Hankou railway station

Hankou railway station (simplified Chinese: 汉口站; traditional Chinese: 漢口站; pinyin: Hànkǒu zhàn) is one of the three main railway stations in the city of Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China. It is located within the section of the city commonly known as Hankou (i.e., the part of the city north of the Yangtze and Hanshui Rivers), although a fairly long distance (several kilometers) to the north from the historical center of Hankou.

Hankou

汉口

Hankou railway station
LocationJianghan District, Wuhan, Hubei
China
Coordinates30°37′5.11″N 114°15′18″E
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms13 (6 island platforms, 1 side platform)
Connections
  • Hankou Railway Station
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code
  • 21050 (TMIS code) [1]
  • HKN (telegraph code)
  • HKO (Pinyin code)
ClassificationTop Class station (特等站)
History
Opened1991 (1991)
Services
Preceding station China Railway High-speed Following station
Hengdian East
towards Hefei South
Hefei–Wuhan railway Terminus
Terminus Wuhan–Yichang railway Hanchuan
towards Yichang East
Wuhan–Xiaogan intercity railway Houhu
towards Xiaogan East
Preceding station China Railway Following station
Terminus Hankou–Danjiangkou railway Xindun
towards Danjiang
Location
Hankou
Location of the station
Hankou
Hankou (China)

History

When the Jinghan Railway from Beijing reached Hankou in the early 20th century, its terminus was the Hankou Dazhimen Station (大智门火车站), located right outside the walls of the bustling port city of Hankou. In 1991 the old station was closed, and services were relocated to the present Hankou railway station, located much further to the north from the central Hankou.

Hankou railway station became connected to Wuhan Metro on December 28, 2012, with the opening of Line 2 of the city's subway system.

Service

Like the Wuchang railway station on the other (southern) side of the Yangtze, the Hankou station is served by trains going in all directions. After the completion of the high-speed Hefei–Wuhan Passenger Railway from Hefei in April 2009, the Hankou Station became the main Wuhan terminal for the high-speed trains arriving to the city on this line from Shanghai via Nanjing and Hefei, although as of December 2013 at least three of these trains arrives to the Wuhan railway station instead, and some go to Wuchang.

The Hankou railway station is also Wuhan's station for the Hanyi Railway, which goes west, to Yichang. Eventually, both the Hewu and Hanyi Railways will become sections of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway from Shanghai to Hankou to Chengdu.

Metro Station

Hankou Railway Station

汉口火车站
Platform of the metro station
LocationJianghan District, Wuhan, Hubei
China
Coordinates30°37′5.11″N 114°15′18″E
Line(s)
Platforms13 (6 island platforms, 1 side platform)
Connections
  • Hankou railway station
  • Bus terminal
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
OpenedDecember 28, 2012 (Line 2)
Services
Preceding station   Wuhan Metro   Following station
toward Tianhe International Airport
Line 2
toward Fozuling

Hankou Station is served by a station of the same name on Line 2 of Wuhan Metro.

See also

There are two other major passenger railway stations in Wuhan:

References

  1. 中华人民共和国铁路车站代码(GB/T 10302-2010) (in Chinese). 中国标准出版社. 2010. p. 2. ISBN 155066140495.CS1 maint: ignored ISBN errors (link)
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