Binhai railway station

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Binhai

滨海
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Yujiapu Railway Station.jpg
Single layer steel shell structure, photo captured before renaming
LocationBinhai New Area, Tianjin
China
Coordinates39°00′12″N 117°40′43″E / 39.00333°N 117.67861°E / 39.00333; 117.67861
Operated byBeijing Railway Bureau
China Railway Corporation
Line(s)Tianjin–Baoding intercity railway
Beijing–Tianjin intercity railway
Platforms6
History
Opened2015
Services
Preceding station   ChinaRailwayHighspeed-notext.svg China Railway High-speed   Following station
towards Beijing South
Beijing–Tianjin Intercity RailwayTerminus

Binhai railway station (Chinese: 滨海站; pinyin: Bīnhǎi Zhàn), was Yujiapu railway station is an underground railway station of Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway located in Binhai, Tianjin, People's Republic of China. It serves the Yujiapu Financial District, an area with many new skyscrapers. It is considered as one of the four main rail transportation hubs for Tianjin with Tianjin, Tianjin West and Binhai West railway station.[1] Construction was completed on August 8, 2015[2] and it was opened to traffic on September 20, 2015.[3] It is to be served by the Tianjin Metro lines Z1, B2 and B3. The name of station has renamed from Yujiapu to Binhai in 5 January 2019[4].

Construction[edit]

The station's construction started on February 27, 2009. The ceiling, also the world's first single layer steel shell structure, looks like a delicate painting floating in the air. Using a next-generation material, ETFE Film (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene), was a perfect choice for roofing and facade construction, showing impressive strength and saving energy. The roofing is in three-layered ETFE cushions.

Structure[edit]

Platform of Yujiapu railway station

The visible structure of the station is of a tear-drop shaped dome surrounded in parklands. Beneath the futuristic Ground Floor waiting hall's domed structure, the majority of the station is located in 5 underground levels. The First & Second Basement Levels allows access to buses, taxis, public parking and ticket hall for the Tianjin Metro. The Third Basement Level houses the Tianjin Metro B2 and B3 lines. The Fourth Basement Level contains the platforms and access to the future Tianjin Metro Z1 line. The lowest Fifth Basement Level, has three island platforms serving six tracks as the terminus of the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 滨海火车站:打造综合交通枢纽中心. China Highway. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  2. ^ Qi Zhongxi (齐中熙); Chang Xiaoxiao (常霄霄) (2015-08-08). 世界最大的全地下式高铁站房竣工交付. Xinhua News. Retrieved 2015-08-08.
  3. ^ 京津城际延伸线开通 天津站至于家堡仅需20.5元. 北方网-城市快报. 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  4. ^ "再见,"于家堡" 你好,"滨海站"". Enorth. 2019-01-05. Retrieved 2019-01-05.