Wuhan North Railway Station

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Wuhan North Railway Station (Chinese: 武汉北站; pinyin: Wǔhàn běi zhàn) is the main freight railway station and marshalling yard of the Wuhan railway hub and metropolitan area, in China's Hubei Province. The facility is located on the Beijing–Guangzhou Railway, 20 km north of Wuhan Railway Station and 23 km from Hankou Railway Station. Administratively, it is in Hengdiang Subdistrict (横店街道) of Wuhan's Huangpi District.

Overview[edit]

One of the largest facilities of its kind in the nation, Wuhan North Railway Station has 112 tracks and over 650 switches. It occupies 4.47 km2 of land.

There are several other rail freight facilities in Wuhan, including Wuchang South and Wuchang West stations.

Wuhan North was opened on May 18, 2009, replacing the Jiang'an West marshalling yard, which has since been converted into a facility for servicing China Railway High-speed trainsets.

Passenger service[edit]

A Wuhan North - Wuchang South train listed on the arrival board at Wuchang Railway Station

Primarily a freight facility, Wuhan North is not listed in normal passenger train schedule systems (such as http://www.12306.cn/ ). However, a special commuter train, primarily for the needs of workers employed at and around Wuhan North Station, runs between Wuhan North and Wuchang Station (a freight station in Wuchang District, south of Wuchang Railway Station), with stops at both Hankou and Wuchang stations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 武汉铁路局将开行武昌南至武汉北间职工通勤列车 (Wuhan Railway Bureau will start an employee commuter train between Wuchang South and Wuhan North), 2010-8-20

Coordinates: 30°47′17″N 114°18′27″E / 30.78806°N 114.30750°E / 30.78806; 114.30750