Lanzhou railway station

Lanzhou

兰州
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Lanzhou station 01.jpg
General information
Location393 Huochezhan East Road
Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu
China
Coordinates36°02′03″N 103°51′00″E / 36.03417°N 103.85000°E / 36.03417; 103.85000Coordinates: 36°02′03″N 103°51′00″E / 36.03417°N 103.85000°E / 36.03417; 103.85000
Operated byChina Railway CR Lanzhou
Line(s)
Platforms11
Tracks13
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code
  • 39872 (TMIS code)
  • LZJ (telegraph code)
  • LZH (Pinyin code)
ClassificationClass 1 station (一等站)
History
Opened1952
Services
Preceding station China Railways.svg China Railway Following station
Lanzhou East
towards Baotou East
Baotou–Lanzhou railway Terminus
Lanzhou East Longhai railway
Terminus Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway Lanzhou West
Lanzhou–Qinghai railway Lanzhou West
towards Xining
Preceding station China Railway High-speed China Railway High-speed Following station
Terminus Lanzhou–Zhongchuan Airport intercity railway Lanzhou West
Location
Lanzhou is located in Gansu
Lanzhou
Lanzhou
Location of the station
Lanzhou is located in China
Lanzhou
Lanzhou
Lanzhou (China)

Lanzhou railway station (simplified Chinese: 兰州站; traditional Chinese: 蘭州站; pinyin: Lánzhōu Zhàn) is a railway station located in Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province along Huochezhan East Road (火车站东路). The station was established in October 1952, and is operated by China Railway Lanzhou Group. It handles both passenger and freight as a Class 1 station. It is served by Longhai railway, Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway and Baotou–Lanzhou railway.

Station facilities

Lanzhou railway station soft seat waiting area

The station building has an area of 18,006 square meters, with a total area of 33,528 square metres with the outdoor square. It has been designed to hold 6,000 waiting passengers. It is served by an elevated footbridge across the lines, arrival and departure car ramps, escalators and central air conditioning, electronic ticketing and an electronic-oriented information inquiry system. The outdoor station square hosts a large replica of the ancient Flying Horse of Gansu, a symbol of Lanzhou.

Lanzhou station has five platforms and a total of 12 shared tracks (passenger and freight).

Usage

The station is mostly used for regular speed rail services, being served by the Longhai railway, Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway and Baotou–Lanzhou railway as a major station. The average daily handling capacity is for passenger trains is about 100 trains, including various types of originating and through passenger trains.

High speed train services east to Xi'an and west to Ürümqi bypass this station via a tunnel to Lanzhou West railway station, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the west. However high speed services on the Chongqing–Lanzhou railway do stop at Lanzhou station.

Metro station

A station for Line 2 of the Lanzhou metro is under construction at the northwest corner of the station square.

History

  • 1 October 1952 : Lanzhou railway station was inaugurated.
  • 6 June 2002: The expansion project was completed

References

  1. Daily: Lanzhou station celebrate the 50 anniversary
  2. Lanzhou Railway Bureau: Lanzhou Station Profile
  3. Lanzhou Railway Station Revitalization welcome the Spring Festival travel season
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