World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lanzhou West Railway Station

Lanzhou West Railway Station is located in Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province on Xi Zhan Xi Road (西站西路). It is served by the Longhai Railway, Lan-Xin Railway, Lanzhou–Ürümqi High-Speed Railway (u/c) and Baoji–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway (u/c), in Lanzhou, Gansu, China.


Currently it is classed as a secondary station within Lanzhou, with most rail traffic stopping at nearby Lanzhou Railway Station, 8 km to the east. Currently just 11 services stop at this station, all for local and regional destinations within Gansu and Qinghai. This will change with a current redevelopment of the station and construction of a new high-speed railway bypassing Lanzhou Railway Station via a tunnel.

On December 21, 2012, a new railway commenced construction to link Lanzhou West Station to Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport. It will 63 km in length and will be completed with in 3 to 4 years.

The Lanzhou West Railway Station officially closed on March 9, 2012, for renovation and construction. In the near future, passengers will need to head to the Lanzhou Railway Station to pick up all train routes.[1]

View of the exterior of the old Lanzhou West Railway Station.
Ticket Hall of the old Lanzhou West Railway Station. No train service here since March 2013 but ticketing service is still available.
View of the closed platforms of the old Lanzhou West Railway Station

New Lanzhou West Railway Station

Situated a kilometre to the west of the old station, a new high speed railway station is under construction. This station will become the centre for most high speed services in Lanzhou, equaling Lanzhou Railway Station in importance for long distance and regional rail services. Built on the site of a former rail freight yard, it will dwarf the old Lanzhou West Railway Station in almost every respect in terms of size and services, including long distance and local bus stations. It is anticipated to open by the end of 2014.[2]

Cranes above the new High Speed Railway Lanzhou West Railway Station under construction July 2013
Formwork rising up at the new High Speed Railway Lanzhou West Railway Station under construction July 2013
Artist's impression of the finished High Speed Railway Lanzhou West Railway Station currently under construction


  1. ^
  2. ^

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.