The new station will cover an area of 219.07 hectares and have a floor area of 350,000 sq m. It will cost 4 billion RMB, have 16 platforms (2 side platforms and 14 island platforms) and 34 tracks (4 stub-end and 30 through). Platforms 1 through 8 will be for the Jingguang Line (Beijing to Guangzhou and Hong Kong) and platforms 10 through 16 will be for the Xulan Line (Xuzhou and Shanghai to Lanzhou and Xi'an). Platform 9 will be for general use. There will also be a VIP waiting room and station offices on the platforms. The station will have 5 levels: ground level, 2 above ground, and 2 below. There will be a great hall with access to parking and station exits. The lower level will have six connecting corridors to the Zhengzhou Metro.
The station began construction on June 29, 2009 and was scheduled to open in the summer of 2011. This date was missed. However, it is was opened on 2012-09-28, in line with the opening of the north-south high-speed rail from Wuhan to Beijing.