Harbin West Railway Station

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Harbinxi
哈尔滨西
China Railway High-speed
China Railway
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Harbin West Railway Station
Other names Harbin West
Location Nangang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang
China
Coordinates 45°42′17″N 126°34′23″E / 45.70472°N 126.57306°E / 45.70472; 126.57306Coordinates: 45°42′17″N 126°34′23″E / 45.70472°N 126.57306°E / 45.70472; 126.57306
Operated by China Railway High-speed,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Beijing–Harbin,
Harbin–Dalian
Platforms 18
History
Opened 2012
Services
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Harbin West Railway Station is a railway station on the Jingha Railway and the Harbin–Dalian section of the Beijing–Harbin High-Speed Railway. It is located in Harbin, in the Heilongjiang province of China.

The station cost 7.01 billion yuan to construct.[1] The main building contains 70,000 square metres (750,000 sq ft) of space.[2] There is a 92,000 square metres (990,000 sq ft) weather shed.[2] Ten platforms of some 100,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft) serve twenty two rail lines and can accommodate a maximum of 12,000 passengers.[2]

History[edit]

Construction of the station started on July 5, 2009[3] and the station opened to regular rail traffic in late 2012. On December 1, 2012,[4] the station started to receive high-speed rail traffic as China unveiled its first high-speed rail running through regions with extremely low winter temperatures with scheduled runs from Harbin to Dalian.[5] The weather-proof CRH380B bullet trains serving the line can accommodate temperatures from minus 40 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius above zero.[6] On December 1, 2012 On December 10, 2014, the station started to receive conventional train service of the Jingha Railway.[7] On August 17, 2015, the station started to receive high-speed CRH trains from Qiqihar as Harbin–Qiqihar Intercity Railway opened for public service.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "哈尔滨西站开建省内 投资70.1亿工期约3年". 哈尔滨火车站网站. September 24, 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "哈尔滨西站正式开工建设 最高可容纳1.2万名旅客换乘". 东北网. July 10, 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "哈尔滨至齐齐哈尔铁路客运专线暨哈西站建设开工". 中国政府网 www.gov.cn. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Harbin-Dalian high-speed train begins operation". Xinhua. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail went into operation on December 1". Website of Jilin Province Government. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  6. ^ "China tests world's first alpine high-speed rail line". Xinhuanet. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  7. ^ "哈尔滨西站普速场正式开通运营(图)". 黑龙江网络广播电视台. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  8. ^ "哈齐高铁列车17日开跑 动车组时刻表出炉". 东北网. 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 

External links[edit]

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