station

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Guangzhou
广州
China Railway
Guangzhou Railway Station 2013.11.16 07-27-10.jpg
Location 159 Huanshi Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China
Coordinates 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515000°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515000; 113.2524139Coordinates: 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515000°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515000; 113.2524139
Operated by China Railway Corporation
Guangshen Railway Company
Guangzhou Metro Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Platforms China Railway 4
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1974
29 December 2002 (Line 2)
28 December 2009 (Line 5)
Previous names Liuhua
Services
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Terminus Guangshen Railway
towards Shenzhen
Beijing–Guangzhou Railway Terminus
Preceding station   Guangzhou Metro   Following station
Line 2
toward Jiaokou
Line 5
toward Wenchong
Guangzhou Railway Station
Simplified Chinese 广州站
Traditional Chinese 廣州站
Hanyu Pinyin Guǎngzhōu Zhàn
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 广州火车站
Traditional Chinese 廣州火車站
Hanyu Pinyin Guǎngzhōu Huǒchēzhàn

Guangzhou Railway Station (Chinese: 广州火车站; Pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Huǒchēzhàn) serves the city of Guangzhou, China. It sits on the high speed Guangshen railway just west of Guangzhou East. As one of the busiest railway stations in southern China, Guangzhou station is known for its notorious safety record.[citation needed] CRH trains from Guangzhou serves Shenzhen six times daily.

Services from this station include trains to Beijing (Jingguang railway) and Lhasa. It is served by the Guangzhou Metro on Line 2 and Line 5.

History[edit]

As early as the 1950s, the provincial government saw the need for a central train station in Guangzhou but the plans were shelved until 1974 due to the Cultural Revolution. On the 4 April, 1979 with the normalisation of relations with Hong Kong, the through-train service that was suspended for over twenty-five years was resumed. Through-train services were moved to Guangzhou East in 1996 due to increasing security problems.

Rail services[edit]

Metro services[edit]

An interchange station of Line 2 and Line 5 of the Guangzhou Metro.[1] It is located at the underground of the west square of Guangzhou Railway Station, located at the junction of Huanshi Road West (Chinese: 环市西路; pinyin: Huanshi Xilu and Renmin Road North (Chinese: 人民北路; pinyin: Renmin Beilu) in Yuexiu District. It started operations on December 29, 2002, (Line 2) and December 2009 (Line 5) respectively. Its area is about 10000 square metres and it is the second largest metro station in Guangzhou.[2][3][4]

Station layout[edit]

G - Exit
L1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Platforms
Platform 2  2  towards Guangzhou South Railway Station (Yuexiu Park)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1  2  towards Jiahewanggang (Sanyuanli)
L3
Platforms
Platform 4  5  towards Jiaokou (Xicun)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 3  5  towards Wenchong (Xiaobei)
Platform of Line 2 
Platform of Line 5 

Exits[edit]

Exit number Exit location
Exit A Huanshi Xilu
Exit B Guangzhou Railway Station Main Hall (closed)
Exit C Non-public access
Exit D D1 Guangzhou Railway Station West Square
D2 Huanshi Xilu
D3 Huanshi Xilu
D4 Zhanqian Lu
Exit E Huanshi Xilu
Exit F Guangyuan Lu
Exit G Guangzhou Baima Costume Market
Exit H Zhannan Lu

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