News released by Guangzhou Railway Group Corporation says that Foshan West Railway Station, after more than four years of hard work on design, construction, decoration and etc, is set to open on Friday, August 18, 2017. In the initial stage, it hosts 104.5 pairs of high speed bullet trains running from/to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Guiyang, Kunming and etc.
☝ Foshan West Railway Station
Locating in Shishan Town, Foshan West Railway Station is now linked by Guiyang-Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Nanning-Guangzhou High Speed Railway as well as Foshan-Zhaoqing Intercity Railway. It will also be connected by Guangdong regional Western Coastal Railway and Guangzhou-Foshan Circular Intercity Railway in the near future.
The railway station has two yards including one high speed train yard and one intercity train yard with 10 platforms and 23 tracks. The station building has five floors: the two underground floors which are still under construction are reserved for Foshan Metro Line 3 and Line 4 while the top two ground floors are waiting floor as well as arrival & departure floor respectively. The middle floor acts as a connector to let passengers to make prompt transportation among the railway yards.
☝ Foshan Railway Transportation Map
Among the 104.5 pairs of high speed bullet trains, 17.5 pairs use Foshan West Railway Station as the terminal including train number D7266, D7265 and D7262 running between Zhuhai and Foshan West, G6532, G6541 and G6540 running between Futian and Foshan West, G6529 running between Shenzhen North and Foshan West as well as 14 pairs of trains running between Foshan West and Zhaoqing.
The opening of Foshan West Railway Station brings great convenience to people getting around the Pearl Delta Region. Starting from Foshan West Railway Station, passengers are expected to spend as short as 20 minutes, 1 hour, 80 minutes or 20 minutes to reach Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai or Zhaoqing.
Foshan West Railway Station also makes it possible to travel by high speed train from Foshan to other provinces and region including Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan with significant reduction on riding time.
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