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.
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.