Buji Railway Station Gets New Name
Buji Railway Station was finally renamed Shenzhen East Railway Station and is to become the first of the city’s secondary railway terminals to be in service. The two other stations are Shenzhen Railway Station and the Shenzhen North Railway Station and the two other secondary stations are under construction in central Futian and Pingshan New Area which was the former East Railway Station is still to be renamed.
The new Shenzhen East will be handling middle and long distance and lower speed trains to Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces and the station is now undergoing final inspection. Several reports have said that the station is set to open by the nest Spring Festival in 2013 but rail authority are yet to confirm the opening date. The station will have six platforms and will host 11 railways including four railways of Guangzhou-Shenzhen link. The new station will have three new ticket halls and a waiting hall.
Constructed in 1911, the Buji station is the oldest station in Shenzhen that is facing Longgang Boulevard in the East and houses ordinary express trains and slow trains. Renovations to the station started in 2004 including a total of five railway stations, each with a designated function. Shenzhen will remain the main hub for intercity trains for Guangdong province.
The Shenzhen North Railway Station will be designated for high-speed trains and could start servicing trains to Beijing within the year. The Futian station, which is under construction, will be the largest underground station in China once finished and operates special high-speed passenger lines to Hong Kong.