Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station

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Beijing West Railway Station, also known as Beijing West or West Passenger Station (; abb. Běijīng Xī 北京西, colloquially referred to as West Station 西站) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District. Opened in early 1996 after three years of construction, it was the largest railway station in Asia with 510,000m². It was expanded in 2000 and had a vast amount of parking lots added.

The Beijing West station opened in 1996 and cost a record three-quarters-of-a-billion dollars, but its construction has been criticized by some over suspicions of corruption during the construction.

Services

Trains departing from Beijing West leave for destinations to the West (including Xi'an, Chongqing and Chengdu), as well as trains for Lhasa and Urumqi in the far West of China and the Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Kowloon Main Trunk Lines.

The well-known Jingjiu Railway, or Beijing-Kowloon Railway line, begins from this railway station.

Since the opening of the Qingzang railway in 2006, it is possible to catch a direct train to Lhasa from this station.

Public transport

The Beijing Subway currently does not serve the station. The closest Subway station by...
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