World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Service 2
  • Metro Station 3
  • Nearby stations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The old Dazhimen Station (大智门火车站), the original terminus of the Beijing-Hankou Railway. Constructed in 1900-1903, it was closed in 1991, after the opening of the present Hankou Railway Station

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 Hewu Railway from Hefei in April 2009, the Hankou Station became the main Wuhan terminal for the express trains arriving to the city on this line from Shanghai via Nanjing and Hefei, although as of March 2010 at least one 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 Huhanrong Passenger Dedicated Line from Shanghai to Hankou to Chengdu.

Metro Station

Platform

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

Metro Station Hall

Nearby stations

There are two other major passenger railway stations in Wuhan:

References

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Hankou Railway Station (Chinese)

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 USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov 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.