Yichang East Railway Station
|Other names||Yichang East|
|Location||Wujiagang District, Yichang, Hubei
|Operated by||Wuhan Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Yichang East Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 宜昌东站; traditional Chinese: 宜昌東站; pinyin: Yíchāng-dōng Zhàn, formerly Huayan Railway Station) is a railway station in Yichang City, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China. It is the junction of two sections of the Huhanrong Passenger Dedicated Line (Shanghai-Hankou-Chengdu): the Hanyi Railway, going east to Hankou (Wuhan), and the Yiwan Railway going west to Lichuan and Wanzhou.
As of 2012, Yichang East Railway Station is the main railway station for the Yichang Metropolitan area. It is the western terminal for the frequent high-speed D-series train service from Yichang to Wuhan and points east (Nanchang, Shanghai). Most of other passenger service originating in Yichang or passing through it uses Yichang East as well.
The construction of the station started in January 2005.
Some trains, such as the Yichang-Beijing West service, already started serving Yichang East Station (instead of the older Yichang Station in downtown Yichang) as of December 23, 2010. Construction work, however, continued into 2011.
The old Yichang Railway Station, in downtown Yichang. Opened in 1971, it was the main (and only) passenger station in Yichang area until the opening of the Yichang East Railway Station in 2010. After that, services at Yichang Railway Station were gradually reduced, and in October 2012 it was closed for reconstruction.
- 宜昌东列车时刻表 (Yichang East Railway Station schedule) (Chinese)
- 宜万铁路宜昌东站2009年建成 三峡信息网(Chinese)
- 宜昌车务段：23日起去北京请到东站上车 (Yichang rail service: starting December 23, to go to Beijing please head to the Yichang East Station), 2010-12-20 (Chinese)
- 汉宜铁路宜昌站改造工程进展顺利, (Han-Yi Railway Yichang Railway Station reconstruction project progressing smoothly) 2012-12-07, 中华铁道网
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