Changsha South railway station (simplified Chinese: 长沙南站; traditional Chinese: 長沙南站; pinyin: Chángshā'nan zhàn) is a metro station and a railway station of Wuguang Passenger Railway and Hukun Passenger Railway. The station is located in Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan, China. It is a hub and the connecting point of Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway and the proposed Xiamen-Changsha-Chongqing High-Speed Railway. The station, located in Lituo Street, Yuhua District, was opened Dec 26, 2009. The designer of the station building is from the 3rd department of Central South Architectural Design Institute, INC. The roof features the waves and ripples of water. It has a total construction area of 273,000 square meters and the depot area is 137,000 square meters. It is a transportation center of high-speed railroads, metro lines 2&4, buses, maglev and coaches, which can seamless connect with the downtown, Huanghua International Airport and cities in the vicinity.

Changsha'nan

长沙南
Changsha South Railway Station.jpg
Changsha South railway station
Other namesChangsha South
LocationYuhua District, Changsha, Hunan
China
Operated byChina Railway CR Guangzhou
Changsha Metro Changsha Metro
ChangshaMaglev.svg Changsha Maglev Express
Other information
Station codeTMIS code: 65818
Telegraph code: CWQ
Pinyin code: CSN
ClassificationTop Class station
History
OpenedChina Railway 26 December 2009
Changsha Metro 29 April 2014
ChangshaMaglev.svg 6 May 2016

HistoryEdit

The station opened on December 26, 2009.[1]

When the station was first open, the surrounded area—which is away from Changsha's city center—was mostly industrial. Since then, however, high-rise residential and office development has taken place around the station. The passenger volume has also increased greatly.[2]

Rail servicesEdit

China RailwayEdit

Changsha'nan

长沙南
 
Other namesChangsha South
LocationYuhua District, Changsha, Hunan
China
Operated byCR Guangzhou
Line(s)
Platforms13 (CRH)
Other information
Station code65818 (TMIS code)
CWQ (telegram code)
CSN (pinyin code)
History
Opened26 December 2009
Preceding station   China Railway High-speed Following station
Miluo East
towards Wuhan
Wuhan–Guangzhou high-speed railway Zhuzhou West
Liling East Shanghai–Kunming high-speed railway Xiangtan North

Changsha MetroEdit

South Railway Station

长沙火车南站
 
Changsha South railway station
Other namesChangsha South
LocationYuhua District, Changsha, Hunan
China
Operated byChangsha Metro
Line(s)
Platforms1
History
Opened29 April 2014
Services
Preceding station   Changsha Metro   Following station
Line 2
Terminus

Metro Line 2 connects Changsha South Railway Station with the city. Changsha South Railway Station is the second station from the east(after Guangda). All other stops are in the west and the terminal is Wangchengpo to which the ride takes about 40 minutes. (The service is from 06:30 to 22:30 and tickets vary from ¥2 to ¥5).

Changsha MaglevEdit

Changsha'nan

磁浮高铁站
 Maglev 
 
Other namesChangsha South
LocationYuhua District, Changsha, Hunan
China
Operated byChangsha Maglev Express
Line(s)Changsha Maglev Express

The medium-low speed Changsha Maglev between Changsha South Railway Station and Changsha Huanghua International Airport started services from 2016 on. The Maglev line is 18.5 km long and trains run at a speed of 120 km/h to finish the journey in just over 10 minutes.[3]

Local transportEdit

City BusEdit

There are lots of buses departing from Changsha South Railway Station:

  • 16, 124, 135, 159, 160, 348, 503, 63 (express), 66

The tickets for all buses cost about ¥2. Check the timetables and routes at the bus terminal.

TaxiEdit

The distance to city center is approximately 10 kilometers and the charging standards are as following.

  • 05:00-21:00 Initial price: ¥6 for first 2 km, then ¥1.8/km and finally ¥2.7/km after 10 km
  • 21:00-05:00 Initial price: ¥7 for first 2 km, then ¥2.2/km and finally ¥2.7/km after 10 km

Airport CoachEdit

The service is to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.It takes about half an hour.

  • Line 3: South Bus Station via Changsha South Railway Station (Price: 21.5CNY single)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 抢占先机 武广高速铁路通车长沙商圈又添新丁(in Chinese)
  2. ^ Bradsher, Keith (2013-09-24). "Speedy Trains Transform China". New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ Changsha to Construct Maglev Train Archived 2014-01-16 at the Wayback Machine, 2014-01-09


Coordinates: 28°09′01″N 113°03′32″E / 28.15028°N 113.05889°E / 28.15028; 113.05889