Kunming railway station

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Kunming
昆明
China Railway
Kunming Railway Station.jpg
A view of Kunming railway station
Location Guandu District, Kunming, Yunnan
China
Coordinates 25°1′3″N 102°43′15″E / 25.01750°N 102.72083°E / 25.01750; 102.72083
Operated by Kunming Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Platforms 6
History
Opened 1958

Kunming railway station (Chinese: 昆明站; pinyin: Kūnmíng Zhàn) is the main railway station serving the city of Kunming, Yunnan, China. It is located about four kilometres from the city centre.[1] On March 1, 2014, a group of men and women carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killed 33 people and injured 143. They were later identified as members of violent Uyghur separatist group. [2][3]

Connections[edit]

Kunming railway station is located on the Shanghai–Kunming Railway, the Chengdu–Kunming Railway, the Neijiang–Kunming Railway and the Nanning–Kunming Railway.[citation needed]

Other railway stations in Kunming[edit]

Kunming also has the Kunming North railway station (昆明北站), on the meter-gauge Kunming–Hai Phong Railway. Presently (2012), it has only very limited service.[4] Kunming also has a railway station called Kunming South railway station located in Chenggong District and is used for high-speed rail services.

2014 terrorist attack[edit]

On March 1, 2014, a group of terrorists carrying long knives rushed into Kunming Station, killing 29 people and injuring 130.[2] Later, the police came and secured the scene of the attack. Several attackers were shot dead.[5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation of Kunming
  2. ^ a b http://english.cntv.cn/20140302/101074.shtml
  3. ^ "'Dozens die' in China knife attack at Kunming train station". BBC. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  4. ^ 滇越铁路徒步第一程(昆明——宜良) (A walk along the Kunming-Vietnam Railway. Part 1: Kunming-Chenggong)
  5. ^ "27 Dead in Knife Attack at SW China Train Station". ABC. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-02.

External links[edit]

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