Beijing West Railway Station and North Railway Station2016-05-30 14:05:00Share:
Beijing West Railway Station
Beijing West Railway Station(北京西站)or West Station (西客站) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District, and it serves in average 150,000–180,000 passengers and a maximum of 400,000 people per day.
Its departure hall locates on the second floor. Regular rail services leave from Platforms 1-11; HSR leaves from Platforms 12-18. A dedicated exit is used for passengers arriving on Platform 18.
All passengers will leave Beijing West from the Level 2 Departures Hall, except for passengers to Hong Kong, who must enter from a dedicated entrance with immigration and customs clearance facilities located by North Entrance 1. Ticket counters and machines are available beside the main entrances.
Beijing West Railway Station is a terminal for both "traditional" and high-speed trains. It is the Beijing terminal for most trains leaving the city for destinations in western and southwestern China, including Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lhasa and Urumqi. Major "traditional" rail lines beginning at this station include the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway (via Wuhan) and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway (via Nanchang and Shenzhen).
Beijing West is the terminal both for the Beijing-Kowloon through Train and (since the opening of the Qingzang railway in 2006) for the Beijing-Lhasa trains.
Beijing West is the northern terminal of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway as of December 2012. High-speed trains leave the station for Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as various destinations on the connecting lines, such as Taiyuan and Xi'an.
Subway: This station is currently served by Line 9 and Line 7. Passengers are able to change trains using the cross-platform interchange method. The Subway concourse is on the Arrivals level, with all platforms a level further below.
Beijing West Station (北京西站): 9, 21, 40, 47, 50, 52, 54, 65, 67, 83, 89, 99, 205, 209, 212, 213, 301, 319, 320, 373, 374, 387, 414, 437, 616, 623, 661, 662, 663, 673, 694, 695, 741, 840, 843, 845, 901, 特2, 特6, 运通102.
Beijing West Station South Square (北京西站南广场): 53, 72, 109, 122, 309, 349, 410, 616, 820, 890, 941, 982, 993.
Beijing Airport Bus: Route 7
Beijing North Railway Station
Beijingbei Railway Station or Beijing North Railway Station (北京北站), formerly known as Xizhimen Railway Station, was built in 1905 as one of the original stations on the Jingzhang Railway, now part of the old Beijing-Baotou Line.
Beijing North is now a small (Tier-III) station managed by the Beijing Railway Bureau, providing regular intercity train services to the north and northwest, including the Huhhot-Manzhouli Grasslands Express (K274/K275/K277). It is also the southern terminus for the S2 Line of the Beijing Suburban Railway.
How to get there?
The station is located just outside Xizhimen Station, which is connected to Line 2, Line 4 and Line 13 of the Beijing Subway, and is also connected to city bus lines 16, 26, 85, 87, 438, 651 and 运通105.
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