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Guangzhou Station
广州站
Guangzhou Railway Station 01.jpg
Location
Province Guangdong
(See other stations in Guangdong)
City Guangzhou
Coordinates 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515; 113.2524139Coordinates: 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515; 113.2524139
Rail services
Line(s) Jingguang RailwayGuangshen Railway、Guangmao Railway

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 station. As one of the largest railway stations in southern China, Guangzhou station is known for its notorious safety record.[citation needed] 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 4th of 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 the increasing security problems the station was experiencing.

Preceding station   China Railways   Following station
Terminus Guangshen Railway
towards Shenzhen
Dalang
Jingguang Railway Terminus

Coordinates: 23°9′5.40″N 113°15′8.69″E / 23.1515°N 113.2524139°E / 23.1515; 113.2524139

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