Sanya Railway Station

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Sanya Railway Station
三亚站
Sanya Railway Station 2.jpg
Coordinates 18°17′55″N 109°29′19″E / 18.29861°N 109.48861°E / 18.29861; 109.48861Coordinates: 18°17′55″N 109°29′19″E / 18.29861°N 109.48861°E / 18.29861; 109.48861
Line(s) Hainan Eastern Ring High-Speed Railway, Hainan Western Ring Railway, Hainan Western Ring High-Speed Railway (future)
Sanya Railway Station
Traditional Chinese 三亞火車站
Simplified Chinese 三亚火车站

Sanya Railway Station is the station of the Hainan Eastern Ring High-Speed Railway and the Hainan Western Ring Railway in Hainan Island of the People's Republic of China. The southernmost railway station in China,[1] it serves Sanya, the main city on the southern coast of Hainan.

Sanya Station is the (notionally) southern terminal of both the Hainan Eastern Ring Railway and the Hainan Western Ring Railway. (Geographically, the two railways come to the station from the east and west, as they follow the coast).

The station is located on the northern outskirts of Sanya City, some 5 km north of downtown.

History[edit]

The present-day Sanya Railway Station, situated on the northern outskirts of Sanya, was opened in April 2007.[1] Previously, the city's railway station was located downtown (near 18°15′16″N 109°29′49″E / 18.25444°N 109.49694°E / 18.25444; 109.49694),[2] in a 1950s-era building. Based on Google Maps satellite view, it appears that the downtown railway branch has since been removed.

Services[edit]

As of 2012, Sanya Railway Station functions primarily as the southern (Sanya) terminal for the D-series (EMU) trains of the Hainan Eastern Ring High-Speed Railway, which travel between Sanya and Haikou on a fairly frequent schedule.

In addition, Sanya Station is also the terminal for the "conventional" trains arriving to Sanya from Haikou along the Hainan Western Ring Railway. As of the late 2012, however, such trains are few; in fact, schedule sites reports only one such daily train, T201/T204 from Beijing West (via the Hainan Ferry and Haikou).[3]

Sanya Station is also the end point of the Hainan Western Ring High-Speed Railway, thus becoming the point where the high-speed rail ring around the island is closed. A short section of the Western High-Speed Ring, from Sanya Railway Station to the Sanya Phoenix Airport Railway Station 10 km to the west was completed first, by the end of 2014.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 海南三亚新火车站建成 属中国最南端新车站, 2007-04-11
  2. ^ As seen e.g. on Sanya city map in the Hainan Road Atlas, p.14. ISBN 978-7-80212-467-7.
  3. ^ 三亚列车时刻表 (Sanya schedule) (Chinese)
  4. ^ 西环高铁凤三段计划2014年建成 (The Sanya to Fenghuang Airport section of the Western Ring High-Speed Railway is planned to be completed in 2014), 2012-12-13
Preceding station   ChinaRailwayHighspeed-notext.svg China Railway High-speed   Following station
towards Haikou
Hainan Eastern Ring Railway Terminus