Xi'an North railway station

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Xi'anbei

西安北
Xi'an North Railway Station.jpg
Xi'an North railway station
Other namesXi'an North
LocationYuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xi'an, Shaanxi
China
Coordinates34°22′39.2″N 108°56′2.7″E / 34.377556°N 108.934083°E / 34.377556; 108.934083Coordinates: 34°22′39.2″N 108°56′2.7″E / 34.377556°N 108.934083°E / 34.377556; 108.934083
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms34 (16 island platforms, 2 side platforms)
Connections
Other information
Station code
  • TMIS code: 39032
  • Telegraph code: EAY
  • Pinyin code: XAB
ClassificationTop Class station
History
Opened11 January 2011 (2011-01-11)

Xi'an North railway station (Chinese: 西安北站; pinyin: Xī'ānběi Zhàn) is a railway station on the Zhengxi Passenger Railway, Xibao Passenger Railway and Daxi Passenger Railway. The station is located in Weiyang District of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province. It is some 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city centre and the Xi'an railway station.

The station has 34 platforms. It is the largest railway station in Northwest China.[1]

History[edit]

Main station concourse

Construction began on September 19, 2008.[2] The station was opened on January 11, 2011.[1] It has since bene expanded.

Service[edit]

Rail[edit]

As of August 2015, Xi'an North station is served by the fast (G-series and D-series) trains running on the Zhengzhou–Xi'an High-Speed Railway, Xi'an–Baoji High-Speed Railway and Datong–Xi'an Passenger Railway, Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway.[3] All other passenger trains serving Xi'an run from Xi'an railway station, just north of downtown.[4]

In the future, Xi'an North will be the southern terminus of the Yinchuan–Xi'an high-speed railway.

Metro[edit]

The station is connected to Line 2 of Xi'an Metro at Beikezhan station, and connected to Line 4 & Airport Intercity Railway of Xi'an Metro at Beikezhan (Beiguangchang) station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Growth to continue". Railway Gazette International. DVV Media UK. March 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Tang Ru (September 20, 2008). 郑西客运专线西安北站将建成大型综合交通枢纽中心 [Zhengzhou to Xi'an: Xi'an North Passenger Station will be a large-scale transport hub]. China Railway Network (in Chinese). www.railcn.net Corporation.
  3. ^ 西安北列车时刻表 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine - Xi'an North train schedule
  4. ^ 西安列车时刻表 Archived May 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine - Xi'an train schedule
Preceding station China Railway High-speed Following station
Weinan North
towards Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou–Xi'an high-speed railway Terminus
Weinan North
towards Datong South
Datong–Xi'an high-speed railway
Terminus Xi'an–Baoji high-speed railway Xianyang Qindu
towards Baoji South
Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway Epanggong
towards Chengdu East