has an extensive network of roads and railways and a major airport. Bicycle
is a major means of transport used in daily life in the city.
There are several railway stations in the city, Tianjin Railway Station
being the principal one. It was built in 1888, initially, the station was located at Wangdaozhuang (S: 旺道庄 / T: 旺道莊). The station was later moved to Laolongtou
(S: 老龙头 / T: 老龍頭) on the banks of the Hai He
River in 1892, so the station was renamed Laolongtou Railway Station
. The station was rebuilt from scratch in 1988. The rebuilding work began on April 15, 1987 and was finished on October 1, 1988. The Tianjin Railway Station is also locally called the 'East Station', due to its geographical position.Tianjin West Railway Station
and Tianjin North Railway Station
are also major railway stations in Tianjin. There is also Tanggu Railway Station
is located in the important port area of Tanggu District
, and TEDA Railway Station
located in TEDA
, to the north of Tanggu. There are several other railway stations in the city.
Construction on a Beijing-Tianjin high-speed rail
began on July 4, 2005, and is scheduled to be completed in 2007.
The following rail lines
go through Tianjin: