Yujiapu railway station
Yujiapu railway station, Single layer steel shell structure
|Location||Binhai New Area, Tianjin
|Operated by||Beijing Railway Bureau
China Railway Corporation
Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway
Yujiapu railway station (Chinese: 于家堡; pinyin: yú jiā bǎo) 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 railway station. Construction was completed on August 8, 2015 and it was opened to traffic on September 20, 2015. It is to be served by the Tianjin Metro lines Z1, B2 and B3.
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 next-generation material, ETFE Film (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene), perfect choice for roofing and facade construction, showing us impressive structure and also an energy saver. The roofing is in three-layered ETFE cushions.
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.
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