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Guangzhou Railway Station

Guangzhou Railway Station (Chinese: 广州火车站; Pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Huǒchēzhàn) serves the city of Guangzhou, China. It sits on the high speed Guangshen railway just west of Guangzhou East. As one of the busiest railway stations in southern China, Guangzhou station is known for its notorious safety record. CRH trains from Guangzhou serves Shenzhen six times daily.

Services from this station include trains to Beijing (Jingguang railway) and Lhasa. It is served by the Guangzhou Metro on Line 2 and Line 5.

History

As early as the 1950s, the provincial government saw the need for a central train station in Guangzhou but the plans were shelved until 1974 due to the Cultural Revolution. On the 4 April, 1979 with the normalisation of relations with Hong Kong, the through-train service that was suspended for over twenty-five years was resumed. Through-train services were moved to Guangzhou East in 1996 due to increasing security problems.

External links

  • Guangzhou Train Schedule and Rail Journey Guide
Preceding station   China Railways   Following station
Terminus Guangshen Railway
towards Shenzhen
Beijing–Guangzhou Railway Terminus
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