Kunming South Railway Station

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Kunmingnan
昆明南
China Railway High-speed
Location Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan
China
Operated by Kunming Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway
Nanning–Kunming High-Speed Railway
Platforms 30
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Services
Preceding station   ChinaRailwayHighspeed-notext.svg China Railway High-speed   Following station
Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway Terminus

Kunming South Railway Station is the main high-speed rail station of the Kunming metropolitan area. The station, put into operation in December 2016 after five years of construction, is the western terminus of the Nanning–Kunming High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway.

The station is located in Chenggong District of the City of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. It was put into operation in December 2016, simultaneously with the two high-speed mainlines it serves, after five years of construction. It is also the terminal for the high-speed (D series) trains on the Kunming–Yuxi Railway.

Although Chenggong is being actively developed as Kunming's new city center, it is quite remote (around 20 km) from Kunming's current city center. Its remote location causes some complaints from city's residents.[1] Plans exist, however, to link Kunming South Station with Kunming Railway Station (which is located just south of the city center) by the end of 2017, enabling high-speed trains to serve Kunming Railway Station as well.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Qiao Changhong (乔长红), 昆明南窑火车站年底有望通高铁. 昆明铁路枢纽扩能改造工程年底完工,滇池环线铁路将闭合 (Kunming's Nanyao Station is expected to get high-speed service by the end of the year. Kunming Railway Hub Expansion and Reorganization Project to be completed by the end of the year, the railway ring around Dian Lake to be completed). 2017-02-28

Coordinates: 24°52′13″N 102°51′43″E / 24.87028°N 102.86194°E / 24.87028; 102.86194